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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 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.

Which one would you go see first?

Ocean’s 8

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures/YouTube

What we know

The latest in the Ocean’s franchise sees it starting all women in the main roles. But is it as good craic as the first Ocean’s film, or does it fail to live up to the hype?

What the critics say

  • “Make no mistake: Ocean’s 8 isn’t particularly ambitious, in either that goal or its execution. The writing has a few holes, and Gary Ross’s direction never raises above the level of “workmanlike” — and doesn’t come close to Steven Soderbergh’s stylish work on 2001’s Ocean Eleven.” – Vox
  • “Here, the peril levels are perhaps equivalent to crossing a quiet suburban street at 4am in the morning. It’s less like a heist, more like a group of well-dressed people carrying out their daily, thrill-neutral affairs.” - Little White Lies

What’s it rated?

The Happy Prince

Source: LionsgateFilmsUK/YouTube

What we know

Rupert Everett wrote and directed this film about the last years of Oscar Wilde’s life, where he reflects back on the highs and low points. Check out our interview with Rupert Everett here.

What the critics say

  • The Happy Prince proves that a film can be both bleak and warm-spirited, as befits its mighty subject.” – Vulture
  • “ Everett is phenomenal, of course, finding about seven different ways to play drunk, leaping his Wilde over the foppish-caricature tripwires and finding the generous, kind, narcissistic and self-dramatising man behind the elaborate public persona Wilde himself created.” – Empire

What’s it rated?

Kissing Candice

Source: Scannain/YouTube

What we know

Irish director Aoife McArdle’s first feature film is about a young girl living in a border town, who falls in love with a guy she meets in a dream.

What the critics say

  • “Candice spends her time on the verge of an out-of-body experience, and so does the film. Her loneliness, her anxiety, her romanticism and her medical condition mean that she is forever semi-fantasising the worst, and the best.” – The Guardian
  • “McArdle was largely raised in Omagh – a town that suffered more than anywhere else – and, too obtuse to qualify as a character study, Kissing Candice is stuffed full of allusions to the traumas that plagued Northern Ireland towards the end of the last century.” – The Irish Times

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

None of them (2235)
Ocean's 8 (908)
The Happy Prince (397)
Kissing Candice (224)

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