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5 movies to watch this week (14 May 2015)

By Zaki JufriMovies - 12 May 2015 5:00 PM

5 movies to watch this week (14 May 2015)

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

For fans of: The original ‘Mad Max’ movies

Director George Miller (director of the first three ‘Mad Max’ movies and ‘Happy Feet’) brings back the dystopian classic of Australian New Wave cinema, with Tom Hardy as Max. 

It is set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is fighting over the necessities of life. Two rebels are there restore order: Max (Hardy) and Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a woman who believes her path to survival is across the desert, back to her homeland.  

Nicholas Hoult and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley co-star.

‘Pitch Perfect 2’ 

For fans of: ‘Pitch Perfect’ (2012) and ‘High School Musical’ (2006) 

They’re back, pitches! So the movie slogan goes. The all-girl a cappella college comedy returns to the big screen, with Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson reprising their roles. 

After a humiliating performance, The Bellas take their talents to an international competition where no American team has ever won. Elizabeth Banks, who co-produced the first film and co-stars in this sequel, makes her directorial feature debut.


‘Maggie’ 

For fans of: ‘Warm Bodies’ (2013) and ‘Zombieland’ (2009) 

Arnold Schwarzenegger leads this zombie drama, not as an action star, but as a loving father placed in an agonising situation – to stay by his infected daughter’s side as she slowly turns. Abigail Breslin, the Academy Award-nominated star of 2006's ‘Little Miss Sunshine’, stars as his daughter.


‘Ned Rifle’ 

For fans of: ‘Fay Grim’ (2006) and ‘Frances Ha’ (2012)

‘Ned Rifle’ completes the story arc that indie auteur Hal Hartley began in 1997’s ‘Henry Fool’ that was followed up by 2006’s ‘Fay Grim’.

Now those two characters’ 18-year-old son (Liam Aiken) sets out to find his father (Thomas Jay Ryan) who ruined the life of his mother (Parker Posey).

But first he has to figure out what the deal is with the odd girl (Aubrey Plaza) who is stalking his uncle, a poet-turned-web-comedian (James Urbaniak). 


‘Bombay Velvet’ 

For fans of: ‘Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1’ (2012) and ‘Scarface’ (1983)

Anurag Kashyap fashions a 1960s Mumbai crime story, based on historian Gyan Prakash's book ‘Mumbai Fables’. The movie, billed as a romantic thriller, follows a man's affair with a jazz singer and his ambition to become a "big shot" in the city, all set against a backdrop of love, greed, violence and jazz. 

One of the most anticipated Bollywood films this year, the show stars heartthrobs Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma. Kay Kay Menon and Karan Johar co-star.