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5 movies to watch this week (31 Mar 2016)

By Zaki JufriMovies - 30 March 2016 12:00 AM

5 movies to watch this week (31 Mar 2016)

Eddie The Eagle

For fans of: ‘Cool Runnings’ (1993) and ‘Foxcatcher’ (2014)

Comedic biopic from the director of ‘Sunshine on Leith’ that’s based on real-life Olympic athlete Michael Edwards (Taron Egerton), an un-athletic underdog who became Great Britain's first ski jumper. Co-stars Hugh Jackman as his trainer. 

Long Long Time Ago 2

For fans of: Jack Neo films

After an impressive haul of S$4.15 million over the Chinese New Year weekend for its first instalment, Jack Neo is looking to follow up on his winning streak this week with ‘Long Long Time Ago Part 2’.

Based largely on Neo’s own childhood experiences of growing up in a village, the movie’s ambitious narrative spans from 1965 to the early 1970s, following Zhao Di (Aileen Tan) and her family as they journey through the transition years from living in a village to public housing. 

In this second part, we see the family moving out of their village to begin life living in HDB flats. The film also stars Neo’s long-time collaborator Mark Lee, comedian Suhaimi Yusof and getai entertainer Wang Lei.

A Bigger Splash

For fans of: ‘Swimming Pool’ (2003) and ‘Ricki and The Flash’ (2015)

Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes lead this psychological suspense drama alongside Dakota Johnson (‘50 Shades of Grey’) and Matthias Schoenaerts (‘Rust and Bone’). From the director of the Academy Award-nominated ‘I Am Love’.

When a glamorous couple decide to vacation on a remote Italian island (Swinton and Schoenaerts), their rest is disrupted by the sudden visit of an old friend (Fiennes) and his luscious daughter (Johnson).

Suddenly, what was supposed to be a perfect romantic getaway turns into a whirlwind of jealousy, passion and danger, sparking some flames that should not necessarily be ignited. 

Ki And Ka

For fans of: ‘Cheeni Kum’ (2007) and ‘Paa’ (2009)

Arjun Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor play husband-and-wife in one of this year’s most anticipated Bollywood movies.

Directed by R Balki, ‘Ki And Ka’ is the story of Kia, an ambitious career woman and Kabir, a stay-at-home husband.

A romantic-comedy of sorts, the movie is also a bold study of gender roles, particularly in a region where the cultural norm of traditional gender roles still hold sway. 

2016 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Animation)

For fans of: Animation

Fans of animated films of all types may want to scoot on over to The Projector this Sunday for a special screening of this year’s Oscar-nominated short films.

Don’t miss this chance to catch Pixar's Hindu mythology-inspired, ‘Sanjay' Super Team’, the violent and bold hand-drawn masterpiece, ‘Prologue’ by the legendary Richard Williams and the short that took the trophy home, Chilean film, ‘Historia De Un Oso / Bear Story’.