Coming soon: Movies opening January 14

Coming soon: Movies opening January 14
Will Smith stars as neuropathologist Dr Bennet Omalu in Concussion, opening in cinemas Jan 14.
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Concussion

Classification: PG13
Run time: 123 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Directed by: Peter Landesman

Based on a true story, Concussion tells the tale of Dr Bennet Omalu (Will Smith), a neuropathologist who discovered CTE, a football-related brain trauma. Going up against the powerful National Football League, Dr Omalu has to risk everything to ensure the truth is told.

Detective Chinatown (Mandarin)

Classification: NC16
Run time: 136 min
Genre: Comedy, Action
Directed by: Chen Sicheng

Gifted Qing Feng (Liu Haoran) and his distant relative Tang Ren (Wang Baoqiang) are known as Bangkok's "Chinatown No. 1 Detective." When they are implicated as the main suspects in a bizarre murder case, they have to escape from the police and solve the case themselves in just seven days.

Franny

Classification: NC16
Run time: 93 min
Genre: Drama
Directed by: Andrew Renzi

Wealthy philantrophist Franny (Richard Gere) helps out a newly-married couple to make amends for his past. However, as things go by, his help gets more and more intrusive and unwanted.

Also titled The Benefactor.

Our Brand is Crisis

Classification: NC16
Run time: 108 min
Genre: Drama
Directed by: David Gordon Green

"Calamity" Jane Bodine (Sandra Bullock) is hired by a Bolivian politician to help him win the 2002 Bolivian Presidential Election. Going up against her arch-rival Pat Candy (Billy Bob Thornton), who is managing the opposing candidate, Jane is determined to stop at nothing to ensure her client wins.

Port of Call (Mandarin)

Classification: R21
Run time: 98 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Directed by: Philip Yung

Police officer Chong Sir (Aaron Kwok) is assigned to investigate the murder of Wang Jiamei (Jessie Lin). When the murderer confesses to the crime, Chong gets increasingly obsessed with the case - not to solve it, but to find out why Jiamei was killed.

Room

Classification: PG13
Run time: 118 min
Genre: Drama
Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson

After being held prisoner for years, Jack (Jacob Tremblay) and his Ma (Brie Larson) escape from a windowless room into the outside world. Based on the novel of the same name, and inspired by the infamous Fritzl case in Austria, Room follows Jack as he adjusts to the outside world, holding tight to what matters most of all - his bond with his loving Ma.

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The 5th Wave

Classification: PG13
Run time: 114 min
Genre: Action, Adventure
Directed by: J Blakeson

After four waves of alien attacks devastate Earth, Cassie (Chloe Grace Moretz) tries desperately to save her brother from the 'Others,' human hosts who have been taken over by aliens. As she prepares for the fifth wave of attacks, she teams up with another man who could be her only hope - if she can bring herself to trust him.

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