Opening This Week: The Uninvited Sniper Making It Happen

New to cinemas this week are five films- two from Hollywood, The Uninvited and Make It Happen; one from Hong Kong, The Sniper; one from Japan, Threads of Destiny and one from Malaysia; Bohsia: Jangan Pilih Jalan Hitam. I'm only gonna preview the first three, so let's go!

The Uninvited (2009)
Starring: Elizabeth Banks, Arielle Kebbel, David Strathairn, Emily Browning
Directors: Charles Guard, Thomas Guard
USA release: January 30, 2009
Msia release: April 23, 2009
USA gross: $28,596,818
Worldwide gross: $29,881,717
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Runtime: 87 mins
Rated in USA: PG-13 for violent and disturbing images, thematic material, sexual content, language and teen drinking
Rated in Msia: 18PL
IMDb User Rating: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatometer: 33%

Based on the 2003 Korean horror flick, A Tale of Two Sisters, The Uninvited is about two sisters who have just recently returned home from a mental institution. To make matters worse, the girls return to a home inhabited by their evil stepmother and a ghost.

Make It Happen (2008)
Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Reardon, Tessa Thompson
Director: Darren Grant
Msia release: April 23, 2009
Genre: Drama, Dance
Runtime: 90 mins
Rated in Msia: U

In this movie filled with self-discovery and realizing dreams, Lauryn, a young woman from Indiana moves to Chicago to make it into the Chicago School of Music and Dance. After getting rejected, she finds herself working in a burlesque club.

Watch this if you liked movies like Save the Last Dance and Step Up.

The Sniper (2009)
Starring: Edison Chen, Huang Xiaoming, Richie Ren
Director: Dante Lam
Hong Kong release: April 9, 2009
Msia release: April 23, 2009
Country: Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese
Genre: Action
Runtime: 87 mins
Rated in Msia: 18 SG

Hartman (Richie Ren) is renowned as the top shooter in the police force but he hides a secret past - his former teammate and superb marksman Lincoln (Huang Xiaoming) was jailed for a mysterious case of accidentally killing a hostage and has now just been released. With only vengeance in his mind, Lincoln takes on Hartman and the police, believing they betrayed him. When a high-security prisoner transfer is sabotaged by an unknown sniper and a high profile convict escapes, young upstart OJ (Edison Chen), the hot-headed rookie on the team, surprises everyone by accurately replicating the suspect's impossible shots. A battle of wits ensues as OJ becomes fascinated with Lincoln's skills yet bound by Hartman's rules. (Cinema Online)

Sources: Cinema Online, IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Box Office Mojo, YouTube

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