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Alice Through the Look­ing Glass

In this se­quel to Tim Bur­ton’s 2010 hit Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hath­away and He­lena Bon­ham Carter find them­selves once again in Wonderland. It’s another vis­ual stun­ner and an en­joy­able film, de­spite the drawn-out sto­ry­line and Dis­ney cheesi­ness.


Fol­low­ing up 2012’s smash hit of the same name, cop thriller Cold War 2 re­vis­its Sean Lau (Aaron Kwok) and Waise Lee (Tony Le­ung) and their squad of big names as they con­tinue to bal­ance po­lice pro­to­col with another ter­ror­ist at­tack. De­spite strong per­for­mances from megas­tars Le­ung and Chow Yun-fat, we can’t help but stum­ble over the gap­ing plot holes and con­trived cliffhang­ers. Find­ing Dory

The much-an­tic­i­pated se­quel to 2003’s smash hit “Find­ing Nemo” fo­cuses on the lov­able am­ne­siac Pacific blue tang played by Ellen De­generes, who goes on an ad­ven­ture to look for her long-lost par­ents. A feel-good film with more than a few teach­ing mo­ments, “Find­ing Dory” hits all the right emo­tional notes with plenty of heart.


The Hand­maiden

From direc­tor Park Chan-wook (“Old­boy”) comes a tale of a con man in 1930s Korea hop­ing to se­duce an heiress for her money and the pick­pocket he hires to be her hand­maiden who ends up fall­ing in love with her. A sen­su­ously wo­ven tale with nu­anced char­ac­ters by a master film­maker.

(South Korea)

In­de­pen­dence Day: Resur­gence

The se­quel to 1996’s “In­de­pen­dence Day” brings for­mer Pres­i­dent Whit­more (Bill Pull­man) and sci­en­tist David Levin­son (Jeff Gold­blum) back to­gether, along with a new gen­er­a­tion of un­rea­son­ably beau­ti­ful sci­en­tists and pi­lots in­clud­ing our very own An­ge­lababy. What’s dif­fer­ent from the last one, you ask?

Well, they killed off Will Smith’s char­ac­ter be­cause he’s too ex­pen­sive, plus the en­tire fight with the grotesque aliens is silly and corny.


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