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Family/ 109/ English/ Sept. 5
People say that cats have nine lives, but is the same thing true for dogs? For Bailey, a St. Bernard/ Australian shepherd mix, it is.
Bailey has been living happily with his owner Ethan and his wife Hannah, their adorable granddaughter Clarity June, known as CJ, and her mother Gloria.
However, Gloria and CJ soon move away due to a family dispute, and Bailey is diagnosed with cancer. As Bailey is too old for surgery, Ethan decides to euthanize him. As Bailey slips away, Ethan asks him to come back to protect CJ.
Nine years later, Bailey is reincarnated as a female beagle puppy named Molly. When a boy and a girl come to see the litter of puppies, Molly immediately recognizes the girl as CJ, now 11 years old. Although CJ tagged along with her friend Trent while he adopted a puppy, she takes a liking to Molly and adopts her.
Can Bailey/Molly keep its promise to Ethan and protect CJ?
Actor Kathryn Prescott plays teenage CJ and singer-turned-actor Henry Lau plays CJ’s best friend and neighbor, Trent.
Drama, Family/ 87/ Korean/ Sept. 5
The tear-inducing family drama is brought back to screens in time for the Chuseok holidays for families to laugh and cry at the chemistry between 77-year-old grandmother Eul-boon and 7-year-old Sang-woo.
City boy Sang-woo feels like his world is being brought down when his mother leaves him stranded in the countryside to live with his grandmother for the summer.
What’s worse is that his grandmother cannot talk or read, which leads Sang-woo to basically ignore her and focus only on playing his Gameboy all day long, until its battery runs out. When he demands that Eul-boon buy him batteries, the two slowly, inch by inch, become close.
Can Sang-woo’s worst nightmare turn into a beautiful summer that he gets to spend with his grandmother?
First released in 2002, the film instantly turned child actor Yoo Seung-ho into a star for his vivid portrayal of the spoiled little boy who slowly learns to love his grandmother.
Tune in for Love (12)
Romance, drama/ 122/ Korean/ Aug. 28
Soon after singer Yoo Yeol starts his first radio program “Yoo Yeol’s Music Album” in 1994, two youngsters - Mi-soo and Hyun-woo - meet at a bakery that Mi-soo’s deceased mother left for her.
Hyun-woo begins working part-time in Mi-soo’s bakery and they develop a connection. However, the two go their separate ways.
Over the years, as the radio show continues to air, the two continue to cross paths and struggle to remain in contact during a time when instant communication was impossible. Can the two lovebirds overcome all their hardships and end up together?
Actors Kim Go-eun and Jung Hae-in play Mi-soo and Hyun-woo. Kim has appeared in multiple drama series and films, most recently as the lead role in the popular tvN drama series “Goblin” in 2017.
Jung rose to popularity due to popular romantic drama series “Something in the Rain” (2018) on JTBC and “One Spring Night” (2019) on MBC.
Drama/ 138/ Korean/ Aug. 29
In 1994, many things happened in Korea - the Seongsu bridge collapsed, bringing with it hundreds of casualties. It was also the year that North Korean leader Kim Il-sung died. But none of that news is a big deal to 14-year-old Eun-hee, who only desires love from her family. As the third child, Eun-hee finds herself in the shadows of her older siblings and parents who do not have time to spare for her due to their work.
She finds comfort in the presence of her best friend and her boyfriend, but she soon comes to realize that their care is not enough.
While Eun-hee struggles, a teacher named Young-ji comes to the rescue. Unlike everyone else, Young-ji actually listens to what Eun-hee has to say and advises her to stand up for herself when she thinks things are unfair. Eun-hee finally feels like there is someone on her side. But can it last?
“House of Hummingbird” is the debut feature film from director Kim Bo-ra. The film has gathered 24 awards from international film fests over the past year, including the Grand Prix award in the Grand Prix Generation 14 Plus section at the Berlin International Film Festival, the Grand Jury Prize at the Istanbul Film Festival and the Best International Narrative Feature Award at the Tribeca Film Festival.
47 Meters Down: Uncaged (15)
Horror, Thriller/ 90/ English/ Aug. 28
Sasha, Mia, Alexa and Nicole excitedly grab their scuba diving gear and head out to explore the ruins of an ancient Mayan temple after Sasha and Mia’s father, Grant, drops them off before heading to his own cave-diving expeditions.
While they are swimming over the temple, however, they accidently cause a commotion which wakes a hungry, blind, but all-together vicious shark.
To their absolute horror, they find that there is a group of sharks waiting for them while they try to call the adults for help. Can they find the adults in time and get to safety?
Horror, Thriller/ 113/ Korean/ Aug. 21
Horrible things begin to happen to a family after a demon latches on to their home - the catch is that this particular demon can take on the form of any member of the family, creating confusion, anger and resentment among the four of them as the demon works hard to manipulate them.
Amongst the chaos, the children’s uncle, an exorcist priest, comes to the rescue and tries to extract the demon out of their lives - but can they distinguish the real person from the demon?
Veteran actors Bae Sung-woo, Sung Dong-il and Jang Young-nam play the uncle, father and mother, while rookie actors Kim Hye-jun, Cho Yi-hyun and Kim Kang-hoon play the three children.
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