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Movie Review: Mamma Mia

After watching the play last year at Poly Theatre, I was waiting for this movie to be shown in Beijing. Alas, it was not meant to be. So, I downloaded the movie from isohunt.com and have to bear watching the movie on my laptop computer.

The story of Mamma Mia is about a young bride-to-be in search of her real father. Through the diary of her mom, she found that there are 3 possible men who could be her father. The 3 men arrived a day before her wedding and the young lady was trying to hide them from her mother. With a mix of music from Abba which were incorporated into the story, it became a warm, light comedy perfect for romantics. In the end, it was the mother who got married to one of the men. The young lady went off to the mainland to explore the world with her guy.

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Movie Review: Flood

I needed to relax after a stressful week so I thought about watching a movie. There were two English movies showing in Wanda Cinemas and the staff was only able to tell me one of the English names. I was hoping I could watch “Mummy 3” but it’s no longer showing. So, I watched the movie “Flood”. I didn’t know this movie was shown in 2007 but they’ve just released it right now in Beijing.

The movie stars Robert Carlyle as Rob Morrison, Jessalyn Gilsig as Sam Morrison, Tom Courtenay as Leonard Morrison, Joanne Whalley as Patricia Nash and David Suchet as Deputy Prime Minister Campbell. Anyway, the story involved a storm and flood (heh!). The storm hit the US and cross the Atlantic towards Ireland and England. There was heavy flooding in Wick, Scotland and everyone was blaming the government because they didn’t give enough warning. The Meteorological Bureau said that the storm was too erratic to predict the movement.

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