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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.

Irrational Man

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

A Woody Allen film in which Joaquin Phoenix plays a professor in a small college who gets involved with a student. Also stars the wonderful Emma Stone.

What the critics say

  • “It’s hard to get excited about any of this. It’s such old ground for Allen that it’s like being in a cinematic echo chamber. Everything reminds you of something he’s done in the past, usually more successfully.” - Sydney Morning Herald
  • “There are one or two nice moments, and some clunkingly improbable and lazily written plot twists, for which the narrative path has been notionally cleared with stitchback references early in the script.” - The Guardian

What’s it rated?

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Source: 20th Century Fox/YouTube

What we know

It’s the second part of the Maze Runner series, where Thomas the Gladers search for clues about the mysterious ‘WCKD’ organisation. Stars Ireland’s own Aiden Gillen.

What the critics say

  • “Sadly, the core young characters of The Scorch Trials are essentially the Goonies grown teenaged and lethargic. And not in a good way. While the basic idea of cool youngsters taking down a nasty adult-made dystopia should be enjoyable and energetic, here it isn’t.” - Den of Geek
  • “The picture is a triumph of production design, and its heart is still in its horror elements, but it sets out to tell a story we’ve seen countless times over the last decade and does little to deviate from the formula.” - Forbes

What’s it rated?

Pasolini

Source: Moviepilot Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Starring Willem Dafoe, this is a look at the last day in Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini’s life back in 1975.

What the critics say

  • “As far as Ferrara is concerned, however, “Pasolini” is neither a murder mystery nor a thriller, but an avant-garde homage to a literary genius who recognized cinema’s potential to take his work beyond the boundaries of language” - Variety
  • “We have no doubt that Pasolini lived an expansive life, both in the world and in his mind (and Dafoe’s performance communicates that vigor), but the attempt to locate in that fact some solace for the tawdry violence of his death feels untruthful.” - The Playlist 

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

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Poll Results:

 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (911)
Irrational Man (608)
Pasolini (406)



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