Tuesday, May 27, 2014

[2014.05.28] FOR THE WEEK ENDING MAY 25 2014

For the week ending May 25 2014
Photos courtesy of Yahoo! Movies Hong Kong

    d. Randall Wallace
    Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Thomas Haden Church

  Can : Dung Gaing Siu Ok
  Lit : Tokyo Little House
    d. Yoji Yamada
    Takako Matsu, Haru Kuroki, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Chieko Baisho
  Rating : I
  Length : 136 mins.
  Opening April 4 2014 at the Hong Kong International Film Festival
  Opening May 22 2014
  Site : https://www.berlinale.de/en/programm/berlinale_programm/datenblatt.php?film_id=20147010
  Site : http://38.hkiff.org.hk/eng/film/detail/38100-the-little-house.html

  Following the death of the unmarried and childless Taki, Takeshi, a young relative of hers, discovers several pages of closely written lines in which the old lady has recorded her memories. This is how he learns the truth about her youth working as a housemaid and nanny for the Hirai family in a little house in Tokyo with a red gabled roof. Masaki is both head of the house and head of department at a toy factory. Whilst he has visions of his company expanding in the wake of Japan’s aggressive expansionist policies of the early 1940s, his wife Tokiko falls in love with his young colleague, art school graduate Shoji, whom she visits in secret. Their housemaid remains loyal to Tokiko and devotedly takes care of the family. However, growing increasingly aware of the furtive love affair that is developing, she is eventually forced to make a heartrending decision.

  Veteran director Yamada Yoji’s 82nd film, but his first romance. Set in a picturesque, 1920s suburban Tokyo, the story unfolds the triangles that reshape the lives of Masaki, a factory employee, his wife Tokiko and their son, Kyoichi, through the arrival of a friend, and the growing winds of war. As we reconstruct these events six decades later through the notebooks of Taki, their household maid, it becomes clear that another narrator triangulated the story in a very different fashion. Silver Bear for Best Actress, Berlin Film Festival.

  Can : Wing Yuen Dik 0
    d. Takashi Yamazaki
    Junichi Okada, Haruma Miura, Mao Inoue
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 144 mins.
  Opening May 15 2014

  Near the end of the Pacific War, a Kamikaze Zero Fighter broke through the U.S. naval fleet's strong firepower like a nightmare......the pilot of this fighter was Kyuzo Miyabe, a genius with a perfect flying technique but was afraid to die and a former flight instructor whose colleagues called the navy's "top coward".

  60 years later, Kentaro Saeki at his grandmother's funeral learns that his biological grandfather is someone else -- Miyabe who died at sea. Thus, Kentaro and his sister Keiko visit Miyabe's war buddies one after another and gradually get an understanding of his grandfather and his experience. Some still criticize him as a "coward" but those who actually went through life and death with him praised how he urged his comrades to cherish life and safeguard their families. When death became a certain choice, Miyabe's love, loyalty and promise to his wife Matsuno was continued to a way that would be difficult for others to imagine...

  Can : Delete Oi Yun
  Lit : Delete Lover
    d. Patrick Kong (Yip Lim Sum)
    Wong Cho Nam, Ivana Wong Yuen Chi,
      Michael Hui Koon Man, Michael Wong Man Tak,
      Yuen Qiu, Nancy Sit Ka Yin,
      Jacqueline Chong Si Man, Lung Siu Kwan,
      Alex Fong Lik Sun, Eric Kwok Wai Leung,
      Babyjohn Choi Hong Yik, Daniella Wang Lidan
      Shiga Lin Si Nga, Jinny Ng Yeuk Hei, Justin Cheung Kin Sing,
      May Chen Ka Kai, Bonnie Xian Seli,
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 103 mins.
  Opening April 10 2014 in Malaysia
  Opening May 8 2014

  So Po-Wing considers himself being underappreciated. He works at “Get Rich Now Consultants Limited” founded by “The Godfather of MLM” Fat Ma. Wing’s colleagues often steal his ideas, bringing his career to a dead end.

  Wing also has a mother who treats him as cash cow, and an injurious friend Wah-Dee who often embroils him into trouble. Despite all the negativity, Wing has a gentle and virtuous childhood sweetheart, Bobo Chung, who always comforts him when he is dejected. He always vents his grievance to her, as he believes Bobo will never leave him for the world.

  Wing receives a weird text message one day, saying: Ever thought of deleting those you dislike? Forward this message to a friend. Wish your wish comes true!

  On Wing’s birthday, Fat Ma fires him with some ridiculous reasons. Wing is aggrieved and accidentally kills Fat Ma in the quarrel, and disposes his body in the boot of Fat Ma’s car. But when Wing returns to the office, he is shocked to find his colleagues addressing an imposing foreigner Boss Ma. Wing goes back and sneaks to take a look in the boot, only to find it empty!

  As the story continues, how would Wing use this incredible superpower to change his life? Will Wing live a perfect life happily ever after?

  The story has only just begun...

    d. Wally Pfister
    Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman

  Can : Heung Gong Jai
    d. Pang Ho Cheung
    Louis Koo Tin Lok, Gigi Leung Wing Kei, Eric Tsang Chi Wai,
      Miriam Yeung Chin Wa, Ng Man Tat, Carrie Ng Ka Lai, Jacky Cai (Choi Kit),
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 96 mins.
  Opening March 24 2014 at the Hong Kong International Film Festival
  Opening May 8 2014
  Site : http://38.hkiff.org.hk/eng/film/detail/38210-aberdeen.html

  The sleepy fishing town of Aberdeen was where the British landed to take Hong Kong, hence its Chinese name: “Little Hong Kong”. Likewise, the Cheng family embodies a microcosm of our city, with its contradictions between modernity and traditions, family and individuality. Aberdeen is at once intimate and sprawling, revealing uniquely troubled characters, from the eldest, the Taoist priest patriarch Dong, to the youngest, the bullied elementary schooler Chloe. Pang mixes his signature humor with the fantastical, incorporating dreams, the supernatural and other surprises to distinguish this star-studded film from ordinary family drama.

  Cheng Wai Chingis a museum guide who has been married to her husband Yau Kin Cheung for years. Yet her husband's affair and her parents' distant relationship leave a knot in her heart; Wai Ching's brother Cheng Wai To is the talented "tutor king", his wife Kwok Yun Yun is a famous model but he has always minded that their daughter is not beautiful; Kwok Yun Yun faces the danger of being eliminated in her career due to her age, as her self confidence gets shaky; Cheng Tung after the passing of his wife finds a companion with Sister TA, who works at a night club. However his son Wai To is less than optimistic, the father and son relationship is poor. The family hides danger, as everyone's troubles weigh them down......

    d. Marc Webb
    Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx

    d. Nicholas Stoller
    Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron

    d. Gareth Edwards
    Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe

    d. Bryan Singer
    Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman,
      James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry,
      Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage,
      Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Daniel Cudmore,
      Fan Bingbing, Adan Canto, Booboo Stewart, Lucas Till

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