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5 movies to watch this week (12 May 2016)

By Zaki JufriMovies - 11 May 2016 12:00 AM

5 movies to watch this week (12 May 2016)

Money Monster

For fans of: ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ (2013) and ‘Margin Call’ (2011)

Two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster enlists some famous friends for her fourth directorial feature. In this financial-thriller, George Clooney is Lee Gates, the Wall Street newsman who gets held hostage onscreen by an irate investor (Jack O'Connell) after one of his tips turns out badly.

The film unfolds in real-time as Gates and his producer, played by Julia Roberts, have to figure out how to deal with their captor and Wall Street's lies.

The Faith Of Anna Waters

For fans of: ‘The Maid’ (2005) and ‘Rule Number One’ (2008)

Dubbed the Singapore’s first Hollywood horror film, this movie marks Kelvin Tong’s return to his roots in horror. 

The story centres on crime reporter Jamie Waters (‘Mad Men’s’ Elizabeth Rice) who travels from Chicago to Asia and Singapore to investigate the mysterious death of her older sister Anna.

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Inexplicable events at Anna’s house and the odd behaviour of her niece Katie lead Jamie to a string of other bizarre suicides involving emails, Internet videos and biblical allusions to the Tower of Babel.

Co-stars include Matthew Settle (‘Band of Brothers’), and local Singapore cast Pamelyn Chee, Adrian Pang, Tan Kheng Hua and Jaymee Ong.

I Am Wrath

For fans of: ‘Run All Night’ (2015) and ‘The Brave One’ (2007)

‘I Am Wrath’ stars John Travolta as unemployed engineer Stanley Hill, who witnesses the murder of his wife Vivian (Rebecca De Mornay). Wracked with guilt, Stanley is haunted by the image of Vivian dying in his arms. 

When Detective Gibson (Sam Trammell) is unable to bring the killers to justice, Stanley turns to his old friend Dennis (Christopher Meloni) and decides to take matters into his own hands.

The Family Fang

For fans of: ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ (2014) and ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ (2001)

Actor Jason Bateman follows up his celebrated directorial debut ‘Bad Words’ with this irreverent study of the dysfunctional family dynamic between grown children and their eccentric parents, especially when those parents happen to be experimental avant-garde “artists.

Adapted from Kevin Wilson’s 2011 novel by the distinguished playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (2007 Pulitzer Prize for ‘Rabbit Hole’), the movie stars Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken and Maryann Plunkett.

My New Sassy Girl

For fans of: ‘My Sassy Girl (2001)

Asia’s beloved rom-com returns to the big-screen 15 years later. ‘My New Sassy Girl’. 

The mild-mannered Gyun-Woo (Cha Tae-Hyun) is heartbroken after the old sassy girl goes off to be a nun. He then finds himself reunited with his childhood sweetheart (Victoria Song). He winds up falling in love, getting married, and he goes through a very unexpected honeymoon.