Hong Kong Cinema Listings, August 14

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 14 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 25 October, 2012, 11:28am

New Releases


The Bourne Legacy (IIA)

Jeremy Renner stars in this expansion of Robert Ludlum's Bourne universe about an agent whose life is endangered by the events of the first three films. Also starring Rachel Weisz. Not reviewed.

Brave (IIA) (English and Cantonese versions)

Pixar Animation Studio's animated action adventure tale centring on a Scottish princess who must rely on her bravery and archery skills to undo a beastly curse after her defiance of a custom brings chaos to her kingdom. Not reviewed.

The Chef (IIA) (French)

Comedy about a veteran chef whose restaurant group's new chief executive wants the establishment to lose a star from its rating in order to bring in a younger molecular gastronomy specialist. Starring Jean Reno and Michael Youn. CT

The Silent War (IIA) (Cantonese)

Tony Leung Chiu-wai stars in Felix Chong Man-keung and Alan Mak Siu- fai's thriller, set in the early 1950s shortly after the founding of the People's Republic of China, about a blind man recruited for a spy mission because of his exceptional hearing. Also starring Zhou Xun. CT

Vulgaria (III) (Cantonese)

Pang Ho-cheung's taboo-breaking comedy about a Hong Kong producer who heads north to the mainland to find funding for his film. Starring Chapman To Man-chat. LKW

General Releases



The Dark Knight Rises (IIA)

Christopher Nolan's crime actioner sees Batman resurfacing eight years after being accused of killing district attorney Harvey Dent, to protect a city that views him as an enemy after an arch criminal arrives on the scene and threatens to overwhelm Gotham's finest. Starring Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway. CT

Doraemon the Movie: Nobita and the Last Haven (I) (Cantonese)

The latest anime featuring earless robot cat Doraemon and his schoolboy buddy Nobita sees the duo journeying to an island protected by a golden beetle. CT

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (I) (English and Cantonese versions)

The fourth instalment of the animated comedy franchise has Manny the mammoth, Diego the sabre-toothed tiger and Sid the sloth embarking on another adventure after their home is set adrift following an earthquake. LKW

Late Autumn (IIA) (Korean, English and Putonghua)

Tang Wei and Hyun Bin star in Kim Tae-yong's drama set in Seattle about a prisoner granted a three-day parole to attend her mother's funeral who meets a caddish man on the run. CT

Madagascar: Europe's Most Wanted (I) (English and Chinese versions)

The third instalment of the animated adventure comedy franchise sees lion Alex, zebra Marty, hippo Gloria and giraffe Melman still fighting to get home, with their journey taking them through Europe where they find the perfect cover in the form of a travelling circus. CT


Silenced (III) (Korean)

Thriller inspired by true incidents at a school for the hearing-impaired whose principal and some teachers sexually molested and abused their students. CT

Step Up: Revolution (IIA)

Dance musical-romantic drama centring on a young woman who aspires to be a dancer that bonds with the leader of a dance crew whose neighbourhood is threatened by her father's development plans. Not reviewed.

Tatsumi (III) (Japanese)

Singaporean filmmaker Eric Khoo's animated tribute to manga artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi combines Tatsumi's short stories and events from the artist's life. CT

Total Recall (IIB)

Sci-fi action thriller centring on a factory worker (Colin Farrell) who becomes a hunted man after embarking on a "mind trip" courtesy of a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have lived. Not reviewed.


Compiled by Yvonne Teh