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5 movies to watch this week (9 Jul 2015)

By Zaki JufriMovies - 08 July 2015 12:00 AM | Updated 12:31 PM

5 movies to watch this week (9 Jul 2015)

Magic Mike XXL’ 

For fans of: Stripper movies like ‘Showgirls’ (1994) and ‘Magic Mike’ (2012)

Channing Tatum revisits his exploits as a male stripper in this steamy sequel that he also co-wrote.

Three years after retiring, ‘Magic Mike’ Lane reunites most of his old gang - with the exception of Dallas (Matthew McConaughey) - for one final explosion of a performance. 

Andie MacDowell, Amber Heard, Jada Pinkett Smith and Elizabeth Banks co-star alongside the sea of abs and testosterone. 

Stepping into the director’s chair is Gregory Jacobs, Steven Soderbergh’s (director of the original) long-time assistant director and co-producer.




Burying The Ex’ 

For fans of: ‘Warm Bodies’ (2013) and ‘Zombieland’ (2009)

Anton Yelchin (‘Star Trek’) leads this zom-rom-com by Joe Dante (‘Gremlins’), following a young man who’s reeling from the death of his beautiful girlfriend (Ashley Greene) whom he was too afraid to break up with.

Now single, he kicks it off with a new girl (Alexandra Daddario) that goes far better than his previous relationship. Things become more complex however when his ex miraculously rises from the dead a few weeks later. 

 


Survivor

For fans of: ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ (2014) and ‘Salt’ (2010)

Milla Jovovich and Pierce Brosnan face off in the new espionage thriller ‘Survivor’. Jovovich plays Kate, a newly appointed U.S. foreign service officer assigned to London who quickly becomes wrapped up in a terrorist plot to attack the United States.

Brosnan is The Watchmaker, an elusive, very effective assassin who is sent to kill Kate, as she learns too much about said plot and is attempting to foil it. He fails in his mission though, and Kate must go on the run to save herself and find out who is behind the conspiracy before it's too late, and America is hit with a deadly attack.


Ju-On 4: The Final Curse

For fans of: The ‘Ju-On’ horror franchise

13 years is quite a long time to hold a grudge, and this week we will finally see the end of the curse as ‘Ju-on: The Final Curse’ hits cinemas.

Following up from the last movie, ‘The Final Curse’ puts the spotlight on Mai Shono (Airi Taira). Related to the missing schoolteacher Yui Shono (Nozomi Sasaki), Mai is determined to find out what exactly happened after her sister searched for a missing student, Toshio Saeki (Kai Kobayashi).

Her search leads her to the infamous house – now nothing but an empty lot. Will she truly discover the horrifying death of her sister and be the one to finally break the curse, or will she be another sacrifice?  


Hollywood Adventures

For fans of: ‘Lost in Thailand’ (2012) and ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’ (1983) 

Justin Lin (‘True Detective’, ‘Fast & Furious’) teams up with star Vicki Zhao to produce an action comedy about a pair of Chinese tourists sucked into a trafficking scheme in Los Angeles. 

Directed by Timothy Kendall, the movie follows Yu Ming (Huang Xiaoming), who heads to Los Angeles to propose to his girlfriend (Sarah Li).

Along the way he inadvertently teams up with another Chinese tourist (Tong Dawei) and a travel guide (Zhao), and get mixed up in an illegal import business masterminded by the evil Manny Love (Sung Kang).

Also look out for a host cameos from the likes of Robert Patrick, Missi Pyle and Stephen Tobolowsky.