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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.


Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

The 2017 version of the Stephen King classic is about a group of young kids who band together to fight a deadly clown monster. Birthday parties will never be the same again.

What the critics say

  • “Watching it is a little like taking a spin on a multi-million-dollar ghost train – lots of things pop out and say ‘boo’, but you’re never in any fear of them following you home.” – No More Workhorse
  • “Following the novel’s example, Muschietti has constructed a film that’s just as much “Stand by Me” as creature feature, and casting director Rich Delia goes above the call of duty assembling a group of youngsters who are every bit as funny, irritating and empathetic as the script requires.” – Variety

What’s it rated?

The Drummer and the Keeper

Source: Element Pictures Distribution/YouTube

What we know

Musician Nick Kelly makes his feature directing debut with this story about a young man with bipolar disorder who befriends another guy with asperger’s syndrome.

What the critics say

  • “Kelly is fearless in the way he tacles mental illness and his command of comic tone is strong, making this film anything but the traumatic experience it may appear on paper and more like a gentle romcom between two odd and lonely souls.” - Screen Daily
  • “Gabriel and Christopher are two superbly written characters who feel believable and relatable. Nick Kelly should be commended for his work in his script of developing them as friends, as the inevitable gutpunch of the issues that arise later on in the film has a huge impact.” – Spooool

What’s it rated?

Wind River

Source: KinoCheck International/YouTube

What we know

Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner star in this film about a rookie FBI agent and game-tracker who try to discover who killed a girl on a Native American reservation.

What the critics say

  • “The film’s ultimate statement sinks in later, with an expanded awareness that the justice done by the good guys in this film is not nearly sufficient with respect to the larger injustice done to Native Americans.” – New York Times
  • “On the evidence of his films, Wind River’s screenwriter Taylor Sheridan has a driving social conscience, and he packs his convictions about income inequality, racism, and government overreach into bloody pulp thrillers that have a chance — small but measurable — of reaching a mainstream audience.” – Vulture

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

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