It’s a new year with a whole new crop of films gracing our silver screens. Our in-house movie expert, Howard Elias, has eschewed the egg nog just long enough to file his report on what you should and should not be seeing this week. Let’s just say that the start to 2015 is not pretty. For last week’s review click here.
Opening This Week
Showing at the AMC, Broadway, Grand, and UA cinemas.
In English and Cantonese; showing at the AMC, Broadway, Grand, and MCL cinemas.
Zhang Hui has a crush on Xiao Gong but he only sees her as a good friend. (Oh, I’ve been there!) When Gong returns from a business trip to Taiwan with a new girlfriend, Hui enlists the help of her girl crew to teach her the fine art of flirting so that she can win Gong back, er, over. No, this is not a Doris Day-Rock Hudson rom-com from the 1950s but it sure seems like it should be. Hong Kong director Pang Ho-cheung’s (Aberdeen) latest effort is both derivative and shallow. In other words, it’s perfect for those who think that acting like butter wouldn’t melt in your mouth is the best way to get a man.
In Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles; showing at the AMC, Broadway, Grand, and UA cinemas.
Howard Elias is a Hong Kong-based film critic and film event organiser. You can hear his reviews every Thursday morning at about 8:40 am on RTHK Radio 4, and read his reviews anytime on his website at howardforfilm.com.