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Cinema

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.

Hereditary

A24 / YouTube

What we know

Is Hereditary this generation’s The Exorcist? That’s what all the great reviews of this creepy film (starring the ace Toni Collette) suggest… (PS: If you want to avoid spoilers, avoid the reviews below)

What the critics say

  • “At one point in “Hereditary,” Ari Aster’s highly effective new horror movie, a character screams “Get out!” It’s not yet clear what she means — or who, exactly, she’s addressing — but the line is both a pretty good jolt and a clever meta-joke.” – New York Times
  • “The film’s greatest strength is also what makes it so difficult to watch: Toni Collette in a performance so raw it’s as if she’s being flayed before your eyes.” – Vulture

What’s it rated?

Super Troopers 2

FoxSearchlight / YouTube

What we know

If you loved the first Super Troopers film, well, this is for you. Thus time, the troopers find themselves in Canada, so expect lots of US vs Canada and French jokes.

What the critics say

  • “They wanted to make a sequel that stood on its own. Credit them, at least, for making one that falls flat on its own.” – Rolling Stone
  • “Captain O’Hagan’s chucklehead squad of Vermont State Troopers is so bad that they’ve all been fired. But when government officials discover that the historical border separating the northern edge of Vermont and Canada has been incorrectly drawn, the offensive and outcast officers must be recalled for one more assignment.” – Plugged In 

What’s it rated?

Studio 54

Dogwoof / YouTube

What we know

The true story of the famous Studio 54 is told in this larger-than-life documentary.

What the critics say

  • “Now it is the subject of Matt Tyrnauer’s lively but tactful documentary tribute, centred on sympathetic interviews with the surviving partner, Schrager, now a successful hotelier.” – The Guardian
  • “A hugely entertaining exploration of the mythology of the legendary nightclub as something truly worth celebrating, and a towering Scorsese-esque drama of the men who invented it brought down by hubris.” – Flick Filosopher 

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

None of them (1981)
Hereditary (1423)
Super Troopers 2 (435)
Studio 54 (403)

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