SCREENING SKEDS of what's in Iloilo Theaters this Week...
|| FDCP Cinematheque || UPV Cinematheque || Robinsons Movieworld JARO ||
|| Robinsons Movieworld ILOILO || SM Cinema Iloilo ||
[all screening skeds are subject to change without prior notice]

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Syowing this Week [July 31 to August 5, 2014]

Guardians of the Galaxy
is a space epic adventure that focuses its story on a band of intergalactic misfits who are outlaws fighting for good. The Marvel comics series of the same name from which it is based on, and the upcoming movie seems to have a treatment quite similar to Firefly and Serenity; high adventure with light-hearted elements of comedy.
Robinsons Movieworld Cinema 1 [3D] = 5:00 PM | 7:40 PM
Robinsons Movieworld Cinema 2 = 12:15 PM | 2:55 PM | 5:35 PM | 8:15 PM
SM Iloilo Cinema 8 [3D] = 12:00 PM | 3:00 PM | 6:00 PM | 9:00 PM
SM Iloilo D-Cinema = 12:30 PM | 3:20 PM | 6:10 PM | 9:00 PM

Enemy (2014)
This psychological thriller film directed by Denis Villeneuve which was loosely adapted by Javier Gullón from José Saramago's 2002 novel The Double. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal who plays Adam Bell, who is a glum, disheveled history professor, who seems disinterested even in his beautiful girlfriend Mary. Watching a movie on the recommendation of a colleague, Adam spots his double, a bit-part actor named Anthony Clair, and decides to track him down. The identical men meet and their lives become bizarrely and irrevocably intertwined. Gyllenhaal is transfixing as both Adam and Anthony, provoking empathy as well as disapproval while embodying two distinct personas.
Robinsons Movieworld Cinema 6 = 12:00 PM | 2:00 PM | 4:00 PM | 6:00 PM | 8:00 PM
SM Iloilo Cinema 7 = 1:30 PM | 4:00 PM

Trophy Wife (2014)
Another one of those infidelity stories, this Filipino romantic drama and thriller film starring Cristine Reyes, Derek Ramsay, Heart Evangelista, and John Estrada, and is directed by Andoy Ranay, who is best known for mainstream Tagalog movies like "Sosy Problems" and "Diary ng Panget"
Robinsons Movieworld Cinema 5 = 12:45 PM | 3:10 PM | 5:35 PM | 8:00 PM
SM Iloilo Cinema 4 = 1:00 PM | 3:40 PM | 6:20 PM | 9:00 PM

Blood Widow
Laurie and Hugh are a successful young couple who have just closed on a weekend home away from the city. Unbeknownst to them, the neighboring property contains the crumbling remains of a boarding school that was shuttered in the wake of an unspeakable massacre. The sole survivor of that massacre still resides in the ruins of the school, hiding from the world and wanting only to be left alone. When Laurie and Hugh's friends explore the property, they have no idea that they disturbed an emotionally-broken killing machine: The Blood Widow.
SM Iloilo Cinema 1 = 6:20 PM | 9:00 PM

Originally titled "Pee Kao Pee Ook", this Indonesian horror-comedy is about a group of kids who go to a Chinese cemetery as a filming location for their short movie 'senior-year' project; Only to end up being haunted by ghosts.
SM Iloilo Cinema 7 = 6:30 PM | 9:00 PM

[hit the jump to continue to the movies on extended run, and the FDCP Cinematheque movies]

Monday, July 28, 2014

Mexico's El Santo Super Estrella films at the Cinematheque this Week

One thing that is so distinct in Mexican cinema is the Lucha films, and the pioneer of that distinct genre are the El Santo movies. The El Santo movies feature the iconic wrestler El Santo as he battles evil monsters, zombies, martians, and even vampire women. In real life, El Santo is one of the most famous and iconic of all Mexican luchadores, and has been referred to as one of "the greatest legends in Mexican sports" His wrestling career spanned nearly five decades, during which he became a folk hero and a symbol of justice for the common man through his appearances in comic books and movies. If you happen to have watched that Jack Black movie "Nacho Libre", well you might have gotten a glimpse of where their inspiration comes from. This week, the FDCP Cinematheque is featuring the classic El Santo movies, with their "El Santo Super Estrella" Film Cycle. It will run from July 29, 2014 to August 3, 2014. Admission is Free! The FDCP Cinematheque is located at B&C Square Bldg., Solis St., Iloilo City. [hit the jump to continue]

