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‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ in Philippine theaters, new shows on streaming sites

By Kara Santos Published Feb 18, 2022 4:25 pm

Another weekend is coming. Time to catch up on all the new TV shows and movies on the small and big screen.

The long-delayed supernatural comedy Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the sequel to 1984's Ghostbusters and 1989's Ghostbusters II has finally arrived in Philippine theaters this week, along with the Steven Spielberg-directed musical romantic drama West Side Story.

Still wary about watching movies in cinemas?

On streaming sites, we have Thai sci-fi romantic comedy AI Love You, the return of Leatherface in Texas Chainsaw Massacre, new animated series The Cuphead Show! (based on the acclaimed video game), the finale episode of season one of Peacemaker, and loads more.

Here's a roundup of the newest releases in local cinemas, Netflix, HBO GO, and other streaming services from Feb. 14 to 20, 2022.

Cinemas

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Synopsis: When a single mother and her two children move to a new town, they soon discover they have a connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

West Side Story

Synopsis: West Side Story tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. This reimagining of the beloved musical stars Ansel Elgort (Tony); Rachel Zegler (María); Ariana DeBose (Anita); David Alvarez (Bernardo); Mike Faist (Riff); Josh Andrés Rivera (Chino); Ana Isabelle (Rosalía); Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank); Brian d’Arcy James (Officer Krupke); and Rita Moreno (as Valentina, who owns the corner store in which Tony works). 

HBO GO

Peacemaker (Season finale)

Synopsis: The origin and missions of superhero Peacemaker who’s so dedicated to world peace that he is prepared to fight, kill, use weapons and even start a war to achieve it.

Gully

Synopsis: GULLY follows the lives of three teens living in LA, all victims of extreme childhoods. We follow them over the course of 48 hours, as they wreak a hedonistic riot across the city. Unbound by societal norms, they take us on a rip-roaring ride of drugs and murder across Los Angeles

Prime Video

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Season 4)

Synopsis: A housewife in 1958 decides to become a stand-up comic. A woman of her time, Midge is a cheerleader wife to a man who dreams of a stand-up comedy career, but her perfect life is upended when her husband suddenly leaves her for another woman.

Netflix

AI Love You

Synopsis: After a software glitch causes an advanced AI program to fall in love with a young woman, it escapes into the body of a man and tries to win her heart.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Synopsis: In this sequel, influencers looking to breathe new life into a Texas ghost town encounter Leatherface, an infamous killer who wears a mask of human skin.

One of Us is Lying

Synopsis: Detention brings together five disparate high schoolers, but a killing — and secrets — keep them together as a cat-and-mouse murder mystery unfolds.

Space Force (Season 2)

Synopsis: A four-star general begrudgingly teams up with an eccentric scientist to get the U.S. military's newest agency — Space Force — ready for lift-off.

The Cuphead Show

Synopsis: Follow the misadventures of the impulsive Cuphead and his easily swayed brother Mugman in this animated series based on the hit video game.

Despicable Me 2

Synopsis: More gadgets, more minions, more mayhem! As Gru turns his back on his baddie ways to care for his girls, a secret agency recruits him to fight evil.

Wild Child

Synopsis: Accustomed to getting her way, a wealthy teenage girl from Los Angeles is sent to a strict boarding school in England to clean up her act.

This Is 40

Synopsis: In this sequel to "Knocked Up," married couple Pete and Debbie wrestle with the realities of getting older and becoming middle-aged.

The Purge

Synopsis: In a crime-ridden future when overtaxed cops let murder and other crimes rule the streets one night a year, someone's knocking at James Sandin's door.

The Incredible Hulk

Synopsis: An experiment gone wrong turns Dr. Bruce Banner into a hulking green monster when he grows angry and makes him a target of the military.

jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy

Synopsis: The lives of an emerging superstar and a filmmaker intertwine in this intense, intimate docuseries charting Kanye West's career, filmed over two decades.