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Romance, Science Fiction / 103 / English / July 11
Zoe works in a research lab that predicts the success rates of couples’ relationships. She soon falls in love with her co-worker, Cole, as they become close through working together.
Yet when the possibility of a relationship with Cole comes out as zero percent, Zoe ignores the statistics and confides her feelings to him anyway.
The response she gets from him turns her world upside down: Cole tells her that she feels love for him because he is her creator. Zoe is a synthetic human designed to feel emotions, and this was part of a lab experiment with the ultimate goal of providing lonely humans with such robots capable of filling the gaps in their lives.
The pair becomes confused by their feelings and questions the meaning of true love.
The Culprit (15)
Thriller / 100 / Korean / July 10
Young-hoon arrives home to find that his wife has been murdered in cold blood. The evidence found at the crime scene points to a man he’s never seen before in his life.
When the suspect is arrested, his wife, Da-yeon, is determined to clear her husband’s name and tells Young-hoon that she will help him find the true culprit. While tracking the killer, Da-yeon finds a missing piece of evidence that Young-hoon hid from police and Young-hoon uncovers Da-yeon’s own lies.
As they come closer to the truth, they grow ever-more suspicious of each other.
Young-hoon is played by actor Song Sae-byeok, whose other works include “Seven Years of Night” (2018) and “The Sound of A Flower” (2015). Da-yeon, portrayed by Yoo Sun, recently featured in “My First Client” (2019).
Comedy / 110 / Korean / July 10
Chosun is facing depression, and Yeonpunggak, the once-popular entertainment center that catered to men, is going through a financial crisis and is on the brink of closing down.
Meanwhile, the handsome and beguiling Heo Saek - a seductive bachelor who can sweep any woman off her feet with charm alone - hears that Yeonpunggak, his childhood home, is in danger of shutting down, and decides to take matters into his own hands by becoming the first-ever male gisaeng, the Korean equivalent to Japan’s geisha.
With the help of the headmistress of Yeonpunggak, Nan Seol, and his accomplices, word begins to spread around the women in Joseon, and they all gather excitingly to see and enjoy the services of the young, handsome gisaeng.
Yet while business booms, the news also reaches the nobles, who are furious that Heo Saek is creating chaos and destroying their society’s social order - they will do everything in their power to bring him down.
Heo Saek is played by singer-turned-actor Junho, a member of the K-pop boy band 2PM. Actor Yae Ji-won plays the role of Nan Seol.
Spider-Man: Far From Home (12)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction / 129 / English / July 2
After Thanos’s snap, everything is slightly in disarray. Peter Parker mourns the death of his mentor and feels pressured to fill the void.
Avoiding Nick Fury’s calls, he escapes to Europe on a school trip with his classmates and his new love interest, MJ. While abroad, he faces new celestial dangers - the Elementals, who are four extra-dimensional humanoids with unparalleled power over natural forces.
Parker is eventually recruited by Nick Fury to battle these new villains, and on the way he meets Quentin Beck - also known as Mysterio - who becomes Spider-Man’s new accomplice, but has a mysterious background.
Quentin Beck is played by Jake Gyllenhaal, while Samuel L. Jackson plays Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders stars as Maria Hill. This is Jackson and Smulders’s first appearance in the Spider-Man series, and Gyllenhaal’s debut role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Crime, Thriller / 130/ Korean / June 26
After a murder case shocks the entire country, Han-soo, an elite police detective, and his junior, Jong-chan, are determined to catch the culprit and put them behind bars, no matter the cost.
Meanwhile, the detectives strike a deal with a drug dealer named Chun-bae to cover up her murder in exchange for her revealing crucial evidence about the killer. But when Han-su’s rival, Min-tae, discovers this, the case is swept into chaos.
Who is the real beast?
The film features an array of veteran actors: Lee Sung-min plays Han-soo, Yoo Jae-myung stars as Min-tae, Chun Hae-jin plays Chun-bae and Choi Daniel plays Jong-chan.
Kiki’s Delivery Service (All)
Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Family / 102 / Japanese / June 26
The lovely young witch Kiki is back on the big screen to steal the audiences’ hearts.
Following the tradition of the witches, 13-year-old Kiki leaves her home for a year to train as a witch. She travels on her flying broomstick with her beloved cat, Jiji, to the port city of Koriko. In exchange for a place to stay, Kiki is hired by a kind bakery owner, Osono, to deliver baked goods on her broomstick.
The animated film follows Kiki’s journey and hardships as a witch-in-training, and will bring smiles to those watching.
John Wick: Chapter 3-Parabellum (18)
Action, Crime, Thriller / 131 / English / June 26
Former hit man John Wick is back, and he’s ready to kill any assassin in his path who attempts to kill him.
In this chapter, less than an hour has passed since Wick became a marked man after killing a member of the international assassins guild, the High Table. There is now a $14-million bounty on his head, a sum that would make any assassin more than determined to kill him.
There is only one way left to waive the bounty, and that is if Wick can contact “The Elder,” the highest-ranking member of the High Table who has the power to do so. But in order to find The Elder, Wick must pass through all the criminals in New York and walk through the desert until he reaches the end.
Horror, Mystery, Thriller/ 106 / English / June 26
The Warrens, with a priest’s holy blessing, are told that they can keep Annabelle locked in a room where they store all the cursed objects to prevent her from bringing further destruction and chaos to the human world.
While the couple is away to study another supernatural phenomenon, Judy and her two babysitters are tempted to go inside the room they were warned not to enter. When they go inside, Annabelle breaks free and wakes all the other evil spirits within the room and all of their worst nightmares come to life as Annabelle works to try to abduct their souls.
The film is the seventh installment in the Conjuring Universe franchise and the third part in the popular Annabelle series, which includes “Annabelle” (2014) and “Annabelle: Creation” (2017).
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