Sunday, July 27, 2014

First Image of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman Revealed

As far as the advertisements, teasers and trailers for the upcoming "Batman V Superman" is concerned, the looks for Batman and Superman had already been revealed; now, it's time for us to see how Wonder Woman looks. In this week's San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros. reveals the first glimpse of Gal Gadot in her Wonder Woman armor. "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" is set for release May 6, 2016.

Godzilla 2 officially been announced; Rodan, Mothra, and Ghidorah will jump in the fray

Godzilla 2 has officially been announced in this week's San Diego comic-Con. And the sequel will feature Godzilla's legendary monster adversaries Rodan, Mothra, and Ghidorah. [hit the jump to continue]

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Last Of Us up for a film adaptation; Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) in talks for the main role

Arya Stark will play the character who looks like Ellen Page, while the male character looks like Jamie Lannister!
If even the mediocre to bad video games are having movie adaptations... why not one of the best video games of all time? "The Last Of Us" has been getting extremely high praises from everybody who has ever played it. And now, it's getting a movie adaptation. Maisie Williams (who is best known for her role in Game of Thrones as Arya Stark) is in talks for the main role. Hit the jump to check out the details on this highly anticipated adaptation...

Friday, July 25, 2014

New Image of Ben Affleck as Batman for the Upcoming Batman V Superman

The San Diego Comic-con this year is warming up with a new Ben Affleck Batman v Superman image that gives us another look at Affleck as the Caped Crusader.  The image premiered on the convention floor at the DC Booth to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Batman character.  This image is a much tighter shot than the previous character reveal, giving us a great look at how Affleck really fits that gritty Batman look.

Filming is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the highly anticipated action adventure from director Zack Snyder, starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck as BruceWayne/Batman.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from “Man of Steel,” Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.[hit the jump to continue]

Warcraft Title Logo, Weapons on Exhibit, Concept Art for the Upcoming Movie

Legendary unveiled the first Warcraft logo at their Comic-Con booth this week. We also show you some teaser pix namely concept art, a set image of director Duncan Jones at work, and this title logo. Hit the jump to continue...

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fifty Shades of Grey trailer has now been unleashed

The trailer for the much anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie has now been unleashed. Hit the jump to check it out...

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales sets release on July 2017

We now have an official new release date for the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" has been set for theatrical release on July 7th, 2017. [Hit the jump to continue]

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Syowing this Week [July 23 to July 29, 2014]

The Signal
On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius. When everything suddenly goes dark, Nic regains consciousness - only to find himself in a waking nightmare. This science fiction thriller is directed by William Eubank and stars  Laurence Fishburne, Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke and Lin Shaye.At the Sundance Film Festival, the filmmakers and actor Brenton Thwaites described the film as a Twilight Zone–style story drawing heavily on Plato's Allegory of the Cave intended as a modern interpretation of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, later noted by reviewers.
Robinson's Movieworld Cinema 6 = 6:00 PM | 8:00 PM
SM Iloilo Cinema 6 = 1:30 PM | 4:00 PM | 6:30 PM | 9:00 PM

Under The Skin
This 2013 science fiction art film directed by Jonathan Glazer and stars Scarlett Johansson as an alien seductress who preys on men in Scotland. This highly-praised film had its theatrical release last March in the UK, April in the US, and was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on July 15, 2014. In the United States, it opened with $140,000 in four theatres, earning it the highest per-theatre average of all films playing that weekend, above Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which also stars Johansson. Under the Skin is currently the ninth-highest-grossing film in the 2014 United States speciality box office.
Robinson's Movieworld Cinema 6 = 12:30 PM | 2:40 PM
SM Iloilo Cinema 2 = 6:20 PM | 9:00 PM

