Licence to Wed:
Cast: Robin Williams, Mandy Moore, John Krasinski
Director: Ken Kwapis
Storyline: A lovey-dovey couple decides to take a marriage preparatory course and find the Reverend to be a bone in the kebab.
Ups: The chick-flick mood, the romantic comedy with some genuinely funny moments, Robin Williams and his adorable sidekick minister-kid, Mandy Moore’s appeal that helps her skip through yet another role bravely without the skill better known as acting and John, who seems to be a natural.
Downs: Predictable like any film in the genre, uni-dimensional characters, completely unbelievable Reverend… Bugging apartments of couples to crackdown on their sex life? Only Robin Williams could’ve made this work.
Bottomline: Perfect date movie but if you are dreading the M-word, don’t take her for this one.
Cast: Desmond Harrington, Eliza Dushku
Director: Rob Schmidt
Storyline: A bunch of friends trespass into Cannibal-zombie-land and end up playing hide and seek with death.
Ups: Hot babes who you know will last longest in the film, plenty of thrills, jump-scenes, scary moments and a credible landscape.
Downs: For a film that came out in 2003, even the sequel is out on DVD. Not an iota of class or subtlety, highly predictable plotline and why don’t the zombies just eat the hot ones like they did with the boys instead of taking them captive? Oh, wait, that’s a no-brainer.
Bottomline: Awesome B-movie stuff.
Resident Evil 3:
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Ashanti
Director: Russell Mulcahy
Storyline: The survivors of Part 2 need to head to Alaska before they are eaten up by ugly zombie creatures and crows.
Ups: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, many more Milla Jovovichs in her favourite choice of wardrobe in the series: None. Come on, why else would anyone watch this series that looks like a videogame?
Downs: What on the planet is happening? Something that went wrong because of Umbrella Corporation’s classified confidential project.
Bottomline: Only for Milla fans or addicts of the game.