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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.

Free Fire

Source: FRESH/YouTube

What we know

A plethora of big names – Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer – star in a film written by Ben Wheatley and Amy Jump, and executive produced by Martin Scorsese. A group of Irish lads go to buy some arms but things go badly awry, resulting in a mega shootout.

What the critics say

  • “Wheatley says he was inspired by an FBI report of a case in Miami and, although he’s not on oath with that, and as stylised as Free Fire certainly is as fiction, it has in its satirical way something to say about plot and violent crime in both the real and unreal worlds.” – The Guardian
  • “A virtuoso feat of indiscriminate gunplay from director Ben Wheatley — who is, without a doubt, the most exciting thing to hit British genre cinema since Guy Ritchie, minus the latter’s eagerness to sell out — this almost cartoonishly over-the-top action movie crosses the irreverent cheekiness of Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs” with the ruthless spirit of 1970s B-movies…”- Variety

What’s it rated?

Ghost in the Shell

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

The very non-Japanese Scarlett Johansson stars in this film adaptation of Japanese anime. She plays a cyborg policewoman who wants to bring down a dangerous computer hacker.

What the critics say

  • “As a live-action adaptation of a cherished anime masterpiece, Ghost in the Shell is a technically solid, though lesser, homage to the film and the sundry TV series that inspired it.” – The Verge
  • “The male gazeyness and lackluster action scenes don’t even touch on Ghost in the Shell’s core problem, which is that it’s an empty husk of a movie that by all indications was designed by studio executives with no interest in film as a creative pursuit.” – Polygon

What’s it rated?

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The Boss Baby

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

It’s about a baby who’s a boss (and voiced by Alec Baldwin). From the team behind Shrek.

What the critics say

  • “…it offers a frenetic, intermittently visually arresting, mostly unfunny re-spin of the Toy Story dynamic: chiefly a self-absorbed character has his nose put out of joint by a braggart but has to form an unlikely alliance to save the day.” – Empire
  • “As a character, Boss Baby is like an executive knockoff of Stewie, and though his lines aren’t as witty or adult scandalous, as long as you’re chuckling at his autocratic bravura, the movie is amusing enough.” – Variety

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

None of them (1563)
Free Fire (1091)
Ghost in the Shell (549)
The Boss Baby (510)




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