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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.

The Boy Next Door

Source: moviemaniacsDE/YouTube

What we know

J-Lo plays an unhappy divorcée who falls for her young neighbour. Big mistake.

What the critics say

  • “The cheese is thick and it smothers everything in “The Boy Next Door,” but it’s never quite gooey or spicy enough.” – RogerEbert.com
  • “For its budget, “The Boy Next Door” looks decently polished” – Variety
  • “…it offers January moviegoers some guilty-pleasure thrills and laughs, while falling way short of its potential on both the dramatic and the camp fronts.” - Hollywood Reporter

What’s it rated?

It Follows

Source: IGN/YouTube

What we know

Scary flick about a teen who has a bizarre experience and is left feeling like she’s being followed.

What the critics say

  • “…an expressionistic teen horror movie that’s like nothing else.” - IndieWire
  • “It’s altogether smart, subtextually fascinating, and more or less a contemporary horror fan’s dream come true.” - Telegraph
  • “It Follows relies a bit too heavily on a wobbly venereal-disease allegory.” - Variety

What’s it rated?

Focus

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures/YouTube

What we know

Will Smith plays a con man called Nicky who tries to pass on his skills to femme fatale Jess (Wolf on Wall Street’s Margot Robbie).

What the critics say

  • “…surprisingly terrific little crime caper” - Forbes
  • “The problem is the story lacks so much focus leading up to the finale that when the twist comes, we don’t care because we’ve already lost interest.” – Charleston City Paper

What’s it rated?

  • RottenTomatoes
  • IMDB: 7/10

michael jackson gif Source: Giphy

Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

Focus (1269)
It Follows (497)
The Boy Next Door (223)



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