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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.

THE WEEKEND IS coming up, and that means new movies for you to see.

But which is a must-watch, and are there any you should avoid?

We take a look.

No Escape

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

An American family move to south east Asia for a fresh start  but find themselves in the middle of a major conflict. The trailer practically tells us the whole story though :-/

What the critics say

  • “Even if you can work your way around the potentially distasteful notion of examining the problems of the Third World through the eyes of accidentally inconvenienced First Worlders, you still have to deal with the fact that the film is so uncommitted to its ostensible cause that it… neglects to identify the country in which it is set” -
  • “No Escape harks back to a time when Asians were commonly depicted as the evil ‘yellow peril’” – South China Morning Post

What’s it rated?

Ricki and the Flash

Source: Movie Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Meryl Streep plays rocker Ricki, who left her family for stardom but now has to return to help her daughter (played by real-life daughter Mamie Gummer) during a personal crisis.

What the critics say

  • “Streep gives a fascinating, mannered, sad performance, playing a woman who could have been a big star, or could have been an unassuming family woman, but wound up neither.” - Vanity Fair
  • “It may not win her any Oscar nominations, but Meryl Streep’s turn as a rock’n'roll mother in this family drama is enjoyable enough” – Telegraph

What’s it rated?

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Source: MTV International/YouTube

What we know

Two teen boys befriend a classmate who has been diagnosed with leukaemia, forcing one of them to step out of his comfort zone.

What the critics say

  • “…this rousing adaptation of Jesse Andrews’ novel is destined not only to connect with young audiences in a big way, but also to endure as a touchstone for its generation.”- Variety 
  • “In Greg, as well as Earl, Rachel and the rest, Andrews has crafted characters you actually believe in. Characters who aren’t perfect, but are unique and therefore unpredictable, giving the movie a really great momentum.” - Slash Film 

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

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Poll Results:

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (1633)
Ricki and the Flash (730)
No Escape (634)

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