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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.

Loving

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

The true story of Mildred and Richard Loving, whose interracial marriage and subsequent court case was a milestone in the USA’s civil rights fight.

What the critics say

  • “Life’s regular hum — the effort and joy of making homes, having children and nourishing love — tends to be drowned out by speeches and dramas in which characters rob banks to get out of debt instead of struggling or despairing. It’s why the insistent, quotidian quiet of “Loving” can feel so startling.” – NY Times
  • “Single words can’t describe what she is, partly because of Ms. Negga’s exquisite portrayal—sometimes dreamy or rueful, sometimes lightning-quick to grasp situations that Richard approaches warily—and thanks to Mr. Nichols’s masterly script and direction, which explore the complexities of her personality, as well as his.” – The Wall Street Journal

What’s it rated?

Rings

Source: Paramount Pictures International/YouTube

What we know

The latest in the American franchise based on the Japanese horror movie Ringu, but this time it’s a college professor who’s responsible for showing students the chilling footage for an experiment. Uh oh.

What the critics say

  • “The movie, which will be lucky to eke out a weekend’s worth of business, isn’t scary, it isn’t awesome, and it doesn’t nudge you to think of technology in a new way. But it does make you wish that you could rewind those two hours, or maybe just erase them.” – Variety
  • ““I saw Evelyn on the drive in,” the female lead says, pointing to an old photograph. “No, she went missing 30 years ago,” somebody replies. Did a professional writer actually type these words onto a screen?” – The Irish Times

What’s it rated?

Toni Erdmann

Source: SonyPicturesClassics/YouTube

What we know

A German film about a dad who tires of his daughter’s high-flying carrer and its impact on her life, so decides to turn himself into a life coach called Toni Erdmann.

What the critics say

  • “The film is very funny – but asks its audience to wonder if being funny, if wanting to make people laugh, and particularly if using comedy for family-bonding, really is the sign of being relaxed and life-affirming in the way people who are talented at comedy often assume.” - The Guardian
  • “[It] is its own kind of rebellion, a thrilling act of defiance against the toxicity of doing what is expected, on film, at work and out in the world.”- New York Times

What’s it rated?

 Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

Loving (1009)
Toni Erdmann (337)
Rings (135)



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