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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.

Which one would you go see first?

Dublin Oldschool

Source: Movie Point/YouTube

What we know

The great Emmet Kirwan and Ian Lloyd Anderson are among the stellar Irish cast here in this film about two brothers who reconnect during a drug-fuelled weekend in Dublin.

What the critics say

  • “Somewhere between all the yokes, raves and empty cans, Kirwan brings to life the moving tale of family breakdown and the grim truth of addiction. This isn’t an examination of the Dublin drug culture from the outside looking in, it’s one from the inside looking out.” - RTE
  • “These opening scenes are sharp, zippy, and full of momentum. Although this pace and energy soon prove unsustainable, Tynan continues to show skill and intelligence behind the camera throughout the film. When the narrative meanders, Tynan ensures that the audience is at least looking at something interesting.” - Dublin Inquirer

What’s it rated?

Adrift

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

A young couple take to the seas for an adventure but find themselves (spoiler!) in danger thanks to a huge hurricane. Based on a true story and starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin as the real-life Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp.

What the critics say

  • “In a smart structural move, the film switches between two timelines — the couple’s courtship leading up to the storm, and their increasingly desperate-looking attempt to reach land. These moments of romance and laughter as they meet and fall in love alleviating the bleakness of their eventual situation” – Empire
  • “Woodley gives herself over to the physical and spiritual reality of each scene. She knows how to play an ordinary woman who’s wild at heart, and she keeps you captivated, even when the film itself is watchable in a perfectly competent, touching, and standard way.” – Variety

What’s it rated?

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

The sequel to the brilliant Sicario, this sees Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin playing a hitman and US government agent respectively, who are battling drug cartels. Emily Blunt is gone, and so is Denis Villeneuve, so can this hold up to its predecessor?

What the critics say

  • “There is something of Kathryn Bigelow in the night-vision scenes, Michael Mann in the large-calibre weaponry and high-speed convoys, and something also of the Coens’ No Country for Old Men, which like this film stars Josh Brolin.” – The Guardian
  • ““Day of the Soldado” gestures toward a few from-the-headlines subjects and accidentally collides with others, but like most Hollywood movies of the moment, it keeps actual politics at a safe distance.” – New York Times

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

Sicario 2 (1378)
None of them (1040)
Dublin Oldschool (872)
Adrift (350)




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