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5 movies to watch this week (21 Jan 2016)

By Zaki JufriMovies - 19 January 2016 4:00 PM

5  movies to watch this week (21 Jan 2016)

The Hateful Eight

For fans of: Quentin Tarantino movies

Eight of the most hateful varmints face off in Quentin Tarantino’s ultra-bloody epic western about bounty hunters who meet their match in a Wyoming roadhouse during a blizzard. 

It’s sometime after the Civil War, and inclement weather leads bounty hunter Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson) to catch a ride on a stagecoach hired by another bounty hunter, John Ruth (Kurt Russell), who’s transporting wanted woman Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) to the town of Red Rock.

After picking up another passenger Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins), they are force to take shelter at Minnie’s Haberdashery where they run into another four men (Tim Roth, Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen and Demian Bechir) who are not what they seem.


Steve Jobs

For fans of: Apple and Michael Fassbender

Based on Walter Isaacson’s 2011 authorised biography of the Apple visionary, sees Michael Fassbender as Jobs. In true Aaron Sorkin tradition, the movie is a slick tightly choreographed piece thanks to Danny Boyle’s direction. Lots of wit, conflict and drama. Co-stars Seth Rogen as co-founder Steve Wozniak and Kate Winslet as Mac designer Joanna Hoffman.


Spotlight

For fans of: ‘Shoot The Messenger’ (2014) and ‘All The President’s Men’ (1976)

Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schrieber and Stanley Tucci lead this true story following the Boston Globe journalists who investigated allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, uncovering and exposing a decade-long cover-up that spans the world. The investigation won the Pulitzer Prize. 


 


The Big Short

For fans of: 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy' (2004) and 'The Other Guys' (2010)

Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt lead this true story about the four outsiders who predicted the global economic meltdown. No one believed them, so they came up with their own get-rich-quick scheme – betting against the American banks. Directed by Adam Mckay ('Anchorman') and based on the non-fiction bestseller from Michael Lewis (who also wrote the book that was later adapted to the Oscar-nominated film 'Moneyball').


Mr. Six

For fans of: 'Cow' (2009) and 'Design of Death' (2012)

When his son is taken away, an old Chinese gangster (Feng Xiaogang) bands together with former partners to take on a newer, brutal generation of street thugs polluting their neighbourhood. 

This excellent crime satire from auteur Guan Hu takes us into the dark corners of Beijing's underworld. Based on actual events, ‘Mr. Six’ is the story of a fascinating man whose life reflects the history of a nation.