April 2024 Brings an Array of Cinematic Delights

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MANILA, Philippines—From thrilling blockbusters to heartwarming dramas and everything in between, this month promises an unparalleled cinematic experience for film enthusiasts of all tastes. Get ready to embark on unforgettable journeys, immerse yourself in captivating stories, and indulge in the magic of the silver screen like never before.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (Columbia Pictures)

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On April 10, prepare for a chilling adventure with “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” from Columbia Pictures. Join the Spengler family as they return to their roots at the iconic New York City firehouse, teaming up with the original Ghostbusters who’ve established a top-secret research lab for advanced ghostbusting. However, when the unearthing of an ancient artifact unleashes a malevolent force, old and new Ghostbusters must unite to defend their home and prevent a second Ice Age from engulfing the world.

“YOLO” (Columbia Pictures)

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Premiering on April 17, “YOLO” follows the journey of Le Ying (portrayed by Jia Ling), a woman in her 30s grappling with unemployment and still residing with her parents. However, her life takes an unexpected turn when she encounters a boxing coach (played by Lei Jiayin) who could hold the key to her transformation. Directed, written, and starring Jia Ling, this heartfelt tale explores the power of second chances and self-discovery.

“Abigail” (Universal Pictures International)

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Also dropping on April 17, “Abigail,” consists of a group of aspiring criminals who commit a daring kidnapping of the 12-year-old daughter of a prominent underworld figure. Their plan to demand a $50 million ransom seems straightforward, but as they keep watch over the girl in an isolated mansion, they soon realize they’re trapped with someone far from ordinary. As their numbers dwindle and fear mounts, they confront a chilling truth: they’re locked inside with something otherworldly.

“Challengers” (Warner Bros.)

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On April 24, directed by visionary filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, “Challengers” stars Zendaya as Tashi Duncan, a former tennis prodigy-turned-coach known for her unwavering determination both on and off the court. When her husband (Mike Faist), a once-great champion, faces a pivotal match against his former best friend Patrick (Josh O’Connor), tensions escalate. As past grievances resurface and loyalties are tested, Tashi is forced to confront the cost of victory.