阿凡達 + 十月圍城 + 美食風球 + 神探福爾摩斯

阿凡達 Avatar

Rotten Tomatoes (83% Fresh): It might be more impressive on a technical level than as a piece of storytelling, but Avatar reaffirms James Cameron's singular gift for imaginative, absorbing filmmaking.

Kenji (4.5 / 5): This gripping and visually stunning sci-fi is a feast to the eyes and soul. The
romantic relationship and the immersion in the new culture are convincing and touching. It delivers the message that we should appreciate and conserve our mother nature and respect the living style of others. There is also a whiff of sarcasm on the American outrageous excuse to use violence against terrorism. Are you ready for this eye popping, exciting and soul seeking adventure in this exotic planet?

十月圍城 Bodyguards and Assassins

Kenji (4 / 5): Bodyguards and Assassins is a gripping and well-acted action drama with a star-studded cast and a convincing set. There are lots of characters in the film, but each of them has his own story which is memorable and the film consists of some touching moments. The last part of the film is action packed. However, because of its over-the-top actions
and the calculated plot, it does not really go well with the first half of the film. Still, I do recommend this well acted commercial movie to you. 

美食風球Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Rotten Tomatoes (85% Fresh): Quirky humor, plucky characters and solid slapstick make this family comedy a frenetically tasty time at the movies.

Kenji (4 / 5): Despite the predictable ending and a not-so-serious story, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a colorful, entertaining, humorous and sometimes heartwarming movie with a strong smell of delicious food. The audience will be impressed by the romantic playing-in-the-jelly-house scene, the exciting fighting-with-jelly-bear scene and the touching speaking-Dad’s-mind scene. Let’s enjoy this irresistible buffet!

神探福爾摩斯 Sherlock Holmes

Kenji (3.5 / 5): Sherlock Holmes is an entertaining commercial movie with a charismatic cast. Robert Downey Jr. brings life to the character, though it is different from the one in the novel. I totally agree with Todd McCarthy from Variety that “If you can get over the idea of Sherlock Holmes as an action hero -- and if, indeed, you want to -- then there is something to enjoy about this flagrant makeover of fiction's first modern detective into a man of brawn
as much as brain.”

Kenji’s Christmas Greetings

Everyone, there are some very good movies in this festive season. I do recommend Avatar, Bodyguards and Assassins and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs to all of you. Anyway, may all of you have a merry Christmas!

25 則留言:

  1. 就年尾喇~又係時候選09十大,呵呵~
    [版主回覆12/23/2009 16:21:00]I have got a list. I will post it up on the last day of the year. Very excited ^^!!! Please share your list with us! Thanks!

  2. AVATAR真係好正,美食風 球都幾攪笑,十月圍城仲未睇,不過我諗都應該唔錯,Sherlock Holmes個預告都唔錯,我諗都好睇。
    [版主回覆12/23/2009 19:13:00]Avatar is visually stunning and the message touches me. Emotionally I am engaged every second throughout this very long movie. The world is convincingly created... although the story is not very creative, it is definitely one of the best films this year.

  3. 一定一定~
    [版主回覆12/23/2009 19:51:00]Not really... you are right. The films formally released this year are less impressive, but indeed there are some very good ones which are not formally released. I saw them at film festivals.

  4. 點解好似每年都覺得一年不比一年0既呢d戲,so sad.....
    [版主回覆12/23/2009 20:43:00]Agree... Sigh... I also don't understand this phenomenon. Perhaps too many people download movies. 刻骨銘心 - Departures

  5. departure 毫無疑問是非常好的電影~
    should be top 3 this yaer ^^
    [版主回覆12/23/2009 22:33:00]GOOD Taste!!! Although the review of this film in HK is not overwhelmingly positive, I do love it and it will be my no 21 film. ^^ So happy that you also think of this one.

