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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.

Miss Sloane

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

The luminous Jessica Chastain plays a Washington DC lobbyist who turns down an offer of work from the gun lobby, and instead joins a boutique firm lobbying for the other side of the argument. But which side is she really on?

What the critics say

  • “The movie revolves around the maxim that the lobbyist “can’t only believe in their ability to win,” yet Sloane appears driven by the prospect of victory more than by her convictions, exploiting Esme (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), her most devoted employee, to score points.” – Washington Post
  • “In Mr Perera’s long-winded screenplay, the characters tend to give little speeches instead of conversing normally. Some of the wordplay may be clever, but the attempts at witty repartee aren’t sharp enough to be remotely amusing.” – New York Times

What’s it rated?

Alien: Covenant

Source: 20th Century Fox/YouTube

What we know

Ridley Scott directs the latest in the Alien franchise, which stars our own Michael Fassbender among the cast. A spaceship of couples sets off to colonise a new planet. But guess what they find on the way?

What the critics say

  • “… it feels like a companion-piece with Prometheus, still talky and heavy-handed, but edges closer to the original in terms of gore, imagery and excitement.” – Empire
  • “The franchise has gone through a number of permutations since, but “Alien: Covenant” is, if nothing else, a return to form for both Scott and the series: a hard-R horror movie, featuring ferocious, acid-dripping space crustaceans, a tough female lead and a bunch of dead-meat crew members.” – Variety

What’s it rated?


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Source: New Trailer Buzz/YouTube

What we know

Actor Johnny Harris (This Is England) has written a film inspired by his experiences as a teenage boxing champion. It’s raw and it’s authentic, so not for the fainthearted.

What the critics say

  • “There is the smell of real sweat in this film and the blood and tears seem very real, too.” – The Guardian
  • “…keenly focused on the details of these men’s lives, tiny moments saying much about them.” – Empire

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

Alien: Covenant (1897)
None of them (1448)
Jawbone (420)
Miss Sloane (412)

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