Freedom Writers

Editor's Rating: 
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

You know how you should never judge a book by its cover? The same applies to movies and their trailers. From the previews, Freedom Writers looks like yet another flick about students-turned-“gangstas in da hood” who excel and reach their true potential thanks to an inspiring teacher. Yet, despite seemingly following the same template as the lackluster Dangerous Minds, this film, starring Oscar-winner Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby), actually has some heart and soul to it.

Opening Date: 
Fri, 2007-03-02
Running Time: 
123
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Author: 
Asia City Staff

When a Stranger Calls

Editor's Rating: 
1
Average: 1 (1 vote)
Starring: 
Camilla Belle
Tommy Flanagan
Katie Cassidy
Directed By: 
Simon West

Simon West (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) obviously believes fear lies solely in the mind, which explains his latest horror flick, which is as scary as watching The Ring for the 100th time. His remake of the original 1979 classic by Fred Walton of the same name starts ambitiously enough, with confusing jump cuts and voices of distress, forewarning the wipe out of an entire innocent family by a brutal murderer.

Opening Date: 
Fri, 2006-02-03
Language: 
English
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Author: 
Asia City Staff

Zathura

Editor's Rating: 
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Starring: 
Kristen Stewart
Josh Hutcherson
Jonah Bobo
Dax Shepard
Tim Robbins
Directed By: 
Jon Favreau

Adaptations from novels or videogames usually tend to be OTT or off the mark entirely, so it is nice to see one that nails the true spirit and intent of its original source material—a book by Chris Van Allsburg.

Opening Date: 
Thu, 2005-11-24
Running Time: 
102
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Author: 
Asia City Staff