The News Lens
By: Hsu Chia-yu
What’s on this weekend in Taiwan.
■ Trolls (魔髮精靈) / Fantasy, Comedy, Musical / G / Trailer
The Trolls are small creatures who live in an almost perpetual state of happiness, singing, dancing and hugging all day long. However, when they are discovered by the Bergens, the Troll Princess Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and the worrywart Branch (Justin Timberlake) must rescue their friends.
“Trolls” is a 3D computer-animated musical film based on the dolls of the same name by Thomas Dam. The film is directed by Mike Mitchell, starring the voices of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Russell Brand, James Corden and Gwen Stefani.
■ Free State of Jones (烈火邊境) / War, History, Action, Drama / PG-15 / Trailer
After surviving the 1862 Battle of Corinth, Newton Knight (Matthew McConaughey), a poor farmer from Jones County serving as a battlefield medic in the Confederate Army, deserts and returns to his farm and his wife, Serena (Keri Russell). After his return, Newton organizes the deserters and runaway slaves into a militia and leads an armed rebellion against the Confederacy.
The film is inspired by the true story of Newton Knight and his armed rebellion against the Confederacy in Jones County, Mississippi, during the American Civil War. Written and directed by Gary Ross, the film stars Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali and Keri Russell. [FULL STORY]