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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.
Aug 4th 2016, 8:30 PM 18,165 38

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.

Suicide Squad

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures/YouTube

What we know

Warner Bros’ attempt to follow Marvel with this film about the creation of a taskforce of the ‘worst of the worst’. Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Cara Delevingne, Joel Kinnaman and a whole heap of other big names.

What the critics say

  • “Despite its nonsensical story and not-nearly-impudent-enough tone, “Suicide Squad” stands to become one of the summer’s biggest hits, with a grafted-on appearance by Jared Leto as the Joker likely to double the project’s already formidable box office potential — a shrewd addition, since no one but comic-book fans will know the other characters going in. “ - Variety
  • “It’s too concerned with how the characters look individually—whether swinging a baseball bat or aiming a gold-engraved Chiappa Rhino—for any two shots to connect causally. If you’re gonna make a subpar superhero movie, you might as well do it with some flair.” - AV Club

What’s it rated?

Bobby Sands: 66 Days

Source: HotDocsFest/YouTube

What we know

This Irish film looks at the final 66 days in the life of Bobby Sands, using archive footage and talking to those who knew him.

What the critics say

  • “ The film alternates between an uneasy sense of futility and the spiritual triumph granted in part by by hindsight, the triumph that appears to trump the relentless despair.” - RTÉ
  • “Talking heads remind us it’s a tradition that goes back to the Book of Job and with roots deep in Irish culture – and it’s the self-conscious self-mythologising of Sands the film both finds its greatest strengths in showing, but also fails to interrogate seriously” - Empire

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What’s it rated?

Up for Love

Source: Indie & Foreign Films/YouTube

What we know

Opposites attract – in this case, a woman going through a separation meets a much smaller man, and they can’t help but fall for each other.

What the critics say

  • “There are some well-observed scenes detailing the embarrassment of the lovers as they try to adjust to each other’s heights, one straining his neck by staring upward, the other hurting her back by looking downward. What the film lacks, though, is charm.” - The Independent
  • “Some will see the pic itself as a dubious champion of tolerance, as it casts a well-liked actor of normal height in the leading role, then scales him down digitally. If producers couldn’t fall in love with an actual little person for the part, why should Diane?” - Hollywood Reporter 

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

Suicide Squad (2644)
Bobby Sands: 66 Days (894)
Up For Love (182)

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