Reliving the sixties

2008-01-25 00:00

OPENING on the local circuit this week are Talk to Me and Arthur and the Invisibles at Ster Kinekor, and Good Luck Chuck and The Bucket List at CineCentre, where Aaja Nachle is Sunday’s Bollywood film. Alvin and the Chipmunks and August Rush join the Nu Metro line-up.

Rob Reinger directs Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in The Bucket List. Two men, one a billionaire and the other a retired mechanic, are both diagnosed with terminal cancer. One has a list of things he wants to do before he dies; the other has the means to make it happen. So they team up. The film has done well at the box office, but most reviewers have hated it — and it seems a pretty strange topic for a comedy.

Talk to Me is directed by Kasi Lemmons and is a biopic based on the true story of sixties American talk show host and community activist Ralph “Petey” Greene, an ex-con who became a popular icon. The film stars Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Martin Sheen. Reviews suggest the acting is first class, and it all looks good. But ultimately, few were unequivocal in their praise.

Arthur and the Invisibles is a children’s film combining live action and animation. Written and directed by Luc Besson, and starring Freddie Highmore and Mia Farrow, with voices from Madonna, Robert de Niro and Harvey Keitel. Ten-year-old Arthur, in a bid to save his grandfather’s house from being demolished, goes looking for some much-fabled hidden treasure in the land of the Minimoys, a tiny people living in harmony with nature at the bottom of the garden.

Mark Helfrich directs Good Luck Chuck, a so-called comedy about a man who has the power to make any woman he sleeps with meet the man of her dreams immediately afterwards. Funny, huh? And what happens when he falls in love? If he sleeps with her — you can guess the problem. Reviews have been uniformly awful. Starring Dane Cook.

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