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Guy gets bitten by rat in SM Cinema in Iloilo

Guy gets bitten by rat in SM Cinema in Iloilo

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  • Guy accidentally sits on rat
  • Gets his middle finger bitten
  • Netizens react

A man was bitten by a rat inside an SM Cinema in Iloilo according to some reports. The incident happened inside Cinema 5 of SM City in Iloilo at around 6 pm on June 5.

The Iloilo Metropolitan Times shared the whole incident on their Facebook page.

At around 8:16, SM Cinema then released a statement.

“An incident occurred inside our theater in Iloilo City involving a male customer. Our Emergency Response Team was immediately on site and took the customer to the nearby hospital. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.”

A witness said that the cinema was dark as usual. The victim then tried to sit down not seeing that there was a rat on the chair. The rat bit the man’s hand.

The witness then said that he heard the victim yell, and the rat squealing.

A photo showed that the victim had some minor bleeding on his left middle finger, and the rat unconscious, probably dead.

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SM Cinema prohibits bringing in food bought outside, sparks outrage

SM Cinema prohibits bringing in food bought outside, sparks outrage

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  • SM Cinema has a new policy that does not allow outside food to enter
  • Only food that is allowed is from Snack Time
  • Their page gets bashed on social media

SM Cinema now has a policy of not allowing people to bring in food and drinks bought outside. It means people cannot bring in food and drinks that are not bought from their Snack Time kiosks inside the cinemas.

Netizen John Winkle Wong aired his frustration about the policy.

In a Facebook post, he said that he has officially boycotted SM Cinemas because of this.

“A lot of paying customers were stopped from the cinema entrance and were asked to surrender the food they bought IN THE MALL or eat it outside quickly.”

This did not resonate well with him, plus he saw more incidents that he did not like, even ont that involved an old lady.

“It annoyed me so much when I literally saw a lola who was denied her bottled drink just because she purchased it from SM Hypermart and not in Snack Time. WTF SM Cinema?!”

He added that some customers asked for a refund but were not successful.

He concluded his post by saying, “Why would you deny customers their own choice of comfort food while they enjoy a movie they paid for? Why would you also block other food establishments from making a sale? 😡 You greedy piece of $#!+$!!!!😠 Please don’t watch movies at SM Cinemas. Go somewhere else.”

His post has already earned 110k likes.

There have already been many complaints about this policy way before John even thought about voicing his opinions.

The post has drawn thousands of angry reactions from netizens.

https://twitter.com/einspapera/status/1135064178593394689

SM Cinema, on their Facebook page, gave a response to the recent complaints.

Their page urged people to avoid bringing in rice and pasta meals; alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in cans, bottles, and glassed; foods with sauce; and food on sticks. They ended it by saying they encourage people to only bring in foods and drinks from Snack Time.

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Train Station: A Masterpiece by 40 Directors from different countries

Train Station: A Masterpiece by 40 Directors from different countries

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  • 40 directors collaborated for the film “Train Station”
  • Movie Review for “Train Station”

Yes, you’ve read that right. 40 directors around the world have collaborated to produce such masterpiece in “Train Station”.

The movie is about possibilities and choices. It follows a single, unnamed character played by 43 different actors in different parts of the world. Every time the character is confronted with a choice, the film cuts to a new actor in a new city where a new director continues the story. As mind-boggling as it sounds, the character switches ages, genders, and even nationalities. When the character reaches the end of a story path, the film backs up to a previous moment and a new director takes us down a different path to explore. All throughout the film, one question prevails,” What would have happened if…”.

This unique and historic film has won more than 15 international awards and has multiple entries in the Guinness Book of World Records. Shot in 25 different countries (Yes, Philippines involved!), 40 directors have patched up all the stories into one incredible film.

Review?

Genius. If there’s one word that would describe this film, that’s just it. The fact that it was done by 40 different directors is enough to blow me away, but as the story progresses, it also revealed that it was shot in not one, not two, but 25 countries! Imagine? The years it took to produce such gem. We are all blessed to have it shown in the cinemas this 2018. The cinematography can be improved, but other than that, it’s perfect.

The story will leave you awed in the end. It revolves around the choices we make. It made me value my decisions more as one move can change your whole life. However, it sets a great example of how you should just take chances and live with it.

One thing that I learned from the movie is that there’s no such thing as a bad decision. Whatever path you take and regardless of what challenges you encountered, you just need to live with it. Handle those obstacles well and an awful choice can turn into a blessing in disguise. It is also important to never overthink when making life decisions, just go with it, stick to it, and make it work!

This McGooligan Films production with CollabFeature, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) CineLokal will be hitting the big screen on select SM Cinemas! Stay tuned for more updates.

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