In the movie, Ed joins the karate dojo to learn self-defense, but he quickly becomes enamored with the dojo's culture and Sensei's teachings, which encourage him to embrace a hyper-masculine, aggressive persona.
As Ed progresses through the ranks of the dojo, he becomes increasingly isolated from his former life and relationships, leading to a shocking twist ending.
The Art of Self-Defense" explores themes of toxic masculinity, power dynamics, and the dangers of blindly following authority figures.
It received positive reviews for its unique blend of humor and darkness, as well as Jesse Eisenberg's nuanced performance as Ed.
The film tells the story of the Wong family, whose father, Master Wong (Lau Shun), is a renowned calligrapher and a strict traditionalist. His three grown children are all living with him, each with their own issues and struggles.
The eldest son, Peter (Francis Ng), is a successful businessman, but has a strained relationship with his father due to his Westernized ways. The middle daughter, Karen (Sandra Ng), is a divorced single mother who struggles to make ends meet.
The youngest son, Henry (Louis Koo), is a struggling actor who dreams of making it big in Hollywood. When Master Wong suddenly passes away, the family is forced to confront their own issues and come to terms with their relationships with each other.
The film explores themes of family, tradition, and identity, and features a strong ensemble cast including Anita Mui and Cecilia Yip.
Cast: Jordan Peele, Paul Rudd, Jenny Slate, Stephanie Beatriz
The story begins when a ruptured water main creates an enormous sinkhole right in front of Bob's Burgers, blocking the entrance indefinitely and ruining the Belchers' plans for a successful summer. While Bob and Linda struggle to keep the business afloat, the kids try to solve a mystery that could save their family's restaurant. As the dangers mount, these underdogs help each other find hope and fight to get back behind the counter, where they belong.
"Cinderella" is a musical ) is a musical film adaptation of the classic fairy tale of the same name who is forced to work as a servant for her cruel stepmother (Jo Van Fleet) and her two stepsisters (Celeste Holm and Ginger Rogers).
Despite her hardships, Cinderella remains kind and hopeful, dreaming of a better life. Her fairy godmother (Pat Carroll) takes pity on her and grants her a wish to attend the royal ball, where she meets the handsome Prince (Stuart Damon).
The Prince is immediately taken with Cinderella's beauty and charm, but their time together is cut short when Cinderella is forced to flee before the stroke of midnight. The Prince is determined to find her again, and with the help of the Grand Duke (Walter Pidgeon), he searches the entire kingdom for the mystery girl who left behind a glass slipper.
Meanwhile, Cinderella's stepmother and stepsisters try to prevent her from being found and try to make sure the Prince will never find her again.
The movie builds to a dramatic finale as the Prince tries to fit the glass slipper onto the foot of every eligible woman in the kingdom, including Cinderella's stepsisters. When Cinderella's turn finally comes, the slipper fits perfectly, and she is revealed as the mystery girl who captured the Prince's heart.
With a joyful reunion, the couple is finally together and happily ever after.
Overall, the movie stays true to the classic fairy tale, but with some added musical numbers and a memorable cast, making it an enjoyable and timeless retelling of the story of Cinderella.
The movie follows the story of a woman named Candy, who returns to Macao after a long absence. She is in search of a friend named Macao, whom she has not seen in many years. As she explores the city and tries to track down her friend, Candy begins to uncover a series of mysteries and secrets about Macao and her own past.
The film is shot in a dreamlike style, with beautiful and haunting images of the city's streets, buildings, and people. The story is told through a mix of voiceover narration, interviews with locals, and dramatic reenactments.
As the film progresses, Candy's search for Macao becomes increasingly complex, and she finds herself drawn deeper into a world of intrigue and danger. The movie's nonlinear structure and surreal imagery create a sense of mystery and ambiguity, leaving the audience to piece together the story for themselves.
Overall, "The Last Time I Saw Macao" is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking film that offers a unique perspective on the city and its history. It is a must-see for anyone interested in experimental cinema or the intersection of fiction and documentary filmmaking.
Cast: Roselyn Sanchez, Chance Kelly, Mariah Carey, Kanye West
The film opens with Beans (Beanie Sigel), a drug lord, being released from prison after serving a three-year sentence. He quickly reunites with his old gang, which includes the likes of Baby Boy (Omillio Sparks) and Dame (Damon Dash), and sets out to regain control of the Philadelphia drug trade.
However, Beans soon finds himself facing competition from a rival gang led by the ruthless boss, Dame's ex-girlfriend, and former member of Beans' crew, Gita (Tiffany Withers). In the midst of this gang war, Beans also has to deal with personal challenges, including the custody battle for his daughter and his relationship with his girlfriend.
As the conflict between the two gangs escalates, violence and betrayal become increasingly common. Beans and his gang must fight to keep their position in the drug trade while also dealing with the fallout from their actions. Meanwhile, Beans also tries to find a way to reconcile with his estranged daughter and rekindle his relationship with his girlfriend.
The film culminates in a violent and dramatic showdown between Beans and Gita, where the fate of the Philadelphia drug trade hangs in the balance. Will Beans be able to hold onto his power and emerge victorious, or will Gita and her gang prove to be too powerful? The answer lies in the explosive finale of State Property 2.
