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Cinema

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.

My Cousin Rachel

FoxSearchlight / YouTube

What we know

A film remake of Daphne de Maurier’s book, with all the Gothic romance your heart could need.

What the critics say

  • “Sam Claflin gallops along cliffs in his becoming tight breeches brooding like he’s auditioning for Poldark. Rachel Weisz wafts fragrantly in veils and beautifully fitted widow’s weeds.” – Empire
  • “It might not be a visual buffet on the order of Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak, but sometimes a more modest meal will do.” – AV Club

What’s it rated?

The Mummy

KinoCheck International / YouTube

What we know

The latest in the Mummy franchise sees Tom Cruise tackling the scary undead monster. Problem is, it looks like about 14 films in one.

What the critics say

  • “It brings in the usual element of sub-Spielberg gung-ho capers, but essentially sees The Mummy as a superhero origin movie; or possibly supervillain; or Batmanishly both.” - The Guardian
  • The Mummy ultimately makes Cruise’s commitment to gain through pain look like wasted effort. Get him back in a blockbuster worth the on-set accident insurance.” - AV Club

What’s it rated?

The Shack

Lionsgate Movies / YouTube

What we know

A man brings his family to the outback, where something terrible happens to his daughter. Then God shows up to help him deal with his grief.

What the critics say

  • “The Shack looks like it’s going to be a queasy piece of Christian disaster porn. It is, sort of, but it’s really a Hallmark-card therapy session, a kind of woodland weekend-retreat self-actualization seminar hosted by the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.” – Variety  
  • “People of faith already know that there are no cut-and-dried answers to the kinds of questions Mack is asking. The intended audience here, though, will at least come away with plenty of fodder for postviewing discussion groups.” – New York Times

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

None of them (2483)
The Mummy (1169)
 My Cousin Rachel (630)
The Shack (149)

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