Hercules (2014)
This new film about the Greek Hero stars Dwayne Johnson as the title character, and is directed by Brett Ratner (the Rush Hour movies). Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary.  Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies.  But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules.
Robinson's Movieworld Cinema 1 [3D] = 5:30 PM | 7:35 PM
Robinson's Movieworld Cinema 4 = 12:00 PM | 2:05 PM | 4:10 PM | 6:15 PM | 8:20 PM
SM Iloilo D-Cinema = 1:00 PM | 3:40 PM | 6:20 PM | 9:00 PM
SM Iloilo Cinema 8 [3D] = 12:00 PM | 2:40 PM | 5:20 PM | 8:00 PM

Black Butler
Based on the manga series "Kuroshitsuji" by Yana Toboso, which also had an anime series in 2008, the story centers on a character named Shiori Genpo who runs the large corporation Funtom. Being a descendant of a prestigious noble family Phantomhive of England, Shiori solves difficult cases which are ordered by the queen. On the other hand, in order to take revenge on those who have wronged him, Shiori makes a deal with Butler Sebastian who is endowed with dark secrets. Their deal involves Butler Sebastian protecting Ciel until her revenge is fulfilled and then Sebastian will consume Shiori's spirit. The film was released on January 18, 2014.
SCREENING SKEDS: SM Iloilo Cinema 1 = 1:00 PM | 3:40 PM | 6:20 PM | 9:00 PM

Alien Abduction
(also known under the working title of The Morris Family Abduction) is a 2014 found footage sci-fi horror film based on the real-life Brown Mountain Lights phenomenon in North Carolina. It chronicles the experiences of a vacationing family that encounters an alien threat. The movie was already released on VOD last April 4, 2014.
SCREENING SKEDS: Robinson's Movieworld Cinema 5 = 12:00 PM | 2:00 PM | 4:00 PM | 6:00 PM | 8:00 PM

Survivor (2014)
During their search for a habitable planet the last living humans crash-land on a barren world, inhabited by bloodthirsty aliens and mysterious post-apocalyptic warriors. This action fantasy sci-fi is directed by John Lyde and stars Kevin Sorbo. 
SCREENING SKEDS: SM Iloilo Cinema 7 = 6:30 PM | 9:00 PM

The Innocent (2013)
A super natural thriller inspired by actual events. When the Callahans set off for a peaceful family vacation in the mountains they never expected their personal demons to follow them. The children discover a paranormal presence in the secluded cabin and two generations of secrets are revealed, forever changing the lives of the living as well as the dead.
SCREENING SKEDS: SM Iloilo Cinema 7 = 1:30 PM | 4:00 PM
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Upcoming Movies: Guardians of the Galaxy

One of the most highly-anticipated movies of 2014 is Guardians of the Galaxy. Not only does this movie promise to be a highly spectacular epic space adventure, but it's also part of the Marvel universe. [hit the jump to continue]

World Premieres Filmfest Continues at the Cinematheque this Week

The Film Development Council of the Philippines' Iloilo Cinematheque continues this week its celebration of the First World Premieres Film Festival with the screening of these additional movies from the festival. As usual, admission is free for the screening of these films. The FDCP Cinematheque is located at B&C Square Bldg., corner Iznart and Solis Street, Iloilo City (near BPI Iznart Branch). Hit the jump to check out the line-up for this week...

Star Wars Episode VII's " Force for Change" Campaign Video teases X-Wing

Months ago, we reported about director J.J. Abrams unveiling “Force for Change”, which gave fans a chance to win a visit to the set of Star Wars: Episode VII and cameo in the film in exchange for making a donation to UNICEF.  Even if you didn’t win the top prize of the visit and the cameo, there were still prize levels based on the amount of your donation, and most importantly, you were contributing to a good cause.  Now, Abrams has come out with a new video for the cause, and it serves as a teaser for the upcoming Episode VII. Hit the jump to check the video out...