Rinku is traced by goons her own uncles at a junction while trying to flee with her boyfriend,Vishu and his friend Madhusudhan see her throwing bottles at those men.Rinku his bough home were her grandmother wants her to get married to any boy be it of any caste and creed.Vishu is soon to be married to Mandakini but the goons kidnap him and forcefully marry to Rinku thou their target was Madhusudhan.After marriage Rinku and Vishu go to Delhi where they don't consider their marriage valid and decide to part ways but Rinku tells that her boyfriend Sajjad wont agree to this and they will have to get an official divorce and Sajjad will reach Delhi in 10 days from South Africa.Meanwhile in Madurai Vishu goes to marry Mandakini where she finds video of Vishu and Rinku's marriage an calls of their wedding.Rinku and Vishu return to Delhi where Vishu develops feelings for Rinku while Rinku tells that Sajjad is back in the city and she is eager to meet him.Madhusudhan whose following Rinku finds that Sajjad does not exist in reality and is just a an imaginary character.
The plot revolves around the life of Ashok from childhood (8 years) to adulthood (35 years). Ashok aims to redeem his past which leads him on his journey of becoming an entrepreneur who decides to revolutionize the Indian Economy. However, his struggles don't seem to end. Waah Zindagi is the celebration of life against all odds.
Para Para Sakura is a Japanese teenage romance drama film that captures the excitement and energy of youth through dance and music. Directed by Ryuichi Hiroki, the film tells the story of a teenage girl named Sakura (played by Ayumi Hamasaki) who discovers the world of Para Para dancing, a popular style of synchronized dance that originated in Japan. With a catchy soundtrack, vibrant visuals, and a heartfelt story, Para Para Sakura is a must-watch for anyone looking for a charming coming-of-age film.
The film follows Sakura, a shy and introverted teenager who feels out of place in her small town. One day, she discovers a Para Para dance club and becomes instantly drawn to the energy and excitement of the dance. With the help of a handsome and talented dancer named Hiro (played by Naoto Takenaka), Sakura learns the art of Para Para dancing and discovers a newfound sense of confidence and purpose.
As Sakura becomes more involved in the world of Para Para dancing, she begins to develop feelings for Hiro. However, their relationship is complicated by the fact that Hiro is much older than Sakura, and already has a girlfriend. Sakura must navigate the complexities of her growing feelings for Hiro, while also dealing with the pressures of school and family life.
Cast: Peter Hermann, Josh Peck, Rhea Perlman, Debra Messing
Following his parents' divorce, 12-year-old Evan Goldman (Eli Golden) uproots from New York City with his mother Jessica (Debra Messing). With his Bar Mitzvah fast approaching, Evan is devastated that he must leave all his friends, his father (Peter Hermann) and his rabbi (Josh Peck) behind. But upon arriving at his grandmother's (Rhea Perlman) house in small-town Walkerton, Indiana, he hatches a plan to win new friends by turning his Bar Mitzvah into the coolest party ever. As an outsider navigating the complicated social circles of his new school, Evan quickly finds out he's not the only one grappling with the all too familiar anxieties of eighth grade. While his new friends Patrice (Gabriella Uhl) and Archie (Jonathan Lengel) fret over the fate of the planet and unrequited love, respectively, popular cheerleader Lucy (Frankie McNellis) desperately plots to stave off a first kiss between her crush Brett (JD McCrary) and best friend Kendra (Lindsey Blackwell). To make matters worse, Evan invites the popular kids to his party-who aren't fans of Patrice. With these competing interests in play, Evan faces the impossible task of bringing everyone happily together in time for his party, or else risk social ruin. Suddenly, turning 13 isn't looking as good as it's cracked up to be.
In the hilltops of Burundi a group of escaped coltan miners form an anti-colonialist computer hacker collective. From their camp in an otherworldly e-waste dump, they attempt a takeover of the authoritarian regime exploiting the region's natural resources - and its people. When an inter-sex runaway and an escaped coltan miner find each other through cosmic forces, their connection sparks glitches within the greater divine circuitry.
Cast: Christopher Lee, Alan Arkin, Bruce Spence, Virginia Hey
The story begins with the once-famous superhero Captain Invincible (Alan Arkin), who has fallen on hard times and is now living as a drunk recluse in the Australian outback. However, when a new supervillain, Mr. Midnight (Christopher Lee), threatens to take over the world, the government reluctantly turns to Captain Invincible for help.
Initially resistant to the idea, Captain Invincible eventually agrees to help and is put through a series of tests to determine if he is still fit for the job. Despite his initial reluctance, Captain Invincible rises to the challenge and sets out to stop Mr. Midnight from his evil plans.
As he embarks on his mission, Captain Invincible is aided by a government agent, Patty Patria (Kate Fitzpatrick), who helps him navigate the complex world of international espionage and the dangerous world of supervillains.
"The Return of Captain Invincible" is a humorous and lighthearted take on the superhero genre. It features catchy musical numbers, comedic moments, and a heartfelt story about redemption and the power of friendship. With its all-star cast and energetic performances, this film is a must-see for fans of superhero movies and musical comedies.
The musical takes the audience behind the scenes of a Viennese luxury hotel, where Emma Carter. an internationally successful Austrian film star returns to Vienna to attend the famous annual Opera Ball and to promote her new movie.