Tuesday, July 15, 2014

[2014.07.16] FOR THE WEEK ENDING JULY 13 2014

For the week ending July 13 2014
Photos courtesy of Yahoo! Movies Hong Kong

  Can : Yik Kuen Dai Jong
    d. Yang Woo-Seok
    Song Kang-Ho, Kim Young-Ae, Oh Dal-Su
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 127 mins.
  Opening June 19 2014

  Inspired by true events, a story of a materialistic tax lawyer who evolves into a true attorney to defend a group of innocent students falsely accused and tortured by the dictatorial military government.

  Down in the port city of Busan, Korea in the early 1980s is a tax attorney named SONG Woo-seok. His lack of connections, money, and a college degree forces him to take on all sorts of jobs other lawyers would shun, ranging from filing real estate registration forms to giving out legal advice on taxes. But an excellent eye for business and an appetite for money turn him into one of the most successful lawyers in town. He soon receives once in a lifetime recruiting offer from a major national corporation.

  Just when his life is about to change, the owner of a small restaurant, who he is indebted to, urgently seeks his help for her son. He had been eating at her restaurant every single day for her kindness that she showed him over an unpaid bill back when he was studying for the bar exam seven years ago. Unable to ignore her desperate plea, he decides to at least help her get a visitation with her incarcerated son. But what await them at the prison's visitation room are the unexpected signs of brutality and torture they discover all over her son's body. Moreover, that he is been falsely accused by the dictatorial government. Stunned to utter disbelief, SONG decides to take on the case that no other lawyer would dare to.

  Can : Can : Z Fung Bo
    d. David Lam Tak Luk
    Louis Koo Tin Lok, Gordon Lam Ka Tung,
      DaDa Chan Jing, Janelle Sing Kwan,
      Stephen Au Kam Tong, Derek Tsang Kwok Cheung,
      Deon Cheung Chung Chi, Lo Hoi Pang, Michael Wong Man Tak,
      Eddie Cheung Siu Fai, Felix Lok Ying Kwan, Liu Kai Chi,
      Joe Cheung Tung Cho, Philip Keung Ho Man
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 92 mins.
  Opening June 19 2014

  This is a story about the biggest financial fraud attempted in Hong Kong, directed at the Government of Hong Kong and involved all 7 million Hong Kong citizens…No one is free from the scheme.

  When the wife of an up-rising star Superintendent of police force reported his corruption simply out of bitterness for being ill-treated, little did she know she is about to pull the head string from a very well weaved web of deceive, greed, sex, power, and last but not least, fear.

  The ICAC agent William Luk who took charge of the simple complaint felt otherwise...It’s his passion for justice that has been driving him all these years in the battle against bribery and corruption, even after losing his beloved wife.

  Further investigation soon revealed many un-answered questions and loose ends...The death of Law Tak Wing, an ex-godfather status accountant of Hong Kong, the threats to even the seemingly harmless witnesses and informers, and the surfacing of Angel, an attractive but mysterious lady that has all connections with Luk’s wanted list...As Luk dug deeper into the web, he is being hunted by trained foreign mercenaries; a tactic very seldom or never heard of in the history of Hong Kong’s underworld!

  This time, Luk has to face many opponents: high profile chartered accountants, high ranking law enforcers, power lawyers, the super entrepreneurs; they all have their shares of play, but none can really grasp the big picture; they are there only for what they desire most.

    d. Jon Favreau
    Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson,
      Oliver Platt, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey Jr.

  Can : Fai Yiu Gei Muk Yu
    d. Isao Takahata
    Japanese Animation
  Rating : I
  Length : 137 mins.
  Opening Opening July 12 2014

  An old bamboo cutter by chance discovers an infant girl in the forest and brings her home to raise in his village. A simple childhood enables the girl to enjoy the joy of innocence. Yet only months later the girl has already grown to be a heavenly beauty. The bamboo cutter believes that she is descended from Heaven and should enjoy the joy of the mortal world. Thus he decides to move to the capital to pave her way to riches. Because of her beauty, she receives the royal title of Princess Kaguya and attracts marriage offers from endless royalties everywhere. Yet Princess Kaguya only has eyes for the young bamboo cutter she grew up with and is not too enthusiastic about her suitors. Missing home, she chooses to run away but her childhood sweetheart is already married. At this moment Princess Kaguya realizes that the true meaning of happiness in life is so hard to grasp...

    d. Christopher Spencer
    Diogo Morgado, Amber Rose Revah, SebastianKnapp, Paul Knops

    d. Robert Stromberg
    Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley

    d. Frank Coraci
    Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore

  Can : Yu Lan Sun Gung
    d. Nick Cheung Ka Fai
    Nick Cheung Ka Fai, Carrie Ng Ka Lai, Annie Liu (Lau Sum Yau), Lam Wai
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 81 mins.
  Opening July 10 2014
  Site : http://www.arclightfilms.com/NewTitles.aspx?bu=Darclight

  Hong Kong best actor award-winner Nick Cheung directs and stars in a horror story set within an opera troupe. After ZONG is forced to take over the old troupe, abnormal phenomenon starts to happen involving a very hungry ghost. As he struggles with evil spirits that lead him to extreme fear, the reasons that lie beneath start to surface.

    d.Dean DeBlois
    DreamWorks Animation
    English Voices: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler

    d. Michael Bay
    Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer,
      Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor

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