'Scary Movie 5,' 'Haunting 2' open at GMall

COMEDY flick Scare Movie 5, horror Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia, comedy The Big Wedding, fantasy Cirque dul Soleil: Worlds Away and Filipino dance drama In Nomine Matris open this week at the tehaters of Gaisano Mall of Davao.

Scare Movie 5

Scary Movie 5 is a stand-alone fifth film in the popular spoof franchise.
Happily-married couple Dan (Simon Rex) and Jody (Ashley Tisdale) begin to notice some bizarre activity once they bring their newborn baby Aiden home from the hospital. But when the chaos expands into Jody's job as a ballet dancer and Dan's career as an Ape researcher, they realize their family is being stalked by a nefarious demon. Together, with the advice of certified experts and the aid of numerous cameras, they must figure out how to get rid of it before it's too late.

It parodies/spoofs various horror films and other popular culture such as Paranormal Activity, Mama, Evil Dead, Inception, Black Swan, 127 Hours, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Hunger Games, The Final Destination series, and The Child's Play series, among others.

Includes appearances by Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Snoop Dogg, Mike Tyson, Bow Wow, and Usher.

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia

Building on the terror of the first The Haunting in Connecticut movie, this psychological horror tale traces a young family's nightmarish descent into a centuries-old Southern hell.

When Andy Wyrick (Chad Michael Murray) moves his wife Lisa (Abigail Spencer) and daughter Heidi to an historic home in Georgia, they quickly discover they are not the house's only inhabitants. When the daughter begins to see "strangers," the couple is then drawn into a mystery regarding the true origins of the hauntings. Joined by Lisa's free-spirited sister, Joyce (Katee Sackhoff), the family soon comes face-to-face with a bone-chilling mystery born of a deranged desire...a haunting secret rising from underground and threatening to bring down anyone in its path.

Cirque Dul Seloil: Worlds Away

From the big top to the big screen, visionary filmmaker James Cameron (Avatar, Terminator) and director Andrew Adamson (Shrek, Narnia) invite you and your family on an all new adventure: Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away.

A young woman named Mia (Erica Linz) in a small Midwestern town goes to a traveling carnival one evening, where she is urged by a silent clown to visit the carnival's circus and see the Aerialist (Igor Zaripov), the show's star attraction. She is entranced by the Aerialist, but during his act he misses a catch and falls to the ground. She rushes to help him, but then the ground beneath them gives way and they fall through into the dreamlike world of Cirque du Soleil.

The Big Wedding

The Big Wedding, an American remake of 2006 French film Mon frère se marie (My brother is getting married), stars a large ensemble cast including Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Ben Barnes, Susan Sarandon, and Robin Williams.

Don and Ellie Griffin (De Niro and Keaton), a long divorced couple, are forced to pretend that they are still happily married at their adopted son Alejandro's (Barnes) wedding. His biological mother, Donna, a Catholic from Colombia, is also attending, and has not been told that her son's adoptive parents have gotten divorced. Among all of their family and friends, the hoax snowballs into a poignant and raucously funny story about the ties that bind.

In Nomine Matris

This movie is released in time for the Mother's Day week. An award-winning film (38th Metro Manila Film Festival's New Wave category Best Actress award for Liza Di¤o and the Most Gender Sensitive Award).

In Nomine Matris' dramatic premise and visually stimulating dance sequences choreographed by world renowned Flamenco master, Clara Ramona, was the much talked about and biggest hit for the New Wave entries during the MMFF.

The movie revolves around Mara, portrayed by beauty queen/actress Liza Diño, a young dance protégé who seeks to land the principal part of a dance company that is about to embark on a tour. On her quest to land the coveted break, a series of events turned her sense of meaning upside down. She is then faced with a life changing decision.

She turns to her mentor Mercedes (Clara Ramona) and her mother Ava (Tami Monsod) as she searches for answers in the beautifully loud and endlessly moving world she lives in. Within this premise, director Wil Fredo fuses the sensitivities of the Spanish culture into the Philippine modern setting through a highly tense mix of drama, dance, singing, and poetry.
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