The Big Bee
(Japan) Set in 90s Japan, the Big Bee is a state-ofthe-art military helicopter that’s remotely hijacked on the day of its launch and flown above a nuclear power plant. Full of explosives and with only eight hours before fuel runs out, how will Japan get itself out of this sticky situation?
The Big Short
(USA) See review, above.
(USA) Will Smith is Dr. Bennet Omalu, the man who discovered the sports-related brain trauma disease CTE, which leads to brain deterioration similar to Alzheimer’s. “Concussion” is the dramatic retelling of his crusade to alert all quarterbacks... Convincing acting from Smith, but the story development is too slow and weak to score a touch-down.
(USA) The second comedy collab between Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg since 2010’s detective action-comedy “The Other Guys,” Hollywood pits mild-mannered stepdad (Ferrell) against bad boy biological father (Wahlberg) in the ultimate fatherhood one-up competition.
(USA) Zac Efron, an uptight lawyer (in what world would that work?), is about to marry his boss’s daughter, but he’s taken on a whirlwind road trip through Florida with his sleazy grandfather (Robert De Niro). Probably exactly what you’d expect from a movie titled “Dirty Grandpa.”
(France/Sri Lanka) Inspired by the medieval literary work “Persian Letters,” in which two Persian aristocrats write about their journey through France, “Dheepan” is the tale of three Tamil refugees who flee the Sri Lankan civil war to come to France. Apt for our times and deeply moving, the film won the Palme d’Or grand prize at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
House of Wolves
(Hong Kong) This CNY comedy’s written by frequent Stephen Chow collaborator Vincent Kok, so expect heaps of mo lei tau nonsense: It stars Francis Ng Chun-yu as a con-man who’s pretending to be an ALS patient, and Ronald Cheng as a village leader. Both fall in love with a girl who’s new to the village.
Ip Man 3
(Hong Kong) Donnie Yen returns as Wing Chun legend Ip Man. This time, the grandmaster dukes it out with none other than Mike Tyson himself, who plays a property developer who has his eyes set on land occupied by a local primary school. Obviously, the tightly executed action balances out the dubious plot.