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Coming Soon Malaysia: JUSTICE LEAGUE, PADDINGTON 2, JAILBREAK, BRAD'S STATUS & more

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Top movie picks for November 2017 releases in Malaysia


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JAILBREAK


Malaysia Release Date: 2 November 2017
Genre: Action
Director: Jimmy Henderson (The Forest Whispers, Hanuman)
Cast: Jean-Paul Ly, Dara Our, Savin Phillip, Céline Tran, Tharoth Sam, Sisowath Siriwudd



This is a Cambodian martial arts action flick about an elite group of SWAT team who're tasked to escort and protect a playboy gang leader who's decided to provide evidence against his own triad for a reduced sentence. It seems like this film might have potential to be as good as The Raid: Redemption (2011) — protagonists trapped in a location fending off dozens to hundreds of baddies without guns — the kind of movie that gritty action fans would definitely want to take a look at. It has garnered two awards at the Fantasia International Film Festival.

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MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER


Malaysia Release Date: 9 November 2017 (TGV Cinemas only)
Genre: Fantasy anime
Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi (When Marnie Was There, The Secret World of Arrietty)
Voice Cast: Hana Sugisaki, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Yūki Amami, Fumiyo Kohinata



Yes, this was already featured in the previous month's list but due to some issues faced by the distributor, the film's release was postponed. Anyway — directed by a multiple award-winning director who did some of the best Studio Ghibli animated films, Mary and the Witch's Flower is based on the novel The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart about a young girl who finds a magical flower that gives her the power to become a witch but only for a night. If you're a fan of Studio Ghibli's works, you'd probably already knew that you won't be disappointed. It's gonna be entertaining, emotional, magical and artistically beautiful.

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BRAD'S STATUS


Malaysia Release Date: 9 November 2017
Genre: Comedy, drama
Director: Mike White (Year of the Dog)
Cast: Ben Stiller, Michael Sheen, Jenna Fischer, Luke Wilson, Austin Abrams



Ben Stiller (Zoolander, While We're Young) is back in another comedy drama and this one's already certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a 81% approval rating. The story's about his character, Brad, who feels dissatisfied with his own life after seeing his own school/college friends becoming rich and famous, and decides to re-evaluate his life and do something about it. Sounds like a film I definitely would want to catch... 'cause I can relate. Sobs.

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JUSTICE LEAGUE


Malaysia Release Date: 16 November 2017
Genre: Superhero
Director: Zack Snyder (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman)
Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller



Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, The Flash, Aquaman and maybe Superman too — DC's very own Avengers assemble to fight off supervillain Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons who're on the hunt for three Mother Boxes (which I guess are like Marvel's Infinity Stones). Can't wait for yet another fun-filled superhero flick featuring the characters most of us grew up enjoying!

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MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS


Malaysia Release Date: 30 November 2017
Genre: Mystery
Director: Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn, Henry V)
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Leslie Odom Jr., Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley



I absolutely love detective mysteries. I remember reading a few of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot novels and this star-studded film is based on one of them. Can't remember if I read this one but I recently played a similar detective mission in the video game Assassin's Creed Syndicate. The style of the film's first teaser trailer seems to be very inspired by video games too. Unlike the latest Sherlock blockbusters, I like how straightforward this case is — solving a murder on a train and everyone on board is a suspect. I find focused simplicity for this genre can be more intriguing. The trailers do come across as a little corny but... I like it. Plus the director-actor Kenneth Branagh is a 5-time Oscar nominee so it's most probably going to be good anyway.

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PADDINGTON 2


Malaysia Release Date: 30 November 2017
Genre: Family comedy
Director: Paul King (Paddington, Bunny and the Bull)
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw



England's iconic bear is back with a sequel to the successful 2014 adaptation with Paul King returning as the director and co-writer, and the main cast reprising their roles. In this story, Paddington embarks on a new misadventure trying to catch the thief who steals a pop-up book that he wanted to buy as a present for aunt Lucy. Parent, kids, get ready for some innocent family fun! Hopefully as good if not better than the first one.

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THE MIRACLES OF THE NAMIYA GENERAL STORE


Malaysia Release Date: 30 November 2017 (GSC International Screens)
Genre: Drama
Director: Ryuichi Hiroki
Cast: Ryosuke Yamada, Toshiyuki Nishida, Kanichiro, Machiko Ono, Nijiro Murakami



The title's a little long so I'll just call it Namiya. Based on a 2012 novel, the Japanese drama is about a group of troubled friends who come across an old abandoned general store's mailbox that connects between the present time and the year 1980. They begin writing letters about the problems in their lives and sending it to the person at the store 32 years ago who replies them with advice. Yes, the concept does sound very familiar, like the 2000 Korean film Il Mare (remade by Hollywood in 2006 titled The Lake House starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock) but without the romance elements. It looks like it's going be a very meaningful tearjerker.

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