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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

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4 out of 4 stars Prior to its release, Warner Bros. marketed ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ as the ‘feel-bad movie of Christmas’, and it’s easy to see why.  Dark, disturbing, yet utterly engrossing and thrilling, this American adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s bestselling novel is not only more emotionally involving than its Swedish predecessor,  [...]

Feb 1 2012, 11:08 pm | Posted in Culture,Entertainment,Featured,Films | Read More »

The Flowers of War

Christian Bale in 'The Flowers of War'

3 & ½ out of 4 stars Undoubtedly, Chinese director Zhang Yimou has proven to be among the most talented filmmakers in Asia.  Since his 1990 debut ‘To Live’, Zhang consistently makes films which challenge audiences’ expectations, exploring issues of gender, ethnicity, love, and social expectations through the lives of ordinary Chinese citizens. It’s almost [...]

Feb 1 2012, 11:07 pm | Posted in Culture,Entertainment,Featured,Films | Read More »

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Film Review)

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4 out of 4 stars After ten years, the Harry Potter series has finally reached its epic conclusion. Featuring an involving storyline, moving performances, and visceral action, ‘Deathly Hallows’ easily ranks as one of the series’ most impressive films to date.   Not only does it function brilliantly as a single epic adventure story, it also [...]

Dec 11 2011, 12:06 pm | Posted in Culture,Entertainment,Featured,Films | Read More »

The 4th Annual European Union Film Festival Opening Cocktail Reception

The 4th Annual European Union Film Festival Opening Cocktail Reception

The 4th Annual European Union Film Festival Opening Cocktail Reception will be on November 24, 2011. Registration for the Opening Ceremony Cocktail Reception starts that 6:00 pm. Dress Code: Black Tie and Cocktail Dress Admission Fee: 300RMB for Members / 450RMB for non-members (ticket price includes the cocktail reception and premiere ticket) Join us for [...]

Nov 23 2011, 12:26 pm | Posted in Featured,Films | Read More »

Award Winning Director to Join CG Production Company

Award winning director to join CG production company

Anthony laMolinara has joined Global Digital Creations Holdings Ltd as their new chief artistic director. laMolinara won the academy award for best visual effects for his works in Spiderman 2 in 2004. His duties in the company are to oversee the early stage planning and production of animation movies. He has also worked on various [...]

Jul 18 2011, 10:40 am | Posted in Films | Read More »

Super 8 (Film Review)

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4 out of 4 stars In a summer filled with unexpected hits, ‘Super 8’ once again raises the bar for cinema this year. Boasting an incredible script, direction, and performances, the film easily ranks as writer and director J. J. Abrams’ most satisfying to date and fondly recalls classic 80’s blockbusters like ‘E.T.’ and ‘Raiders [...]

Jun 24 2011, 12:17 pm | Posted in Culture,Entertainment,Featured,Films | Read More »

X-Men: First Class (Film Review)

Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr in 'X-Men: First Class'

3 & ½ out of 4 stars Those dismissing the latest entry in the X-Men series as another redundant sequel will be pleasantly surprised: ‘First Class’ is the best in the saga to date.  Under the direction of British filmmaker Matthew Vaughn, the film’s numerous strengths include its gripping performances, thrilling action scenes, and a [...]

Jun 16 2011, 11:22 am | Posted in Culture,Entertainment,Featured,Films | Read More »

The Hangover Part 2 (Film Review)

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3 out of 4 stars Those looking for gratuitous laughs, thrills and a drug-dealing monkey need look no further than ‘The Hangover 2’ to have their tastes assuaged.  Cleverly reusing all of the elements that made the first ‘Hangover’ such a success, this sequel easily charms with its inspired humour, rich performances, energetic pace, and [...]

Jun 16 2011, 11:13 am | Posted in Culture,Entertainment,Featured,Films | Read More »

Source Code (Film Review)

Jake Gyllenhaal as Colter Stevens and Michelle Monaghan as Christina Larren in 'Source Code'

3 & 1/2 out of 4 stars Less than a year after ‘Inception’, yet another sci-fi classic of a distinctly different kind is making its mark in theatres.  Part introspective character drama and part suspense thriller, director Duncan Jones’ ‘Source Code’ easily impresses with its emotional performances, gripping suspense, engaging storyline, and thought-provoking moral and [...]

May 30 2011, 4:17 pm | Posted in Culture,Entertainment,Featured,Films | Read More »

Rio (Movie Review)

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3 out of 4 stars Animated movies seem to have reached a new peak of popularity since 2010, and 20th Century Fox’s ‘Rio’ is looks set to continue the trend. Although it doesn’t have the emotional depth and maturity of a Pixar or DreamWorks production, ‘Rio’ still manages to entertain with its witty humour, immersive [...]

May 30 2011, 4:10 pm | Posted in Culture,Entertainment,Featured,Films | Read More »

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