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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.

Bad Neighbours 2

Source: UniversalPictures Ireland/YouTube

What we know

The couple from Bad Neighbours buy a new house, and discover that they’ve moved next to another sorority.

What the critics say

  • As for Zac Efron, he is evolving away from the moppety creature we first knew, into a self-aware twentysomething with a touch of player-sleaze. That’s got potential, but a sustained script is what he needs. It’s not forthcoming here.” - The Guardian
  • “Sometimes, life isn’t fair. Bad Neighbours 2 is no masterpiece, but, despite its terminally lazy high concept, it is slightly funnier and bit more sociologically diverting than the first episode.” - The Irish Times

What’s it rated?

Knight of Cups

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Terence Malick’s latest sees Christian Bale star as a writer who goes on adventures with a number of women in LA and Las Vegas. Don’t expect a linear plot.

What the critics say

  • “…there’s no denying this star-studded, never-a-dull-moment cinematic oddity represents another flawed but fascinating reframing of man’s place in the modern world.” - Variety
  • “Bale’s journey through LA life has the spiritual overtones and detached voice-over narration viewers might expect from Malick, yet the film’s deeper meaning falls short of grand.”- The Atlantic

What’s it rated?

Florence Foster Jenkins

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Florence (Meryl Streep) has a terrible voice. But that hasn’t put her off trying to become an opera singer… Based on a true story. Directed by Stephen Frears (Philomena).

What the critics say

  • “Stephen Frears’s enjoyable, sentimental movie turns this bizarre real-life figure into a version of Eddie the Eagle, swooping and crashing through New York’s music-loving high society in the 1940s. And as with Eddie, the question is … do we laugh with or laugh at? ” – The Guardian
  • “Streep is tremendous as the jolly, optimistic Florence, whose tragic backstory is exposed in moving scenes with Grant (it’s his best performance in years). ” – Empire

What’s it rated?

Which film would you go see first?


Poll Results:

Bad Neighbours 2 (1930)
Florence Foster Jenkins (948)
Knight of Cups (386)



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