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reviewed Iron Man 3 (2013 film). April 25, 2013
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Iron Man 3 (2013 film)
The promotion about Iron Man 3 was all over town way before the movie hits the theater. It's been long since I looked forward to a new movie, not even for Oblivion which I watched last week. That …
reviewed The Descendants (2011 movie). February 08, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
The Descendants
This is a movie about family, trust, betrayal and acceptance. And, it is one that's based in Hawaii.   So, for less than $10, one gets to see Hawaii and George Clooney. That's a bargain, …
reviewed The Skin I Live In. January 11, 2012
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The Skin I Live In
Banderas is what drew me to this film. And he puts on an excellent performance here. In fact, all of the actors and actresses did well.   It is an excellent film too but it is still getting a …
reviewed The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate. January 04, 2012
posted in ASIANatomy
The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
Everyone takes away different things from a movie and in this one, I haven't got a good grip of what to take away with! Having Jet Li as its star actor guarantees me as a viewer though I'm not …
reviewed Mission Impossible 4 : Ghost Protocol. January 04, 2012
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Mission: Impossible 4 - Ghost Protocol
Personally, a good movie is one that takes me beyond the screen, either to a far far away place or to one that I had been before. It creates a connection between space, time and being. Movies like …
reviewed White Vengeance (鸿门宴). December 22, 2011
posted in ASIANatomy
White Vengeance ( 鸿门宴)
Modern China is a mystery to most people, not to mention the foreigners. Ancient China is an even more complicated concept and it has nothing to do with communism at all. The Chinese civilization is one …
reviewed In Time (2011 film). November 22, 2011
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In Time
Interesting, just in time for the last few review on Lunch! I must be one of the last few people to catch this in the cinema in Hong Kong! Even my visiting uncle from Toronto had seen it before I did! …
reviewed 1911 (film). October 08, 2011
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1911 (film)
        I was told that this is Jackie Chan's 100th movie and if you're a big fan of the actor, it is a must for you. If you are also a history buff, and, a Chinese …
reviewed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:.... July 14, 2011
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (3D IMAX)
I had originally wanted it to be review #500 and it seems apt that since it's the ending of an era. As it happens, it's not the way it's going to be. So, here I'm, at review #510 instead.   …
reviewed Mr. Popper's Penguins. July 12, 2011
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Mr. Popper's Penguins
Firstly, I must qualify that I'm kinda crazy about penguins. So much so I went to Antarctica to visit them!      After The Tree of Life early this morning, I was left with a little …
reviewed The Tree of Life. July 11, 2011
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The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life is a good movie. It is a deep one too. It asks many questions and provide no distinctive answers that matter to the world at large except those of our very own. It is also a movie that …
reviewed Never Let Me Go (2010 movie). April 19, 2011
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Never Let Me Go
This film asks more questions than it attempts to answer, if that’s the premise of the science fiction author, that is. It involves the world of human clones where their existence is purely to provide …
reviewed Mystery of the Nile. April 16, 2011
Mystery of the Nile
Compressed 114 days into 45 mins and you’ve the film, Mystery of the Nile. The film is fast-paced, full of activities and easy to watch. Keeping up with the momentum requires one to concentrate …
reviewed The Alps (movie). April 06, 2011
The Alps
Switzerland is a place that I found peace. It is not difficult to relate to that if you’ve ever been to the mountains of Switzerland. The Alps speak to the soul for many people, I’m but one …
reviewed Alaska: Spirit of the Wild. April 06, 2011
Alaska: Spirit of the Wild
Although I had been to Alaska and that was in the middle of winter (Jan. 2004) to Coldfoot for northern lights viewing, the Alaska I had envisioned and seen is very different from the one that everyone …
reviewed Inside Job. April 04, 2011
INSIDE JOB
It is seldom that Wall Street (if ever) provided us with such an intricate and out of the world financial engineering that movies and after movies could now be made to commensurate the 2008 financial …
reviewed Capitalism: A Love Story. April 03, 2011
Capitalism: A Love Story
Humorous, enlightening and thought provoking. Looking at Capitalism from different angles through Hollywood lenses. It details the tax cuts introduced in the Reagan Era to the extent that the rich get …
reviewed IMAX - Antarctica: An Adventure Of A .... April 02, 2011
IMAX - Antarctica: An Adventure Of A Different
This is the very IMAX film (shot in 1991 & screened at the IMAX theater when I first saw it; I just watched it again on the Blu-ray disc) that captured my heart and enticed me to take the trip to …
reviewed Megamind (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo).... April 01, 2011
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Megamind (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) (2010)
So, Roxanne reminded me of our friend DonnaL1 here on Lunch.com. Don’t you think?            Metro  Man? The bad version of Superman or Arnold …
reviewed The Company Men. March 31, 2011
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The Company Men
You take a man out of his shell and he’s vulnerable. The very thing that defines his existence, his job, when it is taken away, well… it’s hard to watch the way he loses his confidence, …
