We waited as long as we could to see if any more would be added… alas, we just get three this month. And two of them are cartoons.
In June, we had great variety, though! Wonder Woman and Alien were pretty great but Cars 3 got postponed till August. Did anyone even see The New Mummy? No, we didn’t think so. For that, we applaud you.
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**Remember, all movies are subject to change, so if you’re planning a romantic candle-lit evening, it’s always smart to double-check ahead of time. TIC.
Send a message to your local gov’t official requesting more flicks for this month. And rest assured that August is shaping up to be back on track with Spider-Man, Apes, and Emojis…
As always, vote for your fave at the end!
Friday, July 7, 2017
Despicable Me 3
shén tōu nǎi bà sān
Directors: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
Actors: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Steve Coogan, Jenny Slate, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Galer, Nev Scharrel, and Julie Andrews
China Release Date: Friday, July 7, 2017
导演: 凯尔·巴尔达 / 皮艾尔·柯芬
主演: 史蒂夫·卡瑞尔 / 克里斯汀·韦格 / 崔·帕克 / 米兰达·卡斯格拉夫 / 拉塞尔·布兰德
Who doesn’t love the Minions?
In this tale, Gru is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity. He finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis.
But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother—a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin’s despicable footsteps—one former super-villain will rediscover just how good it feels to be bad.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Midnight Diner 2*
shēn yè shí táng èr
Director: Joji Matsuoka
Actors: Kaoru Kobayashi, Aoba Kawai, Koichi Sato, Sosuke Ikematsu, Midoriko Kimura
China Release Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
主演: 小林薰 / 河井青叶 / 佐藤浩市 / 池松壮亮 / 木村绿子
When people finish their day and hurry home, his day starts. His diner is open from midnight to seven in the morning. Pork, miso soup combo, beer, sake and shochu is all that he has on his menu. Nevertheless, he makes whatever his customers request as long as he has the ingredients for it.
*Note: it’s in Japanese! But if you love food and love drama, you’d still get a kick out of this sequel. Maybe download the first one to see if you like it?
Second note, it’s also an excellent TV series that you can stream online. Should be able to find English subtitles fairly easily~
Friday, July 21, 2017
Fantastic Journey to Oz*
AKA Урфин Джюс и его деревянные солдаты
lǜ yě xiān zōng zhī
ào zī guó qí huàn zhī lǚ
Directors: Vladimir Toropchin, Fyodor Dmitriev, Darina Shmidt
Actors: Dmitriy Dyuzhev, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Sergey Shnurov
China Release Date: Friday, July 21, 2017
导演: 费多·德米提亚夫 / 达尼那·斯米德 / 维拉迪米尔·托拉普琴
主演: Dmitriy Dyuzhev / 康斯坦丁·哈宾斯基 / Sergey Shnurov
The cunning and wicked Urfin wants to become ruler of Magic Land. With an army of wooden soldiers, he captures the Emerald City and renames it ti Urfinville. He is all but ready to celebrate victory, when his plans are ruined by an ordinary girl named Dorothy, who arrives in Magic Land just at the right time. She must return home, but not before she helps her friends – the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and new-brave Lion – defeat Urfin. And in order to do that, they need to find out who he really is.
Sound familiar? Yep. The kids will love it.
*Note: It’s probably in Russian! Although the trailer below is in English, its movie page says it will be played in Russian in Mainland China. If you can read simple Chinese, you should be able to catch on what’s happening from the subtitles…