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Four Vietnamese and 22 foreign films to be screened at VN cinemas in August

Last update: 07:00 | 08/08/2017

VietNamNet Bridge - "Sắc đẹp ngàn cân" (200 Pounds Beauty), "Yêu đi, đừng sợ" (Don’t Be Afraid, Just Love), "Lời nguyền gia tộc" (Family’s Curse) and "Nắng 2" (Little Sunshine 2) are the four Vietnamese movies that will be released this month.

200 Pounds Beauty



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Director: James Ngo
Cast: Minh Hang, Rocker Nguyen, Phuong Trinh Jolie, Dai Nghia, La Thanh
Genre: Comedy, Musicals
Release date: Aug 4, 2017
Running Time: 91 minutes
Language: Vietnamese with English subtitle
Rated:  C13 - No children under 13 years old

The film is a funny, romantic story about two girls: Jolie (Jolie Phuong Trinh) is sexy, charming but has a bad voice on stage. She attracts the audience just by her irresistible beauty. Meanwhile, Ha My (Minh Hang) is fat but has a sweet voice, who always has to sing behind the stage. Not being welcomed by her appearance, Ha My remains carefree until Jolie insults her in front of Duy Khang (Rocker Nguyen) who she has a crush on her. Then everything starts to change.

Security


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Director: Alain Desrochers
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Ben Kingsley, Liam McIntyre, Cung Le, Chad Lindberg, Gabriella Wright, Katherine Mary De La Rocha
Genre: Action
Release date: Aug 4, 2017
Running Time: 92 mins
Language: English with Vietnamese subtitle
Rated:  C18 – No children under 18 years old 

An ex-special services veteran (Antonio Banderas), down on his luck and desperate for work, takes a job as a security guard at a run-down mall in a rough area of town. On his first night on the job, he opens the doors up to a distraught and desperate young girl who has escaped and fled from a hijacking of the Police motorcade that was transporting her to testify as a trial witness in a briefcase. Hot on her heels is psychopathic hijacker (Ben Kingsley), alongside his resourceful henchmen, who will stop at nothing to extract and eliminate their witness.

The Dark Tower



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Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Cast: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, Jackie Earle
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Release date: Aug 4, 2017
Running Time: 95 mins
Language: English with Vietnamese subtitle
Rated:  C16 – No children under 16 years old 

There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black

The Emoji Movie




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Director: Tony Leondis
Stars: Christina Aguilera, Patrick Stewart, Sofia Vergara, T. J. Miller,James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph 
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Release date: Aug 4, 2017
Running Time: 95 mins
Language: English with Vietnamese subtitle
Rated: P - General movie for all customers

The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone's user. 

In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression - except for Gene, an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. 

Determined to become "normal" like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak. 


Together, they embark on an epic "app-venture" through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it's deleted forever.

Gintama


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Director: Yûichi Fukuda
Stars: Shun Oguri, Masaki Suda, Kanna Hashimoto, Yūya Yagira, Masami Nagasawa, Masaki Okada, Nakamura Kankurō VI Tsuyoshi Domoto 
Genre:  Action, Adventure, Comedy 
Release date: Aug 4, 2017
Running Time: 131 mins
Japanese with Vietnamese subtitle
Rated:  C16

Set in a parallel universe around the Edo period. Alien species Amanto attack planet Earth. The people on Earth fight back against the aliens for more than 10 years. The Shogunate sees the power of Amanto and decide accept their conquest. The Shogunate builds a puppet government for Amanto and carries out the Sword Abolishment Edict. 

Due to these actions, samurai , who fight against the Amanto for their country and their lord, fall into a decline. Gintoki Sakata (Oguri Shun) is a samurai and happens to meet people. He has an extraordinary experience. 

Ghost House


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Director: Rich Ragsdale
Stars: Shun Oguri, Masaki Suda, Kanna Hashimoto, Yūya Yagira, Masami Nagasawa, Masaki Okada, Nakamura Kankurō VI Tsuyoshi Domoto 
Genre:  Horror, Thriller 
Release date: Aug 4, 2017
Running Time: 89 mins
English with Vietnamese subtitle

A young couple go on an adventurous vacation to Thailand only to find themselves haunted by a malevolent spirit after naively disrespecting a Ghost House.

Annabelle: Creation


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Director: David F. Sandberg
Stars: Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, Philippa Anne Coulthard, Grace Fulton, Lou Lou Safran, Samara Lee, Tayler Buck, Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto 
Genre: Horror
Release date: Aug 11, 2017
Running Time: 89 mins
Japanese with Vietnamese subtitle
Rated:  C16

Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a doll-maker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the doll-maker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

Once Upon A Time


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Director: Anthony LaMolinara, Xiaoding Zhao
Cast: Yang Yang, Yifei Liu, Chun Li
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Release date: Aug 11, 2017
Running Time: 109 minutes
Language: Chinese with Vietnamese subtitle
Rated: C13

Three hundred years ago, she stood on the Zhu Xian Terrace, turned around and jumped off without regret. He stood by the bronze mirror to witness with his own eyes her death. Three hundred years later, in the East Sea Dragon Palace, the girl and he meet unexpectedly. Another lifetime another world, once again facing this person that had betrayed her, she is indifferent as wind.

