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Maria Leonora Teresa: Cautionary chiller lacks sinister edge

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STA. MARIA, MARUDO AND CALZADO. Portray parents coping with grief.

Wenn Deramas first foray into horror has all the elements of an effective screen chiller—a terrifying back story about a crime that has been conveniently swept under the rug, grieving parents (Jodi Sta. Maria, Iza Calzado, Zanjoe Marudo) who can’t get over their children’s untimely deaths, and creepy talking dolls that go bump in the night.

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Movie Review: Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-Hen

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He’s back! The smooth-looking, soft spoken master swordsman Kenshin Himura is back on the big screen in Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-Hen (Kyoto Inferno), the first of a two-part finale of the franchise based on the hit Japanese comic, or manga.

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Review: ‘Evil’ mostly delivers

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A serial-killer mystery in which the culprit turns out to be one of Satan’s minions, Scott Derrickson’s “Deliver Us From Evil” adapts the detective genre to an exorcism tale that is very serious about the prospect of demonic possession. Though based on claims made by real-life NYPD officer-turned-paranormal investigator Ralph Sarchie (played here by Eric Bana), the picture is stolen by a fictional character — a composite religious figure played with a predictable level of smolder by “Carlos” star Edgar Ramirez.

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When in doubt, add more blood

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GREEN. Portrays strong, vivid and dominant role in “300: Rise of an Empire.”

The current film, “300: Rise of an Empire,” benefits from the striking visual treatment that made the images in the first “300” film memorable.

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A really good try

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VICE Ganda’s most successful characterizations are as a man and woman.
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When we first heard last year that Vice Ganda was planning to star in a film that would require him to play a set of quadruplets made up of four genders (boy, girl, gay, tomboy) we thought it was a brilliant but risky move on his part.

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