Opening This Week: The Final Destination

I hope this is THE final destination if you know what I mean.

The Final Destination (2009)
Starring: Bobby Campo, Haley Webb, Nick Zano, Shantel VanSanten
Directed by: David R. Ellis
USA release: August 28
Msia release: September 2
USA gross: $28,335,000 (Estimate)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Runtime: 1 Hour 22 Minutes
Rated in USA: R for strong violent/gruesome accidents, language and a scene of sexuality
Rated in Msia: 18SG
IMDb User Rating: 6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 30%

When Nick O'Bannon had a premonition of a racecar fatally crashing and instantly killing his friends in the most gruesome way, he decided to just shake it off. But when everything looks so real, he began to panic and persuaded the other teenagers to leave the place immediately. Soon after, debris began to fly and all his dreams turn into tragic reality. As for Nick, along with his girlfriend, Lori and her best friend, this is just the beginning. When survivors began to die one-by-one in a most horrifying way one can imagine, Nick must think of a way to cheat Death once more.

It's Final Destination. There's not much to say about it because a whole lot of people know of and love this franchise. I, for one, do not fall into that category. Well sort of. I barely liked the first two, but absolutely hated the last one. It was just an absolute crappy movie. And I have very crappy hopes for this 4th installment. Check it out for yourselves when it hits theaters this Thursday.

15Malaysia: The Son by Desmond Ng

15malaysiaFirst off, Happy Independence Day, Malaysia! Appropriately, here is the next short film in the 15Malaysia project which is in conjunction with Merdeka. This is The Son directed by Desmond Koh and addresses an important issue, I think. You can watch it below.

A teenage Chinese witness to a racially motivated assault is being driven to the police station. A quiet reminder of the dangers of inter-communal suspicion and conflict.

Next up: Lumpur which, incidentally, is being released in about an hour as of this post.

Once again, Selamat Hari Merdeka to all Malaysians.

15Malaysia: Halal by Liew Seng Tat


What up people! Here is another little 15Malaysia update again. This short film is slapstick comedy called Halal and is the fifth to come out of the project. It’s directed by Liew Seng Tat and has Adibah Noor in the lead role. Let me just say this- it’s absolutely hilarious and gives Potong Saga a run for it’s money. Watch it for yourself below.

A very silly slapstick comedy demonstrating the proper Islamic way to slaughter chicken.

Next up: The Son

Law Abiding Citizen Trailer Is Anything But Law Abiding

This is a great trailer from the upcoming Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler film, Law Abiding Citizen directed by F. Gary Gray. Ever since Butler did P.S. I Love You, I just could not take him seriously. To make things worse, he just did The Ugly Truth with Katherine Heigl this summer. But it looks like he is trying to regain his 300-King-Leonidas-This-Is-Sparta-badass-ery with roles in Gamer and Law Abiding Citizen. Want to know what I mean when I say badass? Just watch the trailer embedded below.

Law Abiding Citizen is a thriller about a brilliant sociopath who orchestrates a series of high-profile murders that grip the city of Philadelphia - all from inside his jail cell - and the prosecutor assigned to his case who realizes he is the only one who can end the reign of terror.

Law Abiding Citizen is set for release October 16.

15Malaysia: House by Linus Chung


The 4th short to have come out of the 15Malaysia initiative is titled House. Directed by Linus Chung, the short is heartfelt and will definitely hit home with many Malaysians who might have experienced what is illustrated in House. Watch the short film below to understand what I’m talking about.

An Indian boy is asked to build a model of his house at school. A tale on the social economic plight faced by many Malaysians.

Next up: Halal

Inception Teaser Trailer

leonardodicaprio_christophernolan Only just a few days ago did we get the highly anticipated Avatar teaser. I didn’t like the Avatar teaser all that much. But today, the teaser for Christopher Nolan’s Inception was made available on the Web. And I think it’s an awesome teaser. And it does exactly what a teaser is supposed to do – tease.

Christopher Nolan is of course the director behind Batman Begins and last summer’s epic The Dark Knight. After the huge success of the Batman sequel, there were talks of Christopher Nolan continuing the franchise with a third movie. All that was pushed aside once it was confirmed that he would first be taking on a Science Fiction movie titled Inception.

