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VIDEO: Your Weekend Movies – brooding men and Arnie’s muscles

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 the help of these trailers.

Lincoln



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For fans of: Intensity, Adam from Girls, that dude who made ET

Avoid if: You’re more of a Movie 43 fan, you wish Daniel Day Lewis would smile once in a while

In Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, the British-Irish Daniel Day-Lewis plays 16th US President Abraham Lincoln, as he fights to end slavery and the American Civil War during his final months in office. In order to make sure he played the brooding, intense and principled Lincoln correctly, Day-Lewis stayed in character the entire way through filming. Looks like his commitment paid off.

    The Last Stand



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    For fans of: Arnie being back, Jackass, guns

    Avoid if: You a fool, baby. [Arnie! Get away from my computer.]

    He told us he’d be back, and now he is. Again. When a prisoner is rescued by his cronies during a prison transfer, Sheriff Ray Owens (Arnold Schwarzenegger, flexer of massive muscles and a mean shot with a gun) is called in to help, as given his LAPD past he’s the only one who can help with violent fugitives trying to cross the Mexican border.

    What follows is a bit nonsensical but probably amazing if you love guns, guns and more guns. A treat if you’d like to give your brain a rest for 127 minutes.

    Zero Dark Thirty



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    This film basically has ‘LET US WIN SOME OSCARS’ written all over it, and thanks to its five nominations, it’ll surely scoop one golden statuette. Jessica Chastain plays Maya, a CIA officer on the the team trying to find Osama Bin Laden. Made by the Oscar-winning duo of director Kathryn Bigelow and writer/producer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker), it’s an example of a film made almost at the same time that the real-life events were unfolding, and as such carries with it the weight of recent American history.

    Expect yourself to have intense, invisible-beard-stroking conversations about what it all means after watching this.

    Catch up on all the recent Weekend Movies >

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