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Culture and entertainment information for early August 2016
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1.The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

Plot Summary

For their fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.

Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in The Secret Life of Pets, which co-stars Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks. Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy produce the film directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2), co-directed by Yarrow Cheney and written by Brian Lynch and Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio.

Cast: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, Albert Brooks, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress

Director: Chris Renaud

Genres: Comedy, Adventure, Animated

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Release Date: August 3

Venue: Wanda Cinema, Omnijol Cinema, Changzhou Grand Theatre Poly Studio,  Phoenix Valley Film Art Palace Cinema, China Film Cinema, Changzhou

2. My Best Friend's Wedding (2016)

Plot Summary 

Remake of the 1997 classic. Growing up together, Lin Ran is not only Gu Jia's best friend but whom taken as a backup boyfriend unconsciously, until one day Lin Ran announces his engagement with the naive and rich Meng Yi-Xuan, and Gu Jia determines to win him back.

Cast: Qi Shu, Shaofeng Feng, Victoria Song, Rhydian Vaughan, Qing Ye

Director: Alexi Tan

Writer: Haolu Wang

Release Date: August 5

Venue: Wanda Cinema, Omnijol Cinema, Changzhou Grand Theatre Poly Studio,  Phoenix Valley Film Art Palace Cinema, China Film Cinema, Changzhou

3. Song of the Sea (2014)

Plot Summary

An Irish youth (David Rawle) discovers that his mute sister is a selkie who must find her voice and free supernatural creatures from the spell of a Celtic goddess (Fionnula Flanagan).

Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle,Pat Shortt, Jon Kenny, Lisa Hannigan, Lucy O'Connell,

Director: Tomm Moore

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure, Animated

Release Date: August 12

Venue: Wanda Cinema, Omnijol Cinema, Changzhou Grand Theatre Poly Studio,  Phoenix Valley Film Art Palace Cinema, China Film Cinema, Changzhou

4. Warrior's Gate (2016)

Plot Summary 

A teenager is magically transported to China and learns to convert his video game skills into those of a Kung Fu warrior.

Cast: Dave Bautista, Sienna Guillory, Uriah Shelton, Dakota Daulby, Ron Smoorenburg, Ni Ni, Byron Gibson, Eva Day, Joel Adrian, Mark Chao, David Torok, Francis Ng, Svitlana Zavialova, Henry Mah

Director: Matthias Hoene

Writers: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen

Release Date: August 12

Venue: Wanda Cinema, Omnijol Cinema, Changzhou Grand Theatre Poly Studio,  Phoenix Valley Film Art Palace Cinema, China Film Cinema, Changzhou

5. Call of Heroes (2016)

Plot Summary 

During the warlords era in China, a village located in rural area called Pucheng fell into dangerous situation when its government allocated all its military force to the front line, the cruel commandant Cao from the enemy troops arrived the village and killed the innocent, the guardians of Pucheng were desperate to fight against Cao for justice and to protect their homeland.

Cast: Louis Koo, Ching Wan Lau, Eddie Peng

Director: Benny Chan

Genre: Action

Release Date: August 12

Venue: Wanda Cinema, Omnijol Cinema, Changzhou Grand Theatre Poly Studio,  Phoenix Valley Film Art Palace Cinema, China Film Cinema, Changzhou

6. Born in China (2016)

Plot Summary 

A wildlife drama that follows the families of endangered animals in China.

Director: Chuan Lu

Genre:  Documentary

Release Date: August 12

Venue: Wanda Cinema, Omnijol Cinema, Changzhou Grand Theatre Poly Studio,  Phoenix Valley Film Art Palace Cinema, China Film Cinema, Changzhou

7. Ooops! Noah is Gone... (2015)

Plot Summary 

It's the end of the world. A flood is coming. Luckily for Dave and his son Finny, a couple of clumsy Nestrians, an Ark has been built to save all animals. But as it turns out, Nestrians aren't allowed. Sneaking on board with the involuntary help of Hazel and her daughter Leah, two Grymps, they think they're safe. Until the curious kids fall off the Ark. Now Finny and Leah struggle to survive the flood and hungry predators and attempt to reach the top of a mountain, while Dave and Hazel must put aside their differences, turn the Ark around and save their kids. It's definitely not going to be smooth sailing.

Cast: Dermot Magennis, Callum Maloney, Tara Flynn, Ava Connolly, Paul Tylak, Alan Stanford, Aileen Mythen, Patrick FitzSymons, Carla Becker, Franciska Friede, Lotta Doll, Tina Eschmann

Directors: Toby Genkel, Sean McCormack

Writers: Richie Conroy, Toby Genkel, Mark Hodkinson, Marteinn Thorisson

Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy  

Release Date: August 12

Venue: Wanda Cinema, Omnijol Cinema, Changzhou Grand Theatre Poly Studio,  Phoenix Valley Film Art Palace Cinema, China Film Cinema, Changzhou

 
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