Director Nate Pantumsinchai has said of his feature debut, Lullabye Before I Wake, that it’s “an awkward first movie about an awkward first love.” He sums it up perfectly.
Despite the fact that the dialogue is in English and the stars of it are American, Lullabye Before I Wake is a local film, shot and produced in Bangkok. It’s just that the US-educated Thai director was more comfortable writing the screenplay in English with Thai subtitles.
Team up acclaimed director Nonzee Nimibutr (Nang Nak) with a who’s who of A-list stars and an S.E.A.Write-winning scriptwriter, and you have every right to expect something more than just another epic fantasy with all the usual trappings.
Jimmy Hayward’s animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic tale is a delightfully frivolous ride that manages to entertain both grownups and kids alike.
Based on Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel of the same name, Stardust has it all to succeed: romance, magic, evil witches and pirates. But the enchantment doesn’t really work out on the big screen as even those who haven’t read the book can easily predict the ending.
There are times when a box of popcorn, no matter how large, just isn’t enough. We’ve all been there: watching Supersize Me and then finding ourselves unconsciously drooling over a Big Mac. Or perhaps you were watching Tampopo when you were suddenly overcome by an urge for ramen. Taken separately, food and film are two of life’s great pleasures. Combine them and you get an even more intriguing and delightful pairing.
Perfect meals for your favorite films
The adaptation of a Shigeru Mizuki’s classic Japanese manga GeGeGe no Kitaro, Kitaro is an entertaining film for fans who grew up with the cartoon and aren’t too demanding. Others might fail to see what the hoopla is all about despite the magnetic lead actor and colorful special effects.
Like most Adam Sandler’s comedies, you know what to expect even before seeing I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. There’s the usual goofball humor, bawdy one-liners, petulant man-child characters and, of course, an obligatory appearance by Rob Schneider, and you’ve got the Sandler formula.
If you’re thinking Poltergay is going to be a hilarious gay flick packed with laughs—a kind of The Producers goes Scary Movie—you’re in for a nasty surprise. The tagline on the movie’s poster says “Fantasies or Phantoms?” But frankly, the movie is only frightful as in frightfully boring, and as for fantasies, you’re better off renting 300 than watching this endless 93-minute bore.
HK Magazine: Why “Rob-B-Hood”?
Action hero and “Rob-B-Hood” star Jackie Chan tells Nuttaporn Srisirirungsimakul why Hong Kong movies are more fun.