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5 movies to watch this week (30 Jul 2015)

By Zaki JufriMovies - 29 July 2015 10:10 AM | Updated 10:12 AM

5 movies to watch this week (30 Jul 2015)

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

For fans of: Slick spy movies like ‘Mission: Impossible’ 

The Tom Cruise action-spy franchise continues, this time with Christopher McQuarrie in the director's chair. This time, Ethan and the crew must stop The Syndicate – an international rogue organisation of equal skill and measure dedicated to wiping out the IMF. Co-stars M:I regulars Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner and Ving Rhames as well as new stars Rebecca Ferguson as an elusive ally and Sean Harris as the villain.


For fans of: ‘Argo’ (2012) and Titanic’ (1997)

A chronicle of the events following Singapore’s merger with Malaya and its eventual independence, ‘1965’ follows police constable Adi (Sezairi) as he gets caught up in the tumultuous events of that era. Meanwhile, police inspector Cheng (Qi Yuwu) discovers that his younger brother (James Seah) is involved in the racial riots as he struggles to keep the peace. Also co-stars Deanna Yusoff, Lim Kay Tong, Joanne Peh and Mike Kasem. 

Madame Bovary’ 

For fans of: ‘Jane Eyre’ (2011) and ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (2005)

The fantastic Mia Wasikowska is Emma Bovary, whose refusal to accept societal conventions leads to her disgrace, in this adaptation of Gustave Flaubert's classic novel set in 19th-century rural France. Co-stars Paul Giamatti and Rhys Ifans. 

‘The Little Death’

For fans of: ‘Sex Tape’ (2014) and ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’ (2011)

An Australian comedy exploring what the French call ‘la petite mort’ – the little death; the strange and sometimes disastrous places our desires can take us in pursuit of that fleeting moment of sexual ecstasy. Written and directed by Josh Lawson, the story looks at the secret sex lives of five ordinary couples: Maeve has a dangerous sexual fantasy that her boyfriend Paul struggles to fulfill; Evie and Dan reignite their spark with role-play; Rowena discovers she finds pleasure in her husband Richard’s pain; Phil finds a newfound love for his wife Maureen in her quieter moments; and Monica and Sam get caught up in a dirty and chaotic phone call. 

Paper Towns

For fans of: ‘The Breakfast Club’ (1985) and ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ (2014) 

Young adult mystery adapted from the best-selling novel by John Green, author of ‘The Fault in Our Stars’. 

A road trip is kicked off by a group of friends in search of a girl next door who has gone missing. This is director Jake Schreier’s follow-up to his 2012 feature debut ‘Robot & Frank’. 

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