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6 films to see on the week of August 16 — August 22, 2019

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD

TEENAGE Dora the Explorer and her school friends embark on an adventure to save her parents and along the way, discover the lost city of gold. Directed by James Bobin, the film stars Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, and Michael Peña. IndieWire’s Kate Erbland writes, “If only every big screen adaptation of a beloved existing property could feel this funny and fresh, there’d be less to fear about an industry besieged by recycled material that never takes a risk. That’s what Dora is all about.”

MTRCB Rating: PG

After the Wedding

BASED ON a Danish film of the same title, the story follows Isabela who has dedicated her life to working in an orphanage in Calcutta. Theresa, a multi-millionaire head of a media company, lives with her husband and kids in New York. When word comes out that the struggling orphanage received a huge donation, Isabela travels to New York to meet her benefactor — and learns that they have another connection. Directed by Bart Freundlich, the film stars Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, and Billy Crudup. The New Yorker’s Anthony Lane writes, “What remains, in After the Wedding, is a kind of gulping embarrassment, as the protagonists try to reckon with the big reveal. Twist follows twist, until you don’t know whether to laugh or cry.” Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 47% rating.

MTRCB Rating: PG

47 Meters Down: Uncaged

FOUR teenage girls go diving and explore a submerged Mayan City. Once there, they discover that the ruins are a hunting ground for Great White Sharks. With their oxygen supply dwindling, they struggle to survive. Directed by Johannes Roberts, the film stars Sophie Nélisse, Sistine Stallone, Corinne Foxx, and Brianne Tju.




MTRCB Rating: PG

The Divine Fury

AN EXORCIST is helped by an MMA fighter to fight evil. Directed by Jason Kim, the film stars Seo-joon Park, Sung-Ki Ahn, and Do-Hwan Woo. “A few shadowy ghouls and moments of visual trickery aside, The Divine Fury fails to deliver the scares one would expect from a film dealing with exorcisms,” writes James Marsh of the South China Morning Post.

MTRCB Rating: R-13

Reside

ON a stormy night in an isolated mansion, six people in black, led by a mother, gather for a mysterious ritual which summons a spirit. Written and directed by Wisit Sasanatie, the film stars Ananda Everingham, Tarika Tidatid, and Natthaweeranuch Thongmee.

MTRCB Rating: R-13

And Ai, Thank You

AI AI DELAS ALAS portrays a famous actress, endorser, and concert performer who makes the most out of her career when she learns that she is dying. Directed by Joven Tan, the film also stars Rufa Mae Quinto, Kakai Bautista, Dennis Padilla and Joey Paras.

MTRCB Rating: PG

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