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5 movies to watch this week (25 Jun 2015)

By Zaki JufriMovies - 24 June 2015 12:00 AM | Updated 1:50 PM

5 movies to watch this week (25 Jun 2015)

Terminator Genisys

For fans of: ‘The Terminator’ trilogy

The director of ‘Thor: The Dark World’ helms this fifth entry into the ‘Terminator’ franchise, following a new timeline where Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney, ‘Divergent’) goes back into the new past and teams up with Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke, ‘Game of Thrones’) and an ageing terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger).

As Judgement Day looms, the group must do all they can to prevent the robot revolution. The movie also stars JK Simmons (‘Whiplash’), Matt Smith (‘Doctor Who’) and Jason Clarke (‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’) as John Connor.


American Heist

For fans of: ‘Inside Man’ (2006) and ‘Run All Night’ (2015)

Adrien Brody and Hayden Christensen lead this indie thriller where two brothers with troubled pasts become embroiled in a high-stakes bank robbery.

Events soon spiral far beyond their control into a violent showdown, in this remake of the 1959 movie ‘The Great St Louis Bank Robbery’.

Singer Akon and Jordana Brewster co-star. 


Psycho-Pass: The Movie’ 

For fans of: 'Ghost in the Shell' (1995)

‘Psycho Pass: The Movie’ follows inspector Akane Tsunemori and is set two years after the end of the ‘Psycho Pass 2’ anime series.

After an attempted terrorist attack on Japan by foreigners, Akane learns that the apparent leader of the terrorists is her old partner, Shinya Kogami.

Determined to find out the truth, and to get Shinya back into the fold, Akane heads out to find Shinya and uncover the mystery of the terrorist attacks.

 


‘Monsieur Lazhar’

For fans of: ‘Incendies’ (2010) and ‘The Book Thief’ (2013)

The Singapore Writers Festival presents a special screening of this Academy Award-nominated French-Canadian classroom drama ‘Monsieur Lazhar’ at The Projector on 26 June (7.30pm).

MORE: The Accidental Filmmaker: Monsieur Lazhar’s Philippe Falardeau

Bachir Lazhar is an Algerian immigrant, trying to find a decent teaching job in Montreal when a perfect opportunity arises - but under tragic circumstances. With a classroom full of children going through a confusing time, Bachir tries to help them using the power of self-expression and his own personal loss to guide them. 

There will be a post-screening discussion featuring Singapore writers Ann Ang, Genevieve Wong, Yong Shu Hoong and festival director Yeow Kai Chai.


‘The Black Death’

For fans of: Zombie movies like ‘Night of the Living Dead’ (1968)

Directed by Chalermchatri Yukol ('The Cop', 2013), ‘The Black Death’ takes Thai horror into new uncharted territory: zombies.

This period piece, set during the reign of Maha Chakkraphat in 1565, sees the royal capital overrun by a mysterious plague that resurrects the dead.