Coming soon: Movies opening on July 23

Coming soon: Movies opening on July 23
Based on the bestselling novel by John Green (C), Paper Towns, starring Nat Wolff and Cara Delevinge, opens next week.
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Detective Conan: Sunflowers Of Inferno

Classification: NA
Run time: 102 min
Genre: Animation
Directed by: Kobun Shizuno

Detective Conan: the Sunflowers of Inferno tracks Conan’s largest altercations yet with the infamous Kaito Kid as he races across the globe to bring him to justice for stealing a part of Van Gogh’s seven piece masterpiece, Sunflowers.

*Screening exclusively at Golden Village Cinemas.

Extraterrestrial

Classification: M18
Run time: 102 min
Genre: Horror, Sci-fi
Directed by: Colin Minihan

Still reeling from her parents' divorce, April (Brittany Allen) is dragged back to the vacation cabin she spent fond summers at as a child accompanied by a group of friends. Her trip down memory lane takes a dramatic and terrifying turn when a fireball descends from the sky and explodes in the nearby woods.

Led by her boyfriend, played by Freddie Stroma, the group venture out toward the crash site and discover the remnants of a ship from another planet along with footprints that suggest its alien occupants are still alive. The college friends soon find themselves caught in the middle of something bigger and more terrifying than anything they could ever imagine.

Irrational Man

Classification: NC16
Run time: 95 min
Genre: Mystery
Directed by: Woody Allen

Woody Allen's Irrational Man is about a tormented philosophy professor who finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.

Philosophy professor Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix) is at rock bottom emotionally, unable to find any meaning or joy in life. Abe feels that everything he's tried to do, from political activism to teaching, hasn't made any difference.

Soon after arriving to teach at a small town college, Abe gets involved with two women: Rita Richards (Parker Posey), a lonely professor who wants him to rescue her from her unhappy marriage; and Jill Pollard (Emma Stone), his best student, who becomes his closest friend.

While Jill loves her boyfriend Roy (Jamie Blackley), she finds Abe's tortured, artistic personality and exotic past irresistible. Even as Abe displays signs of mental imbalance, Jill's fascination with him only grows. Still, when she tries to make their relationship a romantic one, he rebuffs her. Pure chance changes everything when Abe and Jill overhear a stranger's conversation and become drawn in. Once Abe makes a profound choice, he is able to embrace life to the fullest again. But his decision sets off a chain of events that will affect him, Jill and Rita forever.

Monster Hunt (Chinese)

Classification: NA
Run time: NA
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Directed by: Raman Hui

In a faraway fantasy world, humans warred against monsters and succeeded in driving them out into the dark mountains. For years, the two races have lived in their separate worlds, but the birth of a new monster king will reshape the balance of power and user in a new world order.

Only You (Chinese)

Classification: PG13
Run time: 113 min
Genre: Romantic comedy
Directed by: Feng Xiaogang

As Fang Yuan (Tang Wei) prepares for her marriage, she begins to develop doubts as the words of a fortune teller from years past echo in her mind -her fated lover will be a man named Song Kunming (Liao Fan). As fate would have it, Fang receives a call from her fiance's high school classmate, telling her that he can't come to the wedding because he's on a business trip in Italy. To her great surprise, the classmate's name is none other than Song Kunming. Believing that destiny is calling, Fang takes a leap of faith and suddenly flies to Italy in search of her fated Song.

Produced by director Feng Xiaogang, and based on the classic 1994 US film, Only You, is a charming and funny romantic-comedy where two hearts come together - as long as they follow their destiny.

Paper Towns

Classification: PG13
Run time: 109 min
Genre: Romantic comedy
Directed by: Jake Schreier

Adapted from John Green's (The Fault in Our Stars) best-selling novel of the same name, Paper Towns tells the coming-of-age story of Quentin (Nat Wolff) as he searches for his missing, enigmatic neighbour Margo (Cara Delevingne). The exhilarating search leads Quentin to discover a deeper understanging on true friendship - and true love.

Southpaw

Classification: NC16
Run time: 123 min 
Genre: Drama
Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Billy "The Great" Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal), is a reigning champion boxer whose unorthodox "Southpaw" stance has seen him rise to the top. He retires at the height of his fame to spend more time with his family, but tragedy strikes shortly afterward and he finds his life falling apart around him.

The Vatican Tapes

Classification: NC16
Run time: 91 min
Genre: Horror
Directed by: Mark Neveldine

When 27-year-old Angela Holmes (Olivia Taylor Dudley) starts having devastating effects on anyone around her, local priest Father Lozano (Michael Pena) suspects she is possessed by demonic forces.

However, when representatives from the Vatican are called in to exorcise the demon, they find an ancient satanic force more powerful than they imagined. Now, Father Lozano has to fight for more than just Angela's soul, but also for the fate of the world.

andrewg@sph.com.sg

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