Four new movies open in town this week

2008-05-16 00:00

FOUR films open this weekend. CineCentre has What Happens in Vegas, Awake and The Forbidden Kingdom while Nu Metro opens Semi-Pro. Rambo comes back at Ster Kinekor, and Untraceable joins the Nu Metro lineup. And look forward to next Thursday, when the new Indiana Jones film starts (details next week).

Awake is written and directed by Joby Harold and stars Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard and Lena Olin. The film is a thriller about a guy having a heart transplant who wakes up — but is unable to communicate. Do not watch this if you are about to have surgery. And as if that is not bad enough, he overhears something really scary. Most critics have panned it, but the respected Roger Ebert felt it had something going for it.

See the trailer for the film below.

Tom Vaughan directs Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz in What Happens in Vegas, a romantic comedy about a couple in the gambling capital who marry while drunk, win a jackpot, and when it comes to dividing the spoils, are ordered to stay together for six months before it is decided who gets the loot. In a romcom, the ending is pretty obvious, so how you get there matters, and most reviewers were dismissive of this particularly journey.

See the trailer for the film below.

Jackie Chan and Jet Li act together for the first time in Jon Avnet’s martial arts film, Forbidden Kingdom, which also stars Michael Angarano as a 17-year-old kung fu fanatic who has the task of returning a mysterious ancient staff to its rightful owner. Both Chan and Li take two roles.

See the trailer for the film below.

Semi-Pro is directed by Kent Alterman and stars Will Ferrell and Woody Harrelson in an underdog sports comedy set in 1976. It is a well-worn genre, this time with Ferrell taking the role of the manager of a no-hoper basketball team.

— Arts Editor

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