Starting in March, Asian films and series will complete the Lionsgate Play collection, which is suitable as a recommendation for film lovers.
Lionsgate Play subscribers, don’t be afraid to run out of shows. This March, Lionsgate Play will present special films and series for film lovers. In addition to Hollywood movies and exclusive series, which will air this month, Lionsgate Play also releases many Asian films and series with various genres, from martial arts to romantic films.
The original series from Lionsgate Play that is worth waiting for this month, one of which is ‘Jugaadistan‘. This series tells the story of the lives of children studying in India. From politics, moral conflicts and romance, to economic issues, the series is offered. The director, Akarsh Khurana, said that the series ‘Jugaadistan’ focuses on many issues, such as campus politics, student dynamics and side jobs to earn money, all of which are important in one’s life in his youth are in this series.
Another exclusive series, ‘Startruck’, is a two-season British comedy series. A goofy comedy about a New Zealand woman in her 20s who lives in Hackney, London, working in the cinema and as a babysitter. After a one-night stand on New Year’s Eve, he wakes up to find himself in the same bed as a famous movie star. After that, it was certain that his life had changed.
Premiering and exclusive on Lionsgate Play is ‘Apex’, a sci-fi action film that tells the story of six elite hunters who are paid to hunt down a man on a desert island, only to find themselves preyed upon.
Another action film that is highly recommended to watch is ‘American Assassin’. The film, starring Dylan O’Brien and Michael Keaton, was nominated in the Best Fight category at the 2018 Taurus World Stunt Awards. This action thriller is a adaptation of Vince Flynn’s 2010 novel of the same name. ‘American Assassin’ centers on a young CIA member, Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien), as he struggles to help a Cold War veteran trying to stop a nuclear weapons explosion.
In addition, there is also a star-studded film ‘Gods of Egypt’, which was played by Gerard Butler to Chadwick Boseman. This fantasy action film based on Egyptian mythology sets its own story by making Set (Gerard Butler), the god of the desert, become ruler of Egypt after defeating Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), the god of the air. Defender (Brenton Thwaites), a young boy who is a thief then builds a relationship with Horus to bring down Set.
Another sci-fi action film to watch is ‘Ender’s Game.’ The film tells the story of a young Ender Wiggin who is recruited by the International Military to lead the war against the Formik, a race of insectoid aliens that previously tried to invade Earth and have inflicted heavy losses on humanity. Asa Butterfield plays Ender Wiggin in a supporting cast including Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, and Viola Davis, alongside Abigail Breslin and Ben Kingsley.
For fans of the series, the British sitcom ‘Motherland’ will also be coming to Lionsgate Play with a third season. The story revolves around Julia Johnson, who has to take care of her children after her mother decides to stop caring for them. Julia who is busy with her work gets to know other parents, Liz who comes from the working class, and Kevin’s father who stays at home.
Another film that became Lionsgate Play’s mainstay in March is ‘Lion’, an Oscar-nominated film starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. In addition there is also ‘Wish Upon’, a film with a supernatural horror genre, starring Joey King and Ryan Phillipe.
Not only these films, there are also several titles included in the Lionsgate Play catalog in March, namely ‘Gold’, ‘Body of Deceit’, ‘The Lost City of Z’, and ‘Tekken 2: Kazuya’s Revenge’.
What about the promised Asian films?
Don’t worry, lovers of Indonesian action actors Iko Uwais and Yayan Ruhian, both of whom appeared in the science-fiction action film ‘Beyond Skyline’. Amazingly, both of them will compete acting with Frank Grillo, a Hollywood actor who has played in many big films. ‘Beyond Skyline’ is part of the ‘Skyline’ franchise, and has become a cult film with its own fans.
There is also a film that became a mainstay, namely ‘Detective Chinatown 3’. This mystery comedy film was one of the most successful films in Chinese cinema and managed to break several records including one of the highest opening week wins in history.
Another exclusive film that is present on Lionsgate Play, is ‘Endgame’ which is an action comedy film produced and starring Andy Lau. In this film, Andy Lau plays a world-class and cold-blooded hitman who actually only pretends to make fake murders for his victims so that he gets money from those who employ and those who become victims. The film became one of the highest-grossing films in Chinese theaters in 2021.
Other Chinese films that were presented were ‘Fearless’, ‘Home Sweet Home’, ‘The Way We Keep Dancing’, ‘All U Need is Love’, ‘I Still Remember’, ‘Ready o/r Knot’, ‘Lan Kwai Fong’, and ‘Special Couple.’