Monday, July 21, 2014

Vin Diesel confirms he will be shooting xXx 3 in the Philippines

Vin Diesel is coming back to the "xXx" franchise and he's all set to film part of it in the Philippines. In an interview with Collider Vin Diesel said:
“I am going to do the next xXx which will be filming in part in the Philippines, which I’m very, very, very excited about.” [hit the jump to continue]

Has the Star Wars Episode VII Storyline been Leaked?

Star Wars: Episode VII is one movie that people cant seem to wait reading about. But now, despite J.J. Abrams' style of secretive production tactics, story details have been leaking in the internet. And while we don't usually ride on "rumor" and unconfirmed news, the sources of these leaks have come from reliable sources such as renowned movie journalist Devin Faraci. Of course, there are many of us who also want to avoid spoilers, so you may wanna skip this news. Hit the jump to read the leaked storyline...

Fifty Shades of Grey teaser unveiled by Beyonce

A lot of people just cant wait to see Fifty Shades of Grey (yes, let's take a break from geek movies). Now, a teaser has gone out, and it came from none other than Beyoncé who posted it on her social media account. Calm down, girls; it still isn't much, it's just a teaser. But I know that this will have you all excited for now...
[hit the jump for the teaser]

Alan Moore calls for a Boycott of the upcoming Dwayne Johnson movie "Hercules"

Literary mastermind maverick  Alan Moore, creator of such timeless classics such as Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, is calling for a boycott on the upcoming movie "Hercules" directed by Brett Ratner and stars Dwayne Johnson. Moore has long been known to hate Hollywood, and now he is once again voicing his distaste for Hollywood. This time, however, he’s doing it on behalf of his recently deceased friend and fellow comic book creator, Steve Moore (no relation). In a new interview with Bleeding Cool, Alan calls for a boycott of Brett Ratner’s upcoming Hercules. The Dwayne Johnson film is an adaptation of Steve Moore’s The Thracian War comics, but Alan claims Steve didn’t receive any payment for the film treatment. He explains that, while Steve thought he’d signed a contact giving him at least a “paltry” $15,000 for the film rights, he’d actually signed a version that didn’t require the studio to pay or even consult with him. [hit the jump to continue]

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Jun Lana wins Best Foreign Film Director at Madrid for "Mga Kuwentong Barbero"

"Barber's Tales" also known as "Mga Kuwentong Barbero" has won Jun Lana the Best Director award at the 3rd Madrid International Film Festival. The film was also nominated in the Best Foreign Feature Film Award which was won by Keun-Hyun Cho's "Late Spring". Jun Robles Lana is also the director of the critically-acclaimed "Bwakaw". Eugene Domingo was also nominated as Best Actress in a Foreign Film Award, but also lost to "Late Spring's" Seo-Hyung Kim. "Mga Kuwentong Barbero" is a period film wherein Eugene Domingo plays a widower who takes over her late husband's barbershop at the onset of the Martial Law Period. It's about a widow imprisoned by gender expectations in the 1970s. [hit the jump to continue]

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Is the Fantastic Four movie indeed planning to stray far off from the source material? We read into Michael B. Jordan's interview, and make our own impressions

20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four has been under heavy scrutiny for casting a line-up that seems to be horribly inaccurate to what a Fantastic Four line-up should be [click here for that report], it's a casting that spells really bad news for any hopes of this being a good movie, because it indicates that its producers seem to stubbornly just stray away from the essence of the source material so that they could market to a "Twilight" tween market demographic. Fears of it being an awful movie are being reinforced with an interview with its star Michael B. Jordan (cast as Human Torch), indicating the project's instability.

