September 01, 2016

Korean Zombies, Babies, a Filipino hero, and a Japanese classic: Movies in September

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  • September marks the start of the Philippine Christmas season. It also means that movies will start becoming more and more about Christmas (or at least a bit closer to Halloween). For the first Ber-month, we give you a list of movies you should not think of missing:

    Train to Busan (September 1)

    A Cannes Out of Competition film, Train to Busan is a zombie horror-thriller movie that follows a group of bullet train passengers on their way to Busan. A virus has broken out in Korea, spawning zombies in all but one city: Busan.


    Pete’s Dragon (September 7)

    What happens when you put together a caring family, an orphaned boy, his pet dragon, and a town that’s scared about anything uncommon? You get an adventure in the form of Disney’s Pete’s Dragon.


    Sully (September 8)

    Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger just came out of the “Miracle on the Hudson” relatively unscathed, along with 155 lives onboard his plane. Heralded by the public and the media as a hero, he now faces an investigation that could destroy his reputation and his career.


    Ultraman Ginga S: Showdown! The 10 Ultrabrothers (September 10 – 11)

    Arguably one of Japan’s most iconic TV series, Ultraman has captured audiences throughout the world with its display of heroism, selflessness, and teamwork. Ultraman Ginga S: Showdown! The 10 Ultrabrothers features Ultraman Ginga along with other iconing Ultramen in an effort to rid the universe of evil.


    Bridget Jones’s Baby (September 14)

    When we last saw Bridget Jones, she just broke up with Mark Darcy in pursuit of her happily ever after. Now a forty-something news producer, she finds a new love in Jack. Needless to say, things happened between her, Jack, and Mark, and she now finds herself asking a question no woman would dare ask: who’s the father of her baby?


    Blair Witch (September 14)

    If the title sounds familiar, it’s because this film revisits where the Blair Witch Project (1999) left off. 20 years after James’ sister ventured into the Black Hills Forest, a group of college students are trying to find out what happened to her. Hope turns into fear as they find out and experience more about the legend of the Blair Witch.


    Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli (September 21)

    In the long line of Filipino heroes, the name Apolinario dela Cruz (known to the natives of Lucban, Quezon as Hermano Puli) rarely rings a bell. Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli (The Agony and Fury of Hermano Puli) gives us a glimpse into the life of the first Filipino religious figure who gave his life for his countrymen, the one who led the only revolt against the Spanish in the name of religious freedom.


    The Magnificent Seven (September 21)

    A remake of the 1960 film with the same title, The Magnificent Seven tells the tale of seven gunmen hired to protect a small village in Mexico from a group of bandits led by a particularly persistent leader named Calvera.


    Storks (September 22)

    Long ago, storks delivered babies to would-be parents. Storks still deliver things these days… in fact, they deliver everything thanks to global internet giant Cornerstore. Everything, that is, except babies.


    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (September 28)

    Based on the best-selling novel written by Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children tells the story of Jake, a boy who uncovers a secret refuge where residents display unusual abilities not accepted in the outside world. As the story moves forward, Jake must tell who can and cannot be trusted, as well as who he really is.


    Source: SM Cinema, IMDb,

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