Mar Movies/1

9 Mar 2010 – Happy Bday to niece LEONG SueLyn

72 Tenant of Prosperity/72家租客** happenings from 1970s where HKG landlords try to evict 72 tenants. In this confusing musical comedy, only the singing is kept to Cantonese and the rest dubbed to Mandarin/Putonghua. Dubbing is a no no no for me. I like to watch movies in their original language and prefer to read sub-titles.


Hot Summer Days/全城熱戀熱辣辣*** shares six entwined stories in which people strive to discover the meaning of love, where the heat ignites emotions and changes lives. The movie is done in both Cantonese and Mandarin, depending on the situation and where the location is. For me it is charming to hear the different dialects as long as there are sub-titles, even if it means to be sometimes lost in translation 🙂

Life is short, make full use of it.


Dear John*** a young soldier, John on home leave and falls in love with Savannah during a spring vacation. The couple is separated by his dangerous deployments. They stay in touch by continuous steam of love letters. Henry Thomas who played John, hmmm… quite a feast to the eyes 🙂

There are many Johns in my life and the best so far is grandson John W. No more Dear John! but sometimes what we want is NOT what we get. Fate has strange ways to remind us that we are not always in control.

I’d learned that some things are best kept secret.

Nine** a famous film director struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives. Was not aware that it is a musical; would not have watched it if I knew, even with such great stars; Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren and Judi Dench.

You’re a world class liar, darling. Go out there and lie for Italy!