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Five movies to catch when cinemas reopen on Jul 13

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From sci-fi horror to adventure mystery, here are some new releases you can watch at the cinemas next week!

It's been a few months since I last went to the cinema to catch a movie with my friends. Fortunately, it looks like the wait will be over in a few days! 

Our beloved cinemas, which have been closed since Mar 27 due to COVID-19, will be reopening from Jul 13 (Mon), with a limit of 50 people per hall. 

From cliché romantic comedies to post-apocalyptic horror, here are five movies you can consider once the cinemas reopen. 

1. The Bridge Curse 

The Bridge Curse tells the story of a group of undergraduates filming at a bridge at Taichung's Tunghai University, only to discover that the rumours about the dead student's haunting spirit may not be an urban legend after all. 

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The Taiwanese horror campus ghost story scored NT$23 million (about 1 million SGD) in box office earnings. 
PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT FROM THE BRIDGE CURSE 2020'S INSTAGRAM 

The movie begins in the present day where some curious students are live streaming their antics at the ghostly bridge at night, until they accidentally capture a glimpse of a female ghost in the background. 

Directed by Lester Hsi, the film features Taiwanese stars Chang Ning and JC Lin, and presents a well-blended mix of horror, mystery and thriller in one setting. 

Showing in: Golden Village, Cathay Cineplexes 

2. Low Season

It may sound like yet another cliché love story, but Low Season has heart and earnestness. The movie takes place in the gorgeous jungles of Chiang Mai, Thailand, where the two leads meet at a hilltop retreat. 

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The Thai supernatural romcom clinched first place on Netflix's Top 10 list in Thailand last month. 
PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT FROM LOW SEASON MOVIE'S INSTAGRAM

Low Season tells the story of Put (Mario Maurer), a young, aspiring scriptwriter seeking inspiration for his new horror film. During his pursuit, he meets Lin (Ploypailin Thangprapaporn), in Chiang Mai, who's there for a relaxing getaway after being dumped by her famous boyfriend and has the unique ability to see ghosts. 

The two leads hit it off and fall in love gradually. Aww. 

Showing in: Golden Village, Cathay Cineplexes 

3. Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna 

If you grew up watching Digimon like I did, here's a bittersweet pick. 

Produced by Toei Animation and animated by Yumeta Company, Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna is a Japanese anime adventure film and serves as the finale to the original Digimon Adventure series. 

Five years after Digimon Adventure: Tri, Tai and the other Digidestined have matured and now deal with ongoing Digimon attacks from the Digital World. They soon discover that as they grow older, their relationship with Digimon grows closer to its end. And the more they fight, the faster the bond breaks. 

An exclusive fan screening of Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna will take place on Jul 13 (Mon) and Jul 14 (Tue) at GV Plaza. Available for purchase from Jul 3, viewers who buy tickets to the exclusive screening, priced from $50 for members and $52 for non-members, will stand to receive 20th Anniversary collectible premiums. 

Do note that this exclusive screening is not valid for senior citizens, student discounts, promotions, credit card offers or the use of GV movie vouchers, complimentary tickets or VIP passes. 

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The 20th Anniversary collectible premiums include a T-shirt, Japan import folders, 20th Anniversary can badge and an A2-sized poster. 
PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT FROM TAICHI.YAGAMI.101'S INSTAGRAM 

Do note that public screenings for Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna begin on Jul 16 (Thurs). 

Showing in: Golden Village 

4. Train To Busan: Peninsula 

The long-awaited Train To Busan sequel will finally make its premiere in Singapore and South Korea on Jul 15 (Wed). However, fans of the original Train to Busan (2016) may be disappointed to find that the movie plot will not be following its predecessor. 

The new movie will be featuring an entirely new cast and set of characters instead. 

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Four years later, the highly anticipated sequel is finally ready!
PHOTO CREDIT: CATHAY CINEPLEXES' INSTAGRAM 

Jung-Seok (Gang Dong-won), who barely escaped South Korea during the zombie outbreak four year ago, receives a tempting offer in Hong Kong to return to the quarantined peninsula to retrieve an abandoned truck in Seoul. 

In the midst of fulfilling their mission and battling a horde of post-apocalyptic zombies in the wastelands of the Korean peninsula, the team faces a dilemma when they encounter survivors. 

With twice the budget as compared to Train To Busan and a wider scope of movement (not just a train!), viewers can expect more action-packed scenes and special effects that will definitely impress. 

Showing in: Golden Village, Cathay Cineplexes 

5. Escape from Pretoria

If you need a movie that will keep you glued to your seats, take a shot at this mystery thriller. The 2020 thriller film is based on the 2003 book Inside Out: Escape From Pretoria Prison by escapee Tim Jenkin. It presents two young, white South Africans - Tim Jenkin (Daniel Radcliffe) and Stephen Lee (Daniel Webber) - who were branded "terrorists" and imprisoned in 1978. Along with other prisoners, they hatch a plan to break out of Pretoria Central Prison. 

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Escape From Pretoria stars Daniel Radcliffe, Ian Hart and Daniel Webber. 
PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT FROM ESCAPE FROM PRETORIA'S INSTAGRAM 

The movie shows a glimpse of prison life and how one tiny mistake can destroy an entire operation, no matter how elaborate or carefully calculated your plans are. 

And if the movie trailer is anything to go by, the end product is sure to be an intense watch, keeping you at the edge of your seats from start to finish. 

Showing in: Golden Village, Shaw Theatres, Cathay Cineplexes 

So, text your friends, book your tickets and head down to your nearest cinema to catch these movies. Don't forget to practise safe distancing measures and precautions while you're at it! 

BANNER AND TEASER PHOTO CREDIT: CATHAY CINEPLEXES' INSTAGRAM, SCREENSHOT FROM LOW SEASON MOVIE'S INSTAGRAM AND SCREENSHOT FROM ESCAPE FROM PRETORIA'S INSTAGRAM 

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