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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.

Point Break

Source: Movieclips Coming Soon/YouTube

What we know

Why are they remaking Point Break? We’ll leave you mull over that. Anyway, this remake of the classic 90s surfer film brings it to the world of extreme sports. It follows two athletes who use their skills to “interrupt the financial markets”.

What the critics say

  • “Yet what weighs the characters down is not their parachutes or rock-climbing gear, but their sententious First World guilt and bland casting; gone is the free-spirited fun of Kathryn Bigelow’s cult-hit original.” - Variety
  • “Boldly reimagining Kathryn Bigelow’s cult favorite as a movie where absolutely nobody seems to be having any fun, the new Point Break drops the original’s Zen-like balance of macho mysticism and camp in favour of dour humourlessness.” - AV Club

What’s it rated?

Strangerland

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

A dust storm hits a remote Australian town, and two teenage kids disappear. Their parents – Nicole Kidman and Joseph Fiennes – try desperately to find them.

What the critics say

  • “Stories don’t get much gloomier than this… The good news? There are some tremendous performances here — plus a bit of intrigue — to ferry us through the misery.” - Washington Post
  • “The progressive wrinkles — as Matthew reveals a violent side and Catherine appears to fray mentally — are both the fascination and the frustration of “Strangerland,” which strains credulity with its secrets and revelations to facilitate its surprises.” - New York Times

What’s it rated?

Trumbo

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) plays Dalton Trumbo, writer of the film Spartacus, who stood up to the movie system.

What the critics say

  • John McNamara’s stodgy screenplay seldom inspires more than mild chuckles, passing up a rich opportunity to satirize the political hypocrisy of the paranoid times it depicts.“ - Variety
  • “Luckily, Trumbo has a powerhouse Bryan Cranston to light a fire under the moldier clichés in John McNamara’s script.” – RollingStone

What’s it rated?

Dad’s Army

Source: Universal Pictures UK/YouTube

What we know

A film based on the classic TV series, which stars Catherine Zeta Jones as a journalist who visits the Walmington-On-Sea home guard platoon during World War II.

What the critics say

  • “As for the plot, it’s moderately entertaining bunkum about a Nazi spy, whose identity is revealed very early on, but really an excuse to have the whole cast moon over Catherine Zeta-Jones’ vixenish journalist.” - Empire
  • “The beloved sitcom marches to the big screen armed with feeble gags. But thanks to a game cast – especially Toby Jones’s Captain Mainwaring – it’s not quite doomed” - The Telegraph

 

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

Trumbo (1197)
Dad's Army (754)
Point Break (494)
Strangerland (459)




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