Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
(USA) Time for the fourth round of squeaky CGI squirrel adventures: Alvin, Simon and Theo embark on a road trip to stop their owner Dave from proposing to his new girlfriend. With plenty of squeaky Bruno Mars covers in between. Ughhhhhhh. Opened Feb 4.
From Vegas to Macau III
(Hong Kong/China) It’s CNY, so shitty blockbuster sequels abound: Chow Yun-fat returns as “God of Gamblers” Ko Chun with an all-star cast (Andy Lau, Nick Cheung, Jacky Cheung and Carina Lau) for yet another gambling escapade to Macau: This time involving a bout of amnesia, gratuitous glamor shots of Studio City, and plenty of director Wong Jing’s usual ridiculousness. Opens Feb 6.
The Good Dinosaur
(USA) Disney and Pixar’s latest long-awaited offering is a tale of unlikely friendship between a human and an Apatosaurus named Arlo, in a world where dinosaurs never went extinct. The trailer already has our eyes getting a little moist. Such kindness! Such adventure! Opened Feb 4.
The Monkey King 2
(Hong Kong) Following up from 2014’s rehash of the well-known legend, Aaron Kwok plays Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, after previously playing baddie the Bull Demon King. With Sammo Hung as action director, you can still expect plenty of 3D-tastic flying kicks. Year of the Monkey upgrade! Opened Feb 4.