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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.
Apr 20th 2017, 8:30 PM 18,687 11

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.

Handsome Devil

Source: EclipsePicturesIE/YouTube

What we know

Irish director John Butler (The Stag) is back with a comedy/drama about two young men from very different lives who bond at a boarding school.

What the critics say

  • “Winning performances from Fionn O’Shea and Nicholas Galitzine as odd-couple pals, plus nuanced work from a terrific Andrew Scott as a man who practices what he preaches by stepping out from the shadows, make this a feel-good “It Gets Better” tale that should speak to young audiences — LGBT teens in particular.” - Hollywood Reporter
  • “Cramming more into 95 minutes than a teenager the night before the mocks, Handsome Devil is perfectly cast, equal parts wayward wit and hard-learned wisdom and reminds us that no matter how many years have passed, every day really is a school day.” - RTÉ

What’s it rated?

Rules Don’t Apply

Source: Zero Media/YouTube

What we know

Warren Beatty plays the eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes while Lily Collins plays a young ingénue of his who’s out to make it in Tinseltown. She soon attracts the attention of her chauffeur, Frank (Alden Ehrenreich), though he already has a girlfriend… which is doubly unwelcome as Hughes has decreed his staff and talent can’t have relationships.

What the critics say

  • “Once Hughes does appear, he proves far more interesting than the paint-by-numbers boy-meets-girl plot — already stale when Woody Allen tried it earlier this year with Café Society, and far more charming (and, weirdly, true to the time period) in La La Land.”- Variety
  • “But Beatty’s a little out of shape as a director, and the movie is choppy, meandering, and weird in a way that isn’t particularly illuminating. Scratch that — it’s illuminating in the glimpses it offers into Beatty’s own peculiar psyche. That’s not a negligible feat.” – Vulture 

What’s it rated?


Source: Warner Bros. Pictures/YouTube

What we know

Katherine Heigl stars as a woman (Tessa) whose estranged husband falls for Rosario Dawson (Julia). Which is bad for poor Julia, as Tessa is out to make her life hell.

What the critics say

  • “Directed by Denise Di Novi, “Unforgettable,” with its disappointingly bland title, is a glossy B-movie and knows it — it works best when embracing its high-class trashiness.” – The Telegraph
  • “But is “Unforgettable” camp? Yes and no. It walks — or tries to — a fine line between trash and unexpectedly deep compassion.” – Metro

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

None of them (2223)
Handsome Devil (1060)
Unforgettable (198)
Rules Don't Apply (88)

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