Details have been few and far between since this announcement and what we know now is this – it stars Leonardo DiCaprio who plays a CEO-type. The movie also boasts big names such as Academy Award-winning Marion Cotillard, Juno’s Ellen Page, Batman Begins’s Cillian Murphy, Michael Caine (Alfred in the Batman franchise) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt who was recently in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, as well as famed Japanese actor, Ken Watanabe. So with a big director, big cast, big budget (rumored to be around $200 million), Inception will most probably be the movie to watch out for in 2010, among others, of course. As for news on Batman 3, looks like we’ll have to wait until after Inception gets released. For the time being, check out the incredibly awesome teaser trailer embedded below.

Inception is about entering peoples’ minds/dreams. A technology to do so has been developed and is done through an injection. DiCaprio and his team work to enter the minds of other characters in order to retrieve/plant information.

Inception hits screens July 16, 2010.

15Malaysia: The Tree by Amir Muhammad


The short to be released on the 15Malaysia site was The Tree, directed by local director Amir Muhammad known for his works like The Big Durian, The Last Communist and his most recent work, Malaysian Gods. Check out The Tree below.

Malaysia’s most influential spiritual leader Nik Aziz offers commentary on the virtuous and Islamic way to conduct ethical commerce in his inimitable style.

Opening This Week: Imagine That

Eddie Murphy comedy this week. Let's go!

Imagine That (2009)
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Yara Shahidi
Director: Karey Kirkpatrick
USA release: June 12
Msia release: August 27
USA gross: $16,123,323
Worldwide gross: $17,125,789
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Runtime: 1 Hour 47 Minutes
Rated in USA: PG for some mild language and brief questionable behavior
Rated in Msia: PG-13
IMDb User Rating: 4.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 38%

Eddie Murphy stars as a successful financial executive, Evan who has more time for his BlackBerry than his seven-year-old daughter, Olivia (Yara Shahidi). When he has a confidence crisis and his career starts going down the drain, he soon finds the solution to all his problems in his daughter's imaginary world.

It's Eddie Murphy. So you know what to expect.

Chocolate by Yasmin Ahmad


Here’s the 2nd short off the 15Malaysia project produced by Pete Teo. This one is titled Chocolate and was directed by the late Yasmin Ahmad. It’s a beautiful 2-scene short. Check it out below.

A quiet tale that reminds us that, despite the multifaceted contradiction of Malaysia, life goes on – even if not all of it is sweet.

Avatar Teaser Trailer

First off, Happy Avatar Day! So James Cameron's Avatar has been getting about as much hype as Transformers 2 got, I would say. I had a bad experience with Transformers 2, so this time around I'm keeping my expectations down. So far, I haven't had to work hard at that because for one, there hasn't been a lot of marketing material thrown at us and secondly, I'm not impressed with the Avatar teaser trailer that went live on the Web last night.

Although a lot has been said about how the CG and the 3-D technology was utilized differently in the making of this film, I just did not take kindly to what I saw in the 2 minute teaser. Having that been said, I am still looking forward to seeing what the mesh of CG, live-action and motion capture will look like in both 2-D and 3-D.

About Avatar Day, it was announced at last month's San Diego Comic-Con that on August 21, in selected theaters all around the world, a special sneak preview of the film will be shown free of charge. A total of 16 minutes of 3-D footage is supposed to be shown in 3-D. I know that this is happening here in Malaysia too. Check out Cinema Online for more deets.

The footage we will be showing on 22 August 2009, Saturday at 11.30am GSC Mid Valley Hall 4 will add up to total running time of just over 16 min and includes a short James Cameron intro in 3-D (run time: 39 seconds) and 3-D movie footage (run time: 15 minutes, 34 seconds), which in addition to a shorter edit of scenes from the Comicon footage concludes with an action montage culled from finished footage of the teaser trailer.
So here is the long-awaited, highly anticipated teaser trailer for James Cameron's Avatar. Enjoy.

Official Plot Synopsis:
Avatar takes us to a spectacular new world beyond our imagination, where a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption and discovery, as he leads a heroic battle to save a civilization. The film was first conceived by Cameron 14 years ago, when the means to realize his vision did not yet exist. Now, after four years of actual production work, Avatar delivers a fully immersive cinematic experience of a new kind, where the revolutionary technology invented to make the film, disappears into the emotion of the characters and the sweep of the story.

James Cameron's Avatar hits Malaysian screens December 17.

