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Shin Godzilla

A darkly comic satire of Japanese political bureaucracy, Toho’s 29th entry in the Godzilla franchise may prove too talky for some, but still manages to pay loving homage to the lumbering anti-hero of Ishiro Honda’s 1954 classic.
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SCMP: Special Police Units to Prevent Trouble When Hongkongers Vote

South China Morning Post reports: Hong Kong police will hold unprecedented election security drills next week ahead of the Legislative Council polls, and mobilise all regional response teams set up after the  510 more words

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Ben-Hur

Chariot races, galley slaves and the Messiah himself all return for Timur Bekmambetov’s remake of the Charlton Heston classic, but Ben-Hur proves yet another underwhelming blockbuster in a season packed with unnecessary remakes.
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Kubo and the Two Strings

Following the success of Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls, stop-motion giant Laika tackles full-blown fantasy in Kubo and the Two Strings, the epic story of an orphaned boy with magical powers, pursued by supernatural forces through feudal Japan.
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The Tenants Downstairs

Adapted by Taiwanese author turned filmmaker Giddens Ko Ching-teng from his own novel, The Tenants Downstairs ventures into far darker territory than his blockbuster teen flick You Are the Apple of My Eye.
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How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town

What could have been a biting satire pitting small-town conservatism against big-city liberalism, How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town plays its suburban sexploits so safely it threatens to say nothing at all.
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