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5 movies to watch this week (28 May 2015)

By Zaki JufriMovies - 27 May 2015 11:58 AM | Updated 12:18 PM

5 movies to watch this week (28 May 2015)

‘San Andreas’

For fans of: Disaster movies like ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ and ‘2012’

From Brad Peyton, the director of ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’, comes this year’s mega-disaster movie. Dwayne Johnson leads this actioner as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot who teams up with his ex-wife to find their missing daughter after a magnitude-9 earthquake tears into California.


Faeryville’

For fans of: ‘La Haine’ (1995) and ‘The Doom Generation’ (1995)

Singapore filmmaker Tzang Meryn Tong directs his first full-length feature film about disaffected youth, set in the alternate world of Faeryville College.

The 95-minute movie tells the story of the Nobodies, a group of misfits (Lyon Sim, Farid Assalam and Jae Leung) resigned to their fate until new student Laer (Aaron Samuel Yong) encourages them to stand up for themselves.

 


‘A Royal Night Out’ 

For fans of: ‘The King’s Speech’ (2010) and ‘Elizabeth’ (1998)

On the day allied forces return from WWII as victors, Princess Elizabeth (the future queen of England), and her sister Margaret slip beyond the confines of Buckingham Palace gates to celebrate the victory as commoners. 

The two experience a night filled with excitement and romance in this feel-good drama from the director of ‘Brideshead Revisited’.

Newcomer Bel Powley is Princess Margaret and Sarah Gadon from 'Antiviral' is the young Elizabeth. Co-stars Jack Reynor (‘What Richard Did’), Rupert Everett (‘St Trinian’s’) and Emily Watson (‘War Horse’). 


‘Good Kill’ 

For fans of: ‘Ender’s Game’ (2013) and ‘Tears of the Sun’ (2003)

Ethan Hawke and writer-director Andrew Niccol from New Zealand re-team a decade after ‘Lord of War’ for this psychological examination of a US fighter pilot turned drone pilot.

As he is exposed to the war against the Taliban – from a safe vantage point with a remote control in hand – moral boundaries begin to bend and his desire to go back out into the field grows with it. Co-stars January Jones (‘Man Men’), Bruce Greenwood (‘Star Trek’) and Zoe Kravitz (‘Divergent’).

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‘Red Amnesia’

For fans of: ‘Beijing Bicycle’ (2001) and ‘In Love We Trust’ (2007)

Premiered at the Singapore International film Festival in 2014, ‘Red Amnesia’ is an edgy and disturbing thriller set in the multi-faceted, ever-changing world of contemporary China.

The final film of world-renowned director Wang Xiaoshuai’s 'Cultural Revolution' trilogy, which includes 'Shanghai Dreams' (2005) and '11 Flowers' (2011), the film brings powerful political urgency to the telling of its extremely suspenseful tale.

Stage veteran Lu Zhong plays Mrs Deng, an overbearing widow in her 70s who struggles to take care of her aging mother, her two sons, and her grandson.

Her daily routine is disrupted when she starts receiving anonymous phone calls, which force her to look back upon a 40-year-old mistake made during the Cultural Revolution, one of moral compromise, which she must now face.