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Cinema

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 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.

England is Mine

Entertainment One UK / YouTube

What we know

It’s the movie about Morrissey that you were waiting for – but it stops just before The Smiths take off. Stars Jack Lowden (Dunkirk) as Stephen Patrick himself.

What the critics say

  • “This film above all else delivers an understanding of the magnetism of musicians and artists. If there are any issues with the film it’s that at times it plays out like a day time soap and the dialogue from some of the characters comes across as ridiculously dramatic.” – Scannáin
  • “Gill does an excellent job of recreating what must have been a grim, albeit highly important, period in Morrissey’s life. The film is on the dour side.” – The Independent

What’s it rated?

Maudie

Movieclips Trailers / YouTube

What we know

The true story of folk artist Maud Dawley, and her life in early 20th century Nova Scotia. Born with crippling arthritis, she faced numerous challenges in her life. This film explores her marriage to Everett Lewis and is directed by Ireland’s Aisling Walsh. (Read our profile here)

What the critics say

  • “Hawkins also creates a gentle, loving soul, determined to find beauty and goodness in a world that hasn’t treated her kindly.” – Seattle Times
  • “Other actors may try to make Lewis a quirky oddball figure, but Hawkins plays her so low-key that the mechanics fade away and Hawkins seamlessly becomes her subject.” – Detroit News

What’s it rated?

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Movieclips Trailers / YouTube

What we know

Luc Besson’s latest, which is getting a bit of a pasting from critics, it stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevigne in a sci-fi romp that looks a bit over the top.

What the critics say

  • “French director Luc Besson’s adaptation of the French comic series Valérian and Laureline is as eye-popping and jaw-dropping as his previous films The Fifth Element and Lucy but the shoddy script sends the space opera into a black hole.” – RTÉ
  • “The storytelling is so muddled, though, that you half suspect Besson was making the film with the same giant jellyfish on his head that we briefly see threatening to scramble the memory of the heroine, Laureline (Cara Delevingne).” – Independent

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

None of them (2619)
Maudie (431)
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (413)
England is Mine (312)

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