For the week ending April 24 2016
Photos courtesy of Yahoo! Movies Hong Kong
10 MY WIFE IS A SUPERSTAR
Can : Ngor Lo Por Hai Ming Sing
d. Shirley Yung Sau Lan
Annie Liu (Lau Sum Yau), Pakho Chau,
Alex Lam Tak Shun, Jacky Cai Jie, Jacqueline Ng (Chu Fun),
Don Li Yat Long, Eric Kwok Wai Leung, Grace Ip Pui Man,
Alex To Tak Wai, Stephanie Che Yuen Yuen, Bonnie Wong Man Wai,
Lo Hoi Pang, I Love You Boyz, Bob Lam Sing Bun, Tin Kai Man,
Jacquelin Chong Si Man, Ram Chiang Chi Kwong,
Rating : IIB
Length : 105 mins.
Opening April 21 2016
Trailer : https://youtu.be/3qGwcDfuoao
[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
The movie company owner Jeff is preparing a major Chinese-New-Year-themed movie. He has recruited new and beautiful actress Chu Kei as the leading actress to replace the famous actress Ching Yu. But the only condition is Chu Kei must not date anyone. For becoming her dream, she promised Jeff at last. However in actuality, she is married to an unsuccessful reporter Lai Mo.
Since Ching Yu suspected that Chu Kei is married, she tells Lai Mo's boss Uncle Tat the news. And then, Uncle Tat appoints Lai Mo to look for evidence and promises him to get promotion if he did well. Lai Mo is in a dilemma choosing between career and marriage. Will Chu Kei’s married status be recognized by the public in eventually? Could Lai Mo fulfill the job and get promotion?
Can : Lo Lup Bin Lei Dim
Lit : Stick Up Convenience Store
d. Fire Lee (Han Huo Huo)
Derek Tsang Kwok Cheung, J.Arie (Rachel Lui Sum Yu)
Lam Suet, Stanley Fung Shui Fan, Philip Keung Ho Man
Anita Chui Bik Ka, Eric Kwok Wai Leung,
Aaron Chow Chi Kwan, Edward Ma Chi Wai, Ken Low Wai Kwong,
Rating : III
Length : 902 mins.
Opening July 5 2015 at the New York Asian Film Festival
Opening March 29 2016 at the Hong Kong International Film Festival
Opening April 14 2016
Site : http://www.filmlinc.com/films/on-sale/robbery
[ NEW YORK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL ]
An absurdist blood-soaked Grand Guignol with attitude to burn, Fire Lee’s indie black comedy about an overnight shift in a convenience store starts with a simple robbery, then moves on to mass murder, terrorist bombings, police shoot-outs, and even the afterlife.
[ HONG KONG MOVIE 6 ]
A young guy named Ping gets a job working as a cashier in the Exceed convenience store. At midnight, Grandpa goes into the store to buy bargain priced breads. Annoyed and offended by the store manager Fat Boss’ sarcasm and contempt, Grandpa stabs a pair of scissors into Fat Boss’ neck. All the people in the store–Yan who is just a passerby borrowing the toilet, Anita who is buying some condoms, Fat Boss, Ping and his co-worker Mabel are suddenly taken hostage by Grandpa in this bizarre incident......
8 HARECORE HENRY
d. Ilya Naishuller
Sharlto Copley, Tim Roth, Haley Bennett, Danila Kozlovsky
7 BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
d. Zack Snyder
Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jessie Eisenberg
6 PORT OF CALL
Can : Dap Huet Chum Mui
Lit : Step Into Blood In Search of Plum
d. Philip Yung Chi Kwong
Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Elaine Jin (Kam Yin Ling),
Patrick Tam Yiu Man, Maggie Shiu Mei Kei
Rating : III
Length : 120 mins.
Opening April 6 2015 at the Hong Kong International Film Festival
Opening December 3 2015
[ HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ]
A teenage prostitute is murdered; her body cut up and flushed down the toilet, and her severed head thrown into Victoria Harbor. Director Philip Yung chooses to focus not on the crime or the investigation, but on the dead girl and her family, the cop and his family, and the killer who is without a family. The result is a genre-bender that progresses as it digresses, an atmospheric mosaic of human lives and actions that invariably get complicated, out of order and beyond reason, and with the characters firmly grounded in gritty and unforgiving reality.
[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
Jiamei Wang has moved to Hong Kong from Dongguan, China two years ago. Desperate to become financially independent from her mother and step-father, she ends up becoming a “compensated date”. Chi-chung Ting, a truck driver who had just been brutally dumped, finds Jiamei online. They communicate with each other via text message and become friends right away. They share their background stories, and talk about everything from love to hate, from life to death.
On the day of the murder, Jiamei and Chi-chung finally meet in person. In the room, they play, indulge in ketamine and really enjoy themselves. Finally, they go to the bed. During sex, Jiamei tells Chi-chung she wants to die. Chi-chung squeezes her neck until she passes away.
Ching Sir, in charge of investigating the case, is a quirky police officer. When he investigates a case, he often ignores the details of the case itself but rather researches extensively on the personality of the people involved. Although he already has enough evidence to charge Chi-chung Ting, he wants to get to know Ting and Jiamei Wang better. He wants to look at our times with his heart. What exactly happened? He wishes to find out the real reason behind the incident, to prove that human nature is not evil, to shine a light onto the darkness.
5 THE BOY
d. William Brent Bell
Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell, Jim Norton
4 THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER'S WAR
d. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
Sam Claflin, Chris Hemsworth,
Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron,
Can : Shu Dai Jiu Fung
Lit : Big Trees Attract Wind
d. Frank Hui Hok Man, Vicky Wong Wai Kit, Jevons Au Man Kit
Gordon Lam Ka Tung, Richie Jen (Yam Yin Chai), Jordan Chan Siu Chun,
Tommy Wong Kwong Leung
Length : 97 mins.
Opening February 12 2016 at the Berlin Film Festival
Opening April 7 2016
Trailer : https://youtu.be/ZsE97uwjkEo
[ BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ]
Hong Kong, summer 1997: while preparations are underway for the handover of the British Crown Colony to China, the underworld finds that it too must adapt to profound changes. With the opening of the border to China, new codes and mores make their way into the world of the triads – and those who don’t adjust their business models have already lost.
A genre film from Hong Kong that chooses to set its story during those years of turmoil is tantamount to a double swan song. For these political changes also effectively spelled the end of an independent Hong Kong cinema that was admired across Asia. One of the few directors who has continued to defend and develop the genre is Johnnie To. By producing TRIVISA, To is flying the flag for three up-and-coming directors who tell the stories of three legendary gangsters of the period. This is not an anthology film, but rather an overlapping story of men who become victims of their own legends. As chance brings them all together one day in the same restaurant on the Chinese side of the border, rumours swirl that the three are planning a joint coup. In elegant fashion, hype and hubris lead to their downfall. (Christoph Terhechte)
2 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE
d. Dan Trachtenberg
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr.
d. Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush
English Voices: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba
Cantonese Voices: Dayo Wang Tze Wah, Joey Yung Cho Yi