MOVIES AT GMALL THIS WEEK

DOCTOR STRANGE Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Doctor Strange is the fourteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The film is directed by Scott Derrickson (“Sinister” series).

APOCALYPSE CHILD

Ana Abad-Santos, Archie Alemania,

Drama

“Apocalypse Child,” a drama directed by Mario Cornejo (First Day High), stars starring award-winning actor Sid Lucero as Ford, a surfing instructor in Baler, who has been told all his whole life that he is the son of Francis Ford Coppola, the famous American director who made the epic “Apocalypse Now” in Baler in late 70′s. One summer, as the surfing season is wrapping up, Ford’s carefree existence is disrupted with the return of Rich (RK Bagatsing), a childhood friend-turned-politician. Rich brings along his fiancée Serena (Gwen Zamora) whom he encourages to take surfing lessons. Serena and Ford become close, upsetting Fiona (Annicka Dolonius), a young surfer who is harboring a secret love for Ford.

Meanwhile, Ford’s mother Chona (Ana Abad Santos) has been trying to get the director to acknowledge her son. As Chona’s petition reaches a breakthrough, Ford is forced to confront his past actions, inactions and the stories of his life.

“Apocalypse Child” received four awards at the 3rd QCinema International Filmfest: Best Director for Mario Cornejo, Best Supporting Actress for Annicka Dolonius, Technical Excellence in Editing for Lawrence Ang, and Best Film.

OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL

Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser

Horror, Thriller

Ouija: Origin of Evil, a supernatural horror film directed by Mike Flanagan (“Oculus”), is a prequel to the 2014 film Ouija. The Universal Studios released film received generally positive reviews from critics, marking it the first Hasbro film to be well received by critics.

In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by a merciless spirit, the family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.

EYES

Marika Itô

Horror

Eyes is based on the short story written by Kôji Suzuki who created the Ring franchise and Dark Water.

One day, a mysterious letter ‘F’ starts to be written on doorplates in a condominium building. Since then, mysterious incidents consistently occur around Yukari Yamamoto, who is an ordinary female high school student living in the building.

HOME

Heather Langenkamp, Samantha Mumba

Horror, Thriller, Drama

Carrie is a religious fundamentalist. But her mother decides to come-out-of-the-closet and marries another woman, which they have a daughter together with. Now, she is forced to move into a new house with people she cannot accept. The story takes place over the first two days at the strange house, as Carrie’s new parents leave for a business trip and she must now take care of her stepsister. As creepy occurrences lead to full blown terror, Carrie must learn to overcome her own fears and beliefs to save her little sister.

WILD OATS

Jessica Lange, Demi Moore

Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Everything changes for retired and newly widowed school teacher (MacLaine) when she receives a life insurance check mistakenly made out for 5 million instead of 50 thousand. She and her best friend take the vacation of a lifetime in the island of Gran Canaria in Spain, and at the same time become media sensations and fugitives from justice.

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