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5 movies to watch this week (21 May 2015)

By Zaki JufriMovies - 20 May 2015 12:00 AM

5 movies to watch this week (21 May 2015)

‘Spy’

For fans of: ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ (2015) and ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’ (1997)

Paul Feig (‘Bridesmaids’) directs and writes this spy-comedy about Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy, ‘The Heat’) and her misadventures as a secret agent. Also stars Rose Byrne, Jude Law and Jason Statham.


‘Tomorrowland’

For fans of: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ (2014) and ‘Back to the Future 2’ (1989)

Veteran Pixar director Brad Bird (‘The Incredibles’, ‘Ratatouille’) follows his live-action debut ‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol’ with this sci-fi movie based on the futuristic Disney theme-park attraction. 

Casey (Britt Robertson), a teenager with an interest in science, and a former boy-genius inventor Frank (George Clooney) make it their mission to discover the place somewhere in time and space that exists solely in their collective memory, known as Tomorrowland. Co-written by Bird, Jeff Jensen and Damon Lindelof (TV series 'Lost').


‘Out of the Dark’

For fans of: ‘Insidious’ (2010) and ‘The Orphanage’ (2007)

Julia Stiles and Scott Speedman play haunted-house residents in Spanish director Lluis Quilez’s debut feature ‘Out of the Dark’. The couple move to South America (Colombia) with their young daughter to take over the manufacturing business owned by the wife's father. The family couldn’t be happier until the daughter goes missing one night. 


‘Parasyte Part 2’ 

For fans of: ‘Parasyte Part 1’ (2014) and ‘The Mist’ (2007)

The second instalment of visual effects expert Takashi Yamazaki's adaptation of the sci-fi horror manga ‘Parasyte’ – about the invasion of body-snatching aliens called “parasytes” whose aim is to destroy mankind – concludes in this very strange and freaky romp.

Picking up after the explosive end of ‘Part 1’, teenager Shinichi Izumi (Shota Sometani) work together with Migi (voiced by Sadao Abe) – the shape-shifting alien stuck in his right arm – to stop the takeover of the planet. 


‘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.