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VIDEO: Your weekend movies... sci-fi geeks and tanned magicians

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

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

Earthbound


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For fans of: Geeky sci-fi, alien encounters

Avoid if: You’d rather not worry about being an alien

What happens when you think you’re an alien? Rafe Spall plays a sci-fi fan called Joe Norman who believes he’s from outer space, but is having a tough time convincing those close to him. Is it all just fantasy though, or is there more to Joe’s claim? Filmed in Ireland, you can find out more about the film here (including Joe’s thoughts about planet Earth).

Maniac


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For fans of: Murder, blood, slasher flicks

Avoid if: You prefer Frodo

But… but I thought Elijah Wood was innocent and sweet? Wrong. In this movie he plays a crazy serial killer (hence the name), who gets his kicks murdering young women. Frodo fan? Avoid. Horror fan? You’ll enjoy this one.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone


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Steves Carrell and Buscemi play perma-tanned magicians (Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton, respectively) whose career is going down the pan. Jim Carrey,  meanwhile, plays their nemesis, the long-haired, buff and hip musician, who the oldies try to outdo on the magic circuit. We suspect this movie is Carrey’s.

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