Potong Saga by Ho Yuhang

15malaysia Since all the short films on are available for viewing, download and embedding, I thought I’d embed all the films on Doctor Popcorn. But please don’t let that stop you from visiting the website.

Potong Saga is a comedy that stars Namewee. Yes, Namewee the Negarakuku guy.

A laugh-out-loud film about a Chinese boy’s misguided attempts at opening an Islamic bank account.


banner_15my_leaderboard This post is a couple of days overdue, at least. But better late than never, especially since this project is ongoing. So, what is 15Malaysia?

15Malaysia quite simply is a local short film project. It involves 15 short films made by 15 of our very own filmmakers. This initiative is produced by Pete Teo who is local singer-songwriter with the help of P1. Yes, P1 the WiMAX people. They’re the ones who are sponsoring the project and making this possible.

The 15 short films are directed by known filmmakers like Amir Muhammad and the late Yasmin Ahmad, as well as relatively unknown directors. The actors in the short films aren’t nobodies either. The cast of these films feature actors, musicians and even politicians, the most notably of which is Khairy Jamaluddin.

What are the films about? Well, a lot of things.

All our films have socio-political subject matters. These vary from corruption, race relations, inflation, Islamic banking, social apathy, ethical commerce, pedophilia, government health warnings and so on. Some are funny, other serious – all try to deal with aspects of Malaysian life. Each filmmaker was responsible for choosing his or her own subject matter.

The brilliant thing about this project is that all 15 of the short films are available for viewing and download on the Web, entirely FREE. However, not all 15 films are available just yet. A new short film is made available every couple of days. The project was launched this past Monday and a film by Ho Yuhang titled Potong Saga started things off. Yesterday, Yasmin Ahmad’s short film, Chocolate was released. You get the idea. Tomorrow, we’ll be getting The Tree by Amir Muhammad, which I’m very much looking forward to. The last film to be released will be Rojak! by the Suleiman Brothers on September 16th.

Where can you watch or download these films, you say? Well 15Malaysia have their very own website at It’s a very well done site with a lot of information but very simplistic in design. Be sure to check it out if you haven’t already and download the short films.

Here are a couple other 15Malaysia links:

Their Facebook fanpage already have over 35,000 fans.

Their Twitter account has already amassed an astonishing 782 followers.

You can also follow Pete Teo on Twitter. And, of course, myself as well at @mikecampton.

To end this post, here are some trailers for the short films. Remember to check the films out on

Opening This Week: I Love You, Orphan Dance Flick Up

Alright the title for this post sucked but whatevs. In Malaysian cinemas this week are I Love You, Beth Cooper, Orphan, Dance Flick and the much anticipated Up. Let's get into things then, shall we?

I Love You Beth Cooper (2009)
Starring: Hayden Panettiere, Paul Rust
Director: Chris Columbus
USA release: July 10
Malaysia release: August 20
USA gross: $14,477,236
Worldwide gross: $14,561,085
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 1 Hour 42 Minutes
Rated in USA: PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language, some teen drinking and drug references, and brief violence
Rated in Malaysia: 18PL
IMDb User Rating: 4.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 14%

I Love You Beth Cooper chronicles the story of a nerdy valedictorian who proclaims his love for the hottest and most popular girl in school - Beth Cooper - during his graduation speech. Much to his surprise, Beth shows up at his door that very night and decides to show him the best night of his life.

This movie could not have gotten panned more than it did by the general public and movie critics alike. Just look, it got an atrocious 14% Rotten Tomatoes score and a lowly 4.7/10 on IMDb. And it's grossed just $14.6 million which isn't even enough to recoup the money that was spent making the movie. So if these numbers are anything to go by, you should not so much as contemplate getting tickets to see this. Poor Hayden. Just stick to what you do best and be invincible, alright Claire?

Orphan (2009)
Starring: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, Jimmy Bennett
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
USA release: July 24
Malaysia release: August 20
USA gross:
Worldwide gross: $39,600,644
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Runtime: 2 Hours 2 Minutes
Rated in USA: R for disturbing violent content, some sexuality and language
Rated in Malaysia: 18PL
IMDb User Rating: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 55%

Young mother Kate Coleman is devastated by the loss of her baby (and her inability to conceive again). She and her husband John decides to adopt nine-year-old Esther, in order to fill the empty space in their broken hearts. However, little did they know the child they adopted would turn out to be anything other than what they had hoped for.