Cars 3


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Director:  Brian Fee
Cast:  Owen Wilson
Genre:  Adventure, Animation
Release date:  Aug 11, 2017
Language:  English with Vietnamese subtitle and dub

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

The Adventures







Director: Stephen Fung
Stars: Jean Reno, Qi Shu, Andy Lau 
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Release date: Aug 11, 2017
Running Time: 89 mins
Chinese with Vietnamese subtitle

An infamous and charismatic thief joins forces with two other criminals to pull off the heist of a lifetime. They must take their game to the next level when a legendary French detective begins to pursue them across Europe.

In this Corner of the World

Director: Sunao Katabuchi
Stars: Non, Megumi Han, Yoshimasa Hosoya
Genre: Animation, Drama, History 
Release date: Aug 11, 2017
Running Time: 129 mins
Japanese with Vietnamese subtitle
Rated: PG-13

Set in Hiroshima during World War II, an eighteen-year-old girl gets married and now has to prepare food for her family despite the rationing and lack of supplies. As she struggles with the daily loss of life's amenities she still has to maintain the will to live.

Kidnap


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Director: Luis Prieto
Stars: Halle Berry, Sage Correa, Lew Temple, Chris McGinn
Genre: Action, Thriller 
Release date: Aug 11, 2017
Running Time: 95 mins
English with Vietnamese subtitle
Rated: PG-16

In the US, a child goes missing every 40 seconds. You never think it will happen to you. Until it does. Alone and scared, Karla Dyson (Halle Berry) is unwilling to leave the fate of her son's life in someone else's hands. When she catches a glimpse of the abductors speeding away, she decides to fight back. In a heart pounding race against time, Kate begins a high speed pursuit and will stop at nothing to save her son's life.

Shot Caller


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Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jon Bernthal, Lake Bell 
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release date: Aug 11, 2017
Running Time: 121 mins
English with Vietnamese subtitle
Rated: PG-16

A newly released prison gangster is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.

The Hitman's Bodyguard


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Director:  Patrick Hughes
Cast:  Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim De Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell, Richard E. Grant
Genre:  Action, Comedy
Release date:  Aug 18, 2017
Language:  English with Vietnamese subtitle

The world’s top protection agent [Ryan Reynolds] is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hitmen [Samuel L. Jackson]. The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their raucous and hilarious adventure from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator [Gary Oldman] who is out for blood. Salma Hayek joins the mayhem as Jackson’s equally notorious wife. The film will be “hitting” your theatres on August 18. Summit Entertainment presents, Millennium Media presents, in association with Cristal Pictures and East Light Media, a Millennium Media and a CG Films production.

Family’s Curse


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Director: Dang Thai Huyen
Stars: Tuan Tran, Phí Huyen Trang, Khuong Ngoc
Genre: Horror
Release date: Aug 18, 2017
Running Time: 121 mins
Vietnamese with English subtitle

The movie is about dark secret of a family, with many horrible details.

Midnight Runners


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Director: Kim Joo-Hwan
Stars: Park Seo-Joon, Kang Ha-Neul, Park Ha-Sun, Sung Dong-II
Genre: Action, Comedy
Release date: Aug 18, 2017
Running Time: 109 mins
Korean with Vietnamese subtitle
Rated: PG-16

Hwang Ki Joon, Mr Action, and Kang Hee Yeol, Mr Bookworm, are two best friends but contradictory students at Korean National Police University. They accidentally witness a kidnapping and decide to work together to track it down.

The Son of Bigfoot


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Director: Jeremy Degruson, Ben Stassen
Cast: Cal Brunker, Joey Camen, Joe Thomas
Genre: Animation, Family
Release date: Aug 18, 2017
Running Time: 91 minutes
Language: English with Vietnamese subtitle and dub
Rated:  P 

Teenage outsider Adam sets out on an epic and daring quest to uncover the mystery behind his long-lost dad, only to find out that he is none other than the legendary Bigfoot! He has been hiding deep in the forest for years to protect himself and his family from HairCo., a giant corporation eager to run scientific experiments with his special DNA. As father and son start making up for lost time after the boy's initial disbelief, Adam soon discovers that he too is gifted with superpowers beyond his imagination. But little do they know, HairCo. is on their tail as Adam's traces have led them to Bigfoot!

6 Days


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Director: Kim Joo-Hwan
Stars: Park Seo-Joon, Kang Ha-Neul, Park Ha-Sun, Sung Dong-II
Genre: Action
Release date: Aug 18, 2017
Running Time: 94 mins
English with Vietnamese subtitle
Rated: PG-16

In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid the world had never seen the likes of.

The Battleship Island


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Director: Ryu Seung-wan
Cast: Hwang Jung-min, So Ji-sub, Song Joong-ki, Lee Jung-hyun
Genre: Action
Release date: Aug 18, 2017
Language: Korean with Vietnamese subtitle

During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island ("Hashima Island") to mine for coal, attempted to escape.

