30 Jun 2010 – Happy Bdays to LAM JenMun & Annie KOH-LAM
And so it is the last day in June… half of 2010 is over!
The Karate Kid*** Dre Parker’s mother latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying and the feeling is mutual, but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Dre’s feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. With no friends, Dre turns to the maintenance man Mr Han, who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realises that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life. Same story-line as the previous Karate Kid but this one has beautiful scenery of China.
Brand New Life*** Korean movie is about Jinhee’s emotional journey after being left behind by her dad to a Catholic orphanage. In disbelief, she attempts to run away but finally accepts her fate, forced to hope and wait for her possible adoption. Jinhee’s time at the orphanage will be one of multiple and permanent separations that have barely forged bonds and are destined to be shattered. And at the journey’s end, there will be the promise of perhaps a brand new life. Good acting but depressing.
Shrek Forever After** In this last chapter, Shrek has become a domesticated family man. Longing for the days when he felt like a ‘real ogre,’ Shrek is tricked into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumpelstiltskin. Shrek suddenly finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumplestiltskin is king and Shrek and Fiona have never met. Now, it’s up to Shrek to undo all of Rumpelstiltskin’s mischief in the hopes of saving his friends, restoring his world and reclaiming his one true love and family. Watched this in BKK where one has to stand for the National Anthem in the cinemas.
Letters to Juliet*** An American girl, Sophie, travels to the city of Verona, Italy (home of the star-crossed lover Juliet Capulet of Romeo and Juliet fame) she finds an unanswered ‘letter to Juliet’ – one of thousands of missives left at the fictional lover’s Verona courtyard. She inspires its author, Claire, to search for her long-lost love, which sets off a chain of events that will bring a love into both their lives. Chick flick.
O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name;
Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love
And I’ll no longer be a Capulet – Shakespeare