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To help sift through the increasing number of new releases (independent or otherwise), the Weekly Film Guide is here! Below you’ll find basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.
Starting this month, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.
See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for July 2016
Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, July 15. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.
Director: Paul Feig
- Steve Greene
Wanda’s upcoming “For A Few Bullets” will be the first Chinese-language movie mastered and released in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. The film, a comedy Western, releases in Chinese cinemas on July 15, 2016.
Dolby Vision uses laser projection systems to deliver high dynamic range and contrast ratios. Dolby Atmos sound technology moves audio around the theater, even overhead.
“Dolby Cinema has helped us bring this overall experience to the next level. We believe moviegoers will find themselves completely captivated in the story when they watch ‘For a Few Bullets’ in Wanda’s Dolby Cinema locations,” said John Zeng, VP of Wanda Cultural Industry Group and president of Wanda Cinema Line Corporation, in a prepared statement. “Wanda »
- Patrick Frater
China Lion continues its winning run of bringing hot new releases from mainland China to North American audiences this month with the release of Pan Anzi's Far East Western For A Few Bullets on 22 July. Starring Zhang Jingchu (Aftershock, Protege), Lin Gengxin (The Taking of Tiger Mountain), Liu Xiaoqing and Kenneth Tsang, For A Few Bullets appears to be following the trend of recent blockbusters like Jiang Wen's Let The Bullets Fly, repackaging China's warlord era of the early 20th century with a Wild West vibe that should appeal to audiences beyond the Chinese diaspora. There's definitely a strong comedy element too, and a feisty female protagonist to boot, as well as plenty of classic gunslinging and railroad action thrown in for good measure. ...
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A follow-up to Chen’s 2014 psychological thriller The Great Hypnotist, Battle Of Memories tells the story of a famous novelist who recovers from a painful divorce by having a decade of his memory wiped. But when he tries to recover the lost memories, he finds himself in the mind of a serial killer.
Huang Bo, Xu Jinglei, Yang Zishan and Duan Yihong head the cast of the film, which recently wrapped in Thailand and is being lined up for Chinese release in December. Tina Shi produced the film, with De Warrenne Pictures’ Tom Waller on board as co-producer.
Set in the 1930s, For A Few Bullets is a comedy western about a professional thief who teams up with a special »
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Perhaps the most acute and uncompromisingly grim murder mystery to come out of China in years, “What’s in the Darkness” exposes the putrid minds lurking in a sexually and politically repressed society. First-time helmer-scribe Wang Yichun may have consciously used Bong Joon-ho’s “Memories of Murder” as an artistic blueprint, but her depiction of a schoolgirl’s sexual awakening getting entangled in a serial-murder case represents a femme-centric and wholly Chinese take on police ineptitude and authoritarianism. Insidious and gripping from beginning to end, the film announces a formidable talent with much to contribute to China’s burgeoning demand for cerebral genre films. Her screenplay has already been optioned for a remake, to be helmed by mainland actor Zhang Jingchu (“Peacock”).
Playing a haunting central role is a dreary northern Chinese town on the edge of economic reform, with all the attendant social restructuring. Like “Twin Peaks” with Confucian characteristics, »
- Maggie Lee
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