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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.

Man Up

Source: STUDIOCANAL UK/YouTube

What we know

Two strangers meet on a blind date… only one is pretending to be someone else. Riotous laughs and a some tears ensue.

What the critics say

  • One of Man Up‘s strengths is its willingness to look beyond the initial stages of attraction and get to the appeal of an actual romantic relationship” - Slash Film
  • “Both actors stay sharp through some pretty degrading moments, and if Palmer and screenwriter Tess Morris are bent on serious button-pushing in the closing scenes, at least they garnish it with playfulness and wit.” - Hollywood Reporter

What’s it rated?

Danny Collins

Source: MOVIECLIPS Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Danny Collins was a big time star back in the day. But he hasn’t stayed true to his music for decades. Can he change things?

What do the critics say?

  • “There’s nothing resembling a surprise in this movie, but its simple tune works due to the quality of the performances.” - The Guardian
  • “The dialogue and story details are often a bit much (did Danny’s granddaughter have to be named Hope, and did the film have to use Lennon’s music as emotional boldface?) and after a while, the film’s meandering rhythm can seem a bit too pleased with itself.” - RogerEbert.com

What’s it rated?

The Connection

Source: Film Festivals and Indie Films/YouTube

What we know

Inspired by real events, this shows the European side to the French Connection.

What the critics say

  • “The world has seen too many mobster movies at this point for violence alone to impress, and Jimenez too often delivers his thrills in tidy little clusters, too meagre to justify the parched, obligatory stretches in between.” - Variety
  • “Dujardin and Lellouche are magnetic performers who slip easily into their antagonistic roles. Dujardin’s high-wattage matinee-idol smile, in fact, is a distraction easy to accept because his charisma wouldn’t be out of place in any age.”- LA Times

What’s it rated?

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Which film would you go see first?


Poll Results:

Man Up (838)
Danny Collins (308)
The Connection (278)



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