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]

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Syowing this Week [Feb 24 to Mar 1]

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Triple 9This crime thriller drama film is directed by John Hillcoat and written by Matt Cook. The film stars an ensemble cast featuring Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet, Clifton Collins, Jr., Michael K. Williams, Teresa Palmer and Gal Gadot. The film follows a group of criminals and corrupt cops who are being blackmailed by the Russian Mafia. The only way to appease them is to perform an extremely challenging heist. Despite its nearly impossible difficulty, they eventually hatch a plan: on one side of town, half of the crew will commit the murder of a rookie cop named Chris Allen (Casey Affleck); while the rest of the police force is distracted by the 999 incident (Officer Down), the other half of the crew will perform the heist. Although the plan is executed smoothly, Chris Allen survives and tries to bring down the crooks.
Snap Impression: I am baffled that this movie has incredibly been ignored by local theaters, with its screening skeds minimized to only two screenings a day? The stellar and powerful cast alone is a big plus, then you have its director John Hillcoat who also directed such films as "The Proposition" and "The Road" (not to be confused with the Yam Laranas movie of the same title).  My impressions for this film are positively high.

TigbaoWe enter the world of Mang Celio, father to a desaparecido ("the disappeared"). As we ask the same questions he asks, would we discover truth? Would we open ourselves to the harrowing tales of our past? The film screens at the FDCP Cinematheque this weekend with skeds on 1:30 PM & 3:30 PM

EngkwentroRichard and Raymond are two teenage brothers. Richard is the leader of his gang, “Bagong Buwan,” while Raymond is just being inducted into rival gang, “Batang Dilim.” Complications arise at a deadly midnight engkwentro (square-off), when Raymond is given the task of killing his older brother. Meanwhile, the City Death Squad lurks the streets. This real-life vigilante group is allegedly backed by the city mayor and responsible for many unsolved murders of young gangsters. Today, they are hunting down Richard. Will they take the younger brother, too?
This movie is part of the Active Vista Film Festival, scheduled on February 27, 2016 2PM at Robinsons Movieworld Cinema 2.

Gods Of EgyptThe god of darkness Set (played by Gerard Butler) takes over the Egyptian empire, and Thwaites plays the mortal hero Bek who partners with the god Horus, to save the world and rescue his love. The film is directed by Alex Proyas (Dark City, I-Robot) and stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (best known as Jaime Lannister from Game of Thrones), Brenton Thwaites, Chadwick Boseman, Elodie Yung, Courtney Eaton, Rufus Sewell, Gerard Butler, and Geoffrey Rush.
Snap Impression: I love the director of this film Alex Proyas. I consider "Dark City" as one of my all-time favorite films. However, this film looks horrible with all its corny camp, in the trailers. But then again, the camp factor could be semi-intentional, and perhaps it's all just pure B-movie inspired fun. 

The Other Side Of The DoorAfter the death of her son, Oliver (Logan Creran), young mother, Maria (Sarah Wayne Callies), struggles with the loss, along with her feelings towards her daughter, Lucy (Sofia Rosinsky), and her husband, Michael (Jeremy Sisto). Seeking a ritual to say a final farewell to Oliver, Maria inadvertently opens the door between the worlds of the living and the dead, unleashing a horrific figure in the form of her son. This supernatural horror film is directed by Johannes Roberts and written by Roberts and Ernest Riera. The Philippines get to see it in advance this week, ahead of the UK (where this came from) where it's scheduled for March 4.
Snap Impression: This looks refreshing as it employs some Indian supernatural ingrediants for this horror film. It's scoring high with my curiousity itch.

Deadpool The phenomenal Rated-R Superhero hit "Deadpool"deservingly continues his carnage and hilarious wit for its third week at the theaters.  In Deadpool, Wade Wilson hunts the man who gave him an accelerated healing factor, but also a scarred physical appearance.
RECOMMENDATION: If you are 18 years and above, I extremely recommend this big bag of irreverent fiesta of bloody action and bad attitude. Go see it!

The HimalayasThis South Korean drama film directed by Lee Seok-hoon is about mountaineer Uhm Hong-Kil and his expedition team go to the Himalayas to find the body of Park Moo-Taek.

Other movies showing this week are Zoolander 2 and The Choice, both movie that I wont even bother talking about because they were both demolished by several critics stating how awful they are (sorry Zoolander fans, you've been looking forward to something that was not worth it anyway). [RETURN TO MAIN PAGE]

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