PUBLISHED : Thursday, 28 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 28 June, 2012, 12:00am


New Releases

Postcard (IIB) (Japanese)

See review on this page.

The Amazing Spider-Man (IIA)

Marc Webb's reboot of the Marvel comics superhero saga has Peter Parker finding a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young, and sets him on a collision course with his father's former partner. Not reviewed.

General Releases

Shadows of Love (I) (Cantonese)

See review on this page.

American Pie: Reunion (IIB)

Comedy about four friends who go to their school reunion to reminisce about - and get inspired by - their hormonal teen years. CT

The Avengers (IIB)

Marvel Comics-inspired actioner in which superheroes Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow team up to save the world from an unexpected enemy and his alien allies. CT

Being Flynn (IIB)

Robert DeNiro stars in Paul Weitz's adaptation of Nick Flynn's memoirs about a young writer (Paul Dano) who seeks to define himself. Not reviewed.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (IIA)

Comedy-drama about seven British retirees who travel to India to live in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. CT

The Bounty (IIA) (Cantonese)

Chapman To Man-chat and Fiona Sit Hoi-kei star in an action comedy revolving around a bounty hunter and an innkeeper's daughter who decides to go with him on his new assignment. Not reviewed.

Chicken With Plums (IIB) (French)

Set in 1958 Tehran, Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi's drama centres on a celebrated violin player who loses his will to live after his wife breaks his beloved violin during an argument. CT

Cold Fish (III) (Japanese)

Sion Sono's horror film about a tropical fish shop owner who befriends and entrusts his daughter to a mysterious man. CT

The Dictator (IIB) (English and Arabic)

Sacha Baron Cohen stars in a comedy about a dictator of a North African country who, upon finding himself stranded in New York after being double-crossed by his uncle, meets and falls for a pro-democracy activist. CT

Din Tao: Leader of the Parade (IIA) (Taiwanese and Mandarin)

Comedy-drama about a free spirit with dreams of being a rock musician (Alan Ko You-lun) who takes the demoralised members of his father's din tao art troupe on a countrywide walk in search of inspiration. PF

First Time (IIA) (Putonghua)

Romantic drama revolving around a young woman (Angelababy Yeung Wing) cared for by her widowed mother (Jiang Shan), and the grunge rocker (Mark Chao Yu-ting) who attempts to make her dreams come true. PF

Flamenco, Flamenco (I)

Film of 21 performances at Seville's Expo Pavilion Soundstage by top Spanish flamenco musicians and dancers. Not reviewed.

Men in Black III 3-D (IIA)

The third instalment of the sci-fi action comedy franchise has Agent J (Will Smith) travelling back in time to the 1960s to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history. CT

Motorway (IIB) (Cantonese)

Soi Cheang Pou-soi's action-thriller revolving around a rookie cop (Shawn Yue Man-lok) and his veteran partner (Anthony Wong Chau-sang) who seek to apprehend a notorious underworld getaway driver (Guo Xiaodong). PF

One Nation, Two Cities (I) (Cantonese, Putonghua and Fujianese)

Cheung King-wai's documentary centring on a Fujianese woman who has been fighting for her right of abode in Hong Kong for the last 30 years. YT

Perfect Sense (IIB)

Ewan McGregor and Eva Green star in a sci-fi romantic drama revolving around a chef and a scientist who fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their senses. CT

Prometheus (IIB)

Ridley Scott's sci-fi action-horror revolving around the crew of a space expedition to the suspected birthplace of the human race who find themselves in a terrifying battle to save humanity. CT

The Raid - Redemption (III) (Bahasa Indonesia)

Gareth Evans' crime actioner about an elite police special forces team that finds nothing is quite as it seems after the team sets out to secretly invade a safe building for criminals and kill or capture the sadistic drug lord who operates it. CT

The Raven (IIB)

Gothic thriller about a 19th-century Baltimore detective who, with the help of author Edgar Allan Poe, seeks to apprehend a madman who commits horrific murders inspired by Poe's works. CT

Sadako 3-D (IIB) (Japanese)

Stereoscopic follow-up to The Ring trilogy about a teacher who is drawn into the horror created by a man planning to resurrect the vengeful spirit of Sadako. CT

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (IIA) (English, Arabic and Putonghua)

Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt star in this romantic comedy adaptation of Paul Torday's novel about a British fisheries expert sent to help realise a sheikh's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert. CT

Silenced (III) (Korean)

Thriller adapted from Kong Ji-young's novel inspired by true incidents at a school for the hearing-impaired whose principal and some teachers sexually molested and abused their students. CT

Snow White and the Huntsman (IIB)

