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[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week

By Rumy Doo

Published : Sept. 29, 2017 - 10:34

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Opened Sept. 27
Action, adventure. Directed by Matthew Vaughn

The headquarters of Kingsman, hidden inside a tailors shop, has been destroyed and the fate of the planet is at risk once more. Eggsy (Taron Egerton), now a full agent with a year of experience under his belt, and Merlin (Mark Strong) follow the Doomsday protocol and seek the help of Kingsman’s American counterpart Statesman, located in a Bourbon whiskey distillery in Kentucky. The elite agents from both sides of the pond team up to battle another eccentric, ruthless enemy threatening to destroy the world. 

I Can Speak
Opened Sept. 21
Comedy, drama. Directed by Kim Hyun-seok

Na Ok-boon (Na Moon-hee) is the elderly neighborhood busybody whose greatest hobby is to file complaints about nearby residents and businesses to the district office. Park Min-jae (Lee Je-hoon) is a new civil servant at the office, a strict by-the-books worker. The two bicker over Na’s copious complaints when one day, Na discovers that Park is fluent in English. Due to a painful past and a desire to right terrible wrongs, Na is intent on learning to speak English and seeks Park’s help.

Baby Driver
Opened Sept. 13
Action, crime. Directed by Edgar Wright

Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a skilled getaway driver, who chauffeurs robbers seeking to flee crime scenes quickly and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. He meets a waitress named Debora (Lily James) at a diner, and the two start dating. He begins to dream of ditching his lifestyle and pursuing a normal life. But Baby’s next robbery goes awry and he narrowly manages to evade the police. Baby’s boss Doc (Kevin Spacey), a heist mastermind, forces him into one more gig. 

Memoir of a Murderer
Opened Sept. 6
Drama, thriller. Directed by Won Shin-yun

Byung-soo (Sol Kyung-gu), a former serial killer, is now an emaciated elderly man suffering from early stage Alzheimer’s. His unsuspecting daughter Eun-hee (Kim Seol-hyun) looks after her erratic father, who disappears for lengthy periods into a bamboo forest. During one of his outings, Byung-soo’s car collides into the car of police officer Tae-joo (Kim Nam-gil), who seems to have a corpse hidden in his trunk. The two instinctively recognize each other as killers.