(USA) See review, above. Opened Mar 10.
The Divergent Series: Allegiant
(USA) The penultimate film of the Divergent Series is based on the first half of the third book “Allegiant.” Protagonist Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) must explore where her trust and loyalties lie as she and Four (Theo James) escape post-apocalyptic Chicago and look for a way to save their city. Opened Mar 10.
(USA) This highly anticipated Coen Brothers ensemble epic centers on early 50s Hollywood. Real-life producer Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) is tasked with his biggest challenge yet when the star of an upcoming period flick (George Clooney) is kidnapped—in costume. Starring the likes of Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton, this one’s looking pretty great. Opened Mar 10.
(Hong Kong) The prayers of every duk nam geek in Hong Kong have been answered: Bikini model and actress Chrissie Chau plays a humanoid love robot. Our advice: keep it in your pants. Opened Mar 10.
Journey to the Shore
(Japan) A romantic ghost story deeply embedded in Japanese culture, “Journey to the Shore” is about a piano teacher’s second honeymoon with her husband—who went missing and returns as a ghost. This delicately heartbreaking romance was screened in the 2015 Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section and won Kiyoshi Kurosawa Best Director. Opened Mar 10.
(China) Adapted from a novel by Chinese mystery novelist Cai Jun and directed by Fruit Chan, Angelababy plays a girl who investigates the death of her policeman father, and meets a curiously familiar man (Ethan Ruan). Opened Mar 10.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
(USA) It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a literary classic will get a ludicrous 21st century remake—with zombies, no less. The 2009 parody novel of the Jane Austen classic reaches Hong Kong screens this month, bringing the classic English story of Regency-era romance, with the added bonus of troublesome undead nobility ravaging the countryside. Opened Mar 10.