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5 movies to watch this week (19 Feb 2015)

By Zaki JufriMovies - 17 February 2015 4:00 PM | Updated 4:17 PM

5 movies to watch this week (19 Feb 2015)

'Dragon Blade'

For fans of:  ‘White Vengeance’ (2011) and ’14 Blades’ (2010) 

It's 'Gladiator' in the Gobi Desert. Jackie Chan produces and stars in this period Chinese action movie as Huo An, a commander of the Silk Road Protection Squad during the Han Dynasty. He is framed for smuggling gold and was sentenced to hard labour at a Silk Road outpost. Lucius (John Cusack), a Roman general who is being pursued by a vast army led by Roman consul Tiberius (Adrien Brody), arrives in the region. The three men become embroiled in a web of violence and betrayal as the story unfolds in the unforgiving sands of the desert.

'Shaun the Sheep'

For fans of: ‘Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-rabbit’ (2005) and ‘Chicken Run’ (2000)

This is this another accessible treat from UK-based animation studio Aardman, known for its visual slapstick, stop-motion craftsmanship and quirkiness. After making people laugh on TV, Shaun the Sheep get his first movie outing. As with 'Wallace & Gromit', the movie is quintessential British. Living at Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun will be joined once again by the Flock, his less intelligent siblings, the Farmer, and a loyal sheepdog, Bitzer. When the Farmer develops amnesia and wanders around the city in a haze, the characters leave the farm for the first time. 

'Ah Boys to Men 3: Frogmen'

For fans of: ‘Ah Boys to Men’ movies

The third instalment of Jack Neo's blockbuster 'Ah Boys To Men' series sees the "boys" posted to the Naval Diving Unit (NDU), one of Singapore’s most demanding combat units. 

The S$2.5 million production stars Tosh Zhang, Wang Weiliang, Aloysius Lim and Joshua Tan who are reprising their roles, with the addition of new recruit played by Wesley Wong, son of veteran Hong Kong stars Melvin Wong and Angie Chiu Nga Chi. For the movie, director Neo worked closely with the Ministry of Defence and Republic of Singapore Navy for research, as well as with members of the NDU. The lead cast had to undergo the same kind of training as the naval divers.

’12 Golden Ducks’

For fans of: ‘Golden Chicken’ (2002), ‘Vulgaria’ (2012)

Hong Kong actress Sandra Ng mans up in this spin-off of her hilarious 'Golden Chicken' series. This time, Ng stars as a gigolo. This raunchy comedy focuses on a group of male prostitutes struggling to live in Hong Kong. This is the first time Ng will be acting in drag and the movie also stars Nicholas Tse, Anthony Wong, Louis Koo and Simon Yam.

‘Triumph in the Skies’

‘For fans of: ‘Triumph in the Skies’ TV series 

Adapted from the award-winning Hong Kong drama series, 'Triumph in the Skies' revolves around the lives of a group of pilots and flight attendants. The movie adaptation features a star-studded cast, including Louis Koo, Sammi Cheng, Francis Ng and Kuo Tsai Cheh. Cheung will be reprising his role as Captain Koo, while Sheh plays an air stewardess.