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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 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.

Girls Trip

Source: Universal Pictures/YouTube

What we know

Four long-time gal friends go on a wild weekend to New Orleans, in a comedy smash that’s setting critics’ hearts a flutter (in an R-rated way).

What the critics say

  • “The fun of being around these women is not in seeing them humiliated by horrible comedic circumstances, but in seeing them dive into each adventure with awkward exuberance.” – Vulture
  • “Girls Trip adds complexity to the picture by bringing in class, even as it dispatches with whiteness, showing it the door so that these women can find themselves while rediscovering the power and pleasures of sisterhood.” – New  York Times

What’s it rated?

The Farthest

Source: TheFarthest Film/YouTube

What we know

Irish director Emer Reynolds looks at the story of Voyager, Nasa’s first intersellar spacecraft, and its progress over the last four decades.

What the critics say

  • “There’s a collegial “yay science!” humor to the interviews that make up most of The Farthest, which features two dozen members of the original Voyager team eagerly telling the story of the first spacecraft to leave the Solar System, starting with how they got the funding four decades ago, and moving forward in time to the present.” – The Verge
  • “It’s the right film at the right time, a cathartic moment in which audiences will shed tears for a little machine made of silicon and aluminium, wrapped in tin foil and running on less computing power than our smartphones, yet which will outlive us all – perhaps by billions of years.” – Screen Daily

What’s it rated?

The Big Sick

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Based on the true-life story of how the couple who wrote this film (Kumail Nanjiani, who also stars, and Emily V Gordon) met, this is about a guy and gal from very different backgrounds who meet, fall in love… and then have to deal with serious illness. And it’s a comedy.

What the critics say

  • “It’s neither a “struggling comic” film nor a straightforward romance, but somehow ends up being a terrific example of both, mixing in a healthy soupçon of culture clash and navigating its relationships with grace.” – The Atlantic
  • The Big Sick succeeds as both a self-reflective work of art for Nanjiani (as well as the real Emily Gordon) and a terrific romantic comedy – demonstrating that the genre is capable of adapting to the changes in the moviemaking climate since its heyday back in the 1990s and 2000s especially (when many of the films that directly influenced Nanjiani and Gordon were released).” – Screen Rant

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

None of them (1487)
The Big Sick (1134)
The Farthest (662)
Girls Trip (535)

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