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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Movie Review)

Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow and Penelope Cruz as Angelica in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'

2 out of 4 stars As lovable as Captain Jack Sparrow may be, the ‘Pirates of the Carribean’ series as a whole is clearly treading water in this latest outing.  Despite boasting stellar performances from its cast and moody, gothic visuals, ‘Stranger Tides’ fails to provide a coherent story, genuinely exciting action, or any dramatic [...]

May 24 2011, 8:46 pm | Posted in Culture,Entertainment,Featured,Films | Read More »

Fast Five (Movie Review)

Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto and Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs in 'Fast Five'

3 & ½ out of 4 stars For those seeking wall-to-wall testosterone, ‘Fast Five’ puts the pedal to the metal and never lets up.  By far the most accessible and exciting movie in the franchise to date, ‘Fast Five’ stuns with its jaw-dropping action,  iconic performances from Vin Diesel and The Rock, and a surprisingly [...]

May 17 2011, 6:45 pm | Posted in Culture,Entertainment,Featured,Films | Read More »

Last Night at the Alamo Movie Club presents: Kung Fu Hustle (功夫)

Last Night at the Alamo Movie Club presents: Kung Fu Hustle (功夫)

Last Night at the Alamo Movie Club returns on May the 12th with the Stephen Chow’s martial arts masterwork comedy “Kung Fu Hustle (功夫)”, the ultimate movie experience for action movies’ lovers. Come join me at Illy Coffee Bean Bar, 豆子咖啡, Dòuzi kāfēi. 广东省深圳市南山区生态广场西街A106号, OCT Square Qiao Cheng East Street. METRO Window of the World [...]

May 6 2011, 7:35 am | Posted in Films | Read More »

Celebrate the royal wedding at The Langham Xintiandi and win a trip to London

Celebrate the royal wedding at The Langham Xintiandi and win a trip to London

Join an AustCham Shanghai table to celebrate the royal wedding of Prince William and Ms Catherine Middleton at a gala charity dinner at The Langham Xintiandi. Watch the live telecast of the royal wedding while indulging in a gourmet 4-course dinner including premium wines. One lucky guest will also win a trip to London flying [...]

Apr 25 2011, 2:20 pm | Posted in Destinations,Films | Read More »

Last Night at the Alamo Movie Club presents: Shaun of the Dead

Last Night at the Alamo Movie Club presents - Shaun of the Dead

Last Night at the Alamo Movie Club returns on April the 28th with the Zombie action-comedy “Shaun of the Dead”, Edgar Wright’s first directorial effort and jump-start for the Simon Pegg-Nick Frost on-screen duo. From the IMDB: Shaun is a 29-year-old with no real ambition in life, much to the consternation of his friends, family, [...]

Apr 21 2011, 3:17 pm | Posted in Featured,Films | Read More »

Limitless (Film Review)

Robert De Niro as Carl Van Loon (left) and Bradley Cooper as Edward Mora (right) in 'Limitless'

3 out of 4 stars Is there such a thing as a true genius, or does everyone have hidden talents within waiting to be unlocked?  These are questions which are at the heart of ‘Limitless’, one of the year’s most viscerally exciting action thrillers to date. Despite not living up to its full potential due [...]

Apr 20 2011, 3:49 pm | Posted in Culture,Entertainment,Featured,Films | Read More »

Last Night at the Alamo Movie Club presents: The 25th Hour

Last Night at the Alamo Movie Club presents: The 25th Hour

Last Night at the Alamo Movie Club comes back with its second event on the 14th of April, same place (Illy Coffee Boan Bar in OCT), same time table (open gate at 7pm, movie starting  at 8pm). Exit A from Window of the World metro station, on your left there is the Happy Valley shopping [...]

Apr 6 2011, 7:14 am | Posted in Films | Read More »

The King’s Speech (Film Review)

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4 out of 4 stars In a year dominated by violent thrillers and moody dramas, ‘The King’s Speech’ is simply two hours of pure joy for viewers. Boasting an uplifting feel-good vibe from start to finish, the film’s strengths include outstanding acting, an inspiring story, superb production values, and a moving message of self-empowerment and [...]

Apr 4 2011, 7:36 pm | Posted in Featured,Films | Read More »

127 Hours (Film Review)

James Franco as Aron Ralston in '127 Hours'

4 out of 4 stars When it comes to nature-bound survival stories, ‘127 Hours’ might just be the most expertly crafted and moving film of its kind. Equaling director Danny Boyle’s previous hit ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ in every way, the film easily impresses with its tour-de-force performance from lead actor James Franco, its kinetic direction, and [...]

Apr 4 2011, 1:00 pm | Posted in Featured,Films | Read More »

French Film Garden Party at Le Bistro

French Film Garden Party at Le Bistro

You’re all invited to join us for an evening of all things French, sights, sounds, fabulous foods & delicious wines. Playing host to this month’s venue is the brand new French restaurant, Le Bistro, in Futian. What: French Film Garden Party featuring Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain When: Saturday, March 26th 2011 from 7pm – [...]

Mar 17 2011, 7:47 am | Posted in Films | Read More »

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