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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.

Deepwater Horizon

Source: Lionsgate Movies/YouTube

What we know

Based on the true story of a disastrous explosion at an oil rig – and starring lots of big names.

What the critics say

  • “There’s no heavy signposting or emotional goodbye when he sets off for the rig. And once we’re at sea, the dialogue is terse, tense and delivers often complex technical minutiae clearly, without anything feeling as if it has been dumbed down.” - The Guardian
  • ““Deepwater Horizon” has more than a little in common with “Jurassic Park,” both prime examples of our current era of effects-driven blockbusters, where the promise of CG carnage threatens to suffocate the pleasures of good, old-fashioned storytelling.” - Variety

What’s it rated?

The First Monday in May

Source: Movieclips Film Festivals & Indie Films/YouTube

What we know

Love the world of fashion, or just intrigued about what it involves? This documentary about the Met Gala is a treat for the eyes (and those who like a bit of celeb goss).

What the critics say

  • “From there, the director peels back the curtain to trace chronologically the work that creates the glamour and the ambitious exhibition it’s built around,China: Though the Looking Glass.” - The Guardian
  • “The film reveals its true nature in a scene wherein Ms. Wintour’s top assistant, Sylvana Ward Durrett, is shown negotiating with a representative of Rihanna about an entourage budget. The number amounts are actually bleeped out. Ms. Durrett is also a credited producer of the movie. Caveat emptor.” - New York Times

What’s it rated?

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Tim Burton is at the helm of this fantasy movie based on a young adult novel.

What the critics say

  • “As played by the bracingly eccentric Eva Green (the Penny Dreadful star who worked with Burton in 2012′s Dark Shadows), Miss Peregrine is a Mary Poppins for society’s rejects. A girl with two jaws, a boy who can animate inanimate objects, some mysterious twins – it’s Willy Wonka meets the X-brats with a stop at Hogwarts” - Rolling Stone
  • “ But the film chooses style over substance, emphasizing how cool the children’s powers are without fleshing them out as full characters.” – Entertainment Weekly

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

None of them (1527)
Deepwater Horizon (1192)
 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (848)
 The First Monday in May (162)




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