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4 films to see on the week of October 6-13, 2017

My Little Pony: The Movie

My Little Pony: The Movie
THE MANE 6 — Twilight, Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity — journey beyond Equestria when evil threatens their home. The magic of friendship is used during the quest to save Ponyville. Directed by Jayson Thiessen, this animated movie features the voices of Ashleigh Ball, Tara Strong, Emily Blunt, Zoe Saldana, and Kristin Chenoweth.
MTRCB Rating: G

The Debudantes

The Debudantes
THE INTROVERTED and “weird” Kate makes an effort to befriend a group of girls, only one of whom becomes a friend — the rest bully her. After Kate experiences a nightmare, all five girls unexpectedly face a bloody curse. Directed by Prime Cruz, it stars Jane de Leon, Miles Ocampo, Sue Ramirez, Chanel Morales, and Michelle Vito.
MTRCB Rating: PG

Victoria and Abdul

Victoria and Abdul
DURING the later years of her rule, Great Britian’s Queen Victoria developed an unexpected friendship with Abdul Karim, an Indian functionary who traveled to Britian to present her with a ceremonial coin. They build a committed alliance despite the opposition of her actual court and heir, Edward VII. Directed by Stephen Frears, it stars Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, and Adeel Akhtar. The film is based from Shrabani Basu’s book, Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant. In an interview with TIME magazine, the author said: “This was a story [the British] were trying to erase. And it’s a very important story to tell.”
MTRCB Rating: PG

New Generation Heroes

New Generation Heroes
FOUR TEACHERS from different walks of life — a respected retiree, a pushcart educator, a widowed enterprising teacher, and an OFW English teacher — work hard to provide for their families. The film will be screened in selected cinemas in celebration of World Teacher’s Day (Oct. 5). Directed by Anthony Hernandez, it stars Aiko Melendez, Joyce Peñas Pilarsky, Jao Mapa, and Anita Linda.
MTRCB Rating: PG

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