Innocent Steps Director: Park Young-hoon Starring: Moon Geun-young, Park Gun-hyung Prelude: Dance movies, even the mediocre ones, have a certain charm, given the passionate and romantic nature of dance. The revival of the genre in Asia started with Shall We Dance (1997) - a Japanese romantic comedy about a bored, married accountant who signs up for a ballroom dance class to meet the beautiful dance teacher. Hollywood last year churned out a crude remake that starred the listless Richard Gere and hopeless Jennifer Lopez. Other Hollywood films that define this genre include Gene Kelly's Singin' in the Rain, Saturday Night Fever, Flashdance, Footloose and, more recently, Save the Last Dance. Hong Kong fans can check out Dancing Bull, a 1990 film directed by 'new wave' filmmaker Allen Fong. The film stars Anthony Wong Chau-Sang (Infernal Affairs, Initial D) as a struggling young dancer. The story: Innocent Steps has the all-too-familiar arranged marriage scenario with a dancing twist, featuring South Korean starlet Moon Geun-young as an innocent villager from China. She marries Young-sae (Park Gun-hyung) - once Korea's greatest dancer - to start a new life. They prepare for a national competition by training together before eventually falling for each other. The star: Moon's features are far from delicate and her acting is rather one-dimensional. But she has the sweet, innocent look that makes most men fancy her. In addition to her roles in comedies such as My Little Bride, she also stars in the spine-chilling horror flick A Tale of Two Sisters. How will it fare? Girls will love it. It's like a romantic Korean soap that grows increasingly soppy towards the end. Mobile Suit Z Gundam: A New Translation - Heirs to the Stars Director: Yoshiyuki Tomino Prelude: Arguably the most popular Japanese animated series in Asia, Z Gundam was created in 1985 as a television series. It was made to follow the success of the hit series Mobile Suit Gundam. Movies, models, action figures and stationery followed, as well as stacks of reference books and magazines. It may only be a matter of time before a design course titled Gundam Model Making 101 is offered in universities. The movie: It's the first part of a trilogy based on the original television series. With the help of an animation technique known as acing, new scenes have been blended seamlessly with old television footage. How will it fare? It may not receive the same scale of publicity as Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, but the appeal of this time-tested Japanese animation series should not be underestimated.