8 Movies We're Excited About in August 2017
200 Pounds Beauty
200 Pounds Beauty is the Vietnamese remake of the classic South Korean romantic comedy musical film, which is a phenomenon around Asia. Minh Hang plays the role of Ha My, a talented but obese singer. After getting deceived and bullied by a producer (Rocker Nguyen) and singer Jolie (Phuong Trinh Jolie), Ha My decided to get cosmetic surgery. From an ugly duckling, she becomes a beautiful singer and has her life changing extraordinary.
The Dark Tower
Adapted from “the greatest achievement” of Stephen King, The Dark Tower is expected to launch a new blockbuster fantasy franchise. The film stars Idris Elba as Roland Deschain, a gunslinger on a quest to protect the Dark Tower – a mythical structure which supports all realities – and Matthew McConaughey as his nemesis, Walter o'Dim, the "Man in Black".
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the legendary Lighting McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves. Hoping to get back in the game, he turns to Cruz Ramirez, an eager young technician who has her own plans for winning. With dazzling animation and nostalgic story, Cars 3 is one of the best animated movies of 2017.
The Battleship Island
As the 3rd most expensive South Korean movie in 2017, The Battleship Island is expected to be one of the best films to hit Asean big screen this year. The film stars Song Joong-ki as the leader of a group of 400 Joseon workers who risk their lives to attempt an escape from Hashima, a “hell island” in war era.
After being introduced in The Conjuring (2013), Annabelle quickly became one of the most horrific characters in cinema history. The lastest installment will discover the origin story of the possessed creation. Early reactions give the film critical acclaim, with most critics noting it as a strong and vast improvement over its predecessor.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard
“Deadpool” Ryan Reynolds and “Nick Fury” Samuel L. Jackson join forces, not in a superhero flick but in a comedy – action film which promises a wildly entertaining adventure. Ryan Reynolds will plays a special protection agent tasked with guarding the life of his mortal enemy, who is one of the world's most notorious hitmen. On their way, they are on high-speed car chases and boat escapes as deadly assassins are pursuing them and they are forced to work together in order to defeat a ruthless, powerful and bloodthirsty dictator.
Tokyo Ghoul is a Japanese live-action film adapted from the popular manga series of the same name. The film is set in an alternate reality where ghouls, individuals who can only survive by eating human flesh, live among the normal humans in secret. Ken Kaneki, a normal college student who, after being taken to a hospital, discovers that he underwent a surgery that transformed him into a half-ghoul. Struggling with his new life, he must now adapt into the ghoul society, as well as keeping his identity hidden from his human companions.
Ngo Kien Huy and Nha Phuong become lovers-on-screen for the first time in the remake of Spellbound, South Korean horror romantic comedy film. It is about a magician who falls in love with a woman who can see ghosts.
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