SM Cinema Unveils Six Thrilling Cinexclusive Films for August

What’s a better way to spend the rainy month of August than to catch exciting movies in your favourite SM Cinema branch?

This month of August SM Cinema offers you six films that you will only get to watch in SM Cinema branches nationwide. May it be an anime flick, horror, drama or action all you need to do is rush to any SM Cinema branch nationwide and catch any SM Cinexclusives you want to see on its designated play date.

This August 7 three movies await you. Fasten your seatbelt as the Hollywood A-list heartrob Aaron Eckheart takes you to an exciting action-packed journey with The Expatriate. Ben Logan, an ex-agent and his daughter were both terminated as part of a wide reaching international conspiracy. With this, Ben is forced to play the dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in order to outsmart his hunters and unveil the truth.

Then, the Filipino classic MaynilasamgaKukongLiwanag (Restored Version)which stars Hilda Coronel and Bembol Roco officially opens too. The movie tells the story of Julio Madiaga who travels to the city of Manila to search for his girlfriend LigayaParaiso who was lured by a certain Mrs. Cruz to come to Manila to work and get a good education. Along his journey, he encounters different experiences that clearly showed the corrupt image of our government and society. MaynilasamgaKukongLiwanag (Restored Version) recently premiered in the 66th Cannes Film Festival and received raved reviews from various film critics all over the globe.

Lastly, fans of horror films wouldn’t want to miss Grave Encounters is a film shot in the found footage style. Lance Preston and the crew of the ghost show “Grave Encounters” lock themselves up in an abandoned psychiatric hospital where unexplained phenomena have been reported. They quickly realize that the hospital is more than haunted and that they won’t be able to leave the place alive. They find themselves lost in the maze of countless corridors and rooms while haunted by the spirits of the past patients of the hospital. The longer they stayed in the area they more they slip deeper and deeper into madness until they begin to question their sanity.

Dragon Ball Z is back. Anime fanatics can watch the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods movie on August 14 exclusively in SM Cinemas. For the 14th instalment of the highly successful Dragon Ball Z franchise, the Z-Fighters must contend with Bills, the God of Destruction. But it takes a god to fight a god, and none of them are gods not even the Saiyans. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods is the first ever Dragon Ball Z movie to be released theatrically in 17 years!

Come August 21, the star studded Hollywood film The Butler is a true to life story of Cecil Gaines who served eight US presidents as the White House’s head butler from 1952-1986 who was one of the figures in the front row when the political and racial histories were made. The film stars Alex Pettyfer, James Marsden, Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker.

Closing the month of August is the thriller which stars Hollywood hottie Sharon Stone and Billy Zane called The Mule. The movie is about a female American reporter who searches for her missing brother against the backdrop of violence and human smuggling across the US/Mexican border. The movie was inspired by true events.

About SM Cinema
SM Cinema is the country’s leading exhibitor—boasting 246 cinemas and 5 IMAX Theatres in 45 branches nationwide. SM Cinema continues to expand and lead the country’s development in cinema technology.

For a more convenient way of watching a movie, experience the newest from SM Cinema—the CINEMOBILE: Your mobile, your movie ticket. With its turnstile system, SM Cinema delivers a more convenient movie-going experience to its patrons.
You may also avail SM Cinema’s e-PLUS (Entertainment, Privileges, Lifestyle, Upgrades and Surprises) card to make your movie-watching more convenient, rewarding and fun. On top of the reward point scheme, e-PLUS is loaded with VIP privileges, special promos like a 50 percent discount on select movies, seasonal offers, quarterly raffles and invites to exclusive events. e-PLUS members can also avail promos and discounts from partner merchants. The e-Plus starter kit comes with your personalized e-Plus card, free movies, snacks and a premium item.

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