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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


Source: Paramount Pictures/YouTube

What we know

Amy Adams stars as a linguist who is called to help when alien lifeforms arrive on earth in very impressive-looking spaceships.

What the critics say

  • “…director Denis Villeneuve holds nothing back in presenting this earnest, impassioned tribute to the human condition and viewers who approach his work in the same good faith will not be disappointed.” - Consequence of Sound
  • “What lingers from this alien encounter is neither the wizardry nor the climax but the zephyr of emotional intensity that blows through the film.” - The New Yorker

What’s it rated?

American Pastoral

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Based on the Philip Roth novel, this stars Ewan McGregor, and Jennifer Connelly as the parents of a girl (Dakota Fanning) who commits a terrorist act.

What the critics say

  • “This shallow but watchable gloss on a book that conjures a searing image of the disintegrating American dream in the 1960s, especially as it pertains to Jewish identity and aspiration, amounts to not much more than a dutiful checklist of scenes from the novel. - New York Times
  • “ Groping for grand tragedy and finding only actorly melodrama, shooting for political contrarianism but landing instead on reactionary conventionalism, “American Pastoral” is as flat and strangled as its source is furious and expansive.” - Variety

What’s it rated?

Moscow Never Sleeps

Source: MonteCristo International Entertainment/YouTube

What we know

An Irish-Russian co-production about the different lives of six people which converge on one day in Moscow.

What the critics say

  • Moscow Never Sleeps works better in the vignettes that have more straight ahead mild thriller-esque aspects.” - Film Ireland

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

Arrival (1862)
None of them (583)
Moscow Never Sleeps (95)
American Pastoral (74)

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