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5 movies to watch this week (7 May 2015)

By Zaki JufriMovies - 06 May 2015 12:00 AM | Updated 11:32 AM

5 movies to watch this week (7 May 2015)

‘Hot Pursuit’

For fans of: ‘The Heat’ (2013) and ‘Bridesmaids’ (2011)

Reese Witherspoon takes up the role of a do-gooder officer incapable of competency in this buddy-cop comedy, starring alongside Sophia Vergara from US sitcom ‘Modern Family' who plays a drug dealer's widow in desperate need of police protection. From the director of ‘The Proposal’ and ‘27 Dresses’. 

‘The Water Diviner’

For fans of: ‘Unbroken’ (2014) and ‘Gallipoli’ (1981)

Russell Crowe makes his directorial debut with this war story set after the Battle of Gallipoli in 1919 - the World War I campaign fought by ANZAC, Turkish and Allied troops - about an Australian farmer Connor (Crowe) who travels to Turkey to find his three missing sons. Co-stars Olga Kurylenko as a beautiful widow who he meets in Turkey and Yilmaz Erdogan as a Turkish major who kindly helps his former enemy in his search.

'Big Game'

For fans of: ‘Home Alone’ (1990) and ‘White House Down’ (2013) 

Samuel L Jackson is the president of the United States in this action adventure. When Air Force One is shot down by terrorists over Finland, the president is evacuated, landing in the woodlands next to a teen’s campsite. The teen, Oskari (Onni Tommila), discovers the president in an escape pod. With the terrorists closing in, the fate of the most powerful man in the world now lies in his hands.

‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2’

For fans of: ‘Observe & Report’ (2009) and ‘Tower Heist’ (2011)

Kevin James returns with his trusty Segway in this sequel as Blart, the portly mall cop who falls over a lot.

This time, he looks to sharpen his skills at a Security Guard Expo in Las Vegas, but is inadvertently forced to put his newly learnt tactics into practice when he discovers plans for a heist. Directed by Andy Fickman (‘Parental Guidance’, ‘She’s the Man’).

‘Playing it Cool’

For fans of: ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ (2013) and ‘The F Word’ (2013)

Directed by Justin Reardon, ‘Playing it Cool’ stars Chris Evans (without shield and Captain America suit) as a pessimistic screenwriter who takes on a gig writing a romantic comedy in this romantic comedy (meta!).

He then meets a woman (Michelle Monaghan) at a charity dinner by pretending to be a philanthropist and takes a fancy to her even though she is engaged. He continues to keep up a platonic relationship with her just to be in her company. 

‘Playing it Cool’ is lightweight compared to the almost similar ‘The F Word’ (2014), where Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan explore the same relationship issues with relatable charm.