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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 out 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.

It Comes At Night

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What we know

Trey Edward Shults’s second feature has been getting a lot of press. It’s a horror-tinged film about a family living in a dystopian, paranoid world who have to help out another terrified family.

What the critics say

  • “It Comes at Night feels as though it could be a supernatural horror film, but it isn’t. It’s not about zombies or any other sort of humanoid creature rising up from the dead; the mysterious disease at its center is presented in low-key realistic terms, as an actual illness, without one scene of a TV newscaster breathlessly reporting the apocalypse.” – Variety
  • It Comes at Night asks, “How far should you go to protect the family?” The question hangs from first frame to last, as Paul and Sarah and Travis (and a dog) live in their boarded-up house in the woods, guns at the ready to blast anyone who comes near.” – Vulture

What’s it rated?

Sanctuary

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What we know

Adapted from a stage play, this is about a young couple who both have intellectual disabilities, and who want to spend the night together.

What the critics say

  • “ Featuring a cast composed mostly of intellectually disabled actors, Sanctuary explored with compassion, understanding and at times considerable humour challenges faced by intellectually disabled individuals in Ireland today, particularly when they fall in love.” – Film Ireland
  • “Suspend a certain amount of belief as Sanctuary is a screwball comedy too, one which manages to deliver serious food for thought.”- RTÉ

What’s it rated?

Spider-Man: Homecoming

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What we know

There’s a new Spider-man in town, and he’s struggling to find his place in the superhero universe.

What the critics say

  • “Even those of us who regard the Marvel aesthetic as a plague on world cinema can find much in Spider-Man: Homecoming to be charmed by. Peter’s famous tagline — “Just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man” — takes on a new meaning.” – Vulture
  • “It’s a perfect setup for Spider-Man: Homecoming: Peter Parker—high-school nerd, eternal outsider, the guy whose greatest successes somehow wind up feeling like failures—waiting by the phone for a call that never comes.” – The Atlantic

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

Spider-Man: Homecoming (1771)
None of them (1225)
It Comes At Night (761)
Sanctuary (484)

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