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6 films to see on the week of October 12-October 19, 2018

Johnny English Strikes Again

Johnny English Strikes Again

SECRET agent Johnny English returns and is tasked to find the mastermind hacker responsible for leaking the identity of undercover agents. As a man with a few skills and knowledge, English is challenged to overcome modern technology techniques before this mission becomes his last. Directed by David Kerr, it stars Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko, Ben Miller, Jake Lacy, Emma Thompson, and Adam James. Independent’s Geoffrey Macnab writes, “William Davies’ screenplay may not be profound or even original but in its own comic way, it captures the despairing humor and mood of resignation in a post-Brexit-referendum Britain, in which everybody — politicians and MI7 agents alike — is making such a muck of things.” The film review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a measly score of 37%.
MTRCB Rating: PG

Hell Fest

Hell Fest

GROUPS of friends are terrorized in a horror-themed amusement park by a masked serial killer. Directed by Gregory Plotkin, the movie stars Amy Forsyth, Reign Edwards, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Christian James, Roby Attal, Matt Mercurio, Tony Todd, and Stephen Conroy. Variety’s Dennis Harvey writes: “Eye candy without much to offer the brain or emotions, Hell Fest is a competently crafted slasher film rendered instantly forgettable by its disinterest in character, plot, and motivation, let alone original ideas.” The film review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes give it low 43% rating.
MTRCB Rating: R-16

Mile 22

Mile 22




CIA operative James Silva is tasked to retrieve and transport an asset bearing life-threatening information to Mile 22. Directed by Peter Berg, the film stars Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, and Iko Uwais. Associated Press’s Lindsay Bahr writes: “This is all too bad, because there are genuinely interesting elements about this film, like how at least 50% of the humans here, from intelligence officers, to code breakers, to ambassadors, are women. Not that should be notable, but it is. Also, Uwais has one truly stunning action sequence involving a gurney that is not to be missed. But the rest of the action is so obscured you’re not even sure who or what you’re watching most of the time.” The film review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes a measly 24% rating.
MTRCB Rating: R-16

Liway

Liway

DAKIP lives with his parents, Day and Ric, in Camp Delgado, a makeshift prison inside a military camp for rebels and criminals. Day shelters her child from the harsh realities of the 1970s Martial Law world with songs and stories about an enchantress called Liway. But the camp is no place for a child and Day is confronted with the possibility of never seeing her child again. Directed by Kip Oebanda, this film, based on a true story, stars Glaiza de Castro, Dominic Rocco, and Kenken Nuyad.
MTRCB Rating: PG

Wild and Free

Wild and Free

ELLIE and Jake reunite one evening and then continue to see each other — until Jake discovers Ellie’s secret. Directed by Connie Macatuno S.A., it stars Sanya Lopez and Derick Monasterio.
MTRCB Rating: R-13

Brother of the Year

Brother of the Year

CHUT has to learn to be independent once his sister is married and moves out. Directed by Witthaya Thongyooyong, the Thai film stars Sunny Suwanmethanont, Urassaya Sperbund, and Nichkhun. “For all its silly gags and melodramatic plotting, Brother of the Year does surprise with a poignant second half that stretches the brother-sister bond to breaking point,” writes Edmund Lee of the South China Morning Post.
MTRCB Rating: PG

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