Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015 Hong Kong movie Ip Man 3 (葉問3) at Hollywood Theater, from January 22.

The 2015 movie Ip Man 3 (葉問3) will play at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont from January 22. The South China Morning Post has a review and summary of the third instsallment of the biographical trilogy starring Donnie Yen:
Played by Yen with an effective blend of deadpan delivery and formidable combat skills, Ip Man has been portrayed in the series as a family man from Foshan in southern China who involuntarily gets sucked into epic battles. Having defied Japanese occupiers in Ip Man, set in the 1930s, and restored Chinese pride against British colonisers in Ip Man 2, set in 1949 Hong Kong, this long-awaited sequel finds the legend in a relatively peaceful period in 1959 Hong Kong.

Still, the stability of Ip’s low-profile life is temporarily disrupted when local thugs – led by the henchman (Patrick Tam Yiu-man) of corrupt American businessman Frank (Mike Tyson) – are sent to vandalise the primary school his young son attends. Ip puts his prowess to pragmatic use when he volunteers to stand guard with his protégés in the absence of police protection. There he befriends Cheung Tin-chi (Max Zhang Jin), a fellow parent and wing chun exponent who aspires to Ip’s accomplishments.
The movie was released in Hong Kong on December 24, and will play at the Hollywood Theater from January 22 to 27. Showtimes and ticket information are available online via the theater's website. The theater is located at 1449 Potomac Ave. in Dormont (map), and is accessible by Pittsburgh's subway/LRT at a block south of Potomac Station.