(UK/Canada/USA) Steven Spielberg brings the beloved Roald Dahl novel about a bullied gentle giant to the big screen: A young orphan Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) is snatched from her bed into Giant Country, where roam behemoth troglodytes hungry for “human beans.” Opened Aug 11.
Florence Foster Jenkins
(UK) Based on the charmed life of a Gilded Age-era New York socialite (Meryl Streep) whose aspirations of becoming a famous opera singer were not to be held back by anything— not even her total inability to carry a tune. Directed by Stephen Frears (“Mrs. Henderson Presents,” “High Fidelity”) and also stars Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg. Opened Aug 11.
(UK/USA) Starring Colin Firth and Jude
Law, “Genius” takes audiences back to the Roaring 20s, and all the heavy hitters make an appearance: Hemingway, the Fitzgeralds, and the man who cleaned up their greatest works, Max Perkins (Firth). His next biggest project? “Look Homeward, Angel” by the exceedingly promising (if not slightly long-winded) Thomas Wolfe. Opened Aug 11.
(Hong Kong) Based on the popular TVB crime thriller, this cops and robbers drama follows undercover agents deep into the triad network, re-emerging into the world of high finance and high level drug deals. Stars Charmaine Sheh and Francis Ng, both from TVB’s last phenomenally popular show “Triumph in the Skies.” Opened Aug 11. McDull, Rise of the Rice Cooker
(Hong Kong) When a mysterious alien obliterates the superhero representative sent by earth to meet him, who can the world turn to? A humble pig from an even humbler fishing village designs a super robot out of a rice cooker, and, with the support of his community, surprises the powers that be. McGyver? Think again: Must be McDull! Opened Aug 11.