reviewed Eternal Moment (将爱). March 27, 2011
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Eternal Moment (将爱)
What does a man do when he achieved success and has had no time for his wife of 7 years? Well, he eventually discovered one fine day that he had become dispensable. Not that she’s having some extra-marital …
reviewed The Green Hornet (2011 film). March 27, 2011
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The Green Hornet (2011 movie)
It’s the cool factor done to impress, to the utmost. It suits the taste of those who like to imagine a world that they don’t live in. Hence, it’s the cup of tea for the majority of …
reviewed Rabbit Hole. March 26, 2011
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Rabbit Hole
It’s a movie about how different people deal differently with choices and distresses in life. A couple losing a child (4 year old in a car accident outside their very own house) has problems getting …
reviewed Journey into Amazing Caves. March 20, 2011
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Journey into Amazing Caves
The film follows two cavers (ladies, might I add) who went around caving in Southwest and then Greenland into the ice-caves, some 500 ft below. Lead by a French specialist (Luke), the trio descended into …
reviewed Sanctum. March 20, 2011
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Sanctum
Caves are awesome! It has a life of its own, hidden below and underneath everyone's scrutiny. To go into caves, exploring what's in them, is an adventure of a lifetime. Virgin caves are what explorers …
reviewed Tangled. March 18, 2011
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Tangled (2010)
It's a typical Disney film and you can expect all that you can expect out of a Disney film.    Tangled is the 21st century Rapunzel and if you've not read the outline of the story, …
reviewed Little Fockers. March 02, 2011
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Little Fockers
After 2 movies on death in a roll, I need something more fun-filled and colorful. Then comes Little Fockers. So, when you’re not on the verge of dying or thinking about death, you’d have to …
reviewed Hereafter (2010 movie). March 02, 2011
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HEREAFTER
Hereafter is a movie I saw right after Sunset Limited. Both deal with death and human’s survival in the world. Hereafter is a movie that attempts to answer the question about life after death although …
reviewed The Mechanic (2011). February 26, 2011
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The Mechanic
Assignments to kill are what the focus is on. Things get complicated when the hired ended up killing his own mentor and even more so when the mentor’s son was determined to avenge the death of his …
reviewed The Next Three Days (2010). February 26, 2011
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The Next Three Days
What part of our lives is truly under our control? And herein lies the story of a man trying to keep things in control in his life. He attempts to keep his family intact by trying to rescue his wife from …
reviewed 127 Hours. February 25, 2011
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127 Hours
What's the odd of being stranded in the bottom of a Canyon solo and then having a boulder fall on you and trapped your hand in between?! That's one in a trillion chance, isn't it?   …
reviewed The Tourist (2010 movie). February 25, 2011
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The Tourist
Who’d have guessed what a lunch with a stranger whom one met on the Intercity train could turn into? Other than the promise of romance and adventure, right? Well, sometimes being too optimistic …
reviewed Corpse Bride. February 19, 2011
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Poster
Getting married is always a joyous occasion, regardless of who one is getting married to, it seems! Well, at least when it comes to this quirky animation (rather than calling it a horror one!), love …
reviewed Sacrifice [赵氏孤儿] (2010 movie). February 11, 2011
posted in ASIANatomy
Sacrifice [赵氏孤儿] (2010 movie)
It’s a new movie (2010) but an ancient story akin to the birth of Christ. This one happened around Yuan Dynasty, where the chancellor (Zhao clan) and the general (Tu) who are somewhat not on good …
reviewed The King's Speech. January 30, 2011
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The King's Speech
It was a little slow at the beginning but the movie picks up lots of momentum towards the end. The true story of a royalty's speech impediment. Had he been just another prince, then it's no big …
reviewed RED. January 21, 2011
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RED
It started off "cowboy" style and hilarious to a certain degree. It's not what my idea of Bruce Willis is. It's kinda fun watching this movie, from the beginning to the end. From Kansas …
reviewed Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of .... January 18, 2011
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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
While it was the wolves that were dancing last night in my living room, it's the owls that are flying around this evening! These owls are so cute & so adorable that I won't mind sleeping next …
reviewed Alpha and Omega (2010 movie). January 18, 2011
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Alpha and Omega (2010)
Predictable!   The love stories between 2 pairs of wolves, Humphrey & Kate + Garth & Lilly.            It's action packed and the themes are …
reviewed 13 (2010 movie). January 18, 2011
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13 (2010 movie)
There is NOTHING surprising in this movie. You get to know ahead how it will end. So, plot-wise, nothing spectacular.       What is amazing is the array of emotions that one could …
reviewed Skyline (2010 movie). January 17, 2011
SKYLINE (2010 Film)
      Look at the light and it controls you. The city is under attack by aliens. And it is GROSS! You’ve a replay of the ALIEN except that they now “reside” in the …
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