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4 films to see on the week of June 14 — June 20, 2019

Men in Black International

IN this latest installment of the Men in Black franchise, new protagonists played by Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth tackle a mole in the organization — their most global threat to date. Directed by F. Gary Gray, the film also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Emma Thompson, and Liam Neeson. The Rotten Tomatoes review aggregate site gives it a score of 31%. Rafer Guzman of Newsday says it is “A bright and breezy spin-off with two appealing stars,” while Manohla Dargis of the New York Times writes, “Nearly everything here reminds you of something else, often better, cleverer, funnier.”

MTRCB Rating: PG

The Big Trip

A STORK mistakenly delivers a baby panda to the wrong address. So a bear, a moose, a tiger and a rabbit go on an expedition to deliver the baby panda to his parents. This animated film is directed by Billy Frolick.

MTRCB Rating: PG

Teen Spirit

A STYLISH spin on the Cinderella story, teenager played by Elle Fanning joins a local singing competition in the hope of escaping her small town. Written and directed by Max Minghella, the film also stars Zlatko Buric, and Rebecca Hall. The Washington Post’s Michael O’ Sullivan writes, “Don’t expect more of Teen Spirit than the movie can deliver: It’s an unapologetically slight story about a girl with ambitions that many would call shallow. But even as it obeys the rules of the Cinderella story in many ways, it defies them in some others.” Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 72%.

MTRCB Rating: PG


BASED on a true story, the film follows the accounts of Clarita Villanueva’s demonic possession and exorcism in 1953. Directed by Derick Cabrido, it stars Jodi Sta. Maria, Arron Villaflor, and Ricky Davao.

MTRCB Rating: R13