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6 films to see on the week of March 2-9, 2018

Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit

A SEMI-ANIMATED film based on the classic children’s story, Peter Rabbit and his three sisters — Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail — like spending their days in Mr. McGregor’s vegetable garden. When one of McGregor’s relatives moves in, he’s less than thrilled to discover the family of rabbits. Directed by Will Gluck, it stars Domhnall Gleeson and Rose Byrne and features the voices of Sam Neill, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki, Margot Robbie, and James Corden. IGN’s Simon Thompson writes, “To be honest, considering how annoying the trailers for Peter Rabbit have been, the finished product isn’t as teeth-grindingly trite as I perhaps expected. It’s a colorful rollercoaster that will entertain kids but might get less and less endearing for the adults when they likely have to watch it for the umpteenth time.”
MTRCB Rating: PG

Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow

WHEN Dominika Egorova — a devoted daughter and prima ballerina — suffers a career-ending injury, she enters Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service which trains people to use their minds and bodies as weapons. Directed by Francis Lawrence, it stars Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Shoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Jeremy Irons, and Mary-Louise Parker. Forbes’ Scott Mendelson writes, “Red Sparrow is a grim piece of work. It is less an action thriller than a borderline erotic horror show, a cold-blooded and often vicious espionage drama that sustains itself through twists, turns and periodic bouts of uncommon onscreen cruelty.”
MTRCB Rating: R-16

The Cured

The Cured

A CURE is found after the world suffers through a plague which turns people into zombie-like cannibals. Senan, one of the formerly afflicted, is welcomed to his widowed sister-in-law’s family to start a new life. Directed by David Freyne, it stars Ellen Page, Sam Keeley, and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor.
MTRCB Rating: R-13

Death Wish

Death Wish

THE REMAKE of the 1974 thriller focuses on Dr. Kersey., who, after his wife and daughter are attacked in their home, decides to take matters into his own hands thanks to the police’s lack of interest in the case. Directed by Eli Roth, it stars Bruce Willis, Vincent D’ Onofrio, Elizabeth Shue, Dean Norris, Camila Morrone, Kimberly Elise, Beau Knapp.
MTRCB Rating: R-16

Amnesia Love

Amnesia Love

A GAY guy forgets his gender orientation after he is washed up on a beach suffering from amnesia. He ends up spending time at the beach with a barrio lass. Directed by Albert Langitan, it stars Paolo Ballesteros, Yam Concepcion, Vandolph Quizon, Geleen Eugenio, Lander Vera Perez, and Polo Ravalez.
MTRCB Rating: PG

Never Say Die

Never Say Die

A CHINESE body-switching comedy featuring a male UFC boxer and the female journalist who exposed his bribes. Directed by Yang Song and Zhiyu Chang, it stars Allen Ai, Yuan Zhang, Li Ma.
MTRCB Rating: PG