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# Cinema
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.

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power

Paramount Pictures / YouTube

What we know

Al Gore is back with the sequel to his award-winning documentary about climate change, An Inconvenient Truth. This time, he’s a bit more hopeful – but has even more examples of how global warming is affecting the world.

What the critics say

  • “What’s extraordinary is that this one, after a decade of global-warming fatigue, feels as vital as it does.” – Variety
  • “Gore emerges as a cannier performer and a more compelling subject than he was in 2006; a message that sounded critical then has become no less urgent with time.” –  The Guardian

What’s it rated?

Song To Song

Movieclips Trailers / YouTube

What we know

Rooney Mara and Ryan Gosling play a pair of musicians who try to make it big – and Michael Fassbender is the producer who throws a bit of a spanner in the works. Don’t expect a straightforward narrative structure though – this is Terrence Malick after all.

What the critics say

  • “Yet the strange thing is that it never becomes melodramatic precisely, because the narrative itself has no conventional shape or fixity. The events are all blended and mulched into the familiar Malickian swirl of images, inchoate feelings, prose-poetic fragments.” – The Guardian
  • “There’s much to take in here, including the film’s narrative fragmentation, which requires you to go with the flow as you also puzzle together the story’s parts, themes and circling characters.”- New York Times

What’s it rated?

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Zero Media / YouTube

What we know

Ryan Reynolds stars as a bodyguard for a – you guessed it – hitman. The most wanted hitman in the world, played by Samuel L Jackson. Only the hitman isn’t too impressed with having to have a bodyguard.

What the critics say

  • “Given its absence from the screen, the idea of bringing back the buddy action comedy feels both nostalgic and refreshing in its simplicity. Unfortunately, The Hitman’s Bodyguard isn’t the bullet-ridden vehicle to do it.” – Empire
  • “Story-wise, it’s a Mad Libs of every lazy action film of the past twenty years, with a sniveling Eastern European dictator (Gary Oldman, cowering in a hotel room for most of the film), armies of bearded henchmen with vans and machine guns, and a pair of unlikely heroes who need to get to X place by Y time to save the day and get their girls.” - Consequence of Sound

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

None of them (2079)
The Hitman's Bodyguard (1325)
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (674)
Song to Song (160)

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