Orphan looks like a decent scary movie. The general audience seemed to enjoy it and it didn't do terribly with the movie critics. The premise, I must say, isn't the most original in the world, but I'm saying it's worth a watch. Not for children, but you already knew that.

Dance Flick (2009)
Starring: Shoshana Bush, Damon Wayans
Director: Damien Dante Wayans
Writers: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans
USA release: May 22
Malaysia release: August 20
USA gross:
Genre: Comedy, Music
Runtime: 1 Hour 23 Minutes
Rated in USA: PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, and language
IMDb User Rating: 2.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 27%

A privileged white girl from the suburbs moves to the inner city and attempts to perfect her notoriously clumsy dance moves in this parody of popular dance movies.

Written, produced, directed and acted in by the Wayans brothers, Dance Flick is without a shred of doubt going to be exactly like the Scary Movies, Epic Movie, Superhero Movie and all those kinds of movies. If you liked them then you'd most probably like this one. If you despise them, then don't go close to this movie.

Up (2009)
Voiced by: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai
Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
USA release: May 29
Malaysia release: August 20
USA gross:
Worldwide gross: $380,735,542
Genre: Animation, Family, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Runtime: 1 Hour 46 Minutes
Rated in USA: PG for some peril and action
Rated in Malaysia: U
IMDb User Rating:
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%

A 78-year-old man named Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. Due to his age, he thinks life has passed him by. One day, an 8-year old wilderness explorer named Russell, changes his outlook on life and the pair goes on adventures, encountering wild terrains, unexpected villains and jungle creatures.

If it's made by Pixar, you can be 100% sure that it'll be a huge hit, both commercially and critically. And that's exactly what
Up has managed to achieve thus far. It's been called the movie to watch this year. You can expect nothing less than an amazing and beautiful movie. If you liked WALL-E and other Pixar films, you'll love this. Plus, it's a film for all ages. Which is great!

Red-Band Trailer For Legion Made Me Pee In My Pants

OK maybe not, but it is very frightening. Don't believe me? Watch the trailer for yourself below. Warning: this is a red-band trailer which is equivalent to R-Rated and 18SG, SX, PL, and all that. The trailer is age-restricted, so if you are not of age, click here to check out the green-band trailer (the one suitable for all ages).

Having lost faith in the human race, a legion of angels descend to Earth to bring about the Apocalypse. Humanity's only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a diner and the Archangel Michael himself.
Legion is directed by Scott Stewart, who is just starting out in the director's chair. He is also the director of
Priest which is a highly anticipated film similar to Legion. Previously he was the visual effects artist who worked on films like Sin City, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Iron Man. Legion boasts somewhat of an all-star cast with names like Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson, Doug Jones, Charles S. Dutton and Lucas Black.

After seeing the trailer for Legion the only things that were going through my mind were "That was awesome", "That was scary" and "That was so Constantine". It also made me realize how much I loved Constantine and this kind of genre of movies. So let's just say I cannot be more stoked for this movie, as well as for Constantine 2 if it ever gets made.

Legion hits American screens January 22 of next year and as for Malaysia, no word on a release date yet. In fact, I wouldn't hope for the film to get distribution here on the basis of it's Christian theme.

First Official Photo From James Cameron’s Avatar

In the wake of having our minds blown by Wikus van de Merwe and Christopher Johnson from District 9, it’s time to look forward to arguably the only other film this year that could possibly be as good as District 9. I’m talking about non other than James Cameron’s Avatar. Yes, that other Sci-Fi flick. Well, here’s a really cool photo of Sam Worthington (yes, the Terminator Salvation dude) in the lead role of his new film. Apparently, he’s in almost every single scene of this movie. So if you don’t like him as an actor, then you’d probably hate Avatar. Take a look at the photo though. If you’re wondering what’s in the tank of water in the background, it’s Sam Worthy’s alien avatar. Cool innit? Check it. from


Sam Worthington plays Jake Sully a paraplegic war veteran, who gets the opportunity to travel to another planet, Pandora, to work with a mining operation. Because the planet is so harsh, traditional armor and envirosuit solutions are not good enough to protect miners, and a clone program has developed in which DNA from humans and Na’vi, the natives that inhabit Pandora, are combined. The result is essentially a cloned Na’vi that can house the consciousness of an individual with human DNA. This means that Jake will be able to walk again.

