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5 movies to watch this week (16 July 2015)

By Zaki JufriMovies - 15 July 2015 2:09 PM | Updated 2:57 PM

5 movies to watch this week (16 July 2015)

Marvel's Ant-Man

For fans of: Superhero movies

Comedian Paul Rudd lands his biggest yet as the titular tiny superhero ‘Ant-Man’. Rudd plays Scott Lang, a skilled cat burglar recently released from prison.

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Hoping to stay on the straight and narrow so he’ll be allowed to see his young daughter, Scott instead gets lured into an even riskier proposition. He’s recruited by Dr Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), creator of the Ant-Man technology and the original hero in the 1960s comic book source material, to retrieve dangerous technology that can shrink people to ant size but boost their strength.

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Co-stars Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Judy Greer and Hayley Atwell reprising her role as Agent Peggy Carter.


Our Sister Mambo 

For fans of: Channel 8 comedy-dramas

Cathay Organisation is marking its 80th year in Asian cinema with a rom com starring Moses Lim, Michelle Chong, Oon Shu Ann, Joey Leong and ‘50s movie stars Maria Menado and Grace Chang (Ge Lan).

A tribute to the 1957 Cathay classic, ‘Our Sister Hedy’, about a middle-class widower with four unmarried daughters, as well as another Cathay hit, the 1961 family drama, ‘The Greatest Civil War On Earth’. The film is written by Michael Chiang, the movie centres on four daughters and their headstrong mother, who have to deal with issues such as dating outside one's race, putting aside a solid career to follow a low-paying passion and falling in love with a man with a child from a previous marriage.


Max

For fans of: ‘Marley & Me’ (2008) and ‘Hachi: A Dog’s Tale’ (2009)

It’s ‘Lassie’ meets ‘American Sniper’ in this thrilling yet heartwarming movie directed by Boaz Yakin (‘Remember the Titans’) about a precision-trained military dog, Max serves on the frontlines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott (Robbie Armell). 

When things go terribly wrong, Max has to be shipped home, the only human he seems willing to connect with is Kyle’s teenage brother, Justin (Josh Wiggins).

At first, he is resilient but with the help of a tough-talking young teen, Carmen (Mia Xitlali), who has a way with dogs, Justin begins to appreciate his canine companion.


Welcome To New York

For fans of:  ‘Dangerous Game’ (1993) and ‘Bad Lieutenant’ (1992)

Inspired by the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal, this lurid drama about money, sex and power is led by Gérard Depardieu as Devereaux, a character based on Strauss. How true does the film stay to its inspiration? Kahn threatened to sue the filmmaker for slander due to the close similarities to the case, and the portrayal of the lead as a sex-addict. The controversial film was not selected to be shown in French cinemas. 


‘Ex Machina’

For fans of: ‘A.I’ (2001) and ‘Her’ (2013) 

Young programmer Calbe (Domnhall Gleeson) joins a secret artificial intelligence experiment run by a brilliant scientist (Oscar Isaac).

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As the pair develop and interact with the beautiful robot (Alicia Vikander), mistrust and deception take hold. The directorial debut of Alex Garland (writer of ‘The Beach’).