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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 out 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.

Patriots Day

Source: Zero Media/YouTube

What we know

Based on the true story of what happened during the Boston Marathon, and the hunt for the bomber. Stars Mark Wahlberg, and produced by him and Peter Berg (Deepwater Horizon).

What the critics say

  • “Except for the solemn slideshow that closes the film, revealing the real faces of the incident’s victims and heroes, “Patriots Day” keeps its editorializing to a minimum, while making every effort to resist anything that might be labeled as jingoistic propaganda.” – Variety
  • “A sprawling civic procedural about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the manhunt it touched off, Patriots Day by and large withstands the inevitable charges of too-soon opportunism, exhibiting some of the very same traits it extols in its local-hero characters—namely, diligence, competence, and a proportional sense of urgency.” – AV Club

What’s it rated?

It’s Only The End of the World

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What we know

Starring a host of top French actors – Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel, Léa Seydoux – this is about a young man who returns home to tell his family he has a terminal illness. It being a Xavier Dolan film, this is no ordinary family.

What the critics say

  • “This is a pressure cooker of anxiety, a film with the dials turned up to 12. Watching it, listening to it, is like having your head in the speaker bin for a Motörhead concert.” – The Guardian
  • “The result is a frequently excruciating dramatic experience in which characters seem almost never to stop talking, and when they do, the exasperated Louis can’t bring himself to confess what he’s come there to say.” – Variety

What’s it rated?

George Best: All By Himself

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What we know

A documentary about the legendary football player George Best, and his battles with alcohol and depression.

What the critics say

  • “Director Daniel Gordon has created a poignant biopic, which retells Best’s career in all its glory and ignominy, and it is to Gordon’s credit that he presents both sides of the icon and alcoholic with candour.” – The Upcoming
  • “While All By Himself certainly serves as a cautionary tale about the perils of alcohol addiction, its warts-and-all portrait does finally become a tad wearying.” – ScreenDaily

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

None of them (2067)
Patriots Day (1448)
George Best: All By Himself (831)
It's Only The End of the World (283)

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