Sunday, September 13, 2009

Movie Times - Updated Thursday September 10

New films this week: Phobia 2, Coco avant Chanel, The Proposal (sneak preview).

 

Due to my current health problems, times for Chiang Mai showings will only be updated once a week, on Thursdays.


Bangkok International Film Festival: Sep 24 to 30. (Most films announced – follow link)

 

Major Cineplex 

4th Floor Airport Plaza

Telephone: 053 283-939

Schedule on Major Cineplex Website

Schedule on MovieSeer   (newly redesigned; not working too well)

 

Thursday–Friday, September 10-11; Monday–Wednesday, September 14-16, 2009.

 

The times given below for Airport Plaza are for today (Thursday) and Friday, when the mall is on its usual weekday schedule (opening at 11 am). Times for next Monday through Wednesday should be very similar. Weekend times, when the mall opens at 10 am, are usually one hour earlier, with an added late show. Program is scheduled to change next Thursday, September 17.

 

5 Prang / Phobia 2   (15+)

90 mins (Thai/ English subtitles)

Thai, Horror – Literally "five crossroads," this is a five-part horror anthology by some of Thailand’s best-known directors of horror films, including segments by the two directors of the classic Shutter, and Songyos Sugmakanan, who created the poignant coming-of-age and sort of horror film Dorm. I rather enjoyed the first Phobia, and am looking forward to this one.

  11:15| 12:10| 13:05| 14:00| 14:55| 15:50| 15:50| 16:45| 17:40| 18:35| 18:35| 19:30| 20:25| 21:20| 21:20| 22:15|

 

Gamer  (18+)

95 mins (English/ Thai subtitles)

US, Action/ Sci-Fi/ Thriller I found this an absolutely repellent and repugnant film, and I would have no problem with its being banned and all copies burned. I think it’s just too brutalizing to exist. By the writers and directors of the two recent Crank movies, as they continue their quest for ever bigger explosions, action which is even more “non-stop,and plots and stories which explore the outer limits of the vile and sick. Rated R in the US for frenetic sequences of strong brutal violence throughout, sexual content, nudity, and language; “18+” in Thailand. Generally unfavorable reviews: 20/31 out of 100.

  11:45| 13:50| 16:00| 18:05| 20:20| 22:30|

 

My Ex / Fan Kao / แฟนเก่า  (15+)

90 mins (Thai/ English subtitles)

Thai Horror/ Romance –Unaccountably bloody, dreadful, and confusing, even for a Thai flick. Ken is a heartthrob of an actor with a bad- boy reputation of loving beautiful girls and then dumping them. After his marriage, one of his ex-girlfriends comes back from the grave to exact revenge. Some interesting cinematography.

  11:30| 13:35|

 

The Final Destination 4 (in Digital 3D)  (18+)

82 mins (English/ Thai subtitles)

US, Horror/ Thriller – Another film I found truly repulsive and offensive. After a teen's premonition of a deadly race-car crash helps saves the lives of his peers, Death sets out to collect those who evaded his plans. It’s in the new Major Cineplex digital 3D cinema system here, in Cinema 3.The price of regular seats has been raised from 120 baht to 200 baht for the added dimension! But you get your money’s worth with this one: It contains 11 truly ugly and grotesque death scenes, the most of any film in the series! Rated R in the US for strong violent/gruesome accidents, language, and a scene of sexuality. In Thailand it’s rated “18+. Generally unfavorable reviews: 30/30 out of 100.

  11:25| 13:25| 15:25| 17:25| 19:25| 21:30|

 

The Final Destination 4 (Regular 2D)  (18+)

82 mins (English/ Thai subtitles)

  12:25| 14:25| 16:25| 18:25|22:35|

 

The Proposal   (13+)   (Sneak preview)

108 mins (English/ Thai subtitles)

US, Comedy/Drama/ Romance – With Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Craig T. Nelson, Mary Steenburgen, and Betty White. A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her Visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada. Mixed or average reviews: 48/53 out of 100.

  20:10|

 
Vista – Kadsuankaew

4th Floor Kadsuankaew Shopping Center

Telephone: 053 894-415

Schedule on VistaBlog

Schedule on Vista Website

Schedule on MovieSeer  (newly redesigned, not working too well)

 

For the week beginning Thursday, September 10, 2009.

