Rated "R" with no nudity, sex or profanity, "The Conjuring" is labeled with this warning as it may just be too terrifying for younger audiences. Set in a backwoods fixer-upper that is scary enough from a homeowner's point of view, this film is a frightfest of nail-biting terror waiting around every corner -- on top of the wardrobe, behind the door, and yes, in the boarded-up basement.
Hong Kong director Peter Ho-Sun Chan's (陳可辛) most Chinese-style film, "American Dreams in China" (海闊天空), centers on the lives of three people; Cheng Dongqing, Meng Xiaojun and Wang Yang, who come from different backgrounds but have one thing in common -- the dream of getting a visa to the U.S. and living out their American dreams.
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In a flash of adamantium and Japanese steel, the Wolverine has finally returned to the silver screen, with Hugh Jackman reprising the role of the seemingly immortal, ever-troubled mutant hero in the sixth installment of the X-Men franchise.
Mingling elements of crime, drama, comedy, romance and gastronomy, Hong Kong director Johnnie To's (杜琪峯) new film, "Blind Detective" (盲探), gives away a strong HK flavor with a high dose of slapstick humor. Starring veteran actors and actresses, including Andy Lau (劉德華) and Sammi Cheng (鄭秀文), the mixed-genre movie premiered at the Cannes Film Festival's midnight sidebar last May.
Gary Supernova, from the movie "Escape from Planet Earth," is the underrated techie/inventor who steps out of his comfort zone to rescue his younger brother.