Action adventure inspired by the Snow White and the Seven Dwarves fairy tale that twists the story so that the huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) ordered to kill Snow White (Kristen Stewart) becomes her mentor in a quest to vanquish the evil queen. CT

StreetDance 2 (3-D) (IIA)

Musical drama centring on an American street dancer who, after suffering humiliation at the hands of the Invincible crew, looks to gather the best dancers from around the world for a rematch at a dance competition in Paris. CT

What to Expect When You're Expecting (IIA)

Comedy about five couples whose intertwined lives are turned upside down by the challenges of impending parenthood. CT

Wings of the Kirin (IIA) (Japanese)

Mystery-drama revolving around a murder victim whose body was found under the statue of a giraffe, a suspect who falls unconscious after being involved in a car accident and a detective who uncovers an unexpected connection between the two men. Not reviewed.

Art House

Hayabusa: Back to Earth

Sky show about the unmanned probe sent into space to explore an asteroid 200 million kilometres away from earth by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency in 2003. English shows: Fri, 6.10pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narration in English, Cantonese, Putonghua and Japanese are also available through headphones. Daily, 2.40pm, 6.10pm, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Sat

Born to be Wild

Omnimax film documenting the life of orphaned orangutans and elephants. English shows: Sat-Sun, 8.30pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narration in English, Cantonese, Putonghua and Japanese are also available through headphones. Daily (except Tue), 1.30pm, 5pm, 8.30pm, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Aug 31

Tornado Alley

Omnimax film about the largest tornado-research project in history, with research teams investigating the weather phenomenon in the danger zone known as Tornado Alley in the US. English shows: Mon, Thu, 7.20pm; otherwise in Cantonese. Narration in Cantonese, Putonghua, English and Japanese are also available through headphones. Daily (except Tue), 3.50pm, 7.20pm, also Sat-Sun, 12.20pm, HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$24, HK$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Oct 31

To Fathers With Love

The HK Film Archive presents a Morning Matinee programme of five films honouring fatherhood, including the following film. Until Jun 29. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$20 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2739 2139

Father and Son

Allen Fong Yuk-ping's drama centring on a salaryman father (Shi Lei) who uses his every means to send the son to study abroad. In Cantonese. Jun 29, 11am, HK Film Archive.

Cantonese Opera Films Featuring Leng Chi-pak

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents a programme of three Cantonese Opera films featuring the seminal 20th-century Cantonese Opera star (1905-1992) as part of the Chinese Opera Festival, including the following one. Jun 29-Jul 7. HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

The Story of Yeung Chung-bo and Muk Kwai-ying (part 1)

Wong Hok-sing's 1959 Cantonese Opera film revolving around a Song general who agrees to marry the chief of the Mui Ok Fortress so that he can fulfil an assignment to obtain a dragon-seizing log. In Cantonese with some Chinese surtitles. Jun 29, 7.30pm, HK Space Museum.

Japanese and Korean Film Festival

Sundream Motion Pictures presents a programme of nine Japanese and Korean films, including the following three. Until Jul 2. GH Mong Kok, G/F Grand Century Place, 193 Prince Edward Rd West, Mong Kok, HK$70 Inquiries: 2628 9864


Drama about a former top jockey involved in a serious accident that kills his wife and damages his eyesight whose life and career stand to get reinvigorated by a chance encounter with a difficult racehorse. In Korean with Chinese subtitles. Jun 30, 4pm, GH Mong Kok.

The Egoists

Ryuichi Hiroki's drama about a Kabukicho club pole dancer (Anne Suzuki) who flees with one of the gangsters (Kengo Kora) who trashed the club one night to his hometown. In Japanese with Chinese subtitles. Jul 1, 4pm, GH Mongkok.

Hotaru The Movie: It's Only A Little Light In My Life

Romantic comedic TV spin-off in which the protagonist (Haruka Ayase) and her boss, and now husband, make plans to honeymoon in Rome. In Japanese with Chinese subtitles. Jul 2, 4pm, GH Mong Kok.

Hear Me

Cheng Fen-fen's romantic drama about a delivery boy who falls in love with the sister of a deaf-mute swimmer, which threatens their co-dependent relationship. In Mandarin. Jul 1, 11.50am, Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60 Inquiries: 2388 0002

Restored Treasures

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents a continuing series of movies that have undergone restoration work, including the following film. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$40 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2901

Eternal Love

Set in a Swiss mountain village circa 1812, Ernst Lubitsch's silent 1929 romantic drama centres on a Swiss hunter (John Barrymore) in love with a young village woman (Carmilla Horn) who attracts the attention of a vindictive mountain girl (Mona Rico) who creates trouble for them all. With English intertitles and live musical accompaniment. Jul 1, 2pm, HK Film Archive.