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5 films to see on the week of June 28 — July 4, 2019

Annabelle Comes Home

A SCENE from Annabelle Comes Home

DEMONOLOGISTS Ed and Lorraine Warren keep the possessed doll Annabelle in what is supposed to be a safe room, yet she awakens evil spirits in the room and eyes a new target — the Warrens’ 10-year-old daughter and her friends. Directed by Garry Dauberman, the film stars Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, and Mckenna Grace. IndieWire’s Eric Kohn writes, “The movie joins It and Stranger Things as the latest resurrection of the ’80s-kids-in-peril routine, and it’s not exactly aiming to reinvent the genre. Still, it’s something of a relief that the movie pushes beyond the usual self-seriousness of these movies to allow for a more colorful array of characters and some modicum of humor surrounding their plight.”

MTRCB Rating: R-13

Step Up 6: Year of the Dance

YOUTH from all walks of life in Beijing come together to form a dance crew and learn what it means to be family. Directed by Ron Yuan, the dance film stars Jade Chynoweth, Sean Lew, and Janelle Ginestra.

 




MTRCB Rating: PG

Beyond the Edge

A LEGENDARY gambler gathers a team of people with supernatural powers in an attempt to win big at a casino. However, they must first defeat a stronger rival. Directed by Aleksandr Boguslavskiy and Francesco Cinquemani, the film stars Antonio Banderas, Milos Bikovic, Lyubov Aksyonova, and Aristarkh Venes.

MTRCB Rating: PG

Because I Love You

SUMMER followed the footsteps of her father and became a firefighter, despite her mother’s dream for her to become a beauty queen. Things take a turn when she meets Rael, a son of a business tycoon. Directed by Joel Lamangan, the film stars Shaira Diaz and David Licauco.

MTRCB Rating: PG

Kontradiksyon

THE socio-political action thriller depicts scenarios on the country’s controversial war on drugs and how the drugs effect a person’s physical and mental well-being. Directed by Njel de Mesa, the film stars Jake Cuenca and Kris Bernal.

MTRCB Rating: R-16

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