Frankenstein, Police Story lead new movies at GMall

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

JACKIE Chan's latest actioner, Police Story 2013, and the monster-mash action-fantasy horror, I, Frankenstein, lead the new movie releases at the theaters of Gaisano Mall of Davao this week.

The animation The Nut Job, the comedy-adventure The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, horror Killer Ants, and the romance-comedy Mumbai Love alo opened yesterday.



Set in a dystopic present where vigilant gargoyles and ferocious demons rage in a battle for ultimate power, Victor Frankenstein's creation Adam (Aaron Eckhart) finds himself caught in the middle as both sides race to discover the secret to his immortality. From the creators of the hit supernatural saga, "Underworld," comes the action thriller "I,
Frankenstein," written for the screen and directed by Stuart Beattie based on the graphic novel "I, Frankenstein" by Kevin Grievous, and brought to life by a cast that includes Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, and Aden Young as Victor Frankenstein.


Jackie Chan plays a Mainland Chinese police Captain Zhong Wen. He goes to meet his estranged daughter Miao Miao (Jing Tian) who is studying to be a nurse. Zhong Wen discovers Miao is dating nightbar proprietor Wu Jiang (Liu Ye) and he disapproves the affair. It turns out that his suspicions of Wu are not completely unfounded as Zhong and the rest of the bar patrons were taken hostage inside the club. Zhong uses his skills as a top cop to understand that Wu is pursuing a vendetta that began five years ago and it's up to Zhong to put an end to a whole night of madness as he was the only police officer in the scene.


A hive of South American killer ants has been lying dormant in Alaska for 10 years until seismic activity causes subterranean warming, awakening the ants.

Traveling to Alaska to do some fishing, Dr. Jim Conrad (Eric Lutes) and his friend begin finding all sorts of odd events. The private lake is drained of fish, then a moose is found stripped of skin, and then a human is found in the same condition. Sheriff Croy (Mitch Pileggi) is called over to investigate, and Jim and Bob stay to help out. While staying there, Jim strikes up a friendship with a local teacher, Laura, (Julia Campbell) and he also makes a startling discovery -- an army of ants is behind the local deaths. When the ants attack the community, Croy and Jim must devise a plan to stop the ruthless ants from killing them and spreading to other towns.


This cross-cultural romantic comedy is a story between two people separated by culture and tradition and bound by love, fate, and dance.
A young but already self-made Indian-Filipino named Nandi knows in his heart that he will find his soul mate in time and through destiny. However, his parents insist that tradition is tradition and that they know who will be best suited for their only son. As much as he loves his parents, Nandi cannot simply comply with this tradition. For him, love is not to be arranged but to be found through the intercession of fate. And fate indeed comes a-knocking when he meets a beautiful free-spirited Filipina in the heart of Mumbai, India by the name of Ella.


Ben Stiller directs and stars in this movie, a James Thurber's classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) is threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.


Surly (voiced by Will Arnett), a curmudgeon, independent squirrel is banished from his park and forced to survive in the city. Lucky for him, he stumbles on the one thing that may be able to save his life, and the rest of park community, as they gear up for winter - Maury's Nut Store.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 23, 2014.


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