Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The Almost Weekly Wednesday Midnight Bulletin #4

For those who can't get enough of Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive, Scarlett Johansson stars in not one, but two movies premiering this week! And not to forget that Scoop is still playing in theatres!

Flick of the Week
Death Note will be my recommended alternative to the heavyweight blockbuster for the week. Adapted from the best selling Japanese manga, the premise alone should interest anyone with that innate desire to play god. A sequel is already done, so watch this first!

In my books, Christopher Nolan has done no wrong so far, producing top notch works from the memorable (heh) Memento, and handling my favourite DC character, Batman, almost perfectly in Batman Begins. Christian Bale and Michael Caine return in The Prestige, and are joined by Hugh Jackman and Scarlett Johansson (both of who are in Scoop). Set during Victorian England about two magicians, this movie should be all set to top the box office, if the trailer is to be believed.

Acquired Tastes
Yet another Scarlett Johansson movie making its debut here this week, Brian De Palma's The Black Dahlia really sucks your patience. While the trailer looked rather straightforward, the actual plot is anything but. Having eye candy casts help to tide over the confusion.

My Summer of Love is another movie targetted at the GLBT community, but hey, if I can enjoy Kinky Boots, I sure can enjoy this. What's more, it stars Emily Blunt from The Devil Wears Prada. Nuff said!

HK triad movies have become almost clones of one another, and now with Johnny To contributing Exiled after his recent Election series, it does make you wonder how this one will measure up, given the same recognizable cast members taking on roles they already are so familiar with.

Oh, and did I mention that Cathay Cineplexes has already rolled out cheaper ticket prices? You can check it out from this link. Not a lot cheaper, with tickets now ranging from S$6.50 to S$9 (about 50c cheaper across the board), but a discount is a discount, what with prices on the ever increase. You'd probably guess which theatre chain I'll be flocking to for my fixes.

See you at the movies!

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