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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 out 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.

Dancer

Source: Movieclips Film Festivals & Indie Films/YouTube

What we know

This documentary brings us the story of bad boy ballet dancer Sergei Polunin. He’d pretty much ‘made it’ by 22 – and just when he was reassessing his career decisions, a viral video catapulted him into further fame.

What the critics say

  • “It’s a film that asks questions about the burden of talent and how the ballet world, which fosters extreme stoicism, needs to respond to young dancers’ psychological needs.” - The Stage
  • “While the film reveals unmistakable traces of remorse in Polunin’s more recent interactions with his mother, who sacrificed everything for him, it ends on a note of uplift.” – RogerEbert.com

What’s it rated?

Elle

Source: FilmIsNow Movie Trailers International/YouTube

What we know

Isabelle Hubbert plays a woman who gets violently attacked and raped in her home – and sets about trying to track down the assailant.

What the critics say

  • “In carving a hazardous path through hackneyed genre territory, Elle never flags, barely stumbles. Verhoeven, I fear, is pointing his film straight to Hell. He brazenly dares us to stick with him for the ride.”- The Guardian
  • “You’ve never seen a rape-revenge fantasy quite like “Elle,” not least because the rape, revenge and fantasy components of that subgenre have never been quite so fascinatingly disarranged.” – Variety

What’s it rated?

Kong: Skull Island

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Source: Warner Bros. Pictures/YouTube

What we know

The latest in the Kong franchise sees Kong wreak havoc after a group journey to an uncharted island in the Pacific… which happens to be his home. Oops.

What the critics say

  • “It’s a King Kong movie—a state-of-the-art monster mash, complete with giant bugs and prehistoric menaces and dwindling human numbers.” – AV Club
  • “It’s a film filled to its oversized gills with monsters. It’s silly, ridiculous and kind of terrible — just like “Scorpionsquid vs. Lizardblizzard” or whatever they’re making these days — but it’s also the best terrible movie you’ll see this year.” – Cnet.com

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

None of them (1678)
Kong: Skull Island (1644)
Elle (715)
Dancer (421)




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