Kung Fu Yoga And 7 Other Chinese New Year Movies To Catch This Weekend
1. Kung Fu Yoga
Directed by acclaimed director Stanley Yong, the film stars legendary martial arts actor Jackie Chan as an archaeology professor on the quest to recover a mythical scepter.
The dazzling “Eye of Shiva” scepter used in the film is actually made out of over 50 shining Swarovski stones.
Watch for the thrilling car chases and of course, Jackie Chan’s signature comedic touches.
2. Our Kind Of Traitor
Starring Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris as a couple facing off against the Russian Mafia, this film is action-packed and full of thrills.
Even if action isn’t your thing, be sure to watch it for its cinematographic beauty. The opening scene features 20 Bolshoi ballet dancers decked out in costumes made of over 31,000 Swarovski crystals.
3. Victor Frankenstein
A fan of action and fantasy films? Victor Frankenstein is your best bet.
Fronting the film are actors James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe playing Victor Frankenstein and Igor Strausman respectively.
The film follows Frankenstein’s greed-fueled quest to create his namesake monster while Igor struggles with his conscience as he becomes more involved in the project.
4. A Royal Night Out
If you’re a fan of the Netflix series, The Crown, you’ll love A Royal Night Out.
The film tells the tale of young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret as they venture out of Buckingham Palace to enjoy the Victory in Europe Day celebrations.
Each princess wore Swarovski-adorned dresses throughout the film too.
Here’s one the kids (and the kids at heart) will love: Cinderella!
Following the epic tale we all know so well, Swarovski created the iconic slipper made entirely out of crystal and features light-reflecting Crystal Blue Aurora Borealis coating to bring the fantasy to life.
6. The Great Gatsby
Based on the iconic novel of the same name, the film follows the life and times of 1920s millionaire Jay Gatsby and his neighbour Nick who shares his experiences about Gatsby’s ostentatious parties.
A Bond flick is always a good idea — especially if you’re a fan of spy films.
Skyfall is actor Daniel Craig’s third performance as James Bond and in this instalment, he investigates an attack involving his company, MI6.
As with every Bond film, expect plenty of exciting chase scenes, action and of course, beautiful women.
8. The Young Victoria
Another period drama worth the watch, The Young Victoria stars Emily Blunt as Queen Victoria.
The film captures the life and times of Queen Victoria during her reign and delves deeper into her marriage with Prince Albert of SaxeCoburg and Gotha.