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5 films to see on the week of January 26-February 2, 2018

Maze Runner: The Death Cure
In the saga’s epic finale, Thomas and his group of escaped Gladers break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth. Gladers who make it out alive will get answers to questions they have been seeking since their arrival. Directed by Wes Ball, it stars Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Sangster, Rosa Salazar, Dexter Darden, and Giancarlo Esposito. Variety’s Andrew Barker writes, “The Maze Runner was Ball’s first film, and his ability to craft comprehensible set pieces has steadily improved throughout the trilogy.”

MTRCB Rating: PG

Braven
Expecting a quiet weekend, Joe and his father discover that drug traffickers have hidden a stash of heroin in their hunting cabin. As criminals, father and son fight for survival. Directed by Lin Oeding, the film stars Jason Momoa, Garret Dillahunt, Jill Wagner, Stephen Lang, Brendan Fletcher, and Zahn McClarnon. A review from Movie Nation states, “It’s a formulaic thriller that underlines its foreshadowing and pins its hopes on big action beats — brawls, snowy chases, shoot-outs and archery.”

MTRCB Rating: R-13

Mr. and Mrs. Cruz
Raffy and Gela cross each other’s paths having traveled to Palawan in order to spend time alone. Sigrid Andrea Bernardo (Kita Kita) directs this Viva Films/IdeaFirst Co. production which stars Ryza Cenon and JC Santos.

MTRCB Rating: R-13

Fallen Not Forgotten: The Untold Story of The Gallant SAF 44
Shown exclusively in SM cinemas, this documentary by Adrian Belic and Sally Jo Bellosillo focuses the 13 members of the Special Action Forces who were tasked to capture the terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir — better known as Marwan — in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.

MTRCB Rating: R-13

The Promise
Twenty years after reneging on a suicide pact with her best friend, Boum and her 15-year-old daughter are haunted by a vengeful ghost. Directed by Sophon Sakdaphisit, the film stars Numthip Jongrachatawiboon and Apichaya Thongkham. South China Morning Post’s James March calls the film “formulaic yet effective.”

MTRCB Rating: R-13