SCREENING SKEDS of what's in Iloilo Theaters this Week...
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[all screening skeds are subject to change without prior notice]

Friday, May 22, 2015

New and Extended Movies Syowing this Weekend

What's Syowing this Week?

Tomorrowland is a science fiction mystery adventure film directed by Brad Bird, co-written and produced by Bird and Damon Lindelof, and stars George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Thomas Robinson, Kathryn Hahn, Tim McGraw, Keegan-Michael Key, and Judy Greer. In the movie, Frank (Clooney) and Casey (Robertson) travel to a place somewhere in time and space only known as Tomorrowland where their actions directly affect the world and themselves. Bird and Lindelof's screenplay was heavily influenced by Walt Disney's optimistic philosophy of innovation and utopia, such as his conceptual vision for the planned community known as EPCOT.

Brad Bird is best known as one of Hollywood's finest sci-fi, action, and adventure directors. Having started out in magnificent early works in animation such as "The Iron Giant" and "The Incredibles", Bird later proved his worth when he revitalized the "Mission: Impossible" franchise with "Ghost Protocol". With Bird's impressive track record, I can easily say...
SNAP IMPRESSION: that this is a must-check-out!

The Age of Adaline
A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled into. This epic romance fantasy film directed by Lee Toland Krieger and written by J. Mills Goodloe and Salvador Paskowitz, stars the ever-lovely Blake Lively and Michiel Huisman, who is best known for his role in the TV series "Game of Thrones" as Daario Naharis. Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew, Harrison Ford, and Ellen Burstyn also star in the film.

SNAP IMPRESSION: This film has been getting mixed reviews, but it is however praised for the impressive performance of its star Blake Lively, Harrison Ford's performance was also cited as one of his best in recent years. The story has also been praised with its vibe that kinda reminds us of Benjamin Button. My own impression tells me that it's a must check-it-out!

Mourning Grave
This is a Korean mystery horror film starring Kang Ha-neul and Kim So-eun, who is best known for her supporting role in the popular Korean television drama "Boys Over Flowers". In this film, a young boy with the ability to see ghosts returns to his hometown hoping to find some peace. But even there, the ghosts are present, and the boy must face his demons to bring order back to the town.
SNAP IMPRESSION: Meh... I guess it's worth if you love Korean horror films

This is action comedy, written and directed by Paul Feig, who is best known for recent Hollywood comedies such as "Bridesmaids" and "The Heat". "Spy" stars Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, and Jude Law. In the movie, Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, desk-bound CIA analyst, and unsung hero behind the agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner Bradley Fine (Jude Law) falls off the grid and top agent Rick Ford (Jason Statham) is compromised, Cooper volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of deadly arms dealer Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne), and prevent a global disaster. This film is scheduled for a June 5, 2015 release in the US, it opened in our local theaters this week.
SNAP IMPRESSION: I've never been a big fan of these type of comedies. Feig's reputation with previous movies had been a profitable one, it would be no doubt that it will find a solid movie audience.

On extended run, there's "Para Sa Hopeless Romantic", "Pitch Perfect 2", and "Mad Max: Fury Road" which is on my priority--movies-you-need-to-see, simply because I think it's one of the best action movies I've seen. It's a movie that is literally fun to watch.

At the FDCP Cinematheque, there's Adolfo Alix Jr.'s "Kalayaan" which is a relevant film about the lives of lonely soldiers in Spratly Islands. And also the Georgian Film Festival which will feature three films: "The Guardian", "Street Days", and "Salt White". These Georgian films have free admission.

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