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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.

THE WEEKEND IS coming up, and that means new movies for you to see.

But which is a must-watch, and are there any you should avoid?

We take a look.


Source: Universal Pictures/YouTube

What we know

What’s it like to scale Everest? This film looks at two expeditions that sent people to climb its heady heights… and ran into serious trouble. Based on a true story.

What the critics say

  • “That’s part of the problem of Everest. All the elements are there, but the emotions never land” - Star Tribune
  • “Baltasar Kormákur’s true-life survival thriller doesn’t match those films in artistry or even raw spectacle, despite the innate visual grandeur of its setting and the gaunt drama of its story”- Telegraph

What’s it rated?

A Walk in the Woods

Source: Moviefone/YouTube

What we know

Based on writer Bill Bryson’s memoirs, this takes in his trip with a friend (Nick Nolte) along the Appalachian trail. Getting very mixed reviews.

What the critics say

  • “…sitcom-style Grumpy Old Men gags about crapping in the big woods, horny bears, Nolte clambering pants-less out of bedroom windows with irate husbands on his tail, that sort of thing.” - The Guardian
  • “Rather like a fun, geriatric version of Wild, this long-aborning film version of Bill Bryson’s enormously genial 1998 book A Walk in the Woods is a jolly good time, sparking dozens of chuckles and a few strong laughs” - Hollywood Reporter

What’s it rated?


Source: Movieclips Film Festivals & Indie Films/YouTube

What we know

This film is set in 1992, after the Soviet Union has dissolved and Georgian and Abkhazian separatists are in conflict. Two Estonian farmers decided to stay in Georgia to tend to a tangerine crop. But then two wounded soldiers appear (and they’re not from the same side).

What the critics say

  • This story is obviously destined to end badly, but the mournful, oddly redemptive conclusion seems exactly right.” - The Hollywood Reporter 
  • “With nearly five-decade screen veteran Ulfsak setting the wry, soulful tenor, Tangerines balances humor and seriousness in deft fashion, its delicacy abetted by all thesps and design contributions” - Variety

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

Everest (992)
Tangerines (451)
A Walk in the Woods (188)

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