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5 movies to watch this week (3 Sep 2015)

By inSing EditorMovies - 01 September 2015 12:00 AM | Updated 4:21 PM

5 movies to watch this week (3 Sep 2015)

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

For fans of: Spy movies like ‘James Bond’ and ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ (2015)

A classic 1960s TV spy series gets the blockbuster treatment, written and directed by Guy Ritchie. Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer are slick Cold War agents from opposing sides forced to team up.

Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, centers on CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin. 

Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organisation, which is bent on destabilising the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo's only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organisation. 

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl

For fans of: ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ (2014) and ‘50/50’ (2011)

An amateur/purposely bad filmmaker Greg (Thomas Mann) and his buddy Earl (RJ Cyler) attempt to make a movie for a leukaemia-stricken girl (Olivia Cooke) in this comedic coming-of-age drama. 

Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and an adaptation of a book by Jesse Andrews, the movie was a massive hit at the Sundance film festival, taking both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award.

Molly Moon And The Incredible Book Of Hypnotism

For fans of: The ‘Harry Potter’ movie franchise 

An adaptation of the bestselling book series by Georgia Byng, this movie follows a young Molly Moon (Raffey Cassidy) who resides in an orphanage outside London, where she in constantly getting into trouble with unlikeable headmistress Miss Adderstone (Lesley Manville).

After discovering a book on hypnotism at a library, Molly practices her mesmerism daily, and soon uses her newfound talents to distract Miss Adderstone so that she can escape from the orphanage to go after her recently adopted best friend, Rocky. Also stars Emily Watson, Dominic Monaghan and Joan Collins. 

Sergio Herman: F**King Perfect

For fans of: ‘Chef’ (2014) and other television cooking shows featuring people like Gordon Ramsay or Heston Blumenthal

Michelin Star-winning Dutch chef Sergio Herman makes the tough decision to close down Oud Sluis, the Netherlands restaurant considered one of the best in the world, to focus on his family and mental health in this intense portrait of ambition, perfection, and sacrifices.

Absolutely Anything

For fans of: ‘Paul’ (2011) and ‘The World’s End’ (2013)

Monty Python filmmaker Terry Jones directs this sci-fi comedy about a group of aliens (voiced by fellow Pythons Terry Gilliam and John Cleese) who grant a human being the power to do absolutely anything – as a scientific experiment.

Co-stars Kate Beckinsale, Simon Pegg, stand-up comedian Eddie Izzard and the voice of the late Robin Williams.