What To Watch this Weekend – August 4-7

With so much grabbing for your attention and dollars these days, it’s easy to miss when the latest releases are heading to a cinema near you. So come back every week as we here at So, Is It Any Good? preview the new movies hitting screens, and give you the lowdown on what to watch this weekend.

This weekend we start off with something a little special, Event Cinemas George Street continues their 2016 season of cult classics with their In The House screening of Donnie Darko. Can a team a villains worked together to overcome a greater threat in Suicide Squad? And lastly, we see if old friends come back together to recreate what they used to have in Absolutely Fabulous.

In The House: Donnie Darko

Where: Event Cinemas George St Sydney

When: Friday August 5th at 7pm

Rating: M

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Patrick Swayze, Drew Barrymore

Synopsis: In a funny, moving and distinctly mind-bending journey through suburban America, one extraordinary but disenchanted teenager is about to take Time’s Arrow for a ride. After surviving a freak accident, Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal) begins to explore what it means to be alive, and in short order to be in love, he uncovers secrets of the universe that give him a tempting power to alter time and destiny.


Why you should care: Event Cinemas George Street’s In The House cult film festival is back for another year, and the second release from this season is the insanely good Donnie Darko. For a measly $13 you can check out one of best cult films ever, and the one that launched Jake Gyllenhaal to Hollywood stardom.

Who should see itDarksiders and cult film lovers

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Suicide Squad


Starring: Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Will Smith, Ben Affleck and Jared Leto

Synopsis: A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.



Why you should care:  This is DC 3rd attempt to lift their DC Cinematic Universe off the ground, does it hold up to the trailers? We have said what we think, but that’s just our opinion. Go check it out yourself and tell us what you think!

Who should see it: Batman Fans, Jokers.

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

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Starring: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley and Julia Sawalha

Synopsis: Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamor, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hot-spots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!


Why you should care: It’s a bunch of has beens trying to bring back their glory days. If you loved the TV show back in the 90’s, this is your chance to fall in love again with the wise cracking ladies!

Who should see it: Those loved the TV show and never want to let go

So, who’s getting your hard earned dollars this weekend? Hit us up in the comments and let us know what you’ve watched, and if it’s any good!