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(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.

Hail Cae­sar!

(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.

iGirl

(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.

Kill Time

(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.

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