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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.

Creed

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures/YouTube

What we know

Michael B Jordan stars as Adonis Johnson, the son of Apollo Creed. Sylvester Stallone reprises his role as Rocky Balboa, and plays his trainer.

What the critics say

  • “Coogler honours and builds upon the Rocky formula so that it feels both comfortingly old-fashioned and bracingly new.” – Time 
  • “As he’s slowly revitalised by Donny’s presence, Stallone recaptures Rocky’s nobility and sense of decency, allied to a raw pain that will prick tears from your eyes.” – Empire

What’s it rated?

Room

Source: A24/YouTube

What we know

Irish director Lenny Abrahamson’s stunning film about a mother and son taken captive by a kidnapper, and their quest to escape. The lead actor, Brie Larson, won a Golden Globe – and surely there are Oscar nominations on the way. Read our interview with Abrahamson here.

What the critics say

  • “It’s hard to imagine that such a bleak scenario could be made so beautiful, but Abrahamson finds poetry in the small details of Room, captured through grey filters to emphasize the lack of light.” - The Atlantic
  • “Tremblay is a child actor incapable of a false move. And Larson, so good in Short Term 12is magnificent, finding a way into Joy’s bruised psyche that tears at your heart. OK, Room is a small movie, but its impact is enormous.” - Rolling Stone

What’s it rated?

The Revenant

Source: 20th Century Fox/YouTube

What we know

Leonardo di Caprio stars in this Alejandro González Inarritu film as a frontiersman who is left for dead and must go on a survival mission.

What the critics say

  • “And so The Revenant ends up uncomfortably perched between a kind of 19th-century Death Wish movie and a whispery Terrence Malick meditation on the relationship between man and nature.” - AV Club
  • “Bleak as hell but considerably more beautiful, this nightmarish plunge into a frigid, forbidding American outback is a movie of pitiless violence, gruelling intensity and continually breathtaking imagery, a feat of high-wire filmmaking to surpass even Inarritu and d.p. Emmanuel Lubezki’s work on last year’s Oscar-winning Birdman.” - Variety

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

Room (1604)
The Revenant (1570)
Creed (667)



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