May Movies

27 May 2010 – Happy 21st Bday to grand-nephew LAM Sui Chang

The Ghost Writer***based on the Robert Harris novel. A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister Adam Lang. As the ghostwriter works, he finds clues suggesting his predecessor may have stumbled on a dark secret linking Lang to the CIA—and that somehow this information is hidden in the manuscript he left behind. While trying to uncover the information, he puts his own life in jeopardy. There is adultery, mystery and politics to keep the suspense in the movie!

Snow-Prince***Japanese movie about Sota with his grandfather and Chibi, his pet dog in a small snowy village. Sota cannot even afford to go to school, but however hard the situation is, he never holds a bad feeling against anyone around and keeps his dream alive to become a painter. He has been friends with Sayo, a wealthy girl and in spite of the difficulties he faces, Sota manages to complete a painting which he gave to Sayo on a snowy fateful night. Another tear-jerker… bring enough tissues!

Mother & Child****three women’s lives share a common core: they have all been profoundly affected by adoption. Karen had a baby at 14, gave her up at birth, and has been haunted ever since by the daughter she never knew. Elizabeth grew up as an adopted child; she’s a bright and ambitious lawyer, but a flinty loner in her personal life. Lucy is just embarking with her husband on the adoption odyssey, looking for a baby to become their own. Great acting and thought-provoking.

Ice Kacang Puppy Love/初恋红豆冰***kacang=red beans, ice kacang is shaved ice with red beans. This is a straightforward and conventional flick mainly in Mandarin but mixed with local lingo. An enjoyable and entertaining story that mixes a little bit of drama and comedy, the movie is set in the early 90s in a small town in Malaysia about love-at-first-sight and puppy love stories from an early childhood. You couldn’t help but to play along with the cast on a swirling emotional journey of a the young man. It is a funny yet touching tale of friendship, romance, family ties and life in this little village.