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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

THE WEEKEND IS coming up, and that means new movies for you to see.

But which is a must-watch, and are there any you should avoid?

We take a look.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

Source: The Hunger Games/YouTube

What we know

The Hunger Games are back, and in its final instalment Katniss and her fellow rebels storm the Capitol in the hopes of assassinating President Snow.

What the critics say

  • “Part 2 is all shaky, dimly lit close-ups pockmarked with sparse instances of true widescreen grandeur — moments that tease the audience with the epic scope and sweeping flair that are otherwise so sorely absent from these wannabe-rousing proceedings.” - The Playlist/Indiewire 
  • “For all intents and purposes, Mockingjay is a war movie, albeit one starring an iconic, athletic Joan of Arc-like heroine (once again played by Jennifer Lawrence) and featuring battle scenes that feel suspiciously like extensions of previous Hunger Games” - Variety

What’s it rated?

Love 3D

(Viewer advisory: This trailer is rated 18+ and shows sexual acts)

Source: VICE/YouTube

What we know

Gasper Noe (Irreversible) directs this story of a relationship gone wrong. The boyfriend recalls the heady days and nights of his time with his girlfriend, who has gone missing. Sexually explicit (and in 3D)

What the critics say

  • “There is nothing experimental or wayward or playful in the way the sex in this film is shot: the point is just to deliver the actual business of penetration: over and over again, usually in subdued woozy light.” - The Guardian
  • “For the most part, the sex takes place in ordinary Parisian bedrooms – and, thanks to the medicated, shallow-focus 3D photography by Benoît Debie, it feels radically intimate, almost as if you’re peeping into a shoebox with the lovers inside.”- The Telegraph 

What’s it rated?

The Perfect Guy

Source: Sony Pictures Entertainment/YouTube

What we know

A young woman called Leah breaks up with her boyfriend and then finds herself being courted by the ‘perfect’ man… only it turns out he is capable of very disturbed behaviour.

What the critics say

  • Tyger Williams screenplay is strictly formulaic, with only the occasional bizarre moment–such as when Carter, after having broken into Leah’s house, uses her toothbrush in fetish-like fashion — hinting at the stylishly baroque thriller the film might have been.” - Hollywood Reporter
  • “It’s all very tasteful—too much so, perhaps—which makes the few crazy moments stand out as unintentionally funny rather than cohesive parts of a whole. You keep hoping that an insane Tyler Perry movie will burst free from these understated trappings, but no such luck.” - RogerEbert.com

What’s it rated?

RottenTomatoes: 3.9/10
IMDB: 5/10

Which one will you go see first?


Poll Results:

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt 2 (2462)
Love 3D (287)
The Perfect Guy (243)



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