Purge, Sin City sequels at Gaisano Mall cinemas

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014


HIT sequels of Sin City and Purge open today at the theaters of Gaisano Mall of Davao.

Based-on-young-adult-novel flicks, the sc-fi drama The Giver and the afterlife drama If I Stay, also open this week, together with the comedy-horror-fantasy Knights of Badassdom and the horror Provoked.

SIN CITY 2: A DAME TO KILL FOR

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is a sequel to the 2005 hit Sin City based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller. The movie is directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller and is based on the second book of the graphic novel series. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For comprises of four segments.

The first one is the one on which the title has been selected as - A Dame to Kill For. Josh Brolin plays Dwight McCarthy who is summoned by his ex-girlfriend Ava Lord (Eva Green). She wants to escape her offensive husband and needs help from him. But is this the only objective of Ava?
Eva Green in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For The second segment of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is 'Just Another Saturday Night'. This segment relates with the segment of the previous movie - That Yellow Bastard. On the same night, Marv (Mickey Rourke) regains cognizance on a highway administering the Projects surrounded by dead young men. But how did he get there?

PURGE 2: ANACRCHY

The New Founding Fathers of America invite you to celebrate the annual Purge.

The sequel will once again center on the futuristic annual purge, a 12-hour period during which all crime is legalized. It takes place in the city where there are no security systems and it's just like a war zone where people are just trying to survive.

A couple is driving home when their car breaks down just as the Purge commences. Meanwhile, a police sergeant goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter run from their home after assailants destroy it. The five people meet up as they attempt to survive the night in Los Angeles.

THE GIVER

Based on Lois Lowry's book, The Giver tells the story of a perfect world. Everyone here is happy.

When Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) is 12 years old, he's chosen to be the community's Receiver of Memories. He enters into training with an old man called The Giver (Jeff Bridges). From the Giver, Jonas learns about pain, sadness, war, and all the unhappy truths of the "real" world. He quickly realizes that his community is fake. Confronted with this reality, Jonas faces difficult choices about his own life and his future.

IF I STAY

Mia Hall (Chloe Grace Moretz) thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam (Jamie Blackley). But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death for one revealing day, Mia has only one decision left, which will not only decide her future but her ultimate fate.

PROVOKED

Despite investigating for months, a group of amateur investigators have never found any proof of the paranormal. During the group's most recent investigation, like many times before, they come up empty. At this point, team member Matt losing faith in the existence of the paranormal performs risky attempts to provoke the spirits.

At first, Matt's taunts appear to go unanswered but while on his way home the investigating equipment starts to register at it's highest level. The spirit answered Matt's taunts and followed him home. Terror quickly escalates for Matt, and his girlfriend, who attempts to defend his house from the ghostly intruder.

KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM

Knights of Badassdom follows three best friends (Peter Dinklage, Steve Zahn and Ryan Kwanten) and dedicated LARPers (Live Action Role Players) as they take to the woods to reenact a dungeons and dragons-like scenario fresh out of the mythical Middle Ages. Trouble arises after they unwittingly conjure up some serious evil in the form of a blood-lusting Succubus, from the pits of hell.

Fantasy and reality collide on the Fields of Evermore in an all-out epic battle of make-believe wizards, demons and assorted mythical creatures. Their courage and friendship is put to the test as they attempt to vanquish the evil they have summoned. Will the group prove to simply be foam sword-wielding LARPers, or true "Knights of Badassdom?"

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 27, 2014.

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