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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.

Tale of Tales

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Director Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah) brings us a heap of Hollywood stars – Salma Hayek, John C Reilly – in a range of adult fairytales.

What the critics say

  • “At times, the horrific eclipses the merely eccentric as necks are sliced and broken, skin is glued and flayed, and bodies are tossed from great heights. Magic thrives in ocean and forest, where Peter Suschitzky’s glorious images weave the wondrous into the everyday” – New York Times
  • “While occasionally frustrating, Tale Of Tales is at least never dull, and maintains a baroque visual appeal throughout. As you’d expect from the director of Gomorrah, the effects are mostly practical, and the action primarily set and location-based, so it feels more tactile and palpable than the mainstream’s CGI-infested fantasies.” - Empire

What’s it rated?

Gods of Egypt

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Guys in armour fight other dudes, in Egypt.

What the critics say

  • “Director Alex Proyas has zero interest in making a film for everyone: this is for the indoor kids who read the Fiend Folio from Dungeons and Dragons and not much else.” - The Guardian
  • “The alternately cornball and self-aware dialogue and the clearly not state-of-the-art CGI would seeming charmingly retro (like something from a TV miniseries two decades ago) if the movie didn’t trot out one epic action film cliche after another.” - RogerEbert.com

What’s it rated?

Cemetery of Splendour

Source: TIFF Trailers/YouTube

What we know

The director of Uncle Boonme who can recall past lives, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, is back with this look at what happens when a group of soldiers working on a building site fall ill with sleeping sickness.

What the critics say

  • “A kind of social realist magic realism, his work makes a convincing case for the co-existence of the fantastic, the mythic and the historic with the banal details of everyday life: diggers and plastic bags and knitted booties for babies.” – Indie Wire
  • “Weerasethakul combines a gentle deadpan humour – some of the nursing attendants gigglingly touch a sleeping soldier’s erection – with his usual quietist worldview. If the sleeping sickness is a form of group hysteria, then it is a very calm sort of hysteria.” – The Guardian

What’s it rated?

  • RottenTomatoes: None
  • IMDB: 7.2/10

Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

Tale of Tales (894)
Cemetery of Splendour (645)
Gods of Egypt (460)



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