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5 movies to watch this week (4 Feb 2016)

By inSing EditorMovies - 03 February 2016 12:00 AM

5 movies to watch this week (4 Feb 2016)

The Revenant

For fans of: ‘Man In The Wilderness’ (1971) and ‘Birdman’ (2014)

Director Alejandro González Iñárritu ('Birdman') and Leonardo DiCaprio team up for this brutal true survival tale set in the 19th-century American wilderness. Based on the story of fur trapper Hugh Glass.

Deep in the uncharted wilds of the American West, Glass (DiCaprio) is severely injured and left for dead by a traitorous member of his team, John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). With sheer will as his only weapon, Glass must navigate a hostile environment, a brutal winter, and warring Native American tribes in a quest to survive and exact vengeance on Fitzgerald.

The Monkey King 2

For fans of: Chinese fantasy period film like ‘Painted Skin: The Resurrection’ (2012)

Aaron Kwok inherits the mischievous lead role of Sun Wukong from Donnie Yen in this follow-up to 2014’s monster hit. Freed after 500 years trapped beneath Five Element Mountain, Wukong is tasked by the Goddess Guanyin (Kelly Chen) with shepherding young monk Xuanzang (William Feng) on his journey west to retrieve ancient spiritual sutras that will pacify the Earth. Also stars Gong Li, Feng Shaofeng, Xiaoshenyang, and Him Law.

Long Long Time Ago 

For fans of: Jack Neo movies

It has become a staple of Chinese New Year holidays to see the release of a new movie directed by Jack Neo.

Instead of falling in with his Ah Boys, Neo is now bringing us back in time to his nostalgic kampung days, with his ensemble cast of Mark Lee, Aileen Tan, Wang Lei and Suhaimi Yusof.  The movie’s narrative spans the years from 1965 to early 1970s, following a family as they journey through the years from kampong to HDB, which parallels the nation’s growth in its early years.

From Vegas To Macau 3

For fans of: ‘The God of Gamblers’ series

Chow Yun Fatt, Andy Lau, and Carina Lau lead this third entry in the Cantonese franchise, set during a wedding that is about to be sabotaged. Director Wong Jing's ‘From Vegas to Macau’ series is a continuation of his ‘God of Gamblers’ franchise. The first movie in the second set of films, ‘The Man From Macau’, grossed just shy of US$85 million in mainland China in 2014. The sequel earned a whopping US$157 million earlier this year. All of the movies star Chow as a world-famous super gambler.  

Let's Eat

For fans of: ‘Vulgaria’ (2012) and Flirting In The Air’ (2014)

This Singapore-Malaysia production is inspired by Hong Kong’s long tradition of festive movies. Chapman To plays Dai Hung, the head chef of a cafe where he must work with the cafe owner's daughter (Aimee Chan) to save its reputation. Also stars home-grown comedians Patricia Mok and Henry Thia