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5 films to see on the week of August 2 — August 8, 2019

Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw

DWAYNE “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham in a scene from the film Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw.

WHEN A cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens human lives, lawmen Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw form an alliance to end it. Directed by David Leitch, the film stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Helen Mirren, Vanessa Kirby, and Cliff Curtis. The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw writes, “The movie is a bit overextended, and the action runs out of steam in the final battle, but it delivers some bangs and laughs for your buck.”

MTRCB Rating: PG

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THE FILM’s title refers to the frequency of human brain waves that supposedly enable one to communicate with spirits. Members of a supernatural exploration club explore a haunted house, not knowing that their newest recruit can see spirits all the time. Directed by Yoo seon-Dong, the movie stars Jung Eun Ji and Lee Sung Yeol

MTRCB Rating: R-13

Come on Irene

MIDDLE AGED Iwao Shishido has been living with his parents who are farmers. One day, he leaves his rural village to tour the Philippines where he meets Irene. Iwoa’s return coincides with his father’s funeral and his mother gets upset with him for marrying a foreigner. Directed by Keisuke Yoshida, the film stars Ken Yasuda and Nat Sitoy.

MTRCB Rating: R-16

Hello, Love, Goodbye

WHILE IN Hong Kong, bartender Ethan meets and falls in love with domestic helper Joy. Directed by Cathy Garcia Molina, the film stars Alden Richards and Kathryn Bernardo.

MTRCB Rating: PG

Luis and the Aliens

A FILM still from the movie Luis and the Aliens.

A BOY makes friends with aliens after their spaceship crashes into his house and he helps them return to their mothership. The animated film’s directors, Callum Maloney, Dermot Magennis, and Ian Coppinger, also lend their voices to the characters in the film.

MTRCB Rating: PG