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Ghost Sweepers (15)

Comedy, Horror / 119 / Korean

Chan-young (Kang Ye-won) is a news reporter who starts to investigate a village that has supposedly been possessed by demons. As the incidents that have taken place have been strange and terrifying, local shamans and other religious leaders have given up, leaving the village to become abandoned. But when Chang-young arrives at the village, she discovers that an all-star team of top shamans gathered around to rid the village of the evil. The team includes Park (Kim Soo-ro) the team’s leader and exorcist, Shi-min the monk (Gwak Do-won), Wol-gwang the clairvoyant (Yang Gyung-mo), Seung-hee the tarot master (Kim Yoon-hye) and Seok-hyeon the engineer (Lee Je-hoon). With Chan-young added on to the team, the six members are ready to embark on an epic battle against the evil forces. The film is directed by Shin Jung-won who is known as the master of comedic horror films. His first two and only features, “Sisily 2km” (2004) and “Chaw” (2008), each took in more than a million of admissions at the box office. At the movie’s news conference, director Shin expressed that rather than relying on a massive budget, he focused on creating an atmosphere of horror with creativity and style


Don 2 (19)

Action, Crime, Thriller / 148 / Hindi

Following his eponymous 2006 Bollywood action thriller film, Don returns this time in its sequel, “Don 2.” With his success of conquering the Asian underworld, Don (Shahrukh Khan) sets off to extend his notoriety in Europe. Yet, it’s not a smooth ride with the European drug dealers want him dead. As part of his strategy, Don surrenders himself to the authorities. While incarcerated and waiting to hear his death sentence, Don builds an alliance with his enemy Cardhann (Boman Irani) who is also imprisoned, poisoning the other inmates and escaping to Zurich, Switzerland, where he meets his trusted companion, Ayesha (Lara Dutta). Don with his new team devise a plan to steal plates for printing euros from the German Central Bank. Yet a member of the team betrays them and the mission escalates into complications. The crew must be alert as there could be a killer waiting in every corner of his mission.

The Spy (15)

Action, Comedy / 115 / Korean

Section chief Kim (Kim Myung-min) was dispatched to South Korea 22 years ago to spy for the North Korean government. But spying is not his job anymore, or at least, it’s not what he does in daily life.

Now, Kim makes a living by selling fake Viagra pills smuggled from China and returns home every night to his wife and two loving children. When Kim unexpectedly receives an assassination order from his boss (Yu Hae-jin), he gathers his teammates which consist of assistant manager Kang (Yum Jung-ah), a single mother and real estate agent, adviser Yoon (Byun Hee-bong), a retired senior citizen who specializes in making forged IDs, and assistant manager Woo (Jung Gyu-woon), a farmer whose expertise lies on hacking computers.

Although these four people no longer want to be part of the assassination attempt, they have no choice but to follow the order.

While performing a reconnaissance routine, the protagonist enters the residence of their target as a cable repairman and notices a large safe in one of the rooms. Later, he meets his fellow spies and devises a secondary plan to steal the contents of the safe, presumed to be money. No one knows if they will actually be able to get hold of the money as they in turn have become the target of the South Korean government.

Gone (15)

Drama, Mystery, Thriller / 94 / English

Jill Parrish (Amanda Seyfried) has a traumatic past - a year ago, she had been kidnapped with several others but was the only one to escape.

Even after returning back to civilization, she lives in constant paranoia. She is obsessed with unraveling any kind of hint of the others’ disappearance. One night when she returns home to go out to dinner with her sister Molly (Emily Wickersham), Molly is nowhere to be found. Jill is convinced that her past kidnapper has come back to abduct her sister. She turns to the police for help but with no evidence of her past story to be found, it becomes harder to believe Jill’s story to be true. With only 12 hours on the clock until Molly may be killed, Jill sets out on her own to face the killer to save her sister.

Viewers can expect to see the talented Jennifer Carpenter of “Dexter” in this movie as Jill’s fellow waitress and friend. The film has not received many positive reviews, but you can be the judge of that.


The Bleeding (19)

Action, Horror / 83 / English

If you like the combination of bloodthirsty vampires and sexy ladies, “The Bleeding” will satiate your appetite.

Vinnie Jones and Kat Von D star as evil vampires while former UFC ring girl Rachelle Leah plays a tough party chick who gets wrapped in the vampire mess when she and her friend are enticed to a nightclub where the vampire king awaits to suck the blood out of them to increase his army of bloodsuckers. The hero of the story is a fairly new face in the movie, Michael Matthias who plays the character of Shawn Black, a bald, muscled, sleeveless, ex Army-ranger bad ass. Shawn is still furious at the vampires that brutally murdered his family and left him nearly dead. Upon discovering his call as a Slayer from Father Roy (Michael Madsen), Shawn is out for his revenge and rages a holy war against the blood-lusting vampires.

Movie is gory, full of blood, sharp fangs and vampire-like carnage so if you have a weak stomach, you’ve been warned.


My Way (15)

Drama / 148 / French

Director Florent-Emilio Siri captures the story of Claude “Cloclo” Francois, a French pop singer, songwriter and dancer whose global claim to fame is the eponymous Frank Sinatra ballad he composed and performed under the title “Comme d’habitude.” He spent most of his childhood in Egypt until the event of the Suez Canal forces his family to move and live in poor conditions in Monaco. Despite being the breadwinner of the house, Francois never abandons his dream of music and dance and continues to dream of becoming a singer. Yet, his father reproaches the instability of his future as a musician. With his unrelenting zeal and confidence, Francois moves to Paris where opportunities await. Soon, he mesmerizes the whole Europe with his music, making a name for himself. On the fast track to success, he shows unprecedented spectacular performances, crowding in more praises from the public to become the icon of French pop music. Yet slowly his dark inner side, concealed by the glamorous performances begins to encroach on his spotlight. This biopic, also called “Cloclo,” entails the record of the music superstar from his childhood in Egypt to life in France. The movie was released in France in March to coincide with the anniversary of the death of Claude Francois.
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