Directors: Scott Speer
Stars: Kathryn McCormick, Ryan Guzman and Cleopatra Coleman
The fourth movie in the Step Up series of dance films features a rich girl, Emily (Kathryn McCormick), as she arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer. Soon she falls in with Sean (Ryan Guzman), a young man who leads a dance crew in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs, called The Mob. When a wealthy businessman threatens to develop The Mob's historic neighbourhood and displace thousands of people, Emily must band together with Sean and The Mob to turn their performance art into protest art, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause.
Hits the screens on Aug. 3 at MegaStar cinema complexes in Vincom Tower (191 Ba Trieu, Hai Ba Trung) and in Pico Mall (229 Tay Son, Dong Da), and at Lotte Landmark Cinema (Keangnam Tower on Pham Hung, Tu Liem)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Directors: Timur Bekmambetov
Stars: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell and Dominic Cooper
At the age of 9, Abraham Lincoln witnesses his mother being killed by a vampire, Jack Barts. Some 10 years later, he unsuccessfully tries to eliminate Barts but in the process makes the acquaintance of Henry Sturgess who teaches him how to fight as well as what is required to kill a vampire. The quid pro quo is that Abe will kill only those vampires that Henry directs him to. Abe relocates to Springfield where he gets a job as a store clerk while he studies law and kills vampires by night. He also meets and eventually marries the pretty Mary Todd. Many years later as President of the United States, he discovers that vampires are fighting with the Confederate forces. As a result he mounts his own campaign to defeat them.
Hits the screen on Aug. 10 at Megastar Cinema Complexes and Lotte Landmark Cinema
The Bourne Legacy
Director: Tony Gilroy
Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton
There may be no Matt Damon this time round, but the fourth in the series of movies centred around former CIA assassin, Jason Bourne, looks set to be a box office hit. The latest installment introduces Jeremy Renner as Bourne as well as series newscomers Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac. Franchise veterans Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn reprise their roles.
Hits the screens on Aug. 10 at Megastar Cinema Complex
Looking for Cheyenne (2006)
Director: Valerie Minetto
Stars: Mila Dekker, Aurelia Petit and Malik Zidi
Cheyenne, a young journalist, decides to leave Paris after being laid off and to settle down in the middle of nowhere, far from the society she hates. The trouble is that she leaves Sonia, her true love, behind. The latter, a teacher who loves her job, refuses to give up everything ¾ including her comfort ¾ to follow her. Sonia makes all the effort in the world to forget Cheyenne, whether in the arms of Pierre, a charming anarchist, or in those of Béatrice, a woman who soon proves perverse and dangerous, only to realize that her heart belongs to Cheyenne and nobody else. If Cheyenne does not come back, Sonia feels life is not worth living...
This movie will be in French with Vietnamese subtitles at the French Culture Centre (L’Espace) at 8pm on Aug. 24