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5 movies to watch this week (15 Oct 2015)

By Zaki JufriMovies - 14 October 2015 12:00 AM

5 movies to watch this week (15 Oct 2015)

Crimson Peak

For fans of: ‘The Haunting’ (1999) and ‘The Shining’ (1980)

The creator of fantastical otherworlds, Guillermo del Toro, offers audiences a frightening flick starring Mia Wasikowska and Robert de Niro impersonator Tom Hiddleston.

Wasikowska stars as novelist Edith Cushing who, after her marriage to the mysterious Thomas Sharpe (Hiddleston), finds herself living in a creepy mansion where his sister Lucille (Jessica Chastain) also resides. It turns out that evil also dwells there and her new beau is not what he seems to be.

Bridge of Spies

For fans of: ‘Saving Private Ryan’ (1998) and ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ (2011)

Steven Spielberg directs this Cold War true story co-written by the Coen brothers. Stars Tom Hanks as a Brooklyn lawyer recruited by the CIA for a near-impossible task: negotiating the release of an American pilot detained by the Soviet Union.

Knock Knock

For fans of: ‘Cruel Intentions’ (1999) and ‘Wild Things ‘(1998)

The perpetually sad Keanu Reeves star in twisted-horror maestro Eli Roth’s latest flick, which suprisingly doesn’t have any cannibals or lost tourists. What Sad Keanu has to face here are two sexy, psychopathic intruders who puts him in the wringer at home. 

Reeves plays Evan, whose family goes away for the weekend. He gives in to his carnal desires when two impossibly beautiful young women (Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas) turn up at his doorstep, claiming to be stranded during a storm. They then seduce him.

When he wakes up the next morning, he realises that his midnight tryst buddies are not going to leave, and they proceed to torture him psychologically, sexually and physically. 

Heart Attack

For fans of: ‘Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy’ (2013) and Bangkok Traffic Love Story’ (2009)

Thai-Belgian model-actress Davika Hoorne leads this indie rom-com alongside co-star Sunny Suwanmethanon. The movie follows a graphic dsigner Yoon (Suwanmethanon) who, through sheer overwork, unhealthy eating habits and lack of sleep, develops a mysterious skin rash. 

When he goes to the public clinic, he falls for the doctor (Hoorne) who treats him. This big studio debut of indie filmmaker Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit aims to highlight the plight of freelancers as well as a character study of a lonely man whose addiction leads him on a path of self-destruction.

Straight Outta Compton 

For fans of: ‘Wild Style ‘(1983) and ‘8 Mile’ (2002)

A N.W.A - Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Easy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren - biopic, chronicling the seminal hip hop group's rise in the mid-1980s in California.

Striking terror into the hearts of conservatives and parents, N.W.A proved instantly controversial with their lyrics to songs like ‘F--k da Police’ and their debut studio album ‘Straight Outta Compton’ is one of the first to feature a Parental Advisory sticker. Unsurprisingly, the film is co-produced by Ice Cube and Dr. Dre.