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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.

Instant Family

Source: Paramount Pictures/YouTube

What we know

Based on a true story, this is about a couple who become foster parents. But taking on a trio of children isn’t always plain sailing.

What the critics say

  • “He’s trying to tell an actual story of the trials and tribulations of raising children who come into your home fully formed. “Instant Family” may be our era’s equivalent of a movie like Ron Howard’s “Parenthood” (1989), which came on as a comedy of parental angst ripped from experience but was, in fact, a tasteful sitcom.” – Variety
  • “In other words, like nearly every studio comedy that tumbles off the assembly line these days, Instant Family has conspicuous defects. But unlike the majority of them, the film’s not a total fake. It’s genial and spirited and — unsurprisingly, given its genesis — has at least a basic feel for life as it’s lived, full of stings and surprises.”  – Hollywood Reporter

What’s it rated?

The Kid Who Would Be King

Source: Fox Family Entertainment/YouTube

What we know

Joe Cornish (of Adam and Joe) channels Brexit in this new take on the Arthurian legend, but in the world of children.

What the critics say

  • “It is possible, for young audiences at least, to enjoy the film in an apolitical context (although, where’s the fun in that?). Cornish has created a Spielbergian romp that hits all the familiar blockbuster beats…” – The Times
  • “…Cornish achieves a balance between laughs and earnestness, aided by a terrific performance from Serkis. Kid has the feel of an old-fashioned, classic kids’ adventure film, à la E.T. or Explorers, with the baddies played straight and some emotional business involving Alex’s parents.” – Empire

What’s it rated?

A Private War

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

The true story of Marie Colvin’s career and untimely death is told her – with Rosamund Pike playing Colvin and Jamie Dornan playing her photographer Paul Conroy. 

What the critics say

  • “This heartfelt work, based on a Vanity Fair article by Marie Brenner entitled Marie Colvin’s Private War covers Colvin’s troubled, passionate career up to Homs, where her reporting disproved Assad’s lies about not targeting civilians.” – The Guardian
  • “The dramatic, personal story of Colvin herself is absorbingly told here, largely because of Pike’s dynamic performance, showing us a woman who was courageous enough to risk her life for a story on a daily basis but remained vulnerable enough to make the stories viscerally compelling.” –

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

None of them (1896)
A Private War (1016)
Instant Family (784)
The Kid Who Would Be King (218)

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