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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.


Source: Zero Media/YouTube

What we know

Based on a true story, this is about New Jersey detective Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore), who is diagnosed with terminal cancer. She wants to give her pension to her partner, Stacie Andree (Ellen Page), but has to launch a legal battle over it.

What the critics say

  • “In better hands this might have made a heart-rending, personal story, but Freeheld is as generic as the bullet points in a gay rights brochure” - New York Times
  • “…it’s a drama often dignified by its workmanlike approach, one that feels relatively judicious with its uplift.” - AV Club

What’s it rated?

How To Be Single

Source: Warner Bros. UK/YouTube

What we know

This comedy stars Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann and Alison Brie as single ladies trying to navigate life in New York City.

What the critics say

  • Though facing little in the way of female-centric theatrical competition, its thin plotting and general dearth of laughs will likely inspire only unflattering comparisons to the escapades of Carrie Bradshaw and company.” - Variety
  • How to Be Single offers a fittingly modern perspective on relationships and life goals – one that is explored through a narrative which leans heavily on rom-com conventions and tropes, yet at the same time better grounds its plot elements emotionally – and even subverts the outdated trends of the genre, more often than not” – ScreenRant

What’s it rated?

The Finest Hours

Source: FilmSelect/YouTube

What we know

Based on a real-life incident that happened in 1952, a Coast Guard sailor is in charge of a rescue boat when an oil tanker gets split in half during a dangerous storm.

What the critics say

  • On the waves, The Finest Hours finally finds its sea legs and delivers an old-school adventure based on a heroic deliverance that deserves its day in the sun.” - Rolling Stone
  • “As Pine’s Webber navigates that seemingly helpless little boat, squinting into the driving snow and more than once nearly falling victim to the ocean’s mighty maw, he’s the movie’s finest special effect—not because he’s mindlessly brave, but because he lets us see how scared he is” - Time

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

The Finest Hours (1547)
How To Be Single (1089)
Freeheld (200)

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