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5 movies to watch this week (23 July 2015)

By Zaki JufriMovies - 22 July 2015 12:00 AM | Updated 12:11 PM

5 movies to watch this week (23 July 2015)

Paper Towns

For fans of: ‘The Breakfast Club’ (1985) and ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ (2014)

Young adult mystery adapted from the best-selling novel by John Green, author of ‘The Fault in Our Stars’. 

A road trip is kicked off by a group of friends in search of a girl next door who has gone missing. This is director Jake Schreier’s follow-up to his 2012 feature debut ‘Robot & Frank’. 

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Stars Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne. 


The Vatican Tapes 

For fans of:  ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ (2014) and ‘The Rite’ (2011)

The Anti-Christ threatens humanity again in latest possession-horror ‘The Vatican Tapes. 

Olivia Dudley plays a woman who gets commited to a psychiatric hospital. Neighbourhood priest (Michael Pena) is convinced that she is possessed when strange incidents happen in her ward. Desperate, he calls on the Vatican for help, and a exorcist is sent to America to deal with the demon.


Southpaw

For fans of: ‘Million Dollar Baby’ (2004) and ‘The Fighter’ (2010)

Oscar-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this drama as a professional boxer on the road to championship glory, only to have his life fall to pieces when a moment of aggressive backlash results in him losing his family.

Directed by Antoine Fuqua (‘Training Day’) and co-starring Tyrese Gibson, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker and rapper 50 Cent. 


Monster Hunt’ 

For fans of: ‘Strange Magic’ (2015) and ‘Enchanted‘ (2007) 

Directed by Hong Kong-born animator Raman Hui, ‘Monster Hunt’ is a 3D live-action-and-CGI adventure, set in a fantasy world where humans and monsters battle to rule the land.

The fantasy epic dominated the Chinese box office last weekend, picking up a whopping US$72 million. The movie stars Eric Tsang, Wallace Chung, Sandra Ng and Bai Baihe.

The fantasy adventure is smashing records, setting a new benchmark for opening day and single day grosses ever for a Chinese film. It also pulled in $8.7 million from Imax screenings, a new opening weekend record for a Chinese-produced film, topping 2014’s ‘The Monkey King’.


Irrational Man

For fans of: Woody Allen movies 

Woody Allen pairs Emma Stone with Joaquin Phoenix for this comedy-drama about a philosophy professor caught in an existential crisis. When he engages in a relationship with a student, his life begins to take on a whole other form. Co-stars Parker Posey.