4 films to see on the week of September 6 — September 12, 2019
IT Chapter 2
AFTER 27 years, the clown Pennywise returns to the town of Derry, deadlier than ever. The now grown-up members of the Losers Club reunite in the place where it all began in an effort to conquer their fears and defeat the clown. Directed by Andy Muschietti, the movie stars Bill Skarsgård, James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone. The New York Post’s Johnny Oleksinski writes, “What it’s not is very scary. Speaking as somebody who’s afraid of spoiled milk, I was not unnerved by anything other than Bill Skarsgård’s still-freaky Pennywise the Clown. You get Stranger Things-style spooks here, and that’s just fine.”
MTRCB Rating: R-16
Princess in Wonderland
PRINCESS BARBARA finds a magical book which transports her to Wonderland — a place filled with fantastical creatures. The Russian animated feature is directed by Marina Nefyodova.
MTRCB Rating: G
A HIGH SCHOOL loner finds a vintage Polaroid camera. She soon discovers that the lives of those who have taken their photo with it end in tragedy. Directed by Lars Klevberg, the film stars Kathryn Prescott, Tyler Young, Samantha Logan
MTRCB Rating: R-13
Sanggano, Sanggago’t, Sanggwapo
AN OLD-SCHOOL comedy follows Andy and Dondon who find out that their friend Johnny is the son of a recently deceased business tycoon. Upon arriving at the deceased businessman’s mansion, Johnny — as a way of relieving himself of responsibilities — announces to everyone in their town that Andy is the heir and therefore must take responsibility for the family business. Andy and Dondon decide to play along. Directed by Al Tantay, the movie stars Andrew E., Janno Gibbs, Dennis Padilla, and Eddie Garcia.
MTRCB Rating: PG