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Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

PLANNING ON HEADING to the cinema this weekend?

There are a few new movies out, but which is a must-watch, and are there any you should avoid? We take a look.

Incredibles 2

Source: Disney•Pixar/YouTube

What we know

They’re back! 14 years after the first Incredibles, we revisit the family as Helen (Elastigirl, played by Holly Hunter) gets hired for a new superhero gig.

What the critics say

  • “As with everything else, [Brad] Bird’s timing makes even what’s expected galvanically funny and what’s unexpected volcanically so. Can we dare to hope that the studio people behind the current plague of superhero movies will watch Incredibles 2 and feel a twitch of shame?”- Vulture
  • “ The Parrs’ youngest child, Jack-Jack (Eli Fucile), with his infant tuft of hair that’s like a single devil horn, revealed his superpower near the end of “The Incredibles” (when he caught fire and morphed into a purple ogre), and in “Incredibles 2” he’s got that and other powers to spare, from levitation to laser vision.” – Variety

 

What’s it rated?

First Reformed

Source: A24/YouTube

What we know

Ethan Hawke plays a pastor in a small church in upstate New York who finds himself going through a bit of a spiritual crisis. Directed by Paul Schrader.

What the critics say

  • “It is the portrait of a soul in torment, all the more powerful for being so rigorously conceived and meticulously executed.” – New York Times
  • “First Reformed is a passionately focused film but not a masterpiece, being flawed as it is by a certain inability to decide on an ending.” – The Guardian

What’s it rated?

The Secret of Marrowbone

Source: Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing/YouTube

What we know

Three siblings have to fend for themselves after their mother dies – but the weird old house they live in starts to get even weirder…

What the critics say

  • “… it’s produced by the team who brought us Pan’s Labyrinth, another film that mixed magic realism with the horrors that the real world can wreak. Perhaps consequently, The Secret of Marrowbone has both the strengths and flaws that you might expect: It’s free of gimmicks and treats its characters with compassion. It’s also a little too familiar and – at times – hokey.” – Scannáin
  • “Story-wise, Marrowbone may not add up but this is a lyrical and chilly affair in similar vein to other recent Spanish-made horror pictures in which atmosphere is always foregrounded at the expense of plot.” – Independent

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?


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