Tuesday, February 10, 2015

[2015.02.11] FOR THE WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 8 2015

For the week ending February 8 2015
Photos courtesy of Yahoo! Movies Hong Kong

    d. Kevin Macdonald
    Jude Law, Scott McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn

    d. Jean-Marc Vallee
    Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffman

  Can : Gong Nam Hak Yeh
  Lit : Gangnam Black Night
    d. Yoo Ha
    Lee Min-Ho, Kim Rae-Won, Jung Jin-Young
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 134 mins.
  Opening February 5 2015

  In 1970s, during the height of political corruption, Gangnam, the southern part of Seoul is starting to be transformed into developed area. Childhood friends Jongdae (LEE Min-ho) and Yong-ki struggled to get by, until their shanty homes are demolished by local thugs. Desperate for cash, they get involved in violent political clashes, and are separated during one for the skirmishes. 3 years later, Jong-dae lives as an honest man with former gang leader Kil-su. Meanwhile, Yong-ki has joined Seoul’s most powerful criminal gangs organization and fights over the lands in Gangnam, all in the name of putting together secret political funds that drive up the value of the city.

    d. Dan Gilroy
    Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton

    d. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
    Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton,
      Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts

  Can : Gei Sun Sau
  Lit : Parasitic Beast
    d. Takashi Yamazaki
    Shota Sometani, Eri Fukatsu, Ai Hashimoto, Tadanobu Asano
  Rating : IIB/III
  Length : 110 mins.
  Opening January 22 2015

  One night by the seaside, tiny creatures or "Parasytes" arrive on Earth to take over human bodies and prey on human kind. One Parasyte latches on to a regular high schooler, Shinichi but he prevents it from completely taking over his mind and body and instead it has to start a reluctant existence in his right arm. Shinichi cannot reveal his terrible secret to those around him, and during this time of stalemate, a feeling almost of friendship develops between him and the creature he calls "Migi" ("Righty"). Before long, they begin to encounter other Parasytes which launch savage attacks against them and put the life of his childhood friend, Satomi in danger...

  Then things take a sudden turn for the worse. Shinichi's beloved mother is killed and taken over by a Parasyte. When the creature launches an attack on him, he has no choice but to kill her. It becomes all-out war. Parasytes kill humans and humans kill Parasytes in return. But nothing is black and white in this struggle. Among the Parasytes themselves, various factions and different points of view, develop. Shinichi's new teacher, Ryoko Tamiya, although infected with a Parasyte, tolerates Shinichi. On the other hand, the character Goto, a composite "person" made up of a number of cooperating Parasytes is bent on human destruction. Collectively the Parasytes begin to ask themselves the question, "Why were we created?"

  In a world that humanity has continued to despoil and destroy, is it that the Parasytes are here to cull our numbers? Of course the humans continue to kill Parasytes in order to survive.

  Which is it that ought to win? The planet needs to be preserved yet it is in our nature to protect our loved ones. Amidst this conflict of values, Shinichi and Migi have no choice but to hurl themselves into the fight against the ever more complex attack of the Parasytes.

    d. David Koepp
    Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany

  Can : Ngap Wong
  Lit : Duck King
    d. Amen Au Cheuk Man
    Dominic Ho Ho Man, Candy Yuen Ka Man, Jeana Ho Pui Yu,
      Hazel Tong Chi Yui, Winnie Leung Man Yi,
      Pal Sinn Lap Man, Lo Yuen Yan, Wong Chun Tong, Jolie Fan Ling,
      Elena Kong Mei Yee, Tony Ho Wa Chiu, Ronan Pak Kin Yan
  Rating : III
  Length : 97 mins.
  Opening January 129 2015
  Trailer : http://youtu.be/8kN5C6scqMg

  Innocent man Ho Kui Fung with his handsome looks and well endowed part easily becomes popular in school. Once after a fight he is expelled from school. His duck selling mother has to stop working due to back problems. Fung suddenly becomes the pillar of the family's finances and his life thus goes through a drastic change...

    d. Clint Eastwood
    Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner

    d. Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
    Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean

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