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5 movies to watch this week (11 Jun 2015)

By Zaki JufriMovies - 09 June 2015 12:00 AM | Updated 2:22 PM

5 movies to watch this week (11 Jun 2015)

‘Jurassic World’

For fans of: The ‘Jurassic Park’ trilogy

Twenty-two years after the disastrous events in Jurassic Park, the vision of founder John Hammond is now reality: a fully-functional theme park opens to the public, populated by dinosaurs. 

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While staff member Owen (Chris Pratt) conducts research into the fearsome velociraptor, scientists at the park are cooking up a new, genetically-modified dinosaur in the lab.

Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio and Jake Johnson co-star, while Colin Trevorrow directs what is just his second feature film after indie film ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’.


‘Bad Johnson’

For fans of: ‘There’s Something about Mary’ (1998) and ‘American Pie’ (1999)

This raunchy comedy stars Cam Gigandet as Rich, a suave ladies’ man who refuses to take personal responsibility for his inability to maintain a lasting relationship. After his constant infidelities alienate yet another girlfriend (Jamie Chung), he wishes he could say goodbye to his "little friend" in his pants. 

The next morning. he awakes in horror to find that his wish has been granted and his penis has taken human form: A disgusting and selfish jerk played by comedian Nick Thune. Pitted against his alter ego, Rich must figure out how to rein in the monster in order to finally learn what separates the men from their "boys".


‘Love And Mercy’ 

For fans of: ‘Sid & Nancy’ (1986) and ‘Nowhere Boy’ (2009)

Directed by first-time director Bill Pohlad, ‘Love and Mercy’ follows the life of reclusive Beach Boys singer-songwriter Brian Wilson, from his genre-defining album Pet Sounds to his nervous breakdown and treatment by the controversial psychotherapist Dr Eugene Landy (Paul Giamatti), who became excessively entangled in Wilson’s private life.

Paul Dano and John Cusack play the young and old Wilson respectively, while Elizabeth Banks plays Wilson's second and current wife, Melinda Ledbetter.


‘The Tunnel’

For fans of: ‘Arang’ (2006) and ‘Into The Mirror’ (2003)

South Korean pop stars Min Do Hee (Tiny G) and Woo Hee (Dal Shalbet) star in this horror movie about a group of holidaying friends who are entangled by a curse that lies within an abandoned coal mine.

 


‘Taxi Tehran’

For fans of: ‘Exit through the Gift Shop’ (2010) and ‘I’m Still Here’ (2010)

Winner of the Golden Bear at the 2015 Berlinale, ‘Taxi Tehran’ is the third film made secretly by Jafar Panahi since a ban on filmmaking was imposed on him in Iran.

Panahi's feature, filmed in secret using a dashboard camera and smuggled out of his home country, is a charming and funny piece of meta-fiction.

In the film, Panahi chauffeurs an odd assortment of people around Tehran, including two women who think they will die if they do not get two goldfishes to a water spring before noon, and a pirated DVD seller who uses Panahi’s infamy to boost his own business.