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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.

Logan

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

It’s Wolverine, but not as you know it. Hugh Jackman stars in the third part of the Wolverine franchise. It’s a lot more adult and intense than its predecessors.

What the critics say

  • Logan is as brutal and bleak as any superhero movie in recent memory; they could have called this one X-Men: Apocalypse. But it’s also a comic-book adaptation that takes its characters and its themes seriously, that elevates the genre past spectacle and on to something resembling art, even poetry.” - AV Club
  • “The third ‘Wolverine’ film brings the saga to a satisfying finish, as Hugh Jackman’s mutant slasher finds his powers on the wane.” - Variety

What’s it rated?

Tomato Red

Source: Element Pictures Distribution/YouTube

What we know

Ireland’s Juanita Wilson directs this adaptation of Daniel Woodrell’s book. It’s about Jamalee and her brother Jason, who want to escape their miserable home. So when an ex-con meets them, things get intense.

What the critics say

  • “After a well-paced build-up, the pivotal event – to say more is to spoil – causes huge trauma, ramping up the tension between the family and the local community.” – RTE.ie
  • “Standing in the back garden of a large country house, Jamalee asks why some people get to have all this. Tomato Red offers no satisfactory response, because the people asking the question are never afforded such luxuries.” – The London Economic

What’s it rated?

Certain Women

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Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

The lives of four women in a small town in the US are explored in this film based on short stories. Their stories are lightly connected and some of them would make you weep.

What the critics say

  • “…like all of Reichardt’s work (her previous films include small, humane dramas like Wendy and Lucy and Night Moves), it lingers. Certain Women is a film where a missed opportunity to connect, or a brief, surprising flash of empathy, feels crucial enough to pore over days after seeing it.” – The Atlantic
  • “The subtlety of the film is both an accomplishment and a limitation. It’s hard not to want more for these women, and to wish you could see more of them.” – NY Times

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

Logan (3292)
None of them (933)
Certain Women (283)
Tomato Red (88)




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