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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 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.

Red Joan

Source: LionsgateFilmsUK/YouTube

What we know

Dame Judi Dench stars as the real life ‘granny spy’ Melita Norwood, who was unmasked in 1999.

What the critics say

  • “Red Joan has a valid point to make: some spies were not pro-communist so much as pro-balance, pro-Mutually Assured Destruction, pro-peace.” – The Guardian
  • “Think of the subversives as the “darling” comrades so beloved of Linda in Nancy Mitford’s The Pursuit of Love and the long minutes may crawl a little less slowly.” – The Irish Times

What’s it rated?

Greta

Source: Focus Features/YouTube

What we know

In this Neil Jordan film, Isabelle Huppert and Chloe Grace Moretz star as two women who meet when Huppert leaves a bag behind on a train. But is all what it seems with this nice older lady?

What the critics say

  • “And when the worm turns, fasten your seatbelts. Jordan squeezes the plot for every ounce of campy, disreputable fun.” – Rolling Stone
  • “Greta is far more silly than sinister, but is partially saved by Isabelle Huppert’s gloriously theatrical performance as the film’s titular character.” – Screen Rant

What’s it rated?

Dragged Across Concrete

Source: Lionsgate Movies/YouTube

What we know

Vince Vaughn and Mel Gibson star as two detectives who are after a Spanish drug dealer. Expect lots of violence.

What the critics say

  • “The movie is generally watchable, even at its slowest and ugliest, simply because the actors are solid even when their characters are repellent.” – New York Times
  • “Dragged Across Concrete comes in at a zeppelin-esque two hours and 39 minutes, about an hour longer than the average B crime movie. There’s not more action, only more talk. Small talk. Or chewing.” - Vulture

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

None of them (1766)
Dragged Across Concrete (829)
Greta (461)
Red Joan (431)




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