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5 movies to watch this week (28 Apr 2016)

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5 movies to watch this week (28 Apr 2016)

Marvel's Captain America: Civil War

For fans of: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ (2014) and ‘Fargo’ (1996)

It’s superhero versus superhero in the third entry to the Captain America franchise.

Our heroes, after years of saving the planet from aliens, an evil organisation and rampaging robots suddenly feel guilty for the wanton death and destruction they’ve caused. The collateral damage is just too enormous to ignore and the powers that be are proposing that the Avengers go under UN control.

MORE: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ review ★★★

Captain America (Chris Evans) makes a stand for autonomy while Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) supports it. Then their tensions turn into full-on conflict when Rogers’ buddy-turned-assassin Bucky (Sebastian Stan) resurfaces. 


Everybody Wants Some

For fans of: ‘Dazed and Confused' (1993)

From Richard Linklater ('Boyhood') comes this ensemble comedy set in a 1980s college, billed as the "spiritual sequel" to Linklater's classic 'Dazed and Confused'.

Follows a group of young baseball players navigating their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. 


 Friend Request

For fans of: ‘The Blair Witch Project’ (1999) and ‘Paranormal Activity’ (2007)

Supernatural, social network thriller. When a college student unfriends a mysterious girl online, she finds herself fighting a demonic presence.

When Marina commits suicide, posting the tragedy across social media, shockwaves ripple through her college and rumours begin circulating about the circumstances behind the incident. Despite being told by the school to respect Marina's memory, a copy of the gruesome video emerges online.  Before long, fellow classmate Laura begins receiving threatening messages on Facebook, seemingly from Marina's account.

The online threats turn into a series of chilling real-life attacks, and Laura's friends begin to get killed one-by-one in bizarre circumstances.  Stars Alycia Debnam-Carey, Brit Morgan, and William Moseley.


Assassination Classroom 2: Graduation

For fans of: Weird Japanese anime-turned-live-action films

Trust the Japanese for having such great imaginations. You know how students are often told about how important their school assignments are? Well, for one class, failing their assignment will mean the destruction of the world. How’s that for student motivation?

The follow-up of director Eichiro Hasumi’s adaptation of Yūsei Matsui’s Assassination Classroom manga, sees Class 3E perfecting their killing skills to off their yellow octopus-like teacher ahead of graduation before it destroys Earth, despite them having grown fond of him. 


Where To Invade Next 

For fans of: ‘Bowling for Columbine’ (2002) and of ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ (2004)

Michael Moore is back with this hilarious call to arms. 

‘Where to Invade Next’ is an expansive, rib-tickling, and subversive comedy in which Moore, playing the role of “invader,” visits a host of nations to learn how the U.S. could improve its own prospects. 

Turns out the solutions to America’s most entrenched problems already exist in the world — they’re just waiting to be co-opted.