Instability in the sense that the project seems to not have that clear picture of what they really want for this movie before they decided to work on it; a kind of "let's just make things up as we go along" [hit the jump to continue]

Friday, July 18, 2014

Columbia Embarks on Uncharted Adaptation

That highly anticipated Uncharted movie adaptation will finally push through. Columbia Pictures has long been developing this project, and now they are finally ready to embark on adapting this video game into a movie, and they picked "Horrible Bosses" and "The King of Kong" director Seth Gordon to direct. Uncharted is a popular video game series that features an Indiana Jones-like protagonist named Nathan Drake, who along with his companions travel around the world to uncover various historical mysteries. "Uncharted" will start filming early next year. [hit the jump to continue]

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Avengers Villain Ultron revealed in the cover of Entertainment Weekly

Avengers: Age of Ultron is one of the most gigantic anticipated movies. Its target date May 2015 is pretty near, and it's inevitable that publicity goodies will start flooding in, such as set photos, and posters.
Its main villain has now been officially revealed via the cover of Entertainment Weekly magazine.

Newcomer Neel Sethi Cast as Mowgli in Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book adaptation

After a worldwide casting search that included thousands of auditions, Disney and director Jon Favreau have cast 10-year-old Neel Sethi as Mowgli in the upcoming The Jungle Book adaptation.  The project has previously been described as a mix between live-action and animation, but today’s casting announcement for Sethi reveals that he will be the only actor seen onscreen in the film; this newcomer will be carrying the entire movie on his shoulders.  Though Sethi has no professional experience, Favreau and his team feel confident that has the charisma and instincts to bring this new iteration of Rudyard Kipling’s classic story to life.

Sethi will be working with a number of CG characters, as Idris Elba is onboard to voice Shere Khan, Scarlett Johansson will voice Kaa, Lupita Nyong’o is voicing Rakcha, and Sir Ben Kingsley will voice the character of Bagheera.  The Jungle Book is currently in production and is scheduled for release in 3D on October 9, 2015. [source: Collider]

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Syowing this Week [July 16 to July 22, 2014]

Step Up: All In
In the next exciting fifth chapter of the dance movie series STEP UP, all-stars from previous installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers. This film is directed by Trish Sie.
Robinsons Movieworld Iloilo Cinema 3 = 12:45 PM | 3:15 PM | 5:45 PM | 8:15 PM
SM Cinema Iloilo Cinema 3 = 1:00 PM | 3:40 PM | 6:20 PM | 9:00 PM
SM Cinema Iloilo

Low-budgeted and set in Cyprus, a rather inexpensive, but also distinctly atmospheric location, Committed is the first feature film written and directed by Stelana Kliris. The story follows a man who has just proposed to his girlfriend and who takes off, pressured and terrified by the idea of marriage, taking his problems on the road. It is then that he crosses paths with a runaway bride, who has just escaped her own wedding.
Robinsons Movieworld Iloilo
SM Cinema Iloilo Cinema 2 = 1:30 PM | 4:00 PM | 6:30 PM | 9:00 PM

She's Dating the Gangster
The story revolves around Athena Dizon, a 17-year-old student, and Kenji de los Reyes, a rebellious teenager. They begin a false romance in order to spite Kenji's ex-girlfriend, and Athena thinks everything will be fine. She slowly realises that her life is not as steady, as her relationship with Kenji inevitably transforms into something greater.
Robinsons Movieworld Iloilo Cinema 1 = 1:15 PM | 3:35 PM | 5:55 PM | 8:15 PM
Robinsons Movieworld Iloilo Cinema 2 = 12:00 PM | 2:20 PM | 4:40 PM | 7:00 PM
SM Cinema Iloilo Cinema 4 = 12:00 PM | 2:40 PM | 5:20 PM | 8:00 PM
SM Cinema Iloilo Cinema 8 = 1:00 PM | 3:40 PM | 6:20 PM | 9:00 PM

Originally entitled "Open Grave", this horror suspense film is directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego and stars Sharlto Copley (District 9, Maleficent). A man wakes up in a pit of dead bodies with no memory of who he is or how he got there. Fleeing the scene, he breaks into a nearby house and is met at gunpoint by a group of terrified strangers, all suffering from memory loss. Suspicion gives way to violence as the group starts to piece together clues about their identities, but when they uncover a threat that's more vicious - and hungry - than each other, they are forced to figure out what brought them all together - before it's too late.
Robinsons Movieworld Iloilo Cinema 5 = 12:00 PM | 2:00 PM | 4:00 PM | 6:00 PM | 8:00 PM
SM Cinema Iloilo Cinema 7 = 1:30 PM | 4:00 PM | 6:30 PM | 9:00 PM