 

Program is scheduled to change next Thursday, September 17.

 

5 Prang / 5 แพร่ง / Phobia 2   (15+)

90 mins (Thai/ English subtitles)

Thai, Horror – Literally "five crossroads," this is a five-part horror anthology by some of Thailand’s best-known directors of horror films, including segments by the two directors of the classic Shutter, and Songyos Sugmakanan, who created the poignant coming-of-age and sort of horror film Dorm. I rather enjoyed the first Phobia, and am looking forward to this one.

  11:30| 12:00| 12:30| 13:45| 14:15| 14:45| 16:00| 16:30| 17:00| 18:15| 18:45| 19:15| 20:30| 21:00| 21:30|

 

Coco avant Chanel / Coco Before Chanel / โคโค่ ก่อนโลกเรียกเธอ ชาแนล

105 mins (French/ English and Thai subtitles, maybe!)

France, Drama/ Biography – The story of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, who begins her life as a headstrong orphan, and through an extraordinary journey becomes the legendary couturier who embodied the modern woman and became a timeless symbol of success, freedom, and style. Starring Audrey Tautou. Mixed or average reviews: 58 out of 100.

  12:00| 14:15| 16:30| 18:45| 21:00|

 

Inglourious Basterds  (18+)

153 mins (English/ Thai subtitles)

US/ Germany/ France, Drama/ Action/ Adventure/ War – Quentin Tarantino's long-awaited, exceptionally bloody tale of Jewish-American troops on the hunt for Nazi scalps in World War II France, starring Brad Pitt and an amazing Christoph Waltz in a truly fine performance. A must-see movie, though I’m uncomfortable with the fact that I’m recommending a film that carries violence to such extremes. But it’s just that I find the filmmaking skill so mind-blowing. Rated R in the US for strong graphic violence, language, and brief sexuality. In Thailand it’s rated “18+.” Generally favorable reviews: 69/70 out of 100.    

  18:00| 21:00|

 

My Ex / Fan-Gao /แฟนเก่า  (15+)

90 mins (Thai/ English subtitles)

Thai Horror/ Romance – Ken is a heartthrob of an actor with a bad-boy reputation of loving beautiful girls and then dumping them. After his marriage, one of his ex-girlfriends comes back from the grave to exact revenge. Unaccountably bloody, dreadful, and confusing, even for a Thai flick. Some interesting cinematography.

  11:30| 13:30| 15:30| 17:30| 19:30| 21:30|

 

The Final Destination (in Regular 2D)  (18+)

82 mins (English/ Thai subtitles)

US, Horror/ Thriller – A film I found truly repulsive and offensive. After a teen's premonition of a deadly race-car crash helps saves the lives of his peers, Death sets out to collect those who evaded his plans. You get your money’s worth with this one: It contains 11 ugly and grotesque death scenes, the most of any film in the series! Rated R in the US for strong violent/gruesome accidents, language, and a scene of sexuality. InThailand it’s rated “18+.Generally unfavorable reviews: 30/30 out of 100.

  11:30| 13:30| 15:30| 17:30| 19:30| 21:30|

 

Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen

150 mins (Thai-dubbed only/ no English subtitles)

US, Action/ Adventure/ Sci-Fi. – It’s Autobots® versus Decepticons®, Round 2, in Michael Bay’s film based on Hasbro’s Transformers™ action figures. It’s all about trade names and merchandising! Might not make a lot of difference to you, but the Transformers™ toys have a huge following and a rabid fan base. The plot: Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) again joins with the Autobots® against their sworn enemies, the Decepticons®. It’s super-intense, and bigger and longer than the original. High noise level, smashing images, a loud and relentless score, everyone yelling their lines at high speed – if this is your idea of fun, go. Generally negative reviews: 36/41 out of 100.

  12:00| 15:00|      Every seat 60 baht!!

2 comments:

john said...

chiang mai movie 60 baht for a ticket i can only dream of that paying silly money except on Wednesdays in the uk
looking forward to getting back to Thailand

The Projectionist said...

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