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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.

Which one would you go see first?

Blade Runner 2049

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures/YouTube

What we know

It’s here: the sequel to the classic film Blade Runner. Harrison Ford is back, the year is 2049, and we even get some Ryan Gosling for good measure.

What the critics say

  • “There are moments in Blade Runner 2049 when sight and sound converge mightily, and the film feels as bracing and urgent as any of the best big-ticket cinema spectacles—a gripping reminder of why we go see things in movie theaters.” – Vanity Fair
  • “Its mind-boggling, cortex-wobbling, craniofacial-splintering images are there to trigger awe or even a kind of ecstatic despair at the idea of a post-human future, and what it means to imagine the wreck of our current form of homo sapiens.” – The Guardian

What’s it rated?

The Glass Castle

Source: Movie Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Based on the memoir by Jeanette Walls, who grew up with parents who were into ‘free range’ parenting and living a nomadic life.

What the critics say

  • “While Jeannette’s attempt to deal with the men in her life provides “The Glass Castle” with a bit of drama (and some comic scenes as well), it’s frustrating to see the resourceful Ms. Larson pinioned between two showy male performers.” – NY Times
  • “The Glass Castle is at odds with itself. Maybe that contradiction is by design. Maybe it’s inevitable, given the emotionally complicated terrain it treads. But the result is a film that never quite clicks tonally and doesn’t do justice to its harrowing central story.” –

What’s it rated?

Return to Montauk

Source: Filmcoopi Zürich/YouTube

What we know

Stellan Skarsgard and Nina Hoss play former lovers who reunite after one of them writes a novel about their affair. Our own Colm Toibín co-wrote the screenplay with Volker Schlondorff.

What the critics say

  • “The film feels like a literary work in the dullest, most lifelessly pagebound sense, with characters spewing great chunks of chiseled prose even when they’re supposed to be channeling spontaneous memories.” – Hollywood Reporter
  • “Nothing really rings true in Return to Montauk until the pain breaks through and the tears start to flow. Perhaps that’s the point.” – The Guardian

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

Blade Runner 2049 (3050)
None of them (994)
The Glass Castle (153)
Return to Montauk (85)

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