Overtime, Deliver Us from Evil open at Gaisano Mall theaters

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014


ACTION-thriller Overtime, starring Richard Gutierrez and Lauren Young, leads the new movies opening at the theaters of Gaisano Mall this week.

Also opening are horror-thriller Deliver Us From Evil, comedy Chef, crime-drama The Rover, sci-fi actioner Channeling, animated-adventure Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart, and horror Dead of the Nite.

Deliver Us From Evil

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New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie's bone-chilling real-life cases.

Overtime

Overtime revolves around the lives of a hacker and its victim. Dom Garcia (Richard Gutierrez) is a hacker who seeks revenge against a pharmaceutical company. Jody Amistoso (Lauren Young) is an executive assistant working at the pharmaceutical company who is sent by Dom on a deadly mission: to wear a bomb to a press conference. Thus, a deadly game between the two transpires as the bomb ticks down to zero.

Chef

After talented and dynamic chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) isn't given the space he needs to shine at his L.A. restaurant due to the owner's (Dustin Hoffman) rigid traditional ways, he launches on a social media-fueled tirade against his nemesis food critic (Oliver Platt), which lands him without any job prospects. With a new lease on life, Chef Casper takes to the road with his son and his sous chef (John Leguizamo) to build a brand new food truck business. This smart take on food and chef culture contains poignant messages about the media-driven world we live in and the real meaning of success.

Rover
Set in a world 10 years following the collapse of the western economic system, Australia's mineral resources have drawn the desperados and dangerous to its shores. With society in decline, the rule of law has disintegrated and life is cheap. The film follows hardened loner Eric (Guy Pearce), who travels the desolate towns and roads of the Australian outback. When a gang of thieves steals his car they leave behind the wounded Rey (Robert Pattinson) in their wake. Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that matters to him.

Channeling

In the future, people are into live-casting. Using a camera in the form of a contact lense, people begin sharing every part of their lives. Some lives are more exciting to watch than others. Jonah (Dominic DeVore), a soldier, returns home after his brother dies in a mysterious car accident. He soon learns his brother Max had quite a following for his live-cast. Max partnered with Tara to steal and joyride sports cars. Jonah soon realizes his brother's death is tied to an underground gambling circuit. From there the film mixes action and social commentary to create a unique sci-fi story.

Jak and Cuckoo-Clock Heart

Born on the coldest day of the year, Jack’s (Orlando Seale) heart was frozen solid. Doctor Madeleine (Barbara Scaff) saves him by replacing his heart with a cuckoo-clock, but it comes with a warning. Jack must never touch the hands, he must control his anger, and he must never fall in love. Kept hidden away, Jack is finally allowed into town on his tenth birthday, where he meets Miss Acaia (Samantha Barks), a street singer. He quickly falls for her, but she leaves town, and Jack is determined to find her again, at any cost.

Dead of the nite

When a group of Internet sensation ghost hunters investigate the infamous Jericho Manor, they soon realize it's not just ghosts that go bump in the night! As each member of the team gets slaughtered one by one, the remaining survivors need to discover who...or what is killing them before it's too late. But be warned, if you thinks it's just another 'Blair Witch'...think again!

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on July 02, 2014.

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