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Comedy/ 117/ Korean/ Jan. 15
Tae-soo is a temporary lawyer struggling to find a permanent position in a corporate law firm when he is suddenly given the chance to do so under one condition: he must save the failing Dongsan Park zoo.
But with the main animals all sold off to another zoo, Tae-soo comes up with a crazy solution: to dress people up and pretend to be animals to attract visitors.
Tae-soo and four other zoo workers each take up the roles of a polar bear, a gorilla, a lion, a sloth and a giraffe and manage to deceive the visitors. And when Tae-soo, dressed as the polar bear, drinks a bottle of cola thrown by one of the visitors, the zoo becomes famous.
Can they manage to continue pulling off the stunt without raising any suspicions?
Tae-soo is played by Ahn Jae-hong, the star of the hit tvN drama series “Reply 1988.” The other zoo workers are played by Kang So-ra, Park Young-gyu, Jeon Yeo-bin and Kim Sung-oh.
Action/ 124/ English/ Jan. 15
The “Bad boys forever” pact is now broken. The once-inseparable duo of Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) now have different views on how to spend the rest of their life - while Marcus wants to go off the grid and end his crime-fighting days to spending more time with his family, Mike is still as passionate as ever and wants to continue his work.
Meanwhile, Mike is assigned by his boss to lead a rookie cop team called AMMO, which he refers to Marcus as a “high school musical boy band with guns.”
Just as when the duo are about to officially retire, Mike’s life is threatened by a cartel mob boss whom they defeated years before. Marcus joins Mike for the one last time to help his best friend fight crime.
The film is the third installment in the “Bad Boys” trilogy. The AMMO members are played by Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Paola Nunez, Kate del Castillo and Nicky Jam.
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Documentary/ 83/ Korean/ Jan. 9
“I have a plan.”
This is what director Min Byung-woo’s father would say when he was asked how he was going to spend the rest of his life after retirement.
After 34 years as an art teacher at a private middle school, Min Hyung-sik’s next step was in Montmartre, Paris, where he wants to become a street artist and draw as freely as his heart desires.
Director Min decided to record his father’s journey starting from his last day at school and witness how his father fulfills his lifelong dream.
Drama/ 93/ English/ Jan. 9
Stephen Lewis, a successful children’s book author, has everything one could ever wish for: his loving wife Julie, their daughter Kate and a job that he is passionate about and good at.
However, everything begins to slip away when Kate suddenly goes missing while Stephen is out grocery shopping. Desperately, the couple puts up flyers and does everything they can to find her again.
But when days turn into months, the tragedy puts a strain on the couple’s relationship.
While struggling to lead their lives again, the duo slowly begins to discover memories to hold onto while clinging to the hope that they could see their daughter again.
Actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Kelly Macdonald portray the estranged couple Stephen and Julie. Cumberbatch is best known for playing Sherlock Holmes in the British crime drama television series “Sherlock” from 2010 to 2017 and as Doctor Strange in the film series of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Macdonald is known for her roles in the film “Nanny McPhee” (2005), the American crime drama series “Boardwalk Empire” from 2010 to 2014 and the Netflix drama series “Black Mirror” episode “Hated in the Nation.”