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5 films to see from Sept. 18-Sept. 25, 2015

A DOCTOR helps a bloodied young woman he finds on the road one night, only to find that she is bearing a dangerous secret. Directed by Jeffrey Hidalgo and Roy Sevilla Ho, it stars Piolo Pascual, Rhian Ramos, and Guji Lorenzana.
MTRCB Rating: R-16

THIS BRILLANTE Mendoza film follows three residents of Tacloban who try to put their lives back together in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan [Yolanda]. The film stars Nora Aunor, Julio Diaz, and Lou Veloso. “It’s the overall controlled performances from the cast… which propels the film. The subdued behavior in the film’s first two-thirds only help in heightening the drama in the final act, when tempers fray and characters implode as more bad news puncture their steel-willed veneer,” writes The Hollywood Reporter’s Clarence Tsui.
MTRCB Rating: PG

Demon From The Dark (aka From the Dark)
A YOUNG COUPLE on a road trip through in the Irish countryside encounter a monster that thrives in the darkness. Director by Conor McMahont, it stars Niamh Algar and Stephen Cromwell. “[I]mpressively adept tonal shift from bwahahaha rampaging to starker, more powerfully condensed scares,” states a review on
MTRCB Rating: R-13

Pay The Ghost
ONE YEAR after his son’s disappearance on Halloween, Mike Cole (Nicolas Cage) and his estranged wife attempt to unravel the mystery of the disappearance. Directed by Uli Edel, it also stars, Sarah Wayne Callies and Alex Mallari, Jr. “An interesting story and couple decent scares early on before delivering all the inevitable tropes horror fans have come to expect… It may be worth a look on a boring night, but don’t expect anything new,” says a review on
MTRCB Rating: R-13

THIS ACTION FILM is set in Japanese-occupied Korea, where the local resistance plans to assassinate a Japanese commander — but first they have to spring the hitman from jail. Directed by Choi Dong-hoon, it stars Jun Ji-hyun, Lee Jung-jae, and Ha Jung-woo. “A sensationally entertaining mash-up of historical drama, Dirty Dozen style shoot-’em-up, spaghetti Western-flavored flamboyance, and extended action set pieces that suggest a dream-team collaboration of Sergio Leone, John Woo and Steven Spielberg,” writes Joe Leydon of Variety.
MTRCB Rating: R-13