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5 movies to watch (1 Oct 2015)

By Zaki JufriMovies - 29 September 2015 3:00 PM

5 movies to watch (1 Oct 2015)

'The Martian'

For fans of: ‘Moon’ (2009) and ‘Interstellar’ (2015)

Space survival thriller from Ridley Scott, adapting Andy Weir’s best-selling novel about an astronaut (Matt Damon) stranded on Mars when his crew leave him behind – presumed dead. When NASA discovers “the Martian” is still alive, the clock counts down to plan and execute a seemingly impossible rescue mission. The space thriller co-stars Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Sean Bean, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Mara and Michael Peña.

'Pawn Sacrifice'

For fans of: 'A Beautiful Mind' (2001) and 'Good Will Hunting' (1997)

Tobey Maguire plays American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer in this true story directed by Oscar-winner Edward Zwick ('The Last Samurai') and written by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Steven Knight ('Locke'). The film follows Fischer in the lead-up to the 1972 World Chess Championship match against USSR megamind Boris Spassky (Live Schreiber), where the pressure surrounding the event chips away at Fischer’s state of mind.

'Lost In Hong Kong' 

For fans of: 'Lost In Thailand' (2012) and 'Hollywood Adventures' (2015)

Actor and director Xu Zheng follows up his 2012 'Lost in Thailand' with this comedy trip to Hong Kong, starring as a mainland Chinese man who takes his wife and brother-in-law to the great city – secretly hoping to meet his ex. But the trip turns sour when he becomes wrapped up in a murder investigation.

Saving Mr. Wu

For fans of: Andy Lau

Heavenly King Andy Lau stars in ‘Saving Mr Wu’, a high-stakes hostage thriller based on the true story of film star Wu Ruofu's kidnapping in Beijing in 2004. 

Directed by Ding Sheng (‘Police Story 2013’), Mr. Wu (Lau) is targeted by a gang of phoney cops and before he knows what is going on he has been kidnapped. Liu Ye plays a policeman looking to save the day, while Wang Qianyuan is the chief antagonist. Lam Suet and Wu Ruofu also appear.

The Green Inferno

For fans of: 'Hostel' (2005) and 'Cannibal Holocaust' (1979)

A cannibalistic horror from Eli Roth (‘Hostel’), filmed on location in the rainforest of Peru where the native tribe has never been filmed before. The story follows a group of American students who travel to the Amazon in hopes of saving the tribe, only to be taken hostage. For this film, Roth enlisted a real Peruvian tribe as the film's principle cast (apart from the American students).