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5 movies to watch this week (17 Sep 2015)

By Zaki JufriMovies - 16 September 2015 1:00 PM

5 movies to watch this week (17 Sep 2015)

‘Black Mass’

For fans of: ‘The Departed’ (2006) and ‘Goodfellas’ (1990)

Johnny Depp leads this true crime drama as Whitey Bulger, the ruthless South Boston criminal who sought to take down an invading Mafia family by becoming an FBI informant.

From the director of ‘Crazy Heart’ Scott Cooper, the movie co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Juno Temple, Dakota Johnson and Joel Edgerton.

Jack Nicholson's Frank Costello character in Scorsese's ‘The Departed’ was loosely based on Bulger, currently in jail for multiple murders. 


For fans of: Royston Tan movies

It has been about seven years since we have seen a feature film from Royston Tan, when he last directed smash hits '881' (2007) and '12 Lotus' (2008), comedy dramas based on the Chinese getai scene (stage shows during the Hungry Ghost Festival).

His new movie ‘3688’ is about a parking attendant who idolises the late Taiwanese singer Feng Fei Fei, and dreams of being a singer just like her idol. The film stars singer Joi Chua, and has support from Tan's cast regular Liu Lingling, as well as Shigga Shay, Rahimah Rahim and Michael Tan. 

‘The Visit’

For fans of: ‘Devil’ (2010) and ‘Stoker’ (2013) 

M. Night Shyamalan (‘The Sixth Sense’, ‘Signs’) gives found-footage horror a go with this 'Goosebumps'-like 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 (‘Tomorrowland’) as the children’s mother. 


For fans of: ‘Savages’ (2012) and ‘Traffic’ (2000)

The director of ‘Prisoners’ helms this Palme d'Or-nominated Cartel crime thriller led by Emily Blunt, co-starring Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin. 

Set on the dangerous US and Mexico border, FBI agent Kate Macer (Blunt) is shot into a ruthless journey as joins the war against drugs with an elite government task force.

‘A Tale of Three Cities’

For fans of: ‘City of Glass’ (1998) and ‘Beijing Rocks’ (2001)

Based on the true story of Jackie Chan’s parents, this epic spans the period from the Second Sino-Japanese War to the beginning of the Mao era as it follows the romance of a former spy and a drug-smuggling young widow as they struggle to survive in a country devastated by war and famine. The movie stars Tang Wei and Sean Ching-Wan Lau and directed by Hong Kong auteur Mabel Cheung.