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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.

Doctor Strange

Source: Marvel Entertainment/YouTube

What we know

Benedict Cumberbatch plays a former neurosurgeon who, after a terrible accident, is left with some new (and strange) powers. He heads to Nepal to find a guru, who is played by Tilda Swinton.

What the critics say

  • “…it’s the most visually dazzling by far of any of Marvel Studios’ creations, it’s also funnier, more balanced, and pleasingly contained than much of its recent catalogue, lacking the bombast and endless cameos of the likes of Ant-Man and the recent Captain America films.” - Wired
  • “It’s a tremendously engaging and likeable superhero ride, in which the classiest of casts show they know exactly where to take it seriously – and where to inject the fun.” - The Guardian

What’s it rated?

After Love

Source: TIFF Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Belgian film about a couple who are splitting up, and the impact it has on their lives.

What the critics say

  • “But as in “Our Children,” observing how the characters respond to a song reveals far more than any amount of dialogue could, and as Marie and Boris humor their daughters, we see the love they once shared for one another and realize why it’s so hard to break free from its shackles.” - Variety 
  • “It’s like Ingmar Bergman’s Scenes from a Marriage condensed into a shorter timeframe and only a handful of rooms, although its depiction of a crumbling relationship can be just as complex, if not quite as emotionally resonant during its final stages.” – Hollywood Reporter 

What’s it rated?

Keeping Up With The Joneses

Source: 20th Century Fox/YouTube

What we know

Two fairly boring people realise they live near an intriguing couple who might just be spies. Starring Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher and Jon Hamm.

What the critics say

  • “It’s a fantasy that’s been popping up in comic farces such as this one since at least the ’70s, and the standard template appears here basically unchanged, just with a few topical pop-culture references tossed in here and there.” - AV Club
  • “Without a fresh comic approach, “Keeping Up With the Joneses” settles for bathroom jokes (Karen plans to design a fancy urinal) and ethnocentrism, as when Tim takes Jeff to a Chinese restaurant that serves poisonous snakes.” - New York Times

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

Doctor Strange (2041)
None of them (769)
Keeping Up With The Joneses (218)
After Love (119)




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