Movies at GMall Cinemas this week

DEEPWATER HORIZON is a biographical disaster film directed by Peter Berg, and starring an ensemble cast including Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O’Brien and Kate Hudson. It is based on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

On April 20, 2010, while drilling at the Macondo Prospect, an uncontrollable blowout caused an explosion on the rig that killed 11 crewmen and ignited a fireball visible from 64 km away. The fire was inextinguishable and, two days later, the Horizon sank, leaving the well gushing at the seabed and causing the largest oil spill in U.S. waters.

Michael ‘Mike’ Williams (Wahlberg) and Caleb Holloway (O’Brien), two of more than 120 crew members on board, help rescue some of their ship mates, while his family back home deals with the fallout of the disaster.

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

The Girl on the Train is a mystery thriller drama film directed by Tate Taylor, based on the 2015 debut novel of the same name. The film stars Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, and Édgar Ramírez.

In her life post-divorce, Rachel Watson (Blunt) takes the train in to work in New York every day, and the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband, who still lives there, with his new wife and child. As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple who live a few houses down — Megan and Scott Hipwell (Bennett and Evans). She creates a wonderful dream for them in her head, about how they are a perfect happy family. And then one day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage. The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. She has only a feeling: something bad happened. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case and trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing.

THE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM

The Disappointments Room is a horror film directed D. J. Caruso, written by Wentworth Miller, and starring Kate Beckinsale,  Lucas Till and Mel Raido as a couple in a new house that contains a hidden room with a dark, haunted past.

Looking for a fresh start after the death of their infant daughter, Dana and David (Beckinsale and Raido), together with their 5-year-old son Lucas, move into their dream house, a once-grand, now run-down rural home. When frightening and unexplainable events lead Dana to discover the long lost key to a room in the attic, she accidentally unlocks a host of horrors that reveal the house’s past is terrifyingly tied with her own. A town historian tells Dana that houses of the well to do often had a “disappointments room” where children with special needs or deformed would be isolated so as not to embarrass the family. Dana uncovers the shocking story of a judge whose daughter was kept in such a room in her house and the spirit of the deformed girl and the monstrous judge still linger. She starts to see this demonic spirit who threatens her own child but by doing so she begins to doubt her own sanity.

PATINTERO: ANG ALAMAT NI MENG PATALO

Patintero: Ang Alamat ni Meng Patalo is an award-winning comedy/drama/sports films directed by Mihk Vergara, starring Nafa Hilario-Cruz, Isabel Frial, William Buenavente, Suzette Ranillo, and Katya Santos. It won the Audience Choice Award and the Gender Sensitivity Award, and nominated for Best Picture, in the Quezon City International Film Festival 2015.

On the streets of Barangay San Jose, one game rules the streets – Patintero. Meng Francisco is the neighborhood ‘patalo’, a loser who hasn’t won a single game. With the Linggo ng Wika Sportsfest playing host to the biggest Patintero stage there is, Meng assembles an unlikely team of fellow losers to try and turn things around: Nicay, her over studious best friend, Shifty, the weird but well-meaning new kid, and the enigmatic urban vigilante Z-boy. As the team trains, battles and claws its way to the top, they discover there may be more at stake for them than just winning or losing.

CAFÉ SOCIETY

Café Society is a romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. It stars Jeannie Berlin, Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll and Ken Stott.

In the 1930s, a young Bronx native moves to Hollywood, where he falls in love with the secretary of his powerful uncle, an agent to the stars. After returning to New York, he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life.

SCHOOL OF THE LIVING DEAD

School of the Living Dead is a zombie comedy-horror film written and directed by Alex Craig Mann based upon the Rob Rinow stage play, Detention of the Dead.

Comedy and horror unite in this “The Breakfast Club” meets “Shaun of the Dead” tale about a group of oddball high school students who find themselves trapped in detention with their classmates having turned into a horde of Zombies. Can they put their differences aside and work together to survive the night? Fat chance! This is High School after all.

RIOT

Riot is an action film directed by John Lyde, starring  Matthew Reese and Dolph Lundgren.

Jack Stone (Matthew Reese) purposefully orchestrates a bank robbery in order to be thrown into prison with the notorious Russian kingpin Balam (Chuck Liddell). Balam is more than just a mob criminal; he’s a very cunning and dangerous lord who controls the police force from behind bars. Balam lives in prison as a cover for his real power, which is King of the city. His cell is a lavish private room built specifically for him, inaccessible to most in the depths of the prison structure. Even the warden fears venturing into his area of the prison. However, even surrounded by his loyal henchmen and guards in his sectioned off fortress, Balam doesn’t know Jack is coming for him to avenge his family, who Balam murdered in cold blood. Balam is tough… but Jack is tougher.

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