Tuesday, December 18, 2012

[2012.12.19] THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13 2012

For Thursday, December 13 2012
Photos courtesy of Yahoo! Movies Hong Kong

  Can : Won Gwai Da Guoon Si
    d. Koki Mitani
    Eri Fukatsu, Toshiyuki Nishida, Hiroshi Abe, Yuko Takeuchi
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 142 mins.
  Opening November 11 2012 at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
  Opening December 6 2012

  Hosho is a bumbling lawyer who is tasked with defending Goro Yabe, a man arrested for the murder of his wife. Yabe proclaims his innocence, saying that he was stricken with sleep paralysis at the time of the murder. Hosho heads to the inn where Yabe stayed and encounters the ghost of samurai Rokubei, who admits he was the one pressing down on Yabe. Hosho successfully brought Rokubei to the court as a witness. The problem is, the spook can only be seen by a selected group of people. So begins the struggle to prove Yabe's innocence.

  Can : Shook Jui
    d. Kiyoshi Kurosawa
    Kyoko Koizumi, Yu Aoi, Mirai Moriyama,
      Eiko Koike, Sakura Ando, Chizuru Ikewaki
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 171 mins.
  Opening December 13 2012

  Chapter 1-3
  "God may forgive you, but I never will!"
  A mysterious man kidnaps and kills an elementary school girl, but the four classmates who was with her insist that they have no recollection of the killer. The victim's mother is heartbroken and instantly becomes a terrifying avenger. She threatens the four elementary school classmates, "If you can't find the culprit, you will be paying penance for life!" Because of those terrifying words, the four are pushed into the penance abyss. They are destined to never be happy. As adults they each run into tragedy in order to atone for the crime, they live in more painful ways than death.......

  Can : Long Hat Gim Sum
  Lit : Wandering Visitor Sword Heart
    d. Keishi Ohtomo
    Takeru Sato Emi Takei, Koji Kikkawa, Yu Aoi
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 135 mins.
  Opening Opening December 6 2012
  Official Site : http://loveintimemovie.com

  Nobuhiro Watsuki’s best-selling comic Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story (Published by Shueisha) has finally become a live-action film. It was January 1868, on the very day that the new government had triumphed against the old Shogun military--the last day that anyone had seen Battosai the Killer. Battosai, who was feared as the strongest assassin of the anti-Shogun group, faced off against Hajime Saito of the Shinsen-gumi at the battle in the mountains of Toba Fushimi, Kyoto. As Battosai whispered, “A new era has finally come,” he thrust his bloodstained sword into the ground and walked off...

    d. Sam Mendes
    Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes,
      Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Alberty Finney, Judi Dench

  Can : Sai Lei Yun Chai
  Lit : Sharp Wife
    d. Wang Pei Hua, Joseph Wang
    Sonia Sui, James Wen, Chris Wang
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 108 mins.
  Opening December 6 2012

  The movie continues the story from the TV series which ended with a cliff hanger where the wife was deciding whether to return to her cheating husband or have a relationship with her boss. 4 years after the divorce, her cheating husband, Wen Rui Fan, comes back in hopes of re-kindling their love. Will An Zhen return back to him or move on to a new love?

  Can : Hong Jin
    d. Longman Leung Lok Man, Sunny Luk Kim Ching
    Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Charlie Yeung Choi Nei
      Gordon Lam Ka Tung, Chin Kar Lok, Andy Tien (On Chi Kit)
      Terence Yin (Wan Chi Wai), Aarif Rahman (Lee Chi Ting),
      Eddie Peng Yu-yen, Andy Lau Tak Wa
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 102 mins.
  Opening November 8 2012

  In Asia's safest city, the police have long been untouchable. Approaching midnight in Hong Kong, police headquarters receives an anonymous call: a fully-loaded police van carrying the force's, most advance equipment and five highly trained officers has disappeared off the grid. The hijackers possess direct knowledge of police procedures. They're already steps ahead. The police must meet a list of demands to ensure the hostage's release, including the delivery of a large ransom. Any delay will cost lives. The clock has begun to tick...

 4 1942
    d. Feng Xiaogang
    Zhang Guoli, Chen Daoming, Xu Fan, Zhang Hanyu, Zhang Mi
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 145 mins.
  Opening December 6 2012

  In 1942 Henan Province ran into a drought and a locust disaster, over 3 million were starved to death. In a country village, starving victims became bandits. At the same time, the Japanese military was assembling in Henan. Going against the famine masses, Kuomintang military headed north to the front line; facing disaster, the Kuomintang government not only did not save the civilians but even assigned Li Peiji as the Henan Provincial government chief to gather food for the military......

    d. Ang Lee
    Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain

  Can : Ngor Lo Por Ng Gau Ching 2 Ngor Lo Gung Ng Sun Sing
  Lit : My Old Lady Is Under Weight 2: My Hubby Is Out Of His Nature
    d. James Yuen Sai Sun
    Dior Cheng Yi Kin, Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin,
      Zhang Xinyi, Izz Xu (Tsui Ching Hei),
      Joyce Cheng Yun Yi, Wylie Chiu Shek Chi,
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 107 mins.
  Opening December 6 2012

  Ten years ago, Thirteen Cheung and Yoyo Ma wed due to their arranged marriage. They have become a feuding couple of incompatible personalities and 12 year age difference! Stepping into the 10th year of married life, this marriage begins to have problems as both are upset at the other! They even discover that their marriage registration in England has been confirmed to be invalid, so they are not considered "married". They decide to agree on a "separation" so they can look for their significant other and have nothing to do with each other! University psychology professor Thirteen rapidly meets Tong Yi, a gifted student from Beijing! Tong Yi is sweet looking and even an international model, the otaku "goddess" makes Thirteen's heart pound. Yoyo runs into her elementary school classmate and rich kid Lin Shu Ho, who uses different ways to bring back their memories over the years to win over Yoyo......

    d. Peter Jackson
    Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage

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