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(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.

Ge­nius

(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.

Line Walker

(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.

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