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5 movies to watch this week (8 October 2015)

By Zaki JufriMovies - 07 October 2015 12:00 AM

5 movies to watch this week (8 October 2015)


For fans of: ‘Hook’ (1991) and ‘Finding Neverland’ (2004)

Director Joe Wright (‘Hanna,’ ‘Atonement’) tells the origin story of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, the orphan boy (Levi Miller) taken away to the magical world of Neverland. Stars Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard, Amanda Seyfried as Mary, Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily and Garrett Hedlund as Hook.

Straight Outta Compton

For fans of: ‘Wild Style ‘(1983) and ‘8 Mile’ (2002)

A N.W.A - Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Easy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren - biopic, chronicling the seminal hip hop group's rise in the mid-1980s in California.

Striking terror into the hearts of conservatives and parents, N.W.A proved instantly controversial with their lyrics to songs like ‘F--k da Police’ and their debut studio album ‘Straight Outta Compton’ is one of the first to feature a Parental Advisory sticker. Unsurprisingly, the film is co-produced by Ice Cube and Dr. Dre.

Ricki And The Flash 

For fans of: ‘Danny Collins’ (2015) and ‘Young Adult’ (2011)

Meryl Streep leads this drama from screenwriter Diablo Cody (‘Juno’) about an ageing rock star looking to connect with her estranged kids. Directed by Jonathan Demme (‘Philadelphia’) and co-stars Kevin Kline and Streep's real-life daughter Mamie Gummer. 


For fans of: ‘The Fisher King’ (1991) and ‘Milk’ (2008)

The late Robin Williams stars in this drama as Nolan, a banker who breaks the confines of his monotonous life after a chance encounter with a troubled young man (Roberto Aguire). 

Pay The Ghost 

For fans of: Nicholas Cage

Nic Cage is a father - haunted by images and messages he can't explain - desperately searching for his missing child in this thriller-horror. In his hunt, together with his estranged wife (Sarah Wayne Callies), he unearths a legend that refuses to remain buried in the past.