3 films to see on the week of September 1-8, 2017
Love You to the Stars and Back
A STAR CINEMA romantic comedy, directed by Antoinette Jadaone, Love You to the Stars and Back follows a girl who is on a road trip to look for aliens. She gives a boy she bumps into a free ride to his destination, and they embark on a journey of adventures and misadventures, not knowing they would fall in love. It stars Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto.
MTRCB Rating: PG
The Battleship Island
A FILM set during Korea’s Japanese occupation, it is about an attempted prison break by Korean conscripts from a forced labor camp on Hashima Island. Directed by Seung-wan Ryoo, it stars Jung-hyun Lee, Jung-min Hwang, and Su-an Kim. “While Battleship Island is sometimes unpleasant to watch, it is a consistently involving, atypically thoughtful crowd-pleaser,” writes Simon Abrams of RogerEbert.com.
MTRCB Rating: R-16
WHEN A PRIEST is jailed for the murder of a nun on who he was performing an exorcism, an investigative journalist strives to determine whether he murdered a mentally ill person or if he lost the battle with a demonic presence. Directed by Xavier Gens, it stars Corneliu Ulici and Sophie Cookson.
MTRCB Rating: R-13