Jun 06, 2018

Summer Movies for Your Enjoyment

 

This summer the world will be seeing a flurry of great movies come to the theatres.

There's no form of art in this world better suited to helping you suspend your disbelief, than the cinema. Here's a list of movies releasing in Hong Kong that you need to go watch this Summer... and not just from Hollywood!

 

Veere Di Wedding -June 2, 2018

Try something different this summer! Already out in theatres, join these four women on their empowering journey of finding love. This coming-of-age story follows four childhood best friends who reunite after ten years, only to discover how much things have changed… for all of them. Check out the colours, the fantastic musical numbers, and take a peek into modern-day India - and the wedding customs thereof!

 

 

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom- June 7, 2018

 

 

Four years after the Jurassic World Them Park was closed down, Owen and Claire return to9 Isla Nublar to save the dinosaurs when they learn that a once dormant volcano is active and threatening to extinguish all life there. Along the way Owen sets out to find Blue, his lead raptor and discovers a conspiracy that could disrupt the natural order of the entire planet. Life has found a way, again. By Jake Logsdon

 

 

Midnight Sun- June 7, 2018

 

 

Based on the Japanese film, Midnight Sun centers on Katie, a 17  year old, sheltered since Childhood and confined to her house during the day by a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Fate intervenes when she meets Charlie and they embark on a summer romance. By Jake Logsdon

 

 

Skyscraper - July 12, 2018   

       

 

Hollywood megastar Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson comes to Hong Kong, but he's in big trouble! Assessing security for skyscrapers, he finds that the ‘tallest, safest’ one has been set ablaze... and he's been framed for arson. This incredible thriller brings together familiar sights and sounds with the mega budgets and excitement of blockbuster Hollywood!

 

The Insult - June 14, 2018

 Ziad Doueiri's incredible work of art earned The Insult an Academy Award nomination. This is a tale of interpersonal strife between a Lebanese Christian man and a Palestinian refugee that blows out of proportion and becomes a court case - accruing national media attention. The raw tension, along with the world-class directing and cinematography, makes this a must-watch film!

 

Ocean’s 8- June 14, 2018

 

 

Danny Ocean’s sister attempts to pull off the heist of the century at the Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect all female crew.

 

Incredibles 2 -June 14, 2018

 

 

Whoever said animated movies were just for children clearly hasn’t watched a Pixar movie in the past decade or two. Pixar's 19 films (theory has it that they are allcleverly intertwined) have seen proven, consistent quality... and going by the trailer, we’re sure that Incredibles 2 will be no different! Fans of Part 1 of the series have waited a long 14 years for this one. So sit back and watch the superhero family of five unite to save the world again!


 

Mamma Mia! Here we go again -July 19, 2018

 

 

Another sequel taking place a decade after the original (why do they do this to us fans?)! Fall right back into the world of musicals and romance and comedy. Amanda Seyfried returns as a now pregnant wife, still discovering more of her mother's past. The legendary Meryl Streep returns as Donna, looking into her past and see how it affects her present-day, her daughter, and her grandchild-to-be. If you're a fan of musicals, and ABBA, there's no better movie to catch this summer!

 

 

Hotel Artemis- July 20, 2018

Set in riot -torn near-future Los Angeles, ‘Hotel Artemis’ follows a Nurse, who runs a secret, members only emergency room for criminals.

 

Dhadak -July 20, 2018

Telling a starkly different tale than that of Veere Di Wedding, this Bollywood film tells the harsh tale of love between two people from different castes. It delves into the taboos of inter-caste marriage, "honour killings" and several deep-seated issues of misogyny and rigid hierarchies in conservative India.

 

I’ve Got the Blues- July 5, 2018

A complex man who defies definition. Wong is a painter, art director, set designer, writer, musician and photographer, a true renaissance man who expresses his creativity in multiple forms. More than a portrait of an artist and the creative life, the film is also a high octane cat and-mouse game between film maker and subject: one tries to capture, the other evades.

2018 Cinema.com.hk Ltd

 

Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku)-July 5, 2018

This beautiful tale of a family of petty thieves sees two of them encounter a little girl in the cold by pure chance. They agree to take her in, and when all seems to be going well despite struggling to make ends meet, an unexpected incident triggers a chain of events that truly tests the family bonds. Shoplifters won the Palme d'Or, 2018.

 

Brother of the Year- June 21, 2018

 A story about Chut and Jane who have fought over everything ever since childhood. Chut only acts like an older brother when someone shows an interest in Jane. He bullies her admirers into leaving her. For this reason Jane wants to keep her relationship with Moji, her perfect half Japanese boyfriend, a secret from Chut. Jane doesn’t want her relationship to be destroyed at the hands of Chut like all of previous relationships. However, love isn’t something to be kept secret and Chut finds out about Jane and Moji’s relationship. A great brother like Chut will naturally try to put an end to anything that makes his sister happy. By the Comedy Production team of Bad Genius. 2018 Cinema.com.hk Ltd.

 

Crazy Rich Asians- August 23, 2018

 

 

The story follows an American born Chinese economics professor, who travels to her boyfriend’s hometown of Singapore for his best friend’s wedding. Before long, his secret is out; Nick is from a family that is impossibly wealthy, he’s perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of the economics professor and wants to bring her down. By JAP

 

Living in Hong Kong means that you're absolutely spoilt for choices when it comes to movie options this summer… in every language of the world. Whether it's a coming-of-age tale, a family-friendly film, an intense drama, a musical or something else, there are a plethora of options available near you. So let your hair down and have a great time!

 

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