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3 films to see on the week of January 11 – January 17, 2019

Ghost Wife

A THAI ghost story, the film follows Nards and Mac who are high school sweethearts. After Nards learns that she is pregnant, her mother persuades her to abort the child. Meanwhile, in order to keep him away from Nards. But Nards dies after the abortion, returning as a ghost who haunts the apartment complex she lived in. Directed by Mate Yimsomboon, the film stars Supawadee Kitisopaku, Chitipat Wattanasiripong, and Nattana Kuwongwattanaseree.

MTRCB Rating: R-13


THIS LATEST film in the Transformers series is set in 1987, where Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a beach town in California. While searching for the perfect car, 18-year-old Charlie finds a yellow Volkswagen beetle and soon discovers that it is no ordinary VW beetle. Directed by Travis Knight, the film stars Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, and Jorge Lendeborg, Jr. Empire’s James Dyer writes, “In the end, it’s not from [Michael] Bay but rather the movie’s other big-name producer that [Travis] Knight has drawn inspiration. Steven Spielberg’s DNA feels baked into Bumblebee, resulting in an ’80s movie not just in setting and aesthetic but also sensibility — a high-octane concept Transformed into an Amblin love letter. Knight has served up a gleeful romp with wit, warmth and a whole lot of heart. It’s taken six movies to get here, but we finally have a Transformers film that’s more than meets the eye.”

MTRCB Rating: PG

Boy Tokwa:Lodi ng Gapo

ANDY Morelos Woods goes to the Philippines to learn the truth about his grandfather Rodrigo Morelos, a.k.a. Boy Tokwa. And based on the stories told by Boy Tokwa’s friends, Andy leans about the Olongapo kid who becomes a con artist, marries a Naval officer, and who gets in trouble with the community. Directed by Tony Y. Reyes, the film stars Jose Manalo, Joey Marquez, Buboy Villar, Karel Marquez, Gian Sotto, and Allan Paule.

MTRCB Rating: PG