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VIDEO: Your weekend movies... apocalypses and Despicable Me 2

Cinema trip this weekend? TheJournal.ie brings you snippets from new releases to help you decide where to put your money…

WHICH NEW MOVIE release is worth the price of a cinema ticket this weekend?

We’re here to help you decide just that, with these trailers.

Despicable Me 2


For fans of: Despicable people, criminals, fun

Avoid if: You’re not a fan of anti-villain leagues

They’re back! The Despicable Me bunch, that is. This is the sort of movie you don’t have to use the excuse ‘I brought my little sister/brother/niece/nephew’ to go see, so don’t fret about that. Gru (voiced by Steve Carrell) is recruited to work for the anti-villain league, and all sorts of hilarity ensues.

  • RottenTomatoes.com critics rating: 88 per cent. Audience rating: 99 per cent want to see

This is the End


For fans of: Apocalypses, James Franco and the way he would look at you, parties

Avoid if: You like social realism

What are the odds of a bunch of famous hollywood actors (and Rihanna), ending up at a party in James Franco’s house *just* as an apocalypse strikes? Don’t bother calculating – they’re bloody slim, mate. If you can suspend disbelief for 107 mins, then you’ll enjoy this comedy – which bills itself as a bit of a raunchfest. And if it ends up being crap, you can stare at Franco’s face for nearly two hours. Result.

  • RottenTomatoes.com critics rating: 84 per cent. Audience rating: 84 per cent

Stories We Tell


For fans of: Family, love, heartbreak

Avoid if: You’re more into raunchy comedies (see above)

The wonderful (and Oscar-nominated) Sarah Polley directs this documentary (with added fake Super8 scenes) about her parents’ marriage, her mother’s affair, and the true story of who Polley’s father is. Told sensitively and truthfully, it’s a fascinating look at what happens when a family secret is unmasked.

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