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Saturday, April 05, 2008

Movie Digest # 040

Greenbelt 3, Cinema 1, March 27, 9:30pm

I was expecting a lot from this film as this is exclusively shown at Ayala Cinemas. Too bad, the film is comparable to other spoofs like “Scary Movie”, etc. but with a little deadpan trick.

Friends who might appreciate it: John C. Reilly fans perhaps.

Glorietta 4, Cinema 3, March 31, 8:00pm

The adaptation from the original Thai version isn’t that bad. I can say that the storyline is faithful as well as the creeps and goosebumps. The lighting and framing are good in the apartment scenes, giving us that J-horror advantage. Even the two leads give their best. I appreciate that the Hollywood version hired a Japanese director and the film was location-shot in Japan. This helps the viewers grasp the uncanny obsession of the “third party” (a Japanese girl named Megumi). On this regard, I was wondering if Americans could easily give up their ex-es as compared to us, Asians, who are sometimes sentimental. Oh, well, for the motive to scare us, the film has it. Nothing more, nothing less.

Friends who might appreciate it: friends who wish to see Heroes’ Ando in a cameo.

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