  6. 嘩~你今年睇左幾多套戲 ?過百嗎﹖
    我今年都係30sth only~所以霜花店0係好前0既位置~呵呵~
    仲有kj 囉~多得你介紹,呵呵~
    [版主回覆12/23/2009 23:48:00]I have seen 117 movies this year... fewer than last year already. 霜花店 really deserves our attention. Although there is a plot hole at the end, the film is really well acted and the sex scenes are of great tension and show the changing relationship. Just great... I also love the theme song haha. I also think the young soldier at that time does not know much about sex and so he thinks he should serve the king by having sex with him... the love for the king is just a kind of brotherhood or the need to serve him. His love for the queen is just his nature in my opinion. Quite intriguing hahaha.... KJ is nice, but just because of the boy's story, not because of the special filming techniques. So just above average to me, not in my top 30.

  7. Merry Christmas Kenji !!!
    I am still waiting for the good seat at Mega Box Imax ...
    Actually , where did you watch Avater ??
    [版主回覆12/23/2009 23:56:00]Hei, thanks so much for your visit. Miss you so much frankly! You should stay at Yahoo Blog... so sad that more and more people stop blogging and stop using Yahoo Blog... sigh... I watched it at The Grand. The seats are great and I love the shaking haha... but the screen is of course much smaller than the one at Imax. Frankly speaking, I saw a few films at Imax, but I personally think it does not make the experience MUCH better. Anyway, watching it at the Grand does not disappoint me. I was still engaged by every second of the film... Wow... right... it is an entertaining and calculated commercial film with lots of elements. You will have a great time.

  8. " I also think the young soldier at that time does not know much about sex and so he thinks he should serve the king by having sex with him... the love for the king is just a kind of brotherhood or the need to serve him. His love for the queen is just his nature in my opinion. "我非常認同 and the at the same time the king do love the soldier very much 所以造成一連串愛恨交纏~
    而且悲劇係我杯茶ma hahaha但睇完真係好upset......
    [版主回覆12/24/2009 01:57:00]100% agree. It is a pity that not many professional movie critics appreciate this beautiful movie. Perhaps it is like a TV programme and the cinematography is not impressive.

  9. 我已訂了 24/12 戲票往 GV HOLLYWOOD 睇 "亞凡達", 不過明天7:00 場往後都FULL啦! 祇有5:00場有位... 希望明天公司會放早啦...
    [版主回覆12/24/2009 01:58:00]If not (touchwood), what would you do? Good luck!

  10. AVATAR真是好戲,我特別喜歡故事的內容,愛情的部份令人感動,也顯示了人性的貪婪,不錯﹗不錯﹗
    [版主回覆12/24/2009 01:58:00]HAHAHA I love both. Lucky that there are two very good films at the end of the year. HAHAHA...

  11. 我太大安旨意啦, 舊年開完 party, 公司就放人走... 點知今日中午同事話, 今年大老細放了假, 如果無人問就無得走. 唔係呀 ? 咁殘忍, 全世界律師樓都有得放早... 放4:00 應該都趕到... 希望2:30放人啦...
    [版主回覆12/24/2009 11:33:00]You can tiptoe to the main entrance.

  12. 十月圍城我差不多是由頭喊到尾, 有很多場口位都很感人
    沒想到 Kenji 會給美食風球那麼高的評分呢! 讓我約六婆一起去看.
    祝 Kenji 聖誕快樂, 一年比一年看更多好的電影
    [版主回覆12/24/2009 11:37:00]十月圍城 is a good movie, but the fighting scenes at the end are so calculated that the movie becomes less realistic. The tension built up earlier suddenly slackens... Of course, as a commercial film, it is a success. I also sobbed several times haha. 美食風球 is simply fun and you have to see it from a kid's point of view. Trust me. You will have a great time, though the plot may look similar. Merry Christmas!!! I also hope there are more good movies next year.

  13. Be merry, though it may not be merry on X'mas day!
    [版主回覆12/24/2009 11:37:00]Thank you!!! But why not? You need to work today?

  14. 好喜歡Avatar 的世界觀, 亦好開心James Cameron仍然沒失手, 今日CG片當道底下仲可以有一份新鮮的視覺享受,做觀眾可謂一份褔氣.
    小弟的自選十大,沒分次序, 以上映日期排.
    Benjamin Button, Slumdog Millionaire, Departures, The Reader, Star Trek, Up, Taken, District 9, 風聲, Avatar.
    btw, 不開心的過去, 因為仲有好多好戲等你睇 (ex: The Lovely Bones) 祝你聖誕快樂. :-)
    [版主回覆12/24/2009 11:46:00]And I felt touched by his love for the mother nature. It reminds me of 宮崎駿!!! Hey I also love the Reader and Departures. 風聲, Avatar and Departures are also very nice choices. I will post my list on the last day of the year. I am still compiling my list including 10 top ten movies and twenty something highly recommended films. Wow.... Lovely Bones is definitely a must see... I have noticed it since Atonement.

