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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 25th 2016, 8:30 PM 21,856 13

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 Moms

Source: STX Entertainment/YouTube

What we know

Moms go wild in a comedy about frustrated mothers. From the writers of The Hangover.

What the critics say

  • “But unlike Office Space, which went to some dark and unexpected places, Bad Moms thinks it’s a tiny bit cooler than it is. It doesn’t take long for the fire in Amy’s belly to fizzle out and conform to a typical sitcom scenario.” – The Guardian
  • “It’s a comedy about, and for, the current generation of overstressed, overworked, overly perfectionistic — and, as often as not, under-appreciated — mothers. But will they have the time and inclination to get away and see it?” – Variety

What’s it rated?

War Dogs

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures/YouTube

What we know

Based on the true story of small-time arms dealers Efraim Diveroli and David Packouz, who conned their way into a $298 million contract from the Pentagon.

What the critics say

  • War Dogs was always going to be an unapologetically bro-y testosterone fest on some level, but it could’ve offered incisive commentary, too.” – The Atlantic
  • “It’s a true story, sort of. As War Dogs tells it, it’s a story of trust and greed, less colorful and incriminating than what really happened. It comes down to two devil’s bargains. ” – AV Club

What’s it rated?

Strange Occurrences in a Small Irish Village

Source: Underground Films/YouTube

What we know

Irish film, directed by One Million Dubliners’ Aoife Kelleher, which looks at Knock and the impact the apparition of Our Lady had on it.

What the critics say

  • “But Kelleher is not here to discredit, to debunk, to poke fun. The tone of the interviews in the tacky shops (most owned by siblings) that line the main street are strictly observational, letting the viewer make up their own mind…” –
  • “It’s this unobtrusive distance that keeps the documentary engaging throughout. The audience needs to engage with the material and interrogate it themselves.” – Dublin Inquirer

What’s it rated?

  • Rotten Tomatoes: None yet
  • IMDB: None yet

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

War Dogs (1593)
None of them (1335)
Strange Occurrences in a Small Irish Village (768)
Bad Moms (735)

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