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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 Queen of Ireland

Source: UniversalPictures Ireland/YouTube

What we know

The behind-the-scenes story of Rory O’Neill/Panti’s lives over the past five years, including that RTÉ interview, and the marriage referendum.

What the critics say

  • “In a neat 90 minutes Conor Horgan manages to tell the interlocking stories of Panti and Ireland’s movement for marriage equality. The character may be known to most as a campaigner but in reality she’s hilarious, glamorous and not a little daring. If you want a film to leave you smiling from ear-to-ear from both witty one-liners and pride then this is it.” - Rónán Duffy, TheJournal.ie 
  • “It not only celebrates Panti Bliss, it celebrates all of us, gay or straight, no matter how different you are to the person standing next to you.” - The Movie Bit

What’s it rated?

  • RottenTomatoes:
  • IMDB:

Mississippi Grind

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn play two gamblers who team up and try to win big. They head towards New Orleans and bet on almost everything they see. Also, don’t recognise the name Ben Mendelsohn? When you see his face you’ll realise you’ve seen his amazing acting in some fantastic movies.

What the critics say

  • “Mendelsohn, so good in Animal Kingdom and Slow West, has never been better, eyes brimming with despair even when he wins.” - GQ
  • “It’s bracing in its simplicity. It’s a character portrait, period. It’s just about psychology and the rhythms of friendship.” - RogerEbert.com 

What’s it rated?

Maya the Bee

Source: Movieclips Film Festivals & Indie Films/YouTube

What we know

This is cute. Little Maya is not one for following the rules, so when Royal Jelly is stolen, the spotlight immediately turns on her.

What the critics say

  • “As kidpic crises go, this one barely resonates with the target audience, who will be more interested to see how Maya gets along with the critters she meets in the outside world. “ - Variety
  • “The film’s messages about friendship, acceptance and being yourself are clear enough for the young, and grown-ups can read the story as a warning about conformity and about going to war on false pretenses.” - New York Times

What’s it rated?

Which film would you go to see first?


Poll Results:

Mississippi Grind (1523)
Queen of Ireland (740)
Maya the Bee (335)



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