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5 movies to watch this week (5 May 2016)

By Zaki JufriMovies - 04 May 2016 10:34 AM

5 movies to watch this week (5 May 2016)

The Witch

For fans of: ‘The Shining’ (1980) and ‘Sinister’ (2012) 

New England, 1630: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life, eking out a subsistence life on the edge of the wilderness, with five children.  When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another.

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In his debut feature, writer/director Robert Eggers painstakingly designs an authentic recreation of New England — many years before the infamous Salem witch trials — evoking the alluring and terrifying power of the timeless witch myth. 

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Told through the eyes of Thomasin, the teenage daughter (a brilliant Anya Taylor-Joy), and supported by haunting camera work and an ominous score, ‘The Witch’ is a chilling portrait of a family unraveling within their own fears and anxieties, leaving them prey to evil.

Bad Neighbours 2

For fans of: ‘Bad Neighbours’ (2014) and ‘Knocked Up’ (2007)

Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron and director Nicholas Stoller return in this sequel to the hilarious 2014 original. Here, the Radners have new neighbours - a sorority sisterhood of hyped up, drug taking, party-throwing college girls (led by Chloë Grace Moretz).

Now that Mac (Rogen) and Kelly (Byrne) have a second baby on the way, they are ready to make the final move into adulthood: the suburbs. But just as they thought they'd reclaimed the neighborhood and were safe to sell, the new sorority move in. To get rid of them, they enlist their besties (Ike Barinholtz and Carla Gallo) and the only person they know who may able to relate to young people: Teddy (Efron).

Mother's Day

For fans of: ‘New Year’s Day’ (2011) and ‘Notting Hill’ (1999)

All-star comedy set in the week leading up to Mother's Day, following multiple storylines across three generations.

From Garry Marshall, director of ‘Pretty Woman’. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis.

Mon Roi

For fans of: ‘Carol’ (2015) and ‘Blue Is The Warmest Color’ (2013)

French actor-director Maïwenn (‘Polisse’) teams up with Vincent Cassel and Emmanuelle Bercot in this modern tale of an intricate and passionate bourgeois romance, for which Bercot was awarded Best Actress at Cannes 2015.

The film follows a lawyer, Tony (Bercot), who is admitted to a rehab centre following a skiing accident, where she soon finds herself overly reliant on medication and carers.

While recuperating, she reflects on her relationship with ex-husband Georgio (Cassel), prompted by the observation of a therapist that her accident may not have been as accidental as it seemed.

Pelé: Birth Of A Legend

For fans of: ‘Escape To Victory (1981) and ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ (2008)

From the slums of Brazil to center stage at the world’s biggest sporting event, Pelé's rise to become the youngest-ever World Cup winner, at the age of 17, was nothing short of a miracle.

Full of laughs, life lessons, and heart, this inspiring biopic is perfect for introducing a new generation to the greatest soccer player of all time.