New movies out this week: May 16-22
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New movies out this week: May 16-22

'Monkey Man' marks Dev Patel's directorial and action star debut

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New movies out this week: May 16-22

New releases that hit cinemas in Thailand this week.

The Tenant

Directed by Anant Rasamee.

Who’s in it?

Ampha Phusit, Peepo Natchapan and Antonia Posiu.

What’s it about?

A broke graphic designer ends up renting a room with a a horrifying story and mysterious neighbours.

Why watch it?

“Between ghosts and people, who is more terrifying?”


Monkey Man

Directed by Dev Patel

Who’s in it?

Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley and Pitobash.

What’s it about?

An anonymous young man unleashes a campaign of vengeance against the corrupt leaders who murdered his mother and continue to systemically victimize the poor and powerless.

Why watch it?

Due to budget cuts, multiple shots were filmed with GoPros and iPhones.


Weihe Fangbao Dui (Formed Police Unit)

Directed by Tat-Chiu Lee.

Who’s in it?

Johnny Huang, Yibo Wang and Kevin Lee.

What’s it about?

The film focuses on the Chinese peacekeeping police. A riot squad on an overseas mission. How the members of the peacekeeping Riot Prevention Team will respond to new and serious challenges?

Why watch it?

The action film is based on real events of the Chinese Formed Police Unit when they were on duty overseas. 


If

Directed by John Krasinski.

Who’s in it?

Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski, Steve Carell and Cailey Fleming.

What’s it about?

A young girl who goes through a difficult experience begins to see everyone's imaginary friends who have been left behind as their real-life friends have grown up.

Why watch it?

The Office co-stars reunite.


Boy Kills World

Directed by Moritz Mohr.

Who’s in it?

Bill Skarsgård, Famke Janssen and Jessica Rothe.

What’s it about?

A fever dream action film that follows Boy, a deaf person with a vibrant imagination. When his family is murdered, he is trained by a mysterious shaman to repress his childish imagination and become an instrument of death.

Why watch it?

Samara Weaving was cast as June 27, but stepped down as scheduling conflicts and replaced by Jessica Rothe.


Abang Adik

Directed by Lay Jin Ong.

Who’s in it?

Kang Ren Wu, Jack Tan and Kim Wang Tan.

What’s it about?

Abang and Adi are undocumented orphans in Malaysia. While the older brother, a deaf mute, has resigned himself to a life of poverty, his younger sibling burns with indignation. A brutal accident upsets their relationship's fragile balance.

Why watch it?

Lay Jin Ong's directorial debut.


The Strangers: Chapter 1

Directed by Renny Harlin.

Who’s in it?

Madelaine Petsch, Gabriel Basso and Rachel Shenton.

What’s it about?

After their car breaks down in an eerie small town, a young couple are forced to spend the night in a remote cabin. Panic ensues as they are terrorized by three masked strangers who strike with no mercy and seemingly no motive.

Why watch it?

Lionsgate plans to expand the story in new and unexpected ways with its sequels.


Premieres on May 22

The Garfield Movie

Directed by Mark Dindal.

Who’s in it?

Chris Pratt, Samuel L. Jackson and Hannah Waddingham.

What’s it about?

After an unexpected reunion with Garfield's long-lost father - the cat Vic - he and Odie are forced to abandon their pampered life to join Vic in a high-stakes heist.

Why watch it?

Mark Dindal and David Reynolds' first collaboration after The Emperor's New Groove (2000).

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