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Science Fiction, Action/ 128/ English/ Oct. 30
Although Sarah Connor and her son John managed to prevent the evil artificial intelligence (AI) Skynet from destroying humanity, in an alternate future a new AI, Legion, is rising to fulfil what its predecessor failed to do.
In the year 2020, a human cyborg named Grace and a terminator named Rev-9 arrive separately from the future to a factory located in Mexico City to find Daniella “Dani” Ramos, who will become the new future leader of the Resistance. The twos’ objectives differ widely - the former attempts to save Dani, while the other was sent to kill her.
After Sarah Connor arrives and manages to temporarily distract Rev-9, Sarah, Grace and Dani escape the factory.
Before Sarah can teach and train Dani as a new Resistance leader, however, the three must defeat Rev-9, a powerful shape-shifting endoskeleton that can also split into two separate autonomous entities. The trio receives assistance in the most unexpected form.
A direct sequel of the second Terminator film “Terminator 2: Judgement Day,” the film was created along with the help of the original director James Cameron, who helped as a producer. Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger reprise their roles of Sarah Connor and T-800 Terminator, with new stars Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, and Gabriel Luna as Grace, Dani and Rev-9.
Animation/ 112/ Japanese/ Oct. 30
Hodaka is a high school freshman with no attachment to his home, so one day, he runs away to Tokyo hoping to find something exciting. Although he is almost thrown off of a ferry in a violent rainstorm, he manages to get to the city in one piece and finds a job as an assistant for a small publishing company.
While working at the company, he meets Hina, who can control the weather and proves it to him by clearing the sky with a prayer. Hodaka proposes that they start a business together, accepting clients who want specific weather conditions for a special occasion. While the business flourishes, the police begin to search for Hodaka and Hina is at the brink of losing her younger brother, Nagi, to social services because the siblings do not have a legal guardian.
The three plan to run away from the city and live on their own, but another complication arises as strange things begin happening to Hina’s body.
The film is director Makato Shinkai’s latest romantic fantasy film after his successful “Your Name” hit local theaters in 2016. The voice of Hodaka is played by Japanese actor Kotaro Daigo, who also appeared in the local film “The Battle: Roar to Victory” (2019).
Kim Ji Young, Born 1982 (12)
Drama/ 118/ Korean/ Oct. 23
Kim Ji-young, came from a typical Korean household. After getting her college diploma, she gets a job in a PR agency and promises to herself that she will continue working even when she is married and has children. Despite her aspirations, she inevitably quits her job after working for a few years to take care of her newborn child.
One day, however, her husband starts to notice strange things about his wife. Sometimes, briefly, Ji-young seems to become someone else: his friend, mother-in-law - all women that Ji-young once knew or is close to her. Although her tone doesn’t change, the way she spoke changed to the other person completely. However, after that brief spell ends, she forgets what happened during that moment, as if waking up from a trance. Worried for his wife but afraid to tell her what’s happening, he visits a therapist to discuss Ji-young’s mental state.
Adapted from the bestselling novel under the same title, actors Jung Yu-mi and Gong Yoo portray the characters Ji-young and Dae-hyun. The film is director Kim Do-young’s debut feature film.