3 AM
This horror anthology film from Thailand is made up of three chilling stories. Two sisters who own a wig shop. A funeral home employee falls in love. Two company directors who love playing scary pranks. Three stories set at 3 AM, the scariest hour of the night, where all spirits are free to roam.
Robinsons Movieworld Iloilo Cinema 6 = 6:15 PM | 8:15 PM
SM Cinema Iloilo Cinema 1 = 1:30 PM | 4:00 PM | 6:30 PM | 9:00 PM
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Future of Spider-man Movies Look Uncertain

Changes are going on at Sony Pictures with regards to the Spider-man movies. Screenwriter/producer Roberto Orci, who penned The Amazing Spider-man 2 with former writing partner Alex Kurtzman, will not be involved with part 3 or any of the Spider-man spin-offs anymore. Orci was initially reported to be part of Sony's plans to move on to part 3 and its spin-offs which include a Venom and The Sinister Six movies. Reports from IGN add that Alex Kurtzman, on the other hand, will remain at the studio to write and direct the Venom spin-off. [hit the jump to continue]

World Premieres Filmfest Continues at the Cinematheque this Week [July 15 to July 20, 2014]

Film Development Council of the Philippines' Iloilo Cinematheque continues this week its celebration of the First World Premieres Film Festival with the screening of these additional movies from the festival... [hit the jump to continue]

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Apes Saga to Continue with Third Movie; set for July 29, 2016

The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opens this week, but before it did, the movie has already had generated much positive buzz from critics and film analysts alike. And eventually, it's pretty much inevitable; the studios have announced that this "apes saga" shall continue with a third movie with a target release date set to July 29, 2016. Dawn of the Apes' Matt Reeves will be returning to direct and co-write along with screenwriter Mark Bomback. [hit the jump to continue]

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Live-Action Dumbo Movie being developed; Ehren Kruger to Pen Screenplay

Ehren Kruger may not be a bright name among critics circles for penning such childishly awful screenplays for such movies as the last three of the four Michael Bay Transformers movies, Brothers Grimm, and Reindeer Games. Now, it seems that he is assigned to pen something that fits his less impressive image; he will be penning the screenplay for a live-action "Dumbo" movie. Oblivion producer Justin Springer will co-produce alongside Kruger. [hit the jump to continue]

Syowing this Week [July 9 to July 15, 2014]

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
The highly anticipated sequel to 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, this "ape-ocalypse" saga continues as a growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.
Robinson's Movieworld Iloilo Cinema 1 = 5:00 PM | 7:40 PM
Robinson's Movieworld Iloilo Cinema 4 = 12:10 PM | 2:50 PM | 5:30 PM | 8:10 PM
SM Cinema Iloilo Cinema 1 = 11:00 AM | 2:00 PM | 5:00 PM | 8:00 PM
SM Cinema Iloilo D-Cinema = 12:00 PM | 3:00 PM | 6:00 PM | 9:00 PM
SM Cinema Iloilo Cinema 8 [3D] = 11:30 AM | 2:40 PM | 5:50 PM | 9:00 PM

Begin Again
Greta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are sweethearts and songwriting partners who  are challenged by Dave's new-found fame brought upon by a deal with a major record label. Because of this, Greta is left on her own. Until she stumbles upon Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York. 
This musical romantic comedy-drama film is written and directed by John Carney.
Robinson's Movieworld Iloilo Cinema 2 = 1:05 PM | 3:25 PM | 5:45 PM | 8:05 PM
SM Cinema Iloilo Cinema 4 = 1:30 PM | 4:00 PM

