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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.


Source: Marvel Entertainment/YouTube

What we know

Paul Rudd plays Ant-Man, a Marvel superhero who is as small as an… ant.

What the critics say

  • “At no time during director Peyton Reed’s concoction does a viewer feel he’s not being played by a movie that’s equal parts revenge tale, redemptive parable, apocalyptic thriller and cornucopia of oedipal clichés.”- Time
  • “Ant-Man is also the funniest of the Marvel movies, which makes a comedic actor like Paul Rudd an inspired choice to play the reluctant hero with a heart of gold.” - Access Hollywood

What’s it rated?

RottenTomatoes: 6.8/10

IMDB: 8/10

True Story

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Based on a – you got it – true story about the journalist Michael Finkel, this stars Jonah Hill as Finkel and James Franco as a con who killed his entire family.

What the critics say

  • “If this mess is what they ended up with after erring with the best intentions, I feel bad for them.” -
  • “What pulls us in are the performances of Franco and Hill, who know how to hold and reward the camera’s tight scrutiny. They play a riveting game of cat-and-mouse.” - Rolling Stone 

What’s it rated?

RottenTomatoes: 5.6/10

IMDB: 6.6/10

The Gallows 

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Horror film about a student play that’s due to take place 20 years after a horrific accident during another school play.

What the critics say

  • “The Gallows is the latest to blandly combine low-budget horror with a found-footage approach, in hopes of selling the fading novelty to the uninitiated, to die-hard horror fans, or to unsuspecting viewers looking for a break from the usual box-office fare.” - The Atlantic
  • “However, to the film’s credit, when it’s time to deploy the scares, it’s effective. For a film with a comparatively short running time (80 minutes) and low body count, The Gallows can be quite menacing when it wants to be.” - Den of Geek

What’s it rated?

RottenTomatoes: 3.2/10

IMDB: 4.6/10

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Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

Ant-Man (2182)
True Story (471)
The Gallows (99)

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