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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.

Miles Ahead

Source: SonyPicturesClassics/YouTube

What we know

Don Cheadle stars (and directs) as the legendary Miles Davis, with this film focusing on his life during the 1970s when he retired for five years.

What the critics say

  • “…though Cheadle’s fully inhabited characterization nails the subject’s nicotine-scratched rasp and his eccentric irritability and paranoia with discerning understatement. More important, he conveys the idea of a man who was always composing and arranging in his head, haunted as much by past successes as personal failings.” - Hollywood Reporter
  • “You can feel Cheadle’s desire to do Davis proud by not doing anything boilerplate. It’s a near miss, but you can’t help applauding the passion behind it.” - Rolling Stone

What’s it rated?

Jane Got A Gun

Source: Latest Movie Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Natalie Portman stars in this Western about a gun-slinging woman named Jane who has to defend her home (with the help of her ex-lover) against outlaws.

What the critics say

  • “Alas, short of a few marvellous shots of Natalie Portman in a long duster and black Boss of the Plains, Jane Got A Gun is a remarkable exercise in tedium…” - The Guardian
  • “With the film threatening to plod into a tepid final act, Jane Got A Gun is suddenly rejuvenated by a powerful revelation that then propels it into a rousing finale.”- Cinema Blend

What’s it rated?

Friend Request

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Another horror movie about the social media world. This time, a girl’s death doesn’t prevent her from causing havoc for people she didn’t like at college.

What the critics say

  • A movie that yields line like “unfriend this dead bitch” has a certain camp appeal but this is an unpleasant and manipulative affair that makes increasingly grim viewing.” - The Independent
  • “The plot itself is formulaic, with several clichéd scenes of a person alone, hearing a strange noise, lights going out, and inexplicably walking toward the noise while the viewer thinks “run the other way” – tongue-in-cheek, perhaps.” – The Upcoming

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

Miles Ahead (1120)
Jane Got A Gun (560)
Friend Request (368)



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