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

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Syowing this Week

What's Syowing this week?

Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story
This is a film adaptation of "Marble Hornets" which is a YouTube webseries and ARG inspired by the Slender Man online mythos. The Slender Man is a thin, unnaturally tall man with a blank and usually featureless face, wearing a black suit. Stories of the Slender Man commonly feature him stalking, abducting or traumatizing people, particularly children. He appears in many disparate works of fiction, mostly composed online.

Fiction aside, beginning in 2014, a minor moral panic occurred over the Slender Man after readers of his fiction were connected to several violent acts, particularly a near-fatal stabbing in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

In "Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story" a small town news team discovers a box of video tapes where a faceless figure dressed in a dark suit, haunts and torments a family... slowly driving them insane. Soon after, they realize that the "Operator" has begun to stalk them as well.
SNAP IMPRESSION: There is much controversial buzz and eerie intrigue surrounding the real life effect of the Slender Man mythos. That's why I consider this something that seems worth the risk of spending my money on, especially if you're a horror fan.

You're Still The One
Ellise (Maja Salvador), a tough-spirited college student, finds herself in the company of Jojo (Dennis Trillo) after settling their issues involving her grades. Jojo tries to woo Ellise, but she makes it clear to him that she is not looking for a boyfriend. Years later, Ellise learns something about Jojo and gets in touch with him. They meet and the spark between them ignites once more, but Ellise gets her heart broken when Jojo confesses to her that he’s already getting married to Racquel (Ellen Adarna). Jojo and Ellise decide to stay as friends, but deep inside they continue to build their feelings for each other. Ellise then becomes a lawyer and meets Vincent (Richard Yap), who eventually falls in love with her. In the end, Ellise must choose between the right love that came in the wrong time and the wrong love that came in the right time.

This romantic drama movie is directed by Chris Martinez who is known for directing "Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel" and the Apo Hiking Society inspired musical romantic comedy "I Do Bidoo Bidoo: Heto nApo sila!"
SNAP IMPRESSION: I may sound unfair with my impression, but this sh1+ looks like something I could get from the usual telenovelas.

Dark Possession
In this supernatural horror film which is also entitled "Dark Summer" a 17-year-old is on house arrest for the summer while his mother is away on business. A horrifying incident occurs leaving an ominous presence in the house.
SNAP IMPRESSION: It looks like it has some more budget compared to the other horror movie this week. But it still looks generic. Maybe to the typical audience it will be more enjoyable (in the horror movie sense).

San Andreas (2015)
This action-adventure disaster film directed by Brad Peyton, stars Dwayne Johnson, along with Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, and Paul Giamatti. Its story begins when a devastating earthquake hits California. A Los Angeles Fire Department rescue-helicopter pilot (Johnson) and his ex-wife (Gugino) attempt to leave Los Angeles and head to San Francisco to find and rescue their daughter (Daddario).
SNAP IMPRESSION: I'm sure that this will feature some stunning visuals, but I am not a big fan of disaster movies. It's just not my cup of tea. However, because Dwayne Johnson has personally made a video for the Philippines, inviting Filipinos to watch this movie, there's now an additional .01 percent possibility that I might check this out.

On extended run are "Pitch Perfect 2", "Tomorrowland", and "Spy". Meanwhile, at the FDCP Cinematheque, awesome and thought-provoking full-length documentaries The Cine Totoo series are being screened up until this weekend.

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