Are they Hong Kongers or Thai? That's what the L.A. Times tries to figure out when they focus on Asian directors Darren and Oxide Pang whose film The Eye opens today. Gothamist feels they must be Hong Kongers - only Hong Kong parents would choose the name "Oxide."
The Eye is about a woman who gets an eye transplant operation but then finds herself with the donor's power to see the dead - Sixth Sense style. (That's what those with supernatural powers are doing - donating their eyes.) The trailer freaked the bejesus out of Gothamist, but we don't feel so bad: Fellow wimp A.O. Scott says the movie reduced him to "state of trembling, goose-bumped dread" - before the opening credits.