2017.11.24 Now Playing
Action, adventure, SF/170/English/Nov.15
“They said the age of heroes would never come again.”
After seeing Superman’s sacrifice, Bruce Wayne, with his faith in humanity fully restored, asks for help from his newfound ally Diana Prince to form a team against a greater threat. Batman and Wonder Woman gather Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash to form the superhero team, but the catastrophe at hand may be too much even for this band of heroes.
The film is the fifth installment of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), and includes Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash and Ray Fisher as Cyborg.
Battle of the Sexes (15)
“I’m not saying that women don’t belong on the court. Who would pick up the balls otherwise?”
In 1973, when everything is changing, the world’s top-ranked women’s tennis player, Billie Jean King, decides to boycott the Tennis Association after learning that women receive much less prize money than men.
She then forms the Women’s Tennis Association and finds sponsors to fund the new organization along with her fellow female tennis stars of the day. They establish their own tournaments and get attention from tennis fans and media all around the world, becoming the talk of the sports world.
Meanwhile, former Wimbledon champion Bobby Riggs keeps his eye on Billie Jean King, and knows that beating King in a tennis match would be a way to get the spotlight and regain his lost fame.
King, on the other hand, realizes that this match will be her only chance to change the way that people think about women’s tennis players and make her mark in sports history.
Billie Jean King is played by Emma Stone, who has appeared in 2012’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “La La Land” (2016).
Black Comedy/100/Korean/Nov. 15
Du-sik is the owner of the failing DVD room - a space where people can rent DVDs and watch them - in Seoul and Tae-jeong is his desperate part-time worker who is struggling to pay back the debts from his student loans.
Although Du-sik put up the store for sale months ago, no one has expressed interest in the space until, miraculously, a buyer finally appears. However, due to an unprecedented accident, someone dies in the store, and Du-sik, determined to sell the store for good without any problems, makes a decision to hide the body in room no. 7.
Du-sik is played by veteran actor Shin Ha-kyun, while Do Kyung-soo, also known as D.O. from popular idol group Exo, stars in the role of Tae-jeong. The latter is being recognized as a promising actor from his roles in “An Annoying Brother” (2016) and “Unforgettable” (2016).
Home Again (15)
Drama, comedy, romance/97/English/Nov. 16
After separating from her husband, Alice moves to L.A. with her two daughters to get a fresh start on her single life. She tries to make a comeback as an interior designer, but it doesn’t turn out the way she expected. On her 40th birthday, Alice tries to have fun by having a night out with her friends and runs into three men - Harry, Teddy and George - who are all filmmakers needing a place to stay.
Alice reluctantly agrees to let them stay at her house temporarily, since she has guest rooms available to accommodate them.
At first, she feels uncomfortable having three strange men in her house, but the three men start to take care of the house and her children while she is busy at work. Their presence slowly mends the gaps of her life and without realizing it, she begins to rely on them.
Alice is played by actress Reese Witherspoon, known for the “Legally Blonde” series (2001) and “This Means War” (2012).
Romance, comedy/103/English/Nov. 16
A favorite Christmas love story is heading back to theaters to celebrate the holiday season.
Alex, who was once a pop star, is now a long-forgotten singer who only sings on small stages. One day he comes across a chance that is hard to pass up when pop diva Cora Corman asks him to write a duet for the two of them to perform, but with his poor composing skills, he struggles to come up with good lyrics.
While racking his brain for the best words, Alex discovered that the woman who is watering the plants at his house, Sophie, has a way with words. Having persuaded Sophie to help him work on a song together, the unlikely pair eventually fall in love.
Alex and Sophie are played by well-known actor and actress Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore, both featuring in series of romantic comedies and various other films.
A Family Man (12)
Headhunter Dane Jensen works at a cutthroat firm. Totally immersed in his work, he has neglected his family for a while, with his wife complaining that he only comes home to sleep.
However, Dane can’t stop now, as he is facing a promotion and must beat his rival to rise to the top.
But everything changes when he gets a call and learns that his son Ryan has lost consciousness and was also diagnosed with cancer. Caught between achieving his dreams and taking care of his family, which now needs him more than ever, Dane must make a choice.
The goal-driven headhunter is played by Gerard Butler, who has received acclaim for his roles in “300” (2006), “P.S. I Love You” (2007), and “The Ugly Truth” (2009). He also recently starred as a scientist in the movie “Geostorm” (2017).
Romans 8:37 (15)
Drama, family, crime, mystery/134/Korean/Nov. 16
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”
An evangelist named Gi-sup enters a church as a task force administrator to help out his idol, Reverend Kang Joseph. However, while he works in the church, he discovers a number of victims who have been sexually assaulted by Kang. The church, however, has no interest in punishing Kang, as they are only focused on the reverend’s interests.
Kang even asks Gi-sup to help him cover up the matter and remain on his side.
However, Gi-sup and his task force team are determined to get to the bottom of the matter and shine a light on the extent of Kang’s crime.
Suzu is an ordinary girl who loves her peaceful little neighborhood, called Eba, in Hiroshima.
She loves to draw her surroundings and lives every day with a passion for life. One day after she turns 18, a young navy sailor named Shusaku proposes to Suzu and she accepts, and the newlywed couple moves to join Shusaku’s family in Kure, a large naval port city 15 miles away from her home in Hiroshima. While the couple adjusts to life in Kure, the Pacific War slowly creeps upon their lives and their families, and soon changes everything.
The film is set in the 1930s and ’40s, depicting the natural and peaceful surroundings of pre-war Hiroshima, which stand in stark contrast to the cruel scenes of war often associated with the city. The animated film captures the picturesque landscape of Hiroshima, based on thorough research conducted over multiple years by the production staff.
Audiences will be able to experience and admire the traditional culture and peaceful atmosphere of pre-war Hiroshima, and will be reminded once again of the tragedies of the war which changed the innocent lives of Hiroshima forever.