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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.


Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Kathryn Bigelow tells the story of what happened in Detroit 50 years ago, when a riot broke out in the city. In particular, she focuses on what happened at the Algiers Motel, with scenes of torture that are disturbing and visceral.

What the critics say

  • “It understands and strives to dramatize racism not as a matter of bad personal attitudes or equal and opposite prejudices, but rather as a structuring fact of American life, an apparatus of power, exclusion and control wielded against “them.”” – New York Times
  • “Bigelow sketches in the emotional and logistical dynamics of a late-’60s urban riot: the violence that erupts out of the city’s residents without warning and, seemingly, without “rational” justification, because there’s no agenda behind it — it’s protest in the form of a spasm.” – Variety

What’s it rated?

Logan Lucky

Source: Bleecker Street/YouTube

What we know

A bartender in West Virginia thinks his family is cursed, but his brother comes up with a way for them to reverse their fortune… only it’s a little bit illegal. Steven Soderbergh directs.

What the critics say

  • “If this is all sounding a little Out Of Sight getting it on with the Ocean’strilogy and their baby growing up in Trump country, that’s because it is.” – Empire
  • Logan Lucky feels like a Coen brothers movie, down to its fairly cartoonish view of life in West Virginia. There are plenty of John Denver references made, trucker hats worn, and broad Southern accents.” – The Atlantic

What’s it rated?

Rough Night

Source: Sony Pictures Entertainment/YouTube

What we know

Five college pals go on a wild bachelorette party weekend – and accidentally kill a stripper. Oops.

What the critics say

  • “The director Lucia Aniello, who wrote the script with Paul W. Downs, soon abandons any pretense that she is going to deliver more than goofs. Instead, she trots out clichés, including a flashback that shows Jess and another bestie, Alice (Jillian Bell), holding their own at a frat blowout.”- New York Times
  • “Rough Night is a lighter entertainment. It’s Very Bad Things with the sexes reversed, but also with a harmless synthetic dollop of the Hangover films, a replay of the best-friend-of-the-bride jealousy drama of Bridesmaids, plus a touch of Weekend at Bernie’s.” – Variety 

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

Detroit (1598)
None of them (1326)
Logan Lucky (930)
Rough Night (227)

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