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GUARANTEED FRESH as of Friday September 22, 2017 at 9:24 am Listings are for Friday 9/22 through Thursday 9/28

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This sci-fi action flick by Takashi Yamazaki was a major popcorn hit in Japan last year. It's basically an adrenaline-fueled mix of The Terminator, Independence Day and The Matrix. The nominal plot has a young girl from the future traveling back in time to hire a gun-toting mercenary in a last-ditch effort to prevent Earth from being taken over by evil, shape-shifting aliens. The homages are almost too numerous to count, but the bullet-riddled action, clever special effects and over-the-top script make this one a serious Asian action contender. In Japanese with English subtitles.