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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.


Source: StudiocanalUK/YouTube

What we know

Julian Barratt (Mighty Boosh fans take note) plays a former detective actor who’s struggling to keep his career going. Then a serial killer decides that a former character of his, Mindhorn, can help him stop killing, there’s a bizarre new role in store for him.

What the critics say

  • “…there are such great gags, and it is acted with such fanatical gusto by Barratt that it’s impossible not to root for this unlikeliest of heroes.” – The Guardian
  • “Theater director Sean Foley’s debut feature is a starry comic romp about a washed-up actor trying to relive his glory days.” – Hollywood Reporter

What’s it rated?


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What we know

Jamie Foxx plays a man whose teenage son is kidnapped by drug dealers. So he goes to get him back.

What the critics say

  • “Sleepless, directed by Baran bo Odar, sets a low bar for itself, and then trips over it. What audiences want — what we deserve — from a movie like this isn’t greatness, but competence.” – The New York Times
  • “This story of a Las Vegas police officer trying to recover his kidnapped son from bad guys is frustratingly not-terrible. The action sequences, the characterizations, the performances, all could have come together to form a dandy example of what used to be a called a B-movie-  a genre film that doesn’t have much money to play with but compensates with ingenuity and style.” –

What’s it rated?

The Journey

Source: IFC Films/YouTube

What we know

Martin McGuinness and Ian Paisley were sworn enemies – so how did they reach consensus during the Peace Process? This movie explores their unusual relationship.

What the critics say

  • “This film feels the need to be fair, to be balanced. That is understandable. But it is tiptoeing on eggshells of its own making.” – The Guardian
  • “The Journey is like the political version of couple’s therapy, only without the therapist. We know that neither Paisley nor McGuinness can — or will — compromise what they think; they will not change. ” – Variety


What’s it rated?

  • RottenTomatoes:
  • IMDB: 6.9/10

Which one would you go see first?

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