Maniac (2012)
Elijah Wood is Frank Zito, the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna (Nora Arnezeder) appears asking for his help with her new exhibition. As their friendship develops and Frank's obsession escalates, it becomes clear that she has unleashed a long-repressed compulsion to stalk and kill. This psychological slasher film is directed by Franck Khalfoun and written by Grégory Levasseur, C.A. Rosenberg, and Alexandre Aja, director of The Hills Have Eyes (2006), Mirrors (2008) and Piranha 3D (2010). It is a remake of the 1980 "Maniac" which was an exploitation slasher film directed by William Lustig and written by Joe Spinell and C. A. Rosenberg.
SCREENING SKED: Robinson's Movieworld Iloilo Cinema 5 = 12:00 PM | 2:00 PM | 4:00 PM | 6:00 PM | 8:00 PM

Earth To Echo
Tuck, Munch and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends whose lives are about to change when they have begun receiving a strange series of signals on their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they team up with another school friend, Emma, and set out to look for the source of their phone signals. What they discover is something beyond their wildest imaginations: a small alien who has become stranded on Earth. In need of their help, the four friends come together to protect the alien and help him find his way home. This movie, directed by Dave Green, has a similar plot to the 1982 movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and is shot in found footage format.
Robinson's Movieworld Iloilo Cinema 3 = 12:15 PM | 2:15 PM | 4:15 PM | 6:15 PM | 8:15 PM
SM Cinema Iloilo Cinema 7 = 6:30 PM | 9:00 PM

When The Lights Went Out
This supernatural horror movie is based on The Black Monk of Pontefract (also referred to as The Pontefract Poltergeist) – a British poltergeist haunting that occurred in 1974 in the home of Joe and Jean Pritchard on 30 East Drive Chequerfield Estate in Pontefract. It's directed by Pat Holden and stars Kate Ashfield and Tasha Connor.
Robinson's Movieworld Iloilo Cinema 1 = 12:15 PM | 2:15 PM
SM Cinema Iloilo Cinema 4 = 6:30 PM | 9:00 PM

Ghost Bride
This supernatural thriller from New Zealand follows the romance between Chinese immigrant Jason Chen and Kiwi girl Skye. When Chen proposes to Skye, tensions arise from his parents and the woman they wanted him to wed, Mei Ling. Skye and Jason begin to be terrorized by ghastly occurences that go against their marriage.
SCREENING SKEDS: SM Cinema Iloilo Cinema 7 = 1:30 PM | 4:00 PM
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Conjuring Spin-off "Annabelle" set for October

Many of us might have thought that that freaky doll from all of the posters for the horror masterpiece "The Conjuring" is the main monster of the movie. Well, now that idea is coming true with a spin-off horror movie featuring that doll, entitled "Annabelle". The film is directed by John R. Leonetti (who served as a DP on The Conjuring and should be able to recreate that film’s style) and written by Gary Dauberman (the upcoming Crawlspace from the same studios). James Wan is producing alongside Peter Safran. The film stars the somewhat ironically named Annabelle Wallis (Peaky Blinders), Ward Horton, and Alfre Woodard. "Annabelle" is set for official international release this October 3, 2014. No specific release date for the Philippines has been named yet.

"Annabelle" is a stand-alone film that will be set in the same universe as "The Conjuring" but it is not the official sequel. "The Conjuring 2" will be a separate movie, and is set for release October 23, 2015.

World Premieres Filmfest Continues at the Cinematheque this Week

Film Development Council of the Philippines' Iloilo Cinematheque continues this week its celebration of the First World Premieres Film Festival with the screening of these additional movies from the festival... [hit the jump to continue]

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Can a Live-Action GoBots Movie Combat the Awfulness of Michael Bay's Transformers?

GoBots may have been referred to as the B-Quality Transformers during the 80's. But you think a well-made GoBots live-action adaptation become the Transformers movie the fans have been hoping for?

Thursday, July 3, 2014

First Official Photo of Superman for the Upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"

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It's almost two months since we got to see our first glimpse of the new Batman [Click Here to go to that story]. Now, Warner Bros. Pictures has revealed the first photo (via USA Today) of the Man of Steel star as Superman in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" ...a photo that looks like it's part of a larger poster (that might eventually reveal the other characters in the movie).  Days ago, photo of Cavill as Clark Kent also surfaced.

