Movies playing this week: ‘Hercules,’ ‘Island Dreams,’ and more
Movies playing this week: ‘Hercules,’ ‘Island Dreams,’ and more
Scarlett Johansson stars in 'Under the Skin,' Dwayne Johnson is Hercules, and the other movies playing this week

MANILA, Philippines – This week, see Scarlett Johansson as a seductive, mysterious figure, watch Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson fight for good as Hercules, or take in some scenic beach scenes and more with the latest from GMA actress Louise delos Reyes.  



There have been many film and TV versions of the iconic hero from Greek mythology, but fans of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will likely enjoy this action-packed version from the well-liked star.

Dwayne had to take extra care of himself during filming, as he was recovering from an injury, according to the Toronto Sun – but that, of course, doesn’t show in the movie, where he looks as buff and as ferocious as ever. 

Under the Skin 


Scarlett Johansson stars in this film about a woman “of unknown origin” who lures men to her by seducing them. The unfortunate guys meet an untimely end – but will the cycle ever change?  

Alien Abduction 


Speaking of aliens, in this film, a family goes on vacation only to find themselves encountering a series of frightening events – dead birds falling from the sky, encountering an abandoned road, and (surprise!) as indicated by the title, an alien abduction. 

Island Dreams  


When a jaded foreigner meets a bubbly tour guide while visiting a beautiful island, love blooms. This film introduces Alexis Petitprez and also stars Louise delos Reyes and Irma Adlawan. 


Black Butler  


Yes, the butler did it. Hiro Mizushima stars as Sebastian in the movie adaptation of the popular manga Kuroshitsuji or Black Butler). According to the press release, “Sebastian possesses a wealth of knowledge, unbelievable skills, perfect looks and grace, he is a butler without flaws.  If one were to find any negative thins about him, it would be his troubling personality.” 

Set in 2020 some 130 years after the manga’s original setting, the film will be shown exclusively in SM cinemas. 


In the future, humans are in space, unable to find a habitable planet. An accident forces their ship to land in hostile territory – how many will survive? 


The Signal 

Laurence Fishburne stars in this thriller about MIT students whose road trip to California gets derailed after the 3 meet a strange series of events, and answers and explanations remain elusive until the end.  





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