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The Menu

(Hong Kong)

A film se­quel to the HKTV show of the same name, “The Menu” re­volves around a group of news­pa­per jour­nal­ists who have to fig­ure out what to do when a bomb is det­o­nated in the mid­dle of a tele­vi­sion stu­dio, by a man aveng­ing the grisly mur­der of his daugh­ter. Opened Aug 4. The Shal­lows

In this ul­ti­mate sum­mer pop­corn thriller, Blake Lively spends most of the movie stranded on a coral reef a mere 200 me­ters from shore, and the only thing be­tween her and safety is a great white shark. But how does she know that the shark wasn’t just go­ing in for a hug? Opened Aug 4.


A once-suc­cess­ful nov­el­ist turned fi­nan­cially and morally ir­re­spon­si­ble PI (Hiroshi Abe, “Godzilla 2000: Mil­len­nium”) has one night to at­tempt rec­on­cil­i­a­tion and mu­tual re­spect and un­der­stand­ing with his ex-wife, son and mother as a ty­phoon passes through his town. Peace­fully shot with mo­ments of true beauty from an of­ten rep­re­hen­si­ble pro­tag­o­nist, this film shows re­mark­able care and nu­ance in tack­ling themes of dys­func­tion. Cen­tral In­tel­li­gence

Dwayne John­son and Kevin Hart play re­united high school best friends—Hart is a mid­dling ac­coun­tant un­happy at work and at home, and John­son is a CIA agent who needs a num­bers whiz to fig­ure out an arms deal. With John­son chan­nel­ing his Dis­ney dad de­meanor with a fun psy­chotic bent, this is not your av­er­age cop buddy com­edy.


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.

Find­ing Dory

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