When her grandfather dies, a young circus ringmaster, Wei-Wei, is left with an insurmountable debt and a baseball bat-swinging gorilla. Yes, a bat-swinging gorilla. With loan sharks circling, the gorilla soon comes to the rescue by succeeding in the Korean baseball league. It’s as silly as it sounds.
Police Story 2013
Steve Austin, formerly of ‘Stone Cold’ WWE fame, goes up against ageing hard man Dolph Lundgren in this so-so action thriller in which he plays the clichéd nightclub bouncer and ex-soldier, Tommy Wick. Employed by his Seattle mob boss to deliver a package to an international crime boss, ‘The German’ (Lundgren), things turn sour as Wick finds himself the target of an increasingly rampant team of hit men and mercenaries. Bodies pile up and bullets fly wildly. Think The Transporter with more muscle and you won’t be far off.
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THE BOOK THIEF
Based on the international bestselling book by Markus Zusak, The Book Thief tells the story of an extraordinary young girl sent to live with a foster family in WWII Germany. At her brother’s funeral, she picks up a book and keeps it to remind her of him. But she can’t read until her new parents and the secret guest under the stairs teaches her, opening a magical world that inspires other people. It’s a beautiful, intelligent story, starring a solid cast that includes Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson.