What to see this week

6 films to see on the week of May 19-26, 2017

Dear Other Self

A STAR CINEMA comedy about a woman torn between a dead-end job and her passion for traveling. Directed by Veronica Velasco, it stars Jodi Sta. Maria, Joseph Marco, and Xian Lim.

MTRCB Rating: PG

Extortion

A CARIBBEAN FAMILY vacation takes a disastrous turn when a fisherman kidnaps the mother and son and the father races against the clock to save them. Written and directed by Phil Volken, it stars Barkhad Abdi, Danny Glover, and Eion Bailey.

MTRCB: R-13

Redivider (aka Kill Switch)

BASED ON writer-director Tim Smit’s short film What’s In The Box?, Redivider tells the story of a pilot battling to save his family and the planet, by racing through an imploding world to get the Redivider box to a tower, which will save humanity. Directed by Tim Smit, it stars Bérénice Marlohe, Dan Stevens, and Tygo Gernandt.

MTRCB Rating: R-13

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

A HEFFLEY FAMILY road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party goes off course thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to attend a video gaming convention. Directed by David Bowers, it stars Alicia Silverstone, Charlie Wright, and Tom Everett Scott. “None of the virtues of the Diary series came along for the ride,” writes Sam Fragoso of The Wrap.

MTRCB Rating: PG

Unlocked

AFTER FAILING to apprehend the terrorist behind a Paris attack, a CIA agent is forced to live in London as a caseworker before unexpectedly being called back into action by her mentor when the CIA discovers intel of another imminent attack. Directed by Michael Apted, it stars Michael Douglas, Noomi Rapace, and Orlando Bloom. “Apted… brings nothing fresh to the formula besides the minor innovation of dropping an action heroine into a male-dominated field,” writes Stephen Dalton of the Hollywood Reporter.

MTRCB Rating: R-13

Colossal

A WOMAN DISCOVERS that severe catastrophic events are somehow connected to her own mental breakdown. Written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo, it stars Anne Hathaway, Dan Stevens, and Jason Sudeikis. Very popular with the critics on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes, where it got a score of 79%. “It’s a sci-fi/horror/psychodrama/comedy/thriller/revenge/romance film — and that jumble of a description not only works, it does so in spectacular fashion,” writes Peter Howell of the Toronto Star.

MTRCB Rating: PG

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