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5 movies to watch this week (12 November 2015)

By Zaki JufriMovies - 11 November 2015 11:20 AM | Updated 12:15 PM

5 movies to watch this week (12 November 2015)


For fans of: ‘The Departed’ (2006) and ‘The Untouchables’ (1987)

Tom Hardy and Tom Hardy play identical twin gangsters, the Kray brothers, in this true crime drama taking place in 1950s/60s London. From the Academy Award-winning writer of ‘L.A. Confidential’.

The Kray twins, and their gang “The Firm”, were East London's most feared and infamous organised crime figures. Mixing in with a world of glamour (their nightclubs entertained Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland amongst others), they became celebrities themselves - all while running a syndicate of armed robberies, protection rackets and murder. 

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

For fans of: ‘Kick’ (2014) and ‘Ek Kha Tiger’ (2012) 

Bollywood legends, actor Salman Khan and director Sooraj Barjatya return to bust box offices with their new movie ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’.

Loosely based on the famous novel ‘The Prince and the Pauper’, King Prem (Khan), who is loved and respected by his subjects, wishes to lead a normal life away from trappings of being a royal. Meanwhile, his stepbrother (Neil Nitin Mukesh) plans to steal the throne from him.

The larger-than-life trailer shows Khan’s character falling in love with the dancing diva (played by Sonam Kapoor), with glimpses of a family, love story, an unforeseen tragedy, heartbreak and much more. Also stars Armaan Kohli and Aashika Bhatia.

Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse

For fans of: ‘Zombieland’ (2009) and ‘Shaun of The Dead’ (2004)

In this rip-roaring horror-comedy about the undead, Tye Sheridan leads a young cast of nerdy boy scouts who have to take on a town of zombies with a stripper-slash-cocktail waitress at their side. 

Return Of The Cuckoo

For fans of: The original TVB series

‘Return Of The Cuckoo’ is the spin-off from the well-loved Hong Kong drama of the same name.

Happening 15 years after the events of the original series, the movie tells the endearing tale of Man Cho (Chi Lam Cheung) who was made mute by his mother when he was a child and his adopted sister Kwan-Ho (Charmaine Sheh). 

Directed by the renowned Patrick Kong, the film also stars some of Hong Kong’s biggest names including Nancy Sit, Michael Tong, as well as Joe Chen from Taiwan.


For fans of: ‘Birdman’ (2014) and ‘The Italian Job’ (2003)

Winner of the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution at this year’s Berlinale, Sebastian Schipper’s Victoria is a towering cinematic achievement. Schipper and his team shot the entire two-hour-and-twenty-minute film without a single cut.

The movie follows the eponymous Victoria, a Spanish party girl (Laia Costa)  looking for thrills who hits the town with four Berlin locals. But their night of partying takes a wrong turn and they end up taking part in a bank robbery.

The movie is part of this year’s German Film Festival and is showing at The Projector (13 Nov | 7.30pm | $14.30)