Avatar gets its release December 18, 2009.

Source: /Film

District 9 Review

district_9_big_gun [This review is spoiler-free, I hope. I tried my best]

With a movie that has it all- aliens, humans, robots, alien-human hybrids in robots, where does one begin to describe how epic it all was. Wait, I just did describe it. District 9 was simply EPIC.

District 9 is set in the city of Johannesburg, South Africafilthy, corrupted and crime-ridden so a mass eviction of the aliens have to be carried out by an organization that call themselves Multi-National United. where aliens are kept in a quarantined area called District 9 and aren’t allowed to return home by the South African government. The conditions of District 9 are getting too

I’ll start off by saying that Neill Blomkamp really pulled off the faux-documentary style incredibly well and made it feel like I was watching a factual documentary. Attention to detail is the key to this. Tiny details just like in a scene where the camera pans, making the image become unfocused then it getting back to being focused again was amazing to see. Stuff of that sort is scattered all over the film. In the opening couple of minutes I felt that although this fictional documentary method was very cool, it would not hold up for the length of the movie. Blomkamp very intelligently switches in and out of this style, interchanging with a regular narrative movie style.

District 9

Being a different kind of movie and all, unique cinematography is required and that is what cinematographer Trent Opaloch delivers. The camera work is brilliant, meshing gorgeous colors together and integrating them with little nuances like the focusing I mentioned earlier as well as lens flares a few times. Moving at a constant fast pace, there is little to no time to take a breather from all the action and intensity. I would say the the movie has a similar pace as that of Crank, but unlike Crank, there is actually a purpose to everything in District 9.

Two big A+ have got to go out to Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell for coming up with one of the most unique, creative and original screenplays of the year. Brilliant, it is, but not flawless. I must say in the last quarter of the film, the plot falters a tiny little bit. It’s like by the end of the movie, the writers ran out of ideas and resulting in a massive gunfight that just goes nowhere. Having said that, the gunfight scenes are amazing, awesome and spectacular. So the lack of creativity at the end of the movie does little to distract the viewer from having a blast. And at the end of the day, the movie as a whole is completely inventive.


Two other things that really work in the film are the character of Wikus van de Merwe and the performance of the man who plays that character, Sharlto Copley. At the beginning of the film, Wikus van de Merwe is the last man you would ever want being the hero of a film. Along the course of the District 9, the character faces adversities that completely changes him and by the end of the film, the entire theater will be behind him, cheering him on in full support. Wikus van de Merwe is basically a hero’s hero. The story of this character is definitely an endearing one and it could not have been acted out more ingeniously than by relatively unknown South African producer/director/actor Sharlto Copley. If it were up to me, I’d give him the Best Actor Oscar right now. Unfortunately, Copley is not surrounded by actors of the same caliber. The rest of the actors in the film are so mediocre in their performances it is a little distracting. Having to watch an incredible debut performance by Copley then having such crappy supporting performances is painful.

Any effect, be it CG or sound, is very well done given the movie was on a relatively low budget of just $30 million (as opposed to Transformers 2 which was $200 million). Obviously the effects for District 9 would not be as good as that of Transformers 2, but I’d say it came close. I will admit that this film has a ton of blood sprays and spatters and at times, the they seemed a little too cheesy but it felt intended so it was all good.


I was a little taken aback in the middle of the film when I realized how un-Hollywood it was. Although the set up and effects were all very Hollywood driven, it just didn’t feel Hollywood at all. And I commend the makers of the film for that. The movie is a great piece of work that just sucks you in whole. You probably won’t see a film that will entrance you more and keep your eyes fixed on the screen more than District 9 this year. This film is simply a spectacle to watch and I definitely had my mind blown as I saw so many things that I’ve never seen before. I truly think this is the movie to watch this year and is the best movie of 2009, so far. Now, all we have to do is wait. For Avatar.

I give District 9 a 9 out of 10 Popcorns.

Opening This Week: Aliens in District 9 and Kamchanod

This week is all about the supernatural as we have two alien movies and one ghost flick to preview. Let's get started, shall we?

