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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.
Aug 18th 2016, 8:30 PM 24,424 23

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.

David Brent: Life on the Road

Source: Entertainment One UK/YouTube

What we know

The Office’s David Brent is back, and on the road as a touring musician. Deadpan larks ensue.

What the critics say

  • “Gervais has stated that this is “not an ‘Office’ film”, and insofar as none of his Wernham-Hogg paper-supplier colleagues are involved, it isn’t.” - Variety
  • “There were braver things that Gervais could have done with the character. The bravest being leaving him where he was.” - The Guardian

What’s it rated?

Lights Out

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures/YouTube

What we know

A horror story about a woman who is terrorised by the dark – but it’s also about mental illness.

What the critics say

  • “The film is blatantly, unmistakably about mental illness, and that makes it hard to ignore or forgive what it ends up saying (hopefully by accident) on the subject.” - AV Club
  • “This is the sort of low-wattage horror movie at which everyone in the audience talks, texts, makes calls, occasionally hollers at the screen, and in general behaves as if they’re watching an unusually uneventful high-school basketball game.” - Vulture

What’s it rated?


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Source: Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing/YouTube

What we know

Irish actor-writer Mark O’Halloran pens this story about a young Cuban man who dreams of becoming a drag queen. Directed by Paddy Breathnach, behind I Went Down.

What the critics say

  • “The story is slightly melodramatic, but director Paddy Breathnach finds ways to make it surprisingly moving at times, in the same way that he makes the Havana slums look paradoxically beautiful.” - Washington Post
  • “Like its eponymous stage performer, however, Viva appealingly makes up for a coy approach with gutsy, grabby follow-through on the high notes.” – Variety

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

None of them (2611)
David Brent Life on the Road (1573)
Viva (503)
Lights Out (318)

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