Director Zack Snyder tells the newspaper that adding DC Comics characters such as Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) makes the movie "thicker, denser and more epic" than Man of Steel and allows it to be the next step toward building a strong movie universe that will ultimately lead to Snyder's Justice League. Well, we sure do hope that they know what they're doing. [hit the jump to see the other photo and to read Zack Snyder's explanation why the use of "V" instead of "Vs" in the title]

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Syowing this Week [July 2 to July 8, 2014]

Jack And The Cuckoo-Clock Heart
Originally titled "The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart", this is a French animated feature film based on the concept album, La Mécanique du Cœur, and the illustrated novel, La Mécanique du cœur. In Scotland 1874, Jack is born on the coldest day ever. Because of the extreme cold, his heart stops beating. The responsible midwife in Edinburgh finds a way to save him by replacing his heart with a clock. So he lives and remains under the midwife's protective care. But he must not get angry or excited because that endangers his life by causing his clock to stop working. Worse than that, when he grows up, he has to face the fact he cannot fall in love because that too could stop his delicate heart.
Robinsons Movieworld Cinema 2 = 12:10 PM | 2:10 PM | 4:10 PM | 6:10 PM | 8:10 PM

Deliver Us From Evil
This crime-horror film directed by Scott Derrickson (director of Sinister, Exorcism of Emily Rose, and will soon direct Marvel's Doctor Strange), centers its story on  Ralph Sarchie, a New York cop who meets a Castilian/Hungarian renegade priest, Mendoza, when he is pulled into a case -- a case which the priest convinces him, against the officer's religious beliefs, is demonically related. Together, they work to solve the case and combat the paranormal forces working against them as New York slowly descends into chaos.
Robinsons Movieworld Cinema 3 = 12:45 PM | 3:10 PM | 5:35 PM | 8:00 PM
SM Iloilo Cinema 2 = 1:00 PM | 3:40 PM | 6:20 PM | 9:00 PM

This comedy film is directed, co-produced, written by, and starring Jon Favreau, and co-stars Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sofía Vergara, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt and John Leguizamo. The story is about a chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.
Robinsons Movieworld Cinema 6 = 12:15 PM | 2:50 PM | 5:25 PM | 8:00 PM
SM Iloilo Cinema 7 = 1:00 PM | 3:40 PM

This thriller suspense is directed by Wincy Aquino-Ong (writer and director of the indie horror "San Lazaro") and Earl Ignacio (writer of "Mr. Suave" and assistant director of "Ang Nawawala" and "Happyland") who also wrote it.
The story sets its lead character Jody on a perfect date that turns out into a living nightmare, as she is threatened by a bomb strapped to her body, and if she does not cooperate with her captor's plans, great harm would come, not only to her, but to her brother as well.
SM Iloilo Cinema 6 = 1:30 PM | 4:00 PM | 6:30 PM | 9:00 PM

The Rover
is a dystopian crime drama written and directed by David Michôd and based on a story by Michôd and Joel Edgerton. It is a futuristic western that takes place in the Australian outback, ten years after a global economic collapse. It stars Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson.
Robinsons Movieworld Cinema 5 = 12:05 PM | 2:05 PM | 4:05 PM | 6:05 PM | 8:05 PM
SM Iloilo Cinema 4 = 1:30 PM | 4:00 PM | 6:30 PM | 9:00 PM

Dead of the Nite
Horror movie directed by S.J. Evans. When a group of ghost hunters investigate the infamous Jericho Manor, they soon realise it's not just ghosts that go bump in the night! As people get murdered, the survivors need to discover who or what's killing them before it's too late.
SM Iloilo Cinema 7 = 6:20 PM | 9:00 PM
[hit the jump to continue to the movies on extended run]

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

World Premieres Filmfest at the Cinematheque this Week

In connection with the First World Premieres Film Festival by the Film Development Council of the Philippines, the Iloilo Cinematheque will also be screening world festival films this week [hit the jump to continue]

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