Aliens in the Attic (2009)
Starring: Ashley Tisdale, Carter Jenkins, Austin Robert Butler
Director: John Schultz
USA release: July 31
Msia release: August 13
USA gross: $16,314,371
Worldwide gross: $16,801,814
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family, Adventure
Runtime: 1 Hour 26 Minutes
Rated in USA: PG for action violence, some suggestive humor and language
Rated in Msia: PG-13
IMDb User Rating: 4.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 29%

A group of teenagers end up in a vacation house in Maine, and realize that they must defend against the threat of aliens making their way from the upper floor to the ground floor. [Cinema Online]

Three reasons I'm not going to watch this movie:
1. Ashley Tisdale in a non-HSM movie.
2. Aliens that look like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
3. IMDb User Rating and Rotten Tomatoes score.

Enough said.
Children would probably like it though.

District 9 (2009)
Starring: Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Producer: Peter Jackson
USA release: August 14
Msia release: August 13
Genre: Action, Faux-Documentary, Sci-Fi
Runtime: 1 Hour 51 Minutes
Rated in USA: R for bloody violence and pervasive language
Rated in Msia: 18SG

Set in
South Africa, this movie is a Cloverfield-type Sci-Fi flick about an extraterrestrial race that is forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth and suddenly finds a friend in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology. Alien spacecrafts are seen hovering over many locations, interrupting daily human lives and raising concerns from the residents of the area. [Cinema Online]

This film is simply the
most anticipated non-blockbuster of the year and one of the most anticipated Sci-Fi films this year, up there along with Avatar. After the special early screening of the movie at the recent San Diego Comic-Con, there were amazing reactions pouring onto the Web from movie critics and geeks alike. So I'm going to go into the movie with very high expectations, which might not be that good of a thing, but I'm willing to risk it this time. If you're a big Sci-Fi fan or even a fan of movies with lots of twists, I feel this is the movie for you. I can't wait to see it. Click here for a detailed post on District 9.

The Screen At Kamchanod (????)
Starring: Namo Tongkumnerd, Pakkaramai Potranan
Director: Songsak Molkothong
Country: Thailand
Language: Thai
Genre: Horror
Runtime: 1 Hour 35 Minutes
Rated in Msia: 18PL

Based on a supposed
true story that took place in 1987, an outdoor film screening was booked at the Kamchanod forest reserve. The projection crew rolled the film but there was no audience, until near the end when some ghosts came out of nowhere. A young doctor, Yuth, wants to find out the mystery behind this screening. With his wife, nurse Om, journalist friends Ji and Phann and neighbourbood street guy Roj, the doctor tracks down the film and arranges a screening. Soon after, all the members of the group start seeing dead people.

I've always liked
Thai horror flicks but the last one I saw, Coming Soon, I didn't think was too good. Unfortunately, The Screen sounds very similar to Coming Soon. This is definitely not a film for kids.

The New Surrogates Posters and Banners Will Split You In Half

Literally. Check out these posters from Bruce Willis’ new action/Sci-Fi/comic book adapted flick, Surrogates. Creepy? Maybe. Awesome? Most definitely.

Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.

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Us Malaysians will get to see Surrogates come October 8.

The Informant Gets Another Brilliant Poster

Steven Soderbergh directing + Matt Damon acting = brilliant film. At least I’m hoping. We’ve already seen glimpses of Matt Damon’s ingenious acting in the trailer. And now we get a second poster for The Informant. Check it out below. And check the first poster even further below.



The Informant gets its Malaysian release October 29.

Opening This Week: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I'll try to get back to posting regularly soon. As for now, I;ve got one movie to preview this week and its the new action flick adapted from the G.I. Joe action figure line.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
Starring: Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sienna Miller, Karolina Kurkova, Dennis Quaid
Director: Stephen Sommers
USA release: August 7
Msia release: August 6
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Runtime: 1 Hour 59 Minutes
Rated in USA: PG-13
Rated in Msia: PG-13

Set approximately ten years in the future, a special military unit known as the G.I. Joe arises from the Cobra Organization, vowing to take down any crime organization led by a notorious arms dealer. With their team operating from the headquarters known as "The Pit," the film will include stunning locations from the Arctic, Paris, Moscow, Australia and the Sahara desert. [Cinema Online]

Rule of thumb: never judge a movie before it comes out. Unfortunately, I can't help myself with
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. I cannot help but think the movie is going to be horrible. Don't let the cool effects (which aren't that great, really) fool you. I mean, I think this movie has got to have the cheesiest tagline ever: "When all else fails, we don't". What? It doesn't even make sense. In any case, if you want to see the movie, it comes out this Thursday.

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