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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.

Fast and Furious 7

Source: Fast & Furious/YouTube

What we know

Cast member Paul Walker died tragically midway through the filming of this movie about very fast cars.

What the critics say

  • “When the film reaches its denouement, it becomes time to address the gloomy fact that the cruel real world has put an end to, or at least a serious damper on, all of this fun.” - Vanity Fair 
  • “Whatever, haters, it’s Furious 7. You know you’re going to have a good time at the movies this weekend.” - Mashable

What’s it rated?

RottenTomatoes: None yet

IMDB: 9/10

While We’re Young

Source: A24/YouTube

What we know

A couple in their 40s hit it off with another couple in their 20s, and suddenly find themselves energised by youth. But what sort of impact will it have on their life?

What the critics say

  • “Through zippy and well-crafted use of montage and production design, Baumbach beautifully reveals the contrasts in these two couples’ lives.” – RogerEbert.com
  • “One of the lasting pleasures of watching “While We’re Young’s” increasing complex story play out is that, like all top-drawer satirists, Baumbach is an equal opportunity impaler” – LA Times

What’s it rated?

RottenTomatoes: 7.1/10

IMDB: 7.3/10

I Used to Live Here

Source: WildCard Distribution/YouTube

What we know

After Dubliner Amy’s mum dies, she finds the situation hard to deal with. When a local teen takes his own life, she finds herself tempted by the attention he gets.

What the critics say

  • “Five stars… a magnificent debut. Even though he’s tackling a huge subject, Frank Berry resists the temptation to address it head on; like a documentary maker, Berry takes a Ken Loach approach and stands back to observe” – Entertainment.ie 
  • “This troubling story is held together by [Jordanne] Jones’ poignant performance” – Empire

What’s it rated?

The Water Diviner

Source: MOVIECLIPS Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Actor Russell Crowe’s directorial debut, this is about a dad whose three sons go to fight in World War 1. They go missing, and he tries to find them in Turkey.

What the critics say

  • “It has sincerity, sensitivity and is often ravishing to look at but is let down by a chocolate box love story.” – Empire
  • “…oscillates between picturesque romantic drama and intrepid globetrotting…” – The Guardian

What’s it rated?

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Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

Fast and Furious 7 (922)
The Water Diviner (521)
I Used To Live here (508)
While We're Young (449)




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