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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: Sony Pictures Entertainment/YouTube

What we know

Will Smith stars in this film about a doctor who discovers an American football-related brain injury. Based on a true story.

What the critics say

  • “The film is less successful, however, at detailing the consequences Omalu endured for telling his inconvenient truths. Aside from one rude phone call, rarely does Landesman actually show us what being a social pariah must have been like for Omalu, and some of the details he includes are puzzling.” - Variety
  • “While some of these milestone moments add detail and shading — namely any scene involving Albert Brooks, who periodically drops by to goose the movie to life as Bennet’s boss — others are too off-the-shelf generic to be of use, including those with Bennet’s eventual wife (Gugu Mbatha-Raw).” - New York Times

What’s it rated?

The Survivalist

Source: Bulldog Film Distribution/YouTube

What we know

This Irish film tells the intense post-apocalyptic tale of a man who lives by his wits. But when a mother and daughter appear, he has to take care of them too – but at what price? Stars Olwen Foueré, Mia Goth and Martin McCann.

What the critics say

  • “Not least because the climactic skirmishes are visceral and unvarnished, Northern Irish filmmaker Stephen Fingleton’s gripping feature debut serves as a bracing antidote to the Hunger Games and Divergent”school of lavish “dystopian’ sci-fi tent-poles. - Screen Daily
  • “Where The Walking Dead and other after-the-fall thrillers tend to focus on dramatic standoffs, here the possible betrayals are stealthy, as are the recalculations that avert them.” – The Hollywood Reporter

What’s it rated?

Zoolander 2

Source: Paramount Pictures/YouTube

What we know

They’re back, and prettier than ever.

What the critics say

  • “Frankly, it’s a relief just to see Stiller and Wilson, a great comic duo who often appear in comedies beneath their considerable talents, clowning around in a movie with a higher hit-to-miss ratio than one of those Fockers or Night At The Museum sequels” - AV Club
  • “Falling well below the standards of “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” (2014) in the long-delayed-sequel sweepstakes, this flailing follow-up drags the endearingly dim-witted Derek Zoolander out of retirement for an extended Roman holiday, backed by a parade of real-life celebrities and fashion-world denizens who are now very much in on the joke.” - Variety 

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

Zoolander 2 (1648)
Concussion (875)
The Survivalist (560)

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