Movies this week at Gaisano Malls

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014


DABAWENYA actress Erich Gonzales' “Once A Princess” leads the new movie releases this week at the theaters of Gaisano Malls (Davao, Tagum, Toril).

Major Hollywood productions opening this week are disaster flick Into the Storm and the superheroine boxbuster Lucy that topped the US weekend box-office.

Also debuting this week are based-on-video-game prequel actioner Tekken 2: The Origin, crime-thriller The Bag Man, and the revenged-flick Savaged.

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ONCE A PRINCESS

Once upon a time, there was a princess who could not live happily ever after...

Erin Almeda (Erich Gonzales), one of the princesses of Gibbons International School, belongs to a clique all-girl group whose members are considered as the most glamorous and richest of all.

One day, Erin played with the innocent heart of geeky classmate Leonard Jamieson (Enchong Dee).

Seven years later, Erin and Leonard cross path once again. It seemed their roles have been reversed. At they meet again, it is Erin’s turn to feel the pain. And so Erin needed to find the magic that will lift that curse. Or she will die of heartache soon.

INTO THE STORM

Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, “Into the Storm” throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme.

In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come.

LUCY

From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

25-year-old Lucy (Johansson) knows right away that she is in over her head after getting handcuffed to a mysterious locked briefcase and forced by no-good boyfriend Richard (Pilou Asbæk) to deliver it to the shady Mr. Jang (Choi Min-sik).

THE BAGMAN

The Bag Man is a taut crime thriller that follows Jack (John Cusack), a tough guy with chronic bad luck but human touches, and legendary crime boss Dragna (Robert De Niro). Dragna has summoned Jack and a host of shady characters to a remote bayou motel for unknown reasons after a long and violently eventful night he killed several men and making away with a mystery bag. There, Jack's path crosses with the stunningly beautiful Rivka (Rebecca Da Costa). All of their fates intertwine, and when Dragna arrives on the scene there are sudden and extreme consequences for everyone involved.

SAVAGED

When Zoe (Amanda Adrienne) tells her mother that she wants to move in with her long distance boyfriend, her mother is reluctant to let her drive by herself since her daughter is deaf and unable to call for assistance. Despite her reservations, Zoe's mother allows her to go alone, which proves to have disastrous consequences when Zoe is abducted and brutally raped by several rednecks. Once they're finished they bury her and leave her for dead, only for an elderly Native American man to bring her back through a ritual.

TEKKEN 2

Based on a popular series of video games, it is a prequel to the 2010 movie Tekken.

Tekken 2: The Origin stars Kane Kosugi as the man who will become Jin Kazama’s father. Suffering from amnesia, the young man is trying to discover his true identity, but is kidnapped by an underground crime organization and turned into a ruthless assassin.

Returning from the original film are Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Heihachi Mishima and Gary Daniels as Bryan Fury.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 06, 2014.

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