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5 movies to watch this week (24 Mar 2016)

By Zaki JufriMovies - 23 March 2016 12:00 AM

5 movies to watch this week (24 Mar 2016)

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

For fans of: Superhero movies 

Zack Snyder's follow up to 2013's ‘Man of Steel’ with Henry Cavill returning as Clark Kent/Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Laurence Fishburne as Daily Planet editor Perry White.

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Krypton's finest will face off against Batman - played by Ben Affleck. When the heroes aren't squaring off against one another, they'll have to deal with the villainous Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg). 

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Set eighteen months after the events of ‘Man of Steel’, the story takes its inspiration from a variety of sources (including Frank Miller's comic book miniseries ‘The Dark Knight Returns’). This will be the first time DC Comics' two biggest stars meet on the cinema screen. 


The Young Messiah

For fans of: ‘Passion of The Christ’ (2004) and ‘Exodus: Gods & Kings’ (2014)

Adapted from the 2005 best seller ‘Christ The Lord: Out of Egypt’, Cyrus Nowrasteh’s ‘The Young Messiah’ imagines the life story of a young Jesus.

Here, Jesus Christ (Adam Greaves-Neal) is portrayed as a seven-year-old boy with an earthly mother, Mary (Sarah Lazzaro), and father, Joseph (Vincent Walsh). The film dramatizes their struggle as a family to come to terms with the fact that, Jesus is, in fact, the son of God. 


The Songs We Sang

For fans of: ‘The Obs: A Singapore Story’ (2014) and ‘The Naked DJ’ (2015)

Following its sold-out world premiere at the 26th Singapore International Film Festival last year, Eva Tang’s ‘The Songs We Sang’ is finally opening in cinemas this week.

This documentary is a vivid and in-depth look into the journey of xinyao (literally “songs of Singapore” in Mandarin) since its birth. Steeped in xinyao's history and authenticity, this movie captures the spirit of a Singapore culture that has since become a significant part of a nation’s collective cultural heritage.

Taking its title from a pivotal seminar on xinyao held by the Mandarin student publication ‘Nanyang Students’ in 1982, ‘The Songs We Sang’ is infused with the energy, enthusiasm and creative courage of xinyao and its artists, and looks towards future generations of artists who will colour Singapore’s cultural tapestry. 


Brave Miss World

For fans of: ‘Erin Brokovich’ (2000) and‘Room’ (2016)

Six weeks before winning the 1998 Miss World crown, 18-year-old Linor Abargil was raped at knife-point by a travel agent escorting her home to Israel from a modeling gig in Italy.

Her mother encouraged her to report the attack and go on to compete in the pageant on behalf of Israel.

Just as her mother supported her, Abargil is now trying to empower other victims of sexual assault to speak up. Abargil's journey from beauty queen to activist is chronicled in this Emmy-nominated documentary.

 

Sicario

For fans of: 'Prisoners' (2013) and 'Enemy' (2013)

The Projector is doing a Denis Villeneuve retrospective this weekend; screening both the gripping 'Sicario' and 'Prisoners'.

One of our favourite movies of 2015, 'Sicario' is definitely one to watch. After ‘Edge of Tomorrow’, Emily Blunt continues to impress this time as an FBI agent on the trail of Mexican drug cartels.

What makes ‘Sicario’ a joy to watch is director Denis Villeneuve firm hand in displaying the brutality and reality of the war of drugs. With ‘Sicario’, Villeneuve has demonstrated an effectively slow-burning approach to filmmaking in such features as ‘Prisoners’ and ‘Enemy’, allowing suspense to build and simmer slowly before reaching its boiling point.