Weeds On Fire
(Hong Kong) Taking place, of all places, in Sha Tin in the ‘80s, this first feature from director Chan Chi-fat tells the story of two childhood friends in a little league baseball team who rise up through the ranks, fall in love, and learn some valuable life lessons. Opened Aug 25.
Kilo Two Bravo
(UK/Jordan) This brutal, slow-burning film by first-time feature director Paul Katis follows a group of soldiers deployed in Afghanistan who get trapped in a minefield near Kajaki Dam. As bodies pile up and morphine runs low, the remaining men have to carefully plan their way to safety. Opened Aug 25. Shin Godzilla
(Japan) This new, domestically made Godzilla movie (in the US titled “Godzilla Resurgence”) is making a huge stir at the Japanese box office. Catch it before it stomps away, leaving a trail of flattened apartment buildings. Opened Aug 25.
Train to Busan
(South Korea) This bone-rattling thriller finds a group of passengers on a bullet train to Busan, fleeing a countrywide zombie outbreak. Unlike “Snakes on a Plane,” this horror flick is more than just zombies on a train: It’s got some deeper, yet sometimes corny emotions intertwined between the gruesome killings. Opened Aug 25. PPP