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5 Movies You Should Watch This Week

Spectr News Theme Isny Dewi R.
20, August 2019

Do you have plan to watch a movie this week? Here are Indonesian and Hollywood movies that you should watch.

1. Bumi Manusia
Born from the great finger of the writer Pramoedya Ananta Toer through the book Bumi Manusia, this film tells the story of two young people, Minke (Iqbaal Ramadhan) and Annelies (Mawar De Jongh) who fall in love on the stage of colonial land struggle in the early 20th century. Minke’s love for Annelies, making him experience endless inner struggles. Minke is a native Javanese young ma,. While Annelies, an Indo Dutch girl, is a child of Nyai.

Minke’s father, who had just been appointed as Regent, never agreed that Minke is close to the Nyai family, because Nyai's position at that time is considered to be as low as a pet. But Nyai Ontosoroh (Ine Febriyanti), Annelies mother, is different. Minke admires all thoughts and her struggles against the arrogance of colonial hegemony.

For Minke, Nyai Ontosoroh is a reflection of modernization which at that time was starting its movement. When the arrogance of colonial law try to snatch away Annelies from Minke's side, Nyai Ontosoroh also blow spirits up so that Minke would go ahead and cry one word, "Fight!"

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This three hour long film managed to reap a lot of positive reviews. Bumi Manusia is indeed worth watching to at least you know how complicated life was in the colonial period with such a lame social life.

2. Perburuan
Six months after PETA's failure against Nippon, Hardo (Adipati Dolken) returned to his hometown in Blora. His presence is soon smelled by Nippon, Hardo begin to be tracked and pursued.

In a chase for one day and night before the proclamation of independence, a struggle drama unfolds. The betrayal of Hardo's fiance's father, compared to the betrayal of his best friend Karmin; the Dipo and Kartiman resistance is compared to the Hardo resistance; the cruelty of war and the ego of the invaders, a Shidokan Nippon compared to the fall of the war victims of a father Hardo and Ningsih, the hope of the motherland.

Based on the Pramoedya Ananta Toer novel, Perburuan invites us to return to the roots of the nation's struggle and question the meaning of national independence and individual freedom.


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3. Dora and The Lost City of Gold
Remember with the adventures of a short-haired girl named Dora who always wore a bag on her back and carried maps everywhere? This time she is back again, but with a different look. She come in a live-action film Dora and the Lost City of Gold, directed by James Bobin.

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Played by Isabela Moner, in this film Dora has become a teenager. She starts a new life as a schoolgirl. However, her parents, played by Eva Longoria and Michael Pena, suddenly disappear after telling their new mission about the city of gold. This incident finally bring Dora back into the exciting world of adventure in the wild.

Dora again invites her friend a monkey Boots (Danny Trejo as the voice actor) and Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg). However, this time there are other teenagers who participate with them and make Dora and the Lost City of Gold more fun.

4. The Angry Birds Movie 2
The Angry Birds Movie 2 still continues its first film. However, in this second film, there is a stronger enemy. The birds that had been hostile eventually ended up working together for mutual interests, and of course the safety of the world. The voices in this animated film include Jason Sudeikis (Red), Josh Gad (Chuck), Leslie Jones (Zeta), Bill Hader (King Mudbeard), Rachel Bloom (Silver), Awkwafina (Courtney), Sterling K. Brown ( Garry), Tiffany Haddish (Debbie), Peter Dinklage (Mighty Eagle) and many more.

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5. Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark
The film tells the story of a small town with a group of teenagers who are friends with each other challenging themselves to enter a large uninhabited house which local residents say is haunted. Inside the house, they find a book that will haunt them in real life. They will be terrorized by stories and ghosts just like what is written in the book.

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The 120-minute film is played by Zoe Margaret Colletti (Stella), Gabriel Rush (Auggie), Austin Zajur (Chuck), Michael Garza (Ramon), Natalie Ganzhorn (Ruth), and Austin Abrams (Tommy). Before directing Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, André Øvredal was the director of Trollhunter (2011) and The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016). Both films managed to get a lot of praise from film critics.

Isny Dewi R.
Isny Dewi R.