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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.

Jumanji: Next Level

Source: Sony Pictures Entertainment/YouTube

What we know

The gang return to rescue one of their own in Jumanji – and adventures and danger ensue. Stars Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black.

What the critics say

  • “The mission our heroes are given is even flimsier than the one in the first movie, but it affords many changes of scenery, from ice-mountain castles to North African medinas to a sea of desert dunes stalked by hundreds of fast-moving, deadly ostriches.” – Hollywood Reporter
  • “If you’ve ever tried to play a video game with someone of your grandparents’ generation, you’ll appreciate the exasperation the repeat players feel toward these absurd exchanges — which mirror how any catch-up conversation would go in which “Jumanji” fans tried to explain the plot of this movie to an oblivious older relative.” – Variety

What’s it rated?

The Kingmaker

Source: SHOWTIME/YouTube

What we know

A documentary by Lauren Greenfield (Queen of Versaille) about Imelda Marcos, the notorious former first lady of the Philippines.

What the critics say

  • “At first, it feels like an attempt to humanize Marcos, with early scenes of her throwing money at any problem, including children in a dilapidated cancer ward, although that quickly turns. If documentaries like “The Kingmaker” often makes their subject relatable, this film shines a spotlight on an insane degree of ego, corruption, violence, and gross greed.” –
  • “Whatever the case, as Greenfield quickly reminds you, one way into a narcissist’s heart is to turn on a camera and microphone, and let vanity take over. From the instant that Marcos appears in “The Kingmaker” — gliding through the streets of Manila in a van as if in a mobile throne — it’s obvious that she remains ravenous for attention, whether from the camera or from the indigent people clamoring outside her window.” – New York Times

What’s it rated?

Black Christmas

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Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

A festive horror about a group of female students who are stalked while on their Christmas break – and the sorority that discovers it’s part of an underground conspiracy.

What the critics say

  • No reviews yet.

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

None of them (1542)
Jumanji: Next Level (992)
The Kingmaker (438)
Black Christmas (153)

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