Aren’t there times when you wish you were a child again, where everything was possible and you were free from the pressures of adult life? While it can’t turn back time, at least Into the Far Away Sky does a couple of hours escapism, and lets you reminisce about those happier times when life was a whole lot simpler.
7/F, The Ascott Sathorn Bangkok, 187 South Sathorn Rd., 02-676-6982. Open daily 11am-midnight.
You’ve been a good boy or girl and sweated out every toxin in your body at the very intimate and international Cascade fitness club. Now you need to celebrate. If you’ve made a new friend at the gym (or in the steambath), or if your personal trainer is a hottie, have a glass of Aussie red wine here in the Aldo’s outdoor sala bar.
A romance that could only have emerged from the head of a juvenile (although creative) young man, Jay Chou’s directorial debut proves that he should stick to his day job. Secret is amateurish, poorly scripted and burdened with too many ideas that threaten to pull the paper-thin plot apart. The movie opens promisingly, with the introduction of the two main characters, Lu (Chou) and Rain (newcomer Lun-mei Kwai), who are music students at the academy where Jay’s father teaches.
36-38 Soi Pratoo Nok Yoong, Maharat Rd., 02-221-9150. Open daily 6pm-1am.
Sunsets on this terrace will take you a few centuries back. Take in the best view of Wat Arun this city has to offer with the simmering Chao Praya as a backdrop. Unless a rusty rice barge blocks the view.
Royal Orchid Sheraton, 2 Charoen Krung Soi 30, New Rd., 02-266-0123. Open daily 4-11pm.
Benny Chan’s latest offering, Invisible Target, uses every cliché in the book—but in a good way. He proudly embraces them, from caricaturish villains to the callous, cool cops. The real pleasures, though, are the utterly reckless car chases and fight scenes, all special effects-free.
Balls of Fury isn’t the funniest movie ever, but it does deliver a few chuckles here and there.
This not-so-ballsy comedy kicks off with 12-year-old Randy Daytona (Dan Fogler) hitting rock bottom when he loses the finals of a ping-pong tournament to the East German contenders.