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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.

Joy

Source: 20th Century Fox/YouTube

What we know

The latest of David O Russell’s work with the same gang he made American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook with. Joy stars Jennifer Lawrence as the inventor of a mop who founds a family dynasty, even as life gets pretty tough around her.

What the critics say

  • “Joy is pretty ridiculous, and there are long sections of it that don’t work. It’s obviously a star vehicle for Lawrence, but if anyone deserves a vehicle, she does.” - RogerEbert.com
  • “Once again, Lawrence rises to the occasion and takes charge, bringing to life a character who fights the fight for several decades and comes out on top.” - Hollywood Reporter

What’s it rated?

In the Heart of the Sea

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures/YouTube

What we know

Real-life seafaring adventure that inspired Moby Dick. The whaleship Essex sets off into the Pacific, but is rammed and sunk by a sperm whale. Its crewmen take to the sea in small boats to try and reach shore – and have to do some desperate things to survive.

What the critics say

  • “On the positive side, there are some spirited performances from a talented cast, not least Cillian Murphy whose Matthew Joy endures some of the story’s toughest breaks with a convincing sense of ragged endurance” - The Guardian 
  • In The Heart Of The Sea is as meticulously crafted as all [Ron Howard's] films. It’s just a little on the torpid side – a story about obsession and madness that ends up being told in far too pallid a fashion.” – The Independent

What’s it rated?

The Danish Girl

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

The much-talked about Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander movie about two artists, Lili Elbe and Wegener, and Lili’s journey as a transgender woman.

What the critics say

  • “It’s the kind of obviously transformative performance that generates talk of Oscars and Baftas – and Redmayne, who won both earlier this year for his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, would be a worthy nominee. But the film’s secret weapon is Vikander” - The Telegraph
  • “What’s of utmost importance here is the discovery and ultimate acceptance of Lili’s true identity, and from the film’s perspective, the gender question has nothing (or very little) to do with sex.” - Variety

What’s it rated?

Which film will you go see first?


Poll Results:

The Danish Girl (777)
Joy (746)
In The Heart of the Sea (724)



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