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New Movies This Week: ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,’ and the 49th Metro Manila Film Festival Entries

Uncover the magic of Aquaman's aquatic realm and brace yourself for the 49th Metro Manila Film Festival extravaganza, featuring tales of comedy, drama, fantasy, and horror. From mythical quests to heartwarming family stories, our movie lineup promises an unforgettable experience. Join us in exploring the gift of storytelling – your ticket to a festive journey awaits!

As the festive season sweeps through the city, movie enthusiasts are in for a delightful treat! This week marks a special occasion in the Philippine movie industry with the grand opening of the 49th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) on December 25. But before we delve into the heart of Filipino cinema, let’s not forget the international blockbuster hitting the screens today, December 20 – “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.” This week is set to be a spectacular mix of genres and narratives, ranging from the underwater heroics of Aquaman to the diverse and rich storytelling of the MMFF entries including “Becky and Badette,” “Broken Hearts Trip,” “Family of Two,” “Firefly,” “GOMBURZA,” “Kampon,” “Mallari,” “Penduko,” “Rewind,” and “When I Met You in Tokyo.” Each movie, distinct in its essence and storytelling, is set to captivate moviegoers of all tastes. Join us as we explore the vibrant and captivating lineup of this week’s new movie releases, highlighting the unique stories they bring to the silver screen.

December 20 to 24: A Prelude to MMFF

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

2023 PG 2 hrs 4 mins
ACTION, ADVENTURE, FANTASY
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Prepare to be submerged in the depths of the ocean with “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.” Jason Momoa returns as the titular hero, facing off against his nemesis, Black Manta. This time, Aquaman must forge an unlikely alliance with his brother Orm to save the world from destruction. Expect a tidal wave of stunning visuals, heart-pumping action, and an exploration of the intricate world of Atlantis. It’s an undersea epic that promises to thrill and captivate audiences.

Nightmare Resort

2023 PG 1 hr 26 mins
CRIME, DRAMA
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For those who crave a spine-tingling experience, “Nightmare Resort” is your destination. Follow Sakura’s journey from social outcast to an eerie resort where relaxation turns to terror. This horror flick, blending psychological thrills with supernatural chills, will keep you guessing and gasping till the very end.

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Metro Manila Film Festival 2023: A Cornucopia of Filipino Talent (Opening December 25)

The much-awaited MMFF opens with ten diverse films, each offering a unique flavor of Filipino cinema. From laughter to tears, from spine-chilling horror to heartwarming drama, this year’s lineup promises something for everyone.

Becky and Badette

2023 PG 1 hr 54 mins
COMEDY
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Start your MMFF experience with laughter! “Becky and Badette” follows two best friends whose humorous tales about a classmate inadvertently go viral. A comedy of errors ensues as their stories take a life of their own, making this film a delightful addition to the festival.

Broken Heart’s Trip

2023 PG 1 hr 52 mins
COMEDY
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Join five brokenhearted LGBTQ individuals on a journey to heal amidst breathtaking landscapes. As they vie for a million-peso prize, the question arises: Can they resist the allure of love, or will their hearts find solace in unexpected places? Get ready for a heartwarming and hilarious ride.

Family of Two

2023 G 1 hr 40 mins
DRAMA
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“Famly of Two” explores the profound love between a mother and son. Maricar’s world revolves around her son, Mateo, who is moving to Singapore. As he plans for her care, emotions run high. This drama is a touching exploration of sacrifice, intentions, and the unbreakable bonds of family.

Firefly

2023 PG 1 hr 43 mins
FANTASY
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In “Firefly,” a young boy embarks on a magical quest inspired by his mother’s bedtime stories. With clues from an old notebook, he journeys to a mythical island to bring his mother back to life. Expect enchanting visuals and a tale of love, hope, and the extraordinary.

GomBurZa

2023 PG 1 hr 52 mins
DRAMA, HISTORY
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“GOMBURZA” unravels the courageous story of three Filipino Catholic priests during a pivotal period in history. Mariano Gomez, José Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora’s struggles and sacrifices are vividly portrayed in this moving historical drama.

Kampon

2023 R-13 1 hr 31 mins
HORROR, THRILLER
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“Kampon” weaves a tale of the unexpected as a childless couple encounters a mysterious girl who claims to be their child. Dark secrets unfold, and eerie relations develop in this horror-thriller that promises suspense and spine-tingling moments.

Mallari

2023 R-13 2 hrs 9 mins
HORROR
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Inspired by true events, “Mallari” delves into the horrifying story of Fr. Severino Mallari, a priest in the 19th century. His descent into madness and alleged acts of violence form the chilling narrative of this historical horror film.

Penduko

2023 G 1 hr 49 mins
ACTION, ADVENTURE, FANTASY
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Join the adventure in “Penduko” as a young man, raised in the U.S., discovers a curse and evil forces threatening his Philippine town. This action-packed fantasy promises thrilling battles and supernatural encounters.

Rewind

2023 PG 1 hr 52 mins
DRAMA, ROMANCE
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“Rewind” presents a poignant drama as a man, burdened by guilt, gets a chance to rewrite his life. The catch? He must trade his life for his wife’s, leading to a journey of redemption, love, and the complexities of choices.

When I Met You In Tokyo

2023 PG 2 hrs 3 mins
DRAMA, ROMANCE
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Wrap up the festival with “When I Met You in Tokyo,” a touching romance-family drama. Azon and Joey navigate the challenges of aging and unconditional love, portraying the winter of their lives as overseas Filipino workers.

FAN FAVORITES STILL SHOWING

Meanwhile, don’t forget to catch up on some of the movies that are still captivating audiences in theaters. Here’s a list of fan favorites that are still showing in cinemas until December 24:

Wonka

2023 G 1 hr 56 mins
COMEDY, FAMILY, FANTASY
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In His Mother’s Eyes

2023 PG 1 hr 47 mins
DRAMA
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Napoleon

2023 R-13 2 hrs 38 mins
DRAMA, HISTORY, WAR
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Shake, Rattle & Roll Extreme

2023 R-13 2 hrs 27 mins
HORROR
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Marita

2023 R-13 1 hr 46 mins
HORROR
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Wish

2023 G 1 hr 34 mins
ADVENTURE, ANIMATION, FAMILY, FANTASY
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The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

2023 PG 2 hrs 37 mins
ACTION, ADVENTURE, SCIENCE FICTION
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THE MARVELS

2023 G 1 hr 44 mins
ACTION, ADVENTURE, SCIENCE FICTION
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Get ready for a cinematic extravaganza this Christmas as the Metro Manila Film Festival 2023 takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions. From laughter-inducing comedies to spine-chilling horrors and heartwarming dramas, there’s something for every movie lover. Grab your tickets, gather your loved ones, and immerse yourself in the magic of MMFF. Happy watching!

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