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6 films to see on the week of May 4-11, 2018

Blockers
What to see this week

WHEN THREE parents find out about their daughters’ plans to lose their virginity on prom night, they get together with a plan of their own. Directed by Kay Cannon, the film stars Leslie Mann, Ike Barenholtz, John Cena, Kathryn Newton, Geraldine Viswanathan, and Gideon Aldon. CNN.com’s Brian Lowry writes, “Blockers gives girls their turn, similar to what Bridesmaids did for the bachelor-party motif, while embracing a similar level of naughtiness, from crude talk to projectile vomiting to a whole new method of chugging beer.” Review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a high score of 83%.

MTRCB Rating: R-18

Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum
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PEOPLE are invited by an Internet broadcaster for an “experience the horror” show at an abandoned mental hospital in Gwangju, South Korea, and are tasked to explore the hospital and live stream their experience. However, tortured souls may be lurking around the place and things get out of control. Directed by Beom-sik Jeong, the film stars Seung-Wook Lee, Ye-Won Mun, Ji-Hyun Park. The South China Morning Post’s James Marsh writes: “Gonjiam is almost completely devoid of violence or gore, earning its chills from impressively creepy locations and convincing performances of a largely unknown cast.”

MTRCB Rating: PG

I Feel Pretty
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A WOMAN with low self-esteem and insecurities wakes up after a bad fall believing that she is a supermodel. Going through her life with confidence, things may change once she realizes that her appearance has not changed. Directed Abby Kohn and Josh Silverstein, the film stars Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Rory Shovel, Aidy Bryant, and Busy Phillips. The Atlantic’s Christopher Orr comments, “This movie, premised on the idea that self-esteem trumps physical beauty, doesn’t even believe in the product it’s selling.” Review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a score of just 34%.

MTRCB Rating: PG

Midnight Sun
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TEENAGER Katie Price has a rare genetic condition which leaves her sensitive to sunlight, which means that she lives her life at night. When her long-time crush Charlie asks her out, she has to face the challenge of living a normal life while constrained by her life-threatening condition. Directed by Scott Speer, the stars Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzeneger, Rob Riggle, Quinn Shepard, Ken Tremblet, and Suleka Mathew. The Hollywood Reporter’s Frank Scheck writes, “Midnight Sun does an effective job of tugging at vulnerable teenage hearts, while managing to provide a few laughs along the way. None of the film rings remotely true, especially the cornball conclusion, but the two young leads are so darn attractive and appealing that one can’t help being caught up in their characters’ poignant romance.” The film comes to theaters with a low 17% score from review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes.

MTRCB Rating: PG

Future World
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PRINCE, the son of a dying queen in a desert oasis, travels to look for medicine to save his mother’s life, encountering a warlord and his enforcer, a robot sex companion-assassin, and a druglord in the process. Directed by James Franco and Bruce Thierry Cheung, the film stars Lucy Liu, Jeffrey Wahlberg, Mila Jovovich, Suki Waterhouse, James Franco, and Snoop Dogg.

MTRCB Rating: R-16

Single/Single: Love is Not Enough
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AFTER the success of the original television series, Single/Single hits the big screen. It follows the show’s original protagonists, roommates Joee and Joey, as they struggle with supporting a child and keeping their relationship alive. Directed by Ronnie Velasco and Pablo Biglang-awa, it stars Shaina Magdayao, Matteo Guidicelli, Cherie Gil, Ricky Davao, Anna Luna, Brian Sy, Wil Devaughn, and JC Santos.

MTRCB Rating: PG