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5 movies to watch this week (17 Mar 2016)

By Zaki JufriMovies - 16 March 2016 12:00 AM

5 movies to watch this week (17 Mar 2016)


For fans of: ‘Bridesmaids’ (2011) and ‘The Heat’ (2013) 

‘Saturday Night Live’ veterans Tina Fey and Amy Poehler re-team with SNL writer Paula Pell for this comedy about two sisters who attempt to throw one last house party before their parents sell the home. From the director of ‘Pitch Perfect’.

The Divergent Series: Allegiant 

For fans of: ‘The Hunger Games’ (2012-2015) and ‘The Maze Runner’ (2014-2015) series

The third instalment in the dystopian ‘Divergent Series: Allegiant’continues the story of Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) and her quest to untangle the deceptions and complexities of the world around her.

After the earth-shattering revelations of ‘Insurgent’ last year, ‘Allegiant ‘picks up with Tris and co venturing beyond the boundaries of Chicago, to discover whatever else is left of humanity, and meeting new villains to overcome. 

Also stars Jeff Daniels, Maggie Q, Naomi Watts, Miles Teller and Ansel Elgort. 

Triple 9

For fans of: ‘Sicario’ (2015) and ‘End of Watch’ (2012)

A brutal crime drama from the director of 2009's ‘The Road’ that sees criminals and corrupt cops working together for a massive heist.

A crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist and the only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999 - police code for "officer down".

Their plan goes sideways when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck action-packed finale tangled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. 

Stars Aaron Paul, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Norman Reedus and Kate Winslet. 


For fans of: ‘The Newsroom’ tv series and ‘Spotlight’ (2015)

Cate Blanchett leads this true-story newsroom drama as Mary Mapes, the CBS producer that led the 2004 charge against President George W. Bush’s military service with a piercing 60 Minutes investigative report.

Based on Mapes’ own memoir, the film covers the brutal backlash and relentless criticism she and news anchor Dan Rather (Robert Redford) received in the aftermath. Co-stars Elisabeth Moss, Topher Grace and Dennis Quaid.


For fans of: ‘Passion of The Christ’ (2004) and ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ (2014)

Biblical drama tracing the 40 days after the disappearance of the body of Jesus Christ, as seen through the eyes of agnostic Roman Centurion Clavius (Joseph Fiennes).

Clavius is charged by Pontius Pilate (Peter Firth) to investigate rumours of a risen Jewish Messiah and locate the missing body, in order to subdue an imminent uprising in Jerusalem. Co-stars Tom Felton as Lucius and Cliff Curtis as Jesus.