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VIDEO: Your weekend movies... Hansel, Gretel, and Marky Mark

Cinema trip this weekend? 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.

Broken City


For fans of: CZJ, darlings

Avoid if: You’d like to protest against there not being enough CZJ in this film

This is Caaatherine Zeeeta Jooones, darlings. I know that this fiiilllm is alll about Mark and Russell, but really, let’s make sure you keep your eyes on meeee at all times, mmkay? I’m the beeeautiful shining beacon of wonderment that will make aaall that awful violence and bad language worthwhile. Kisses, darlings.

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters


For fans of: Fairytales gone bad, vigilantism, witches

Avoid if: You preferred Hans Christian Anderson’s early stuff

There are some times when a film premise is so ludicrous you almost love it. Take this movie, which turns a childhood fairytale about two children fattened up by a witch into an over-blown story of vigilante-ism with bad special effects. It all looks ridiculous. Which might make it even more entertaining.



For fans of: Mysterious uncles, blood, bad teens

Avoid if: You’d not like to see Dublin’s own Bram have his name sullied

Ah, Nicole Kidman and her actually-very-good American accent are back for a look at the story of India Stoker, whose father dies in a mysterious accident. He soon gets replaced by her uncle (awkward), who it transpires is very odd indeed. But rather than be repelled, she finds herself strangely attracted to his dangerous antics.

  • average critic rating: 67 per cent. Audience rating: 96 per cent want to see

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