  15. departures, 風聲,up,霜花店,the reader......5/10在我的十大list了~仲有5套再諗諗~
    [版主回覆12/24/2009 12:50:00]Good choices!!! Wow we watched The Reader together hahaha... but I personally feel disappointed by Up. The characters are not well developed and there are some plot holes.

  16. 我知~你唔多鍾意 up ma~但我好鍾意佢個theme : let go~
    今年催淚電影top 3 都係 up 份,仲有departures and 不能沒有你~
    [版主回覆12/24/2009 14:17:00]不能沒有你 is a good film, but some parts are boring and the ending somehow does not deeply touch me. ^^ Have you watched Avatar by the way?

  17. Avatar本來係無諗住睇0既,不過咁好評,最後應該會睇0既......不過一定係聖誕後囉~
    BTW 個驗證碼真係好鬼煩~
    [版主回覆12/25/2009 02:16:00]HAHA... I watched it with my friend AND my MUM hahaha... Avatar is really a must watch... very entertaining. Right... time consuming... but effectively stop the annoying spams. I think the code can be less complex.

  18. I'm going to watch Avatar for the second times in January, just bought the ticket today, this movie completely blew me away! Love it so much! Gonna make a list of best movies of 09 later BTW, I'm going to watch Sherlock tomorrow, I guess it'll be pretty good since I'm a big fan of Robert =]
    [版主回覆12/25/2009 02:21:00]Me too... LOVE it, but somehow it lacks an element... what is it??? Perhaps it is still an entertaining commercial film with already-heard-of messages, but the story is not creative enough, or it will be definitely one of my top 5 films this year. I will post my list at the end of the year... Sherlock is entertaining, but don't expect much. As a big fan of Robert, you will like it I believe.

  19. Chan Sir, Wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
    [版主回覆12/25/2009 02:17:00]You too ^^!!!

  20.  聖誕看電影之餘,還來一份祝福。
    [版主回覆12/25/2009 02:22:00]So heart warming!!! Thanks!!!

  21. 睇黎你都係戲迷,我諗我都會睇阿凡達同埋福爾摩斯的,另外也很期待看《9》
    [版主回覆12/26/2009 14:14:00]Yes, I am a movie lover. Let's share more often. ^^ I am looking forward to seeing Precious.

  22. Kenji-san, 聖誕快樂~~
    我都睇咗 "avatar", 好靚好靚, 故事主旨很好但故事普通, 而且很多地方都有宮崎駿的影子, 那些漂浮的山和樹很 "天空之城", 騎在鳥背飛翔很 "風之谷", 故事和女主角更加是 "幽靈公主" 的化身, 但無論如何, 此戲的效果真是頂級的, 一定要到戲院買票看才對得住部戲.
    福爾摩斯都會睇, 但可能要下星期啦, 其他戲... 無時間了, 嗚嗚~~
    [版主回覆12/26/2009 21:08:00]I agree!!! Avatar is a successful commercial movie. Although the story does not surprise me, the world created convinces me and I also love the messages and irony. It will be my no 10 movie. 十月圍城 not interested? 

  23. 我都估到你唔會睇New Moon....
    [版主回覆12/27/2009 14:21:00]HAHAHA... yeah... indeed I could get a free ticket to New Moon from my friend, but hahaha... I said NO... ^^

  24. Little Wing - Wendy2009年12月28日 下午1:13

    Merry Christmas and Happy New YEAR!!! 本來都沒有想過要看"Avatar",但每個朋友都話好看......最後都預訂了1月2日看了......
    [版主回覆12/28/2009 15:10:00]At least you will be entertained. Definitely worth seeing.

  25. AVATAR is touching me so much! 為作為人類的感到慚愧,受高等教育的我們卻比不上土著和動物那般愛惜 ” 大地之母 ” 。
    [版主回覆12/30/2009 23:20:00]A good lesson learnt.