To miss or not to miss? Get the lowdown on movies playing in local theaters with this roundup from #FridayMagazine.
So we know what’s currently out and what’s the next attraction, but what is bad enough to miss and good enough to spend dough on? Go through our list and decide.
Out This Week
1. Paranormal Asylum: The Revenge Of Typhoid Mary
Main Cast: Aaron Mathias, Nathan Spiteri, Laura Gilreath, Tym Moss, Paul Bright, Jenny Lee Mitchell, Grace Evans, T. Boomer Tibbs
Oh here’s another one of those documentaries on crazy people. To be honest, institutionalizing Typhoid Mary might not have been the right move. She wasn’t insane for crying out loud! She was sick in the bladder, not in the head! She should have been brought to the hospital! Seriously.
Although this movie documents what is the present-day asylum and whatever’s happening there now, it might be more interesting to find out who this Typhoid Mary is, why most people haven’t really heard of her, and… why these filmmakers even bothered to make another movie of this genre.
Main Cast: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, Paul Dano
Remember Taken and Taken 2? Well, HAHA, not the video game, silly! The movies, of course! Seems like Prisoners is bound to be another movie like that. Dad loses daughter. Dad takes matters into his own hands.
You do know how Taken worked out right? A lot of people raved about it and Prisoners looks like its following the former’s footsteps. The Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes gave it an 80% Fresh Certification with an Average Rating of 7.2/10 from 157 reviews.
3. 2 Guns
Main Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington
21 Jump Street. Men In Black. Bad Boys. Now there’s 2 Guns to add to this list of cop movies. Certified 63% Fresh on the Tomatometer and pleasing 74% of 63K++ of its audience.
Figure out the figures and you’ll realize, it’s not really going to be much of an impressive movie. Luckily it’s Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington who’re starring in it. And somehow, they’re able to save this move, unlike Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, who failed to pull up The Tourist from its sorry box office story. But the good times end there for this film. It’s formulaic and will just really remind you of all those other cop movies you’ve seen where the partners diss each other and yada yada.
4. Sadako 2
Main Cast: Miori Takimoto, Satomi Ishihara, Koji Seto, Yusuke Yamamoto, Kokoro Hirasawa
Aaand, she’s back, but now she’s larger than life! How’d you feel when you found out that Finding Nemo was going 3D? Giddy, right? Like, “Great! Nemo in 3D! Now I’m, like, going to feel like I’m in the sea with those fish!”
Or, how’d you feel when you watched your first movie in 3D? Amazed? Did find yourself ducking because a bullet was coming your way?
Well how would you feel if this darned scary character from your worst nightmare came to the big screen on 3D? Not my cup of tea, personally. Sadako 2 3D comes to the big screen with an intent to scare.
Unfortunately for its producers, only 22% of the 75 people who rated it on Rotten Tomatoes were impressed.
5. Sana Dati
Main Cast: Lovi Poe, Paulo Avelino, TJ Trinidad, Benjamin Alves, Ria Garcia
Lovi Poe and Nathan, oh sorry, Paulo Avelino pair up in this local love story movie.
If you’ve seen powerful Pinoy love stories like No Other Woman, A Love Story, and the time- tested One More Chance, this movie just might pale in comparison to their depth of emotion, drama, amount of shouting and heartbreaking stories. And yet Sana Dati will be able to put its own stroke on its kind of a love story movie while its young cast steps up their game in this Cinemalaya product.
6. Runner Runner
Main Cast: Gemma Arterton, Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake
Now, this movie is fresh of the press with hardly any reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. It does seem to have garnered attention though as 96% who made themselves heard on the site said that they did want to see the movie.
I just have one question, JT as a college student? Man, isn’t he pretty old for a role like that? How many bottles of anti-aging cream is he going to use? Well he’s a pretty boy, that’s for sure. But passing him off as a Princeton college student?
If you’re interested in how he’ll be portraying that character and how Ben Affleck’s going to fare against him, catch the movie this week. It’s already out in cinemas.