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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.

Clouds of Sils Maria

Source: IFC Films/YouTube

What we know

A celebrated actress (the divine Juliette Binoche) is asked to revisit an old work. She has a interesting relationship with her personal assistant (Kirsten Stewart), and that’s before another young actress (Chloe Grace Moretz) gets involved…

What the critics say

  • “It is [Stewart], rather than Binoche, who lingers in your mind when the film is over, and leaves you musing on what comes next” - New Yorker
  • “Running lines from the play, Marie and Val may as well be describing their own sexually charged codependency, so perversely does the dialogue fit the pair’s own increasingly unhealthy dynamic.” - Variety

What’s it rated?

Mad Max: Fury Road

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures/YouTube

What we know

Post-apocalyptic adventure in the Mad Max series, starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.

What the critics say

  • “It’s Miller’s attention to visual detail – aided by John Seale’s stunning cinematography – that makes Fury Road’s future setting feel so vital, even when those details are whistling by at 90 miles per hour.” - Den of Geek 
  • “With its spare dialogue and dazzlingly choreographed and edited stunts, Miller’s film often feels like a great silent movie – albeit a very loud one.” - The Telegraph

What’s it rated?

Pitch Perfect 2

Source: Universal Pictures UK/YouTube

What we know

Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson are back, and the Barden Bellas are about to enter an international competition (which means lots of stereotypes abound).

What the critics say

  • “Both behind and in front of the camera, women call every shot of consequence in this ebulliently entertaining, arguably superior sequel to the 2012 musical comedy hit.” - Variety
  • “…the film aptly feels more like an ensemble piece than its progenitor, which anchored itself more tightly to Kendrick’s outsider lead. Here, she seems much more like one of the gang…” - Billboard 

What’s it rated?


IMDB: 7.3/10

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Which film would you go see first?

Poll Results:

Mad Max: Fury Road (312)
Pitch Perfect 2 (212)
Clouds of Sils Maria (23)

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