Whether you like action, romance, or comedy, there’s a movie for you this festive season.
WHETHER you like action, mystery, romance or comedy, you’re bound to find something in the cinemas that will be right up your alley. There’s even the pre-requisite Chinese New Year offering from Jackie… sorry, Datuk Jackie Chan. Here’s a list of what to expect on the silver screen this festive season.
My Papa Rich
Cast: Wang Lei, Jack Neo, Teddy Chin, Mindee Ong
Director: Ryon Lee
Yang is a widower who is used to living a simple and solitary life. His eldest daughter is married and resides in Kuala Lumpur, his second daughter is still studying in Singapore, and his youngest son works as a small-time salesman. Yang’s real troubles begin when he realises that he cannot afford to celebrate the coming Chinese New Year. However, a chance encounter with his long-time friend Lin, who has become a millionaire, changes Yang’s life as Lin offers Yang a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be a millionaire for a month.
Triumph In The Skies
Cast: Francis Ng, Louis Koo, Chilam Cheung, Sammi Cheng, Charmaine Sheh
Director: Wilson Yip, Matt Chow
Are you ready to see Captain Cool on the big screen? This Hong Kong movie adaptation of the TVB series of the same name tells the story of the glamorous lives of the pilots and flight attendants working for the fictional Skylette Airways, which is based on Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific.
An Inspector Calls
Cast: Louis Koo, Raymond Wong, Teresa Mo, Gordon Lam, Eric Tsang
Director: Herman Yau, Raymond Wong
This Cantonese adaptation of a British play of the same name depicts Koo as the titular inspector who investigates the death of a suicide victim by searching for clues through observing the people and situation.
Cast: Jackie Chan, John Cusack, Adrien Brody, Choi Si-won
Director: Daniel Lee
The recently honoured Datuk Jackie Chan plays Huo An, the commander of the Protection Squad of the Western Regions during the Han Dynasty, who has been framed by evil forces and enslaved. Meanwhile, a Roman general escapes to China after his mission of rescuing the Prince. The heroic duo soon meet each other in the Western Dessert and embark on a thrilling journey together.
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From Vegas To Macau 2
Cast: Chow Yun-Fat, Nick Cheung, Carina Lau, Shawn Yue, Kimmy Tong
Director: Wong Jing
After foiling the criminal plans of the international money-laundering syndicate DOA, our hero from Macau, Ken (Chow Yun Fat), is ready to sit back and enjoy life. Unfortunately, Ken’s plan for a calm existence is put on hold when his protégé Vincent (Shawn Yue) joins the Interpol and requests his master’s help in arresting the real mastermind of DOA.
Lucky Star 2015
Cast: Eric Tsang, Wong Cho-lam, Ella Chen (member of Taiwanese girl group S.H.E.), Dada Chan Ching, Yuen King-Tan
A Wong Cho-lam look-alike is invited to perform at a birthday party of a local tycoon. To liven up the show, he brings along a group of look-alike artistes. However, the local tycoon sees through his trick. Expect cameos by A-list stars like Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse, Chow Yun Fat, Chilam Cheung and many more.
12 Golden Ducks
Cast: Sandra Ng, Louis Koo, Anthony Wong, Babyjohn Choi, Pakho Chau
Director: Matt Chow
Sandra Ng transforms herself into a bearded dude with washboard abs who leads a group male gigolos from Hong Kong struggling make ends meet during the economic downturn in Hong Kong. The movie will also have cameo appearances by Isabella Leong, Joey Yung, Nicholas Tse, Simon Yam, Wilfred Lau and Wyman Wong.
King Of Mahjong
Cast: Chapman To, Mark Lee, Michelle Ye, Adrian Tan, Lenna Lim, Venus Wong, Cheronna Ng, Eric Tsang
Director: Adrian Teh
Ah Fatt (Chapman To) is a single father to a teenage daughter and sells yong tau foo for a living, while Ah Shun (Mark Lee) has been a mahjong World Series Championship winner for the past ten years. A World Mahjong Series held in Singapore presents the best chance to end a decade-long feud between these two top disciples of legendary mahjong guru Master Ru.
Cast: Kelvin Kwan, Joanne Yew, C-Kwan, Ha Yu, Ha Yu, Stanley Fung, Lo Hoi-pang, Paw Hee Ching
Director: Kenne Yam
Three unemployed best friends are short of money so they decide to rob an ATM. But their intended target somehow ends up at a nursing home. To retrieve it, the bumbling trio go undercover as handymen at the nursing home where they start to hang out with the old folks. Because of that, they start to have second thoughts about their initial mission.
Cast: Kara Hui, Henry Thia, Frederick Lee, Lim Ching Miau, Rabbit Chen, Elvis Chin, January So
The night after the end of WWII, a man is chased through the woods by three masked men who are going after the scroll that he possesses. Fortunately, he is saved by the leader of a martial arts house called the “House of the Hundred Martial Arts”. However, this act of kindness invites a troublesome danger that could bring chaos to the martial arts house.