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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.

PLANNING ON HEADING out to the cinema this weekend?

There are a few new movies out, but which is a must-watch, and are there any you should avoid?

We take a look.


Source: New Trailer Buzz/YouTube

What we know

Starring Tom Holland (the new Spider-Man), this is about a group of monks sent to bring a relic to Rome… but then they stumble on some Norman invaders. It doesn’t end well.

What the critics say

  • “Hokum, but decent hokum – or put another way, a decent slice of historical escapism.” – RTÉ
  • “There is certainly more than a nod to the epic movie genre in Pilgrimage. However its overall violence and the paucity of the dialogue prevents it reaching that firmament.” - No More Workhorse

What’s it rated?

War for the Planet of the Apes

Source: 20th Century Fox/YouTube

What we know

The latest in the franchise sees a deadly fight take place between man and ape.

What the critics say

  • “You probably weren’t expecting such a successful marriage of cinematic sensibilities with the demands of summer blockbuster audiences. But that’s War for the Planet of the Apes, a superlative cap on a genre trilogy with qualities far above its station. It’s no monkey business.” -
  • “In fact, War for the Planet of the Apes – No. 9 in the simian cinema canon – is the best of the Apes films since the 1968 original with Charlton Heston memorably hating on the “damn, dirty apes” who dared to lay a hand on him.” – Rolling Stones

What’s it rated?

The Beguiled

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Sofia Coppola directs this remake of a 1971 film about an injured young soldier who is taken in by a school for young women. But soon, he ends up turning all the girls against each other – and on him.

What the critics say

  • “Coppola, in attempting to elevate the material, doesn’t seem to realize that “The Beguiled” is, and always was, a pulp psychodrama. Now it’s pulp with the juice squeezed out of it.” - Variety
  • “Is McBurney a prisoner or a guest? Is he a threat to his hosts or is it the other way around? Who is beguiling whom? Ms. Coppola approaches these matters with her signature mix of intensity and detachment. ” – New York Times

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2567)
Pilgrimage (1031)
None of them (773)
The Beguiled (438)

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