New movies out this week: Jan 11-17

New movies out this week: Jan 11-17

Jason Statham beats up baddies and weaponises honey in 'The Beekeeper'

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New movies out this week: Jan 11-17

New releases that hit cinemas in Thailand this week.

Kimitachi wa dô ikiru ka (The Boy And The Heron)

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

Who’s in it?

The voices of Soma Santoki, Masaki Suda and Kô Shibasaki.

What’s it about?

After losing his mother during the war, young Mahito moves to his family's estate in the countryside. There, a series of mysterious events lead him to a secluded and ancient tower, home to a mischievous gray heron. When Mahito's new stepmother disappears, he follows the gray heron into the tower, and enters a fantastic world shared by the living and the dead. As he embarks on an epic journey with the heron as his guide, Mahito must uncover the secrets of this world, and the truth about himself. 

Why watch it?

From the legendary Studio Ghibli and Academy Award-winning director Miyazaki comes a semi-autobiographical fantasy adventure. 


Next Goal Wins

Directed by Taika Waititi.

Who’s in it?

Michael Fassbender, Oscar Knightley and Kaimana.

What’s it about?

Story of the American Samoa soccer team, who suffered the worst loss in World Cup history, losing to Australia 31-0 in 2001. With the 2014 World Cup approaching, the team recruits a down on his luck, maverick coach (Fassbender) to help turn their fate around.

Why watch it?

Certain soccer stunt scenes for Jaiyah (Kaimana) were performed by the real life Jaiyah Saelua herself.


The Beekeeper

Directed by David Ayer.

Who’s in it?

Jason Statham, Emmy Raver-Lampman and Bobby Naderi.

What’s it about?

One man's brutal campaign for vengeance takes on national stakes after he is revealed to be a former operative of a powerful and clandestine organisation known as "Beekeepers".

Why watch it?

Statham's fifth film in the last year.


Last Letter

Directed by Shunji Iwai.

Who's in it?

Hideaki Anno, Masaharu Fukuyama and Suzu Hirose.

What's it about?

It is only at their sister's and mother's funeral when a woman meets her niece after many years. The niece is now a grown girl. The sister takes on the task of informing the deceased's friends of the death while the daughter cannot bring herself to symbolically accept the demise of her mother. In the midst of all this an old flame messages the sister to say he is still in love with her, but is he messaging the living sister or the dead one?

Why watch it? 

Takako Matsu has worked with Iwai in 1998 movie April Story.

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