5 Movies to Watch During this CNY ‘Coz Visiting is So Yesterday

Guess what, guys? It’s Feb, and you know what that means:

Chinese New Year’s coming! It’s visiting time! Yayyyyy!

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I mean c’mon; the ang pows are great, but the rest is pretty much constant all the way.

“Ah boy, you got girlfriend already?”

“Ah boy, you got married already?”

“Ah boy, where you going after Uni?”

“Ah boy, you did it already?”

Which makes CNY visiting not just mainstream, but so… 2017.

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Now, rather than indulging in such a ‘mundane’ aspect year in, year out, why not indulge in something… much more exciting?

I’m talking of course, about the one thing you’ll never get bored of:


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Without further ado, let’s move onto the top movies you should catch this festive season, because visiting’s so yesterday!

Agent Mr Chan

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Director: Jeff Cheung Ka Kit

Cast: Dayo Wong, Charmaine Sheh, Cecilia So C-Kwan

Release date: 15 February 2018

SynopsisMr. Chan was the top agent. Unfortunately he has been removed from duties right after a mission failure, his partner (Wonder Child) made a mistake and offended the policewoman Ms Shek unintentionally. 20 years after, Ms Shek has no choice but put the problems aside to ask Mr. Chan giving her a hands for solving a mysterious case. With the evidence to show this case has been involved with a Cyber Goddess. Mr. Chan is inevitably to make up himself in a sloppy appearance, the situation become out of control.


Why you should catch it: 

When I first saw the poster, I thought of two things:

James Bond, and Stephen Chow.

While the former’s not exactly CNY material, the latter certainly is. And seeing how Stephen Chow doesn’t seem to be abandoning his acting break anytime soon, Agent Mr Chan might just be that film to light up your Chow-less CNY!

Marvel’s Black Panther

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Director: Ryan Coogler

Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis

Release date: 15 February 2018

SynopsisMarvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king -and Black Panther- is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.


Why you should catch it: 

Marvel has a track record for producing excellent hero movies, and this one doesn’t seem to be any different.

Plus, Black Panther’s set to feature in the upcoming Avengers 3: Infinity War, so why not right?

The Monkey King 3


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Director: Cheang Pou Soi

Cast: Aaron Kwok, Feng Shaofeng, Zanilia Zhao, Lin Chi Ling, Yuen King-Tan

Release date: 15 February 2018

SynopsisPassing by Wang Chuan River, Tang Sanzang and his disciples mistakenly make the River God angry. They break into Xi Liang to hide themselves and realise that they`ve entered an all-female territory, where no man has stepped foot in since it was established. They are not welcome in the country, however, as the arrival of a monk from the East along with a monkey, a pig and a blue-colored man is prophesied as the beginning of the end for the country.


Why you should catch it: 

Having become a Chinese New Year staple in recent years, Monkey King is back for a third edition, and judging by the trailer it looks absolutely lit.

What’s more; hotties Aaron Kwok and Lin Chi Ling will both be starring in the film, so you pretty much got the best of both worlds. 😉

Wonderful! Liang Xi Mei 

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Director: Jack Neo

Cast: Jack Neo, Mark Lee, Jaspers Lai

Release date: 15 February 2018

SynopsisLiang Xi Mei (Jack Neo) is finally back! Now retired, Liang Xi Mei spends her time looking after her obedient grandchildren. However, Robert (Mark Lee), her eldest son adds to her woes as he is always dreaming of making a fortune through easy means. She pins all her hopes on her youngest son, Albert (Benjamin Josiah Tan). Her favouritism stirs up jealousy within Robert, who vows to strike it rich to win Liang Xi Mei’s approval. By chance, Robert picks up the doll that is actually the Goddess of Fortune! She helps Robert but also appeals to him to be more down to earth and practical in his pursuit of success and wealth. Instead, he turns into an ingrate as soon as his hawker business takes off. His arrogance incurs the wrath of the God of Misfortune who decides to teach him a lesson. Soon, trouble ensues among Liang Xi Mei’s family and their best friends Guang Dong Po (Wang Lei) and Lion King (Henry Thia). Will they get through this headache of a situation together as a family?


Wonderful! Liang Xi Mei – Official Trailer 《旺得福梁细妹》官方预告片 In Cinemas 15.02

Liang Xi Mei spends her time enjoying her retirement with her grandchildren and her 2 sons. Her 2 sons Robert and Albert have grown up but still finds themselves in unexpected trouble and Liang Xi Mei will need to save her family. Will this Chinese New Year be the same for them? Self scripted, directed by and starring Jack Neo, WONDERFUL! LIANG XI MEI THE MOVIE will be showing in cinemas on 15 February in Singapore and Malaysia!退休的梁细妹以为Robert和Albert都长大了便能开始享受晚年,没想到因种种原因而大祸临头。梁细妹这次能和家人一起度过难关,过个好年吗?梁志强导演自编,自导,自演的贺岁电影《旺得福梁细妹》2月15日即将在新马隆重上映!#WONDERFULLXM #旺得福梁细妹 JackNeoCK Mark Lee Kok Huang Alamak 辉哥 Wang Lei 王雷 Jaspers Benjamin Josiah Tan Ryan Lian 廖永谊 Noah Yap Richie Koh 许瑞奇

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Why you should catch it: 

This one’s definitely for the nostalgia, but first-time viewers are recommended to check it out too!

And well, it’s a local film. Gotta support our local media industry once in a while, right?

Monster Hunt 2

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Director: Raman Hui

Cast: Bai Baihe, Jing Boran, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Li Yuchun, Tony Yang

Release date: 16 February 2018

Synopsis: The story continues with Wuba after he parts way with his human parents Tian (Jing Boran) and Lan (Bai Baihe) for his own journey. Peace has not been restored in the monster world after the death of the evil monster king as a sinister lord has ascended and seized the throne. A heavy bounty is placed on Wuba dead or alive, forcing him to go into hiding again. He encounters an ill- famed gambler Tu (Tony Leung Chiu-wai) who’s deep in debt and seemingly up to no good. Together, they form a reluctant alliance in order to escape from their predicament.


Why you should catch it: 

Cutesy little monsters and Tony Leung? You got me hooked.


So if you’re not visiting, or chose not to visit because of certain reasons, you can check these blockbuster movies out!

Let’s make this a huat year, with some good ol’ movies!

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