New Movies This Week: Shazam!, It Started With A Kiss The Movie and more!

Plan your week ahead and choose which of these movie openings this April 3, 2019, you'll see on the big screen first.

Shazam!

Directed by David Sandberg, it follows Billy Batson, a 14-year old kid who goes from one foster home to another in search for his real mother. One day, a weakened wizard names him champion, turning him into an adult superhero every time he cries "Shazam!" Still young in mind and spirit, Billy must learn what kind of hero he really is beyond the super powers he possesses. The film stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Mark Strong.

It Started with a Kiss The Movie

Directed by Frankie Chen Yu-shan, it is based on a popular manga series which follows the story of a naive and clumsy girl named Yuan Xiangqin who is secretly in love with the handsome Class A student Jiang Zhishu. Just as the title suggests, a romantic roller coaster begins after an unexpected kiss between the two. The film stars Darren Wang and Jelly Lin.

Pet Sematary

Directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, it is a reboot of the popular Stephen King novel. It follows Dr. Louis Creed who moves to rural Maine with his wife and two children. He discovers a mysterious burial ground in the woods called the 'Pet Sematary' and buries their dead cat in there. After Louis finds it back home, alive, he will soon realize that it is just the beginning of a long nightmare. It stars stars Jason Clarke, John Lithgow, and Amy Seimetz.

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi

Directed by Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi, it is an Indian epic biographical period drama about Rani Lakshmi Bai, one of the key leaders in the Indian Rebellion of 1857. This tale tells a woman's bravery and valor against British invaders, becoming a figure of inspiration for the generations to come. The film stars Kangana Ranaut as the lead actress.

Fate/Stay Night: Heaven's Feel II - Lost Butterfly

Directed by Tomonori Sudô, this anime film picks up from where Fate/Stay Night: Heaven's Feel I - Presage Flower left off. It focuses on the relationship of teenagers Shirou Emiya and Sakura Matou, who are both participants of the Holy Grail War. It is the second film of the trilogy before the Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel III - Spring Song. The voice actors consist of Noriko Shitaya, Noriaki Sugiyama, and Ayako Kawasumi among others.

Portrait of my Love

Written and directed by Poap Manansala, Portrait of My Love stars Polo Ravales and Kiray Celis as loving couple Miguel and Monay who lay victims after a group of gunmen shot at them. While Miguel is in a coma, Monay's ghost wanders off to find justice for the both of them. The movie also stars Epy Quizon, Jeffrey Santos, Cai Cortez, and Leo Martinez.

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