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Your weekend cinema trip... Irish sinners, Tom Cruise and Palestine

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.

Edge of Tomorrow

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures/YouTube

For fans of: Loud noises, Groundhog Day

Avoid if: You can’t cope with Tom Cruise being serious and breathy

Well, that’s quite the trailer! Soldiers fighting to rid the world of an alien invasion are caught in a time loop of dying in combat and returning to fight again and again, increasing in knowledge and skill each time… kind of like respawning in a video game we guess. The radiant Emily Blunt stars alongside Tom Cruise.

  • Rotten Tomatoes critics’ rating: 95 per cent. Audience rating: 98 per cent

Jimmy’s Hall

Source: MOVIECLIPS Trailers/YouTube

For fans of: Ken Loach, sticking it to the man

Avoid if: You hated The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Described as director Ken Loach’s “sunniest” take on the tale of a dance hall in 1930s Ireland run by Irish communist Jimmy Gralton. Church and state leaders didn’t like the carry-on in the hall, from classes in the daytime to dancing at night, and Jimmy and the local parish priest come to blows. The film also deals with emigration, republicanism and idealism.

  • Rotten Tomatoes critics’ rating: 55 per cent. Audience rating: 100 per cent want to see


Source: Fresh Movie Trailers/YouTube

For fans of: Hany Abu-Assad’s 2005 film Paradise Now, The Battle of Algiers

Avoid if: You’re feeling tense

This Palestinian thriller follows three childhood friends living in the West Bank and planning to kill an Israeli soldier. There’s also a love triangle, betrayal, chase scenes and stand offs. Tense stuff from Palestinian director Abu-Assad.

  •  Rotten Tomatoes critics’ rating: 90 per cent. Audience rating: 83 per cent

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