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Movie Night: What’s On in Hong Kong Cinemas This Week

By Jenny Leung 13 June 2019

Hong Kong’s cinemas play host to a range of gripping tales, tear-jerking comedies, star-studded films, and more. Come rain or shine, a lazy Sunday afternoon at the cinema is never a bad idea. Here are just some of the films on show across screens in the city this week.

Now Showing

Men in Black: International

The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.Click here for cinema times

The Professor and the Madman

Based on the worldwide best-selling novel, this movie narrates the extraordinary true-tale of madness, genius, and obsession about two remarkable men who created history with the writing of the Oxford English Dictionary.Variety says: For those that have been anticipating this curious, much-delayed oddity, the good news is that Gibson is fine; it's everything else that doesn't work.Click here for cinema times

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

The X-Men team comes face to face with their friend-turned-foe, Jean Grey, as she morphs into the Dark Phoenix who threatens the very existence of the entire planet and galaxy.Empire says: Better than Last Stand or Apocalypse but never hitting the heights of X2, Dark Phoenix thrives when its heroes are front and centre. If this is the end, it’s a solid rather than spectacular goodbye.Click here for cinema times

Godzilla II: King of the Monsters

When ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.Variety says: A giddy and satisfying clash of the titans. You won't feel cheated; at stray moments, you'll feel the wonder. But for every high point, there's a moment when the thrill threatens to leak away.Click here for cinema times


The live-action remake of Disney’s animated “Aladdin” follows our favourite street urchin as he embarks on a magical journey after finding a lamp that releases an all-powerful genie. We’re expecting an overdose of nostalgia with this one.Behindwoods says: Disney’s Live-action Aladdin impresses with Will Smith’s charm, but leaves us longing for the Aladdin we are familiar! Click here for cinema times


Visionary filmmaker of “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Slither” presents a startling, subversive take on a radical new genre of film – superhero horror.Firstpost says: Brightburn offers a mildly effective diversion from the fatigue induced by modern superhero entertainments.Click here for cinema times

Long Shot

A hilarious love story between one of the most influential women in the world and the free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble. Both seemingly with nothing in common, sparks fly as their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world romance and a series of unexpected and dangerous incidents.Empire says: Finding laughs in the current global political quagmire is a tough ask. But “Long Shot” manages to spin a winning mixture of warm-hearted fantasy and comedic edge. And Rogen and Theron shine.Click here for cinema times


After returning a lost handbag to an eccentric French piano teacher named Greta, Frances quickly grew close to Greta. But when Greta’s maternal charms begin to dissolve and turn into plain disturbing, Frances discovers that nothing in Greta’s life is what it seems.Vulture says: The film is intense and features a performance by Chloë Grace Moretz that’s more committed than this swill deserves.Click here for cinema times

John Wick 3: Parabellum

After being marked as “excommunicado”, John Wick is on the run as he fights his way through an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail.Washington Post says: The “Wick” films are best appreciated not so much as story but as pure choreography, albeit one in which the dancers’ are stabbed in the eye socket.Click here for cinema times

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu

In a world where people collect Pokémons to battle, a boy comes across a wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth Pikachu who seeks to be a detective. They join forces to unravel the mystery of the boy’s missing father.Empire says: It’s impossible to overstate how much this film owes to Ryan Reynolds. Even if you don’t understand Pikachu’s world, everyone can understand a great joke superbly delivered.Click here for cinema times

The Hustle

Two female con artists from two different worlds team up to take down rich rotten men who have wronged them.The NY Times says: Directed by Chris Addison, The Hustle closely replicates a movie from 1988 called Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Have you seen it? It’s fun.Click here for cinema times

Avengers 4: Endgame

Thanks to Thanos, half of the universe has been wiped out. Now, it is up to the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”Empire says: A victory lap that moonwalks through the best part of the MCU back catalogue and emphasises emotion as much as action, this is an intensely satisfying piece of blockbuster filmmaking.Click here for cinema times

Still Human

A paralysed and hopeless divorcé, Cheong-wing (played by one of Hong Kong’s most recognisable actors, Anthony Wong) is in need of a caretaker. He meets his new live-in Filipino domestic helper, Evelyn (Crisel Consunji), who has put her dream on hold to come to Hong Kong to earn a living.SCMP says: “Still Human” is one of those rare gems of a film which takes a distinctly Hong Kong scenario and turns it into a gently comical drama with universal appeal. Click here for cinema times

Coming Soon

The Secret Life of Pets 2

This blockbuster sequel continues to follow the story of Max and his adorable pet friends as they get up to mischief on a family trip to a farm.Opens on June 20Click here for cinema times


Rocketman is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible story of Elton John’s breakthrough years, set to Elton John’s most beloved songs, performed by Taron Egerton.Opens on June 20

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Jenny Leung

Senior editor

Born in Hong Kong and raised in the UK, Jenny grew up with the best of both worlds. She loves just about anything to do with music and doesn’t shy away from belting out a tune or two when it comes to karaoke. If she’s not out and about exploring the city and practising her photography skills, she’s probably tucked up in bed with a book or glued to her laptop doing her online shopping.