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This week, there will be a slew of films hitting theaters, including The Monkey King. This is a widely anticipated adaptation of the Journey to the West saga, starring Chow Yun Fat, Donnie Yen, and Aaron Kwok. Industry experts claim that this release will set a new record for Chinese films overseas, and be a huge box office smash over the holiday. Maybe it will even shed a little light on that weird girl, who thinks she is a distant relative of the primate monarch.
A second reality TV program production is heading to the big screen this week. Dad, Where are We Going? inspires parents to get out and experience things with their kids, which is often a big problem for hard working families. The film will examine the lives of a curated group of families, to inspire parents to take a more active roll in guiding their children towards adult hood. I am imagining that it is something in between Survivor and Honey Boo Boo, and is expected to draw a big crowd.
Finally, for the little ones, there will be a bunch of international animated films being released this week including Saving Santa, Frozen, and Free Birds. Go on and bring the whole family, so that you can experience this gigantic opening weekend at the cinema.
- Cinema Modernista: Good Morning, Vietnam
- Films and Talks All Week at Crossroads Centre
- Swan Lake by Russian National Ballet Theatre