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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.

Midnight Special

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures/YouTube

What we know

Parents (Michael Shannon and Kirsten Dunst) try to protect their young son who has special powers. Their mysterious journey is gripping, weird, and thrilling.

What the critics say

  • “Through both his propulsive road-chase plot-engine and lens-flaring visual style, Nichols makes good on his claim that Midnight Special is a tribute to John Carpenter’s Starman and Spielberg’s Close Encounters Of The Third Kind.” - Empire
  • “Nichols’ impressively restrained yet limitlessly imaginative fourth feature takes its energy from an ensemble of characters who hold fast to their convictions, even though their beliefs remain shrouded in mystery for much of the journey.” - Variety

What’s it rated?

The Man Who Knew Infinity

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Based on the true story of genius mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar, who got a place to Cambridge University during WWI against all the odds.

What the critics say

  • “In his meatiest role since he burst on the scene in Slumdog Millionaire, Patel well expresses Ramanujan’s nobility of soul; it would make him stand out from the other students even without his great gift.” - Hollywood Reporter
  • “It’s a film with its heart in the right place, but the problem of how to represent mathematical problems on screen is not really solved” - The Guardian

What’s it rated?

My Name is Emily

Source: EclipsePicturesIE/YouTube

What we know

Written by Simon Fitzmaurice – and crowd-funded – this is the story of Emily (Evanna Lynch), who breaks out of a foster home to go find her dad when she turns 16.

What the critics say

  • This is a strange, but easily accessible beast that deserves to do well.” - The Irish Times
  • “Try to see My Name is Emily with someone special, or meet them straight after. Two worlds will be the better for it – maybe more.” - RTÉ

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

Midnight Special (1434)
My Name is Emily (1087)
The Man Who Knew Infinity (699)



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