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5 movies to watch this week (10 Sep 2015)

By inSing EditorMovies - 08 September 2015 12:00 AM | Updated 09 September 2015

5 movies to watch this week (10 Sep 2015)

The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials

For fans of: Young adult dystopian movies like ‘The Hunger Games’ 

‘The Maze Runner’ franchise continues, based on the second book in James Dashner's labyrinth-set, young-adult dystopian sci-fi.

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Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and his fellow Gladers search for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the desolate Scorch. 

Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD's superior forces and discover they are being used as one big experiment. Also stars Kaya Scodelario, Nathalie Emmanuel and Aiden Gillen. 

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The Transporter Refueled

For fans of:  Bare-knuckled action thrillers like ‘Taken’ 

Don’t miss this reboot of the action series created by Luc Besson and previously led by Jason Statham, who now hands over the keys to up-and-coming action star and British rapper Ed Skrein. 

The Visit

For fans of: M Night Shyamalan movies like ‘Signs’ (2002) and ‘The Happening’ (2008)– we know you secretly do.

M. Night Shyamalan gives found-footage horror a go with this tale of a young brother and sister who stay with their grandparents, only for things to turn horrific when Grandma demonstrates increasingly disturbing behaviour. Co-stars Kathryn Hahn as the kids’ mother.

The Assassin

For fans of: ‘Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon’ (2000) and ‘Curse of The Golden Flower’ (2006)

After his peers such as Zhang Yi Mou and Ang Lee have have tried their hand at the wuxia genre, it's time for Hou Hsian Hsien's turn.

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Starring Shu Qi as a ruthless killer who wields a rather short blade, ‘The Assassin’ won the Best Director award at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Let's hope it's more coherent than Wong Kar Wai’s visually stunning but confusing ‘The Grandmaster’. 

'American Ultra'

Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart reteam, after the underrated 'Adventureland', with this action-comedy about a couple of stoners who's lives are interrupted when a government operation descends upon their small town with the aim of wiping them out.