This Week in Cinemas: Opening August 28 (See It or Skip It)

Set your plans with this quick guide to movies opening in the Philippines this week. I also share my verdict on whether its interesting enough to See It, or generic enough to Skip It. Just in case you’re interested.

Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

Finally, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is coming to Philippine theaters. With much fanfare surrounding Quentin Tarantino’s latest film starring Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie, it will be interesting to see how the Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill director will blend the fictional and the factual in his depiction of Tinseltown’s colorful past.

Verdict: Most definitely — See It 

Weathering With You

Already the highest grossing animated movie this year,  Your Name writer-director Makoto Shinkai returns to helm Weathering with You, a story about a teenager who runs away to Tokyo to befriend an orphan who has the ability to manipulate the weather.

Verdict: See It

Good Boys

Think The Hangover for the kiddie set. Director Gene Stupinsky leads a cast of sixth graders who ditch school and go on an adventure involving drugs, teenage girls and a bunch of other mishaps to make their way to an epic party. Nothing wholesome about this plot, so much so that the kiddie stars are not even permitted to watch their own movie. True story.

Verdict: Skip It (sorry kids)

Ready or Not 

A bride believes she has hit the jackpot when she marries into a wealthy family. But on the night of her wedding, she is asked to participate in a family tradition that could have her dead before sunrise.

Verdict: It could well be the next You’re Next so See It 


A girl finds herself in possession of a mysterious Polaroid that seems to seal the fate of anyone it takes a picture of — with death.

Verdict: Too generic. Skip It

Upin & Ipin: The Lone Gibbon Kris

Upin and Ipin find a mysterious keris that opens up a portal to take them to a magical kingdom.

Verdict: Not really a fan of these two but great option for kids. Still, Skip It

Above the Shadows

Megan Fox makes her big screen return by playing the role of a young woman who has faded to the point of becoming invisible must find her way back with the help of the one man who can see her.

Verdict: Skip It