The House That Never Dies 2


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Director: Joe Chien
Cast: Julian Cheung, Mei Ting, Gillian Chung, Geng Le
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Release date: Aug 4, 2017
Running Time: 96 minutes
Language: Chinese with Vietnamese subtitle
Rated: C18 

Based on the true events of the spookiest of the Four Oriental Haunted Houses located at No.81 Chaonei, Beijing. During the last years of the Republic, the country was in chaos. With the warlords’ mutiny in the capital, Marshal Zhang Zhisheng (played by Julian Cheung) was forced to marry the great warlord’s daughter Ji Jincui (played by Gillian Chung) but subsequently, strange things occurred at the mansion. People were intimidated.

American Made


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Director: Doug Liman
Cast: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, E. Roger Mitchell, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, Alejandro Edda, Benito Martinez, Caleb Landry Jones, Jayma Mays
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Release date: Aug 25, 2017
Language: English with Vietnamese subtitle

In Universal Pictures’ American Made, Tom Cruise reunites with his Edge of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), in this international escapade based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of a hustler and pilot unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history.

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature


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Director: Cal Brunker
Cast: Will Arnett; Maya Rudolph; Jackie Chan; Katherine Heigl; Bobby Moynihan; Bobby Cannavale; Isabela Moner; Jeff Dunham; Gabriel Iglesias
Genre: Animation, Family
Release date: Aug 25, 2017
Running Time: 93 minutes
Language: English with Vietnamese subtitle and dub
Rated: P 

Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and the gang are back. We are once again in Oakton where the evil mayor has decided to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly and his ragtag group of animal friends band together to save their home, defeat the mayor, and take back the park. The Nut Job 2 also features the voice talent of Katherine Heigl (The Nut Job), Jackie Chan (Kung Fu Panda 3), Peter Stormare (Penguins of Madagascar), Bobby Cannavale (Ant-Man), Isabela Moner (Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life), and Maya Rudolph (The Angry Birds Movie).

Don’t Be Afraid, Just Love!

Director: Stephane Gauger
Stars: Nha Phuong, Ngo Kien Huy, Kieu Minh Tuan
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance
Release date: Aug 25, 2017
Running Time: 94 mins
Vietnamese with English subtitle
Rated: PG-16

The film is about a magician named Tung (Ngo Kien Huy) who fears ghosts but loves a girl who can see ghosts (Nha Phuong). The movie is directed by Stephane Gauger. This is considered the Vietnamese version of Spellbound (South Korea).

The Irregular at Magic High School The Movie: The Girl Who Calls the Stars


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Stars: Stars: Yûichi Nakamura, Saori Hayami, Yumi Uchiyama
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Release date: Aug 31, 2017
Running Time: 90 mins
Japanese with Vietnamese subtitle
Rated: PG-13

In the story, the seasons have changed and it will soon be the second spring. Tatsuya and Miyuki have finished their first year at First Magic High School and are on their spring break. The two go to their villa on the Ogasawara Island archipelago. After only a small moment of peace a lone young woman named Kokoa appears before them. She has abandoned the Naval base and she tells Tatsuya her one wish.

Nang 2

Director: Dong Dang Giao
Stars: Thu Trang, Kim Thu, Tran Thanh, Kieu Minh Tuan, Miu Le, Hoang Phi...
Genre: Comedy, Family
Release date: Aug 31, 2017
Running Time: 90 mins
Vietnamese with English subtitle

This is the next part of the film Little Sunshine that was released on 31/8/2016. The film revolves around the story of Mua, who was accidentally kidnapped by a guy named Hoang – the one who is chased by the gangsters. Along with Linh, the little girl was robbed by bandits. All three had a "stormy" journey to Phan Rang - Hoang's hometown, and experienced many emotional and dramatic events. Meanwhile, Nang and his two uncles are trying to find a way to rescue her mother.

With the resounding success of the previous part, the viewers can fully expect that Nang 2 will be a movie conquering the viewer at all levels of emotions.

What Happened to Monday


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Director: Tommy Wirkola
Stars: Noomi Rapace, Willem Dafoe, Glenn Close 
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller 
Release date: Aug 31, 2017
Running Time: 90 mins
English with Vietnamese subtitle

In a not so distant future, where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic One-Child Policy, seven identical sisters (all of them portrayed by Noomi Rapace) live a hide-and-seek existence pursued by the Child Allocation Bureau. The Bureau, directed by the fierce Nicolette Cayman (Glenn Close), enforces a strict family-planning agenda that the sisters outwit by taking turns assuming the identity of one person: Karen Settman. Taught by their grandfather (Willem Dafoe) who raised and named them - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - each can go outside once a week as their common identity, but are only free to be themselves in the prison of their own apartment. That is until, one day, Monday does not come home.

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Four Vietnamese and 22 foreign films to be screened at VN cinemas in August,