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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.

Book Club

Source: Paramount Pictures/YouTube

What we know

Four women join a book club and devour the latest Fifty Shades of Grey book. We get to see classic actresses discusses sex, bondage, and older men.

What the critics say

  • “It uses E.L. James’s notoriously silly BDSM saga as shorthand for a kind of romantic adventurousness, but the four leads all quickly pick up the beat and explore that idea on their own, outside the limited realm of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey.” – Vulture
  • “The stories it has to tell about feminism and female sexuality are left mainly implicit in the script (by Bill Holderman and Erin Simms; Mr. Holderman directed) because they are written in the faces of its stars” – New York Times

What’s it rated?

That Summer

Source: Dogwoof/YouTube

What we know

The women of Grey Gardens – Edith and Edie Beale – were visited by Lee Radziwill (Edith’s niece), Jonas Mekas and photographer Peter Beard in 1972. Now the never-seen-before footage has been assembled, and includes people like Truman Capote and Mick Jagger. Expect wonderfully staunch women.

What the critics say

  • ““I never thought of the Beales as unfortunate or sad,” Beard reflects in the contemporary voiceover that runs through the film. That’s the paradox which makes them such wonderfully compelling screen figures.” – New York Times
  • “Whether it’s their constant bickering, odd mannerisms or fearlessness to speak their minds, the Edies are utterly delightful and twice as enthralling to spend the film’s runtime with.” – The Upcoming

What’s it rated?

 My Friend Dahmer

Source: Movieclips Indie/YouTube

What we know

We all know that Jeffrey Dahmer was a serial killer. But what was he like as a teen? Here’s a look at his early years and his journey to becoming a serial killer, based on a graphic novel.

What the critics say

  • “Set in smalltown Ohio during the months leading up to Dahmer’s first kill, writer-director Marc Meyers’ adaptation is a quiet study of dysfunction.” – Empire
  • “This film shows how Derf (Alex Wolff) and his cool-outsider nerd friends cruelly took up the unhappy and lonely weirdo Dahmer (Ross Lynch), entranced by his loser glasses, short-sleeved shirts and intensively laundered blue jeans.” – The Guardian

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

None of them (2055)
My Friend Dahmer (524)
Book Club (505)
That Summer (146)

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