WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND – JAN 1-3

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.

The New Year brings two new releases, as a 50 year old friend gets a CGI makeover and beloved 90’s action flick gets the reboot nobody wanted or asked for.

Snoopy And Charlie Brown : The Peanuts Movie

Snoopy and Charlie Brown The Peanuts MovieRating: G

Starring: Francesca Capaldi, Madisyn Shipman, Noah Schnapp

Synopsis: Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus & the rest of the beloved Peanuts gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before. Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle – & flying ace – embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest.

Our Verdict

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYAlLcT5Lfk

Why you should be interested: Charles Schulz’s beloved Peanuts characters get the CGI treatment in their fifth feature film and their first one in 35 years. The Peanuts characters probably don’t have the same connection with Australian audiences as they do in the US, where the holiday specials are repeated on TV still to this day. Nevertheless both kids and adults alike should find something to like in the continuing adventures of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the gang. And you know it’ll be better than Alvin And The Chipmunks 4.

Who should see it: Peanuts Nuts

Point Break

point_breakRating: M

Starring: Teresa Palmer, Luke Bracey, Édgar Ramírez

Synopsis: A young undercover FBI agent infiltrates a gang of thieves who share a common interest in extreme sports.

Our Verdict

Trailer:

Why you should be interested: Normally for this post I watch every trailer available for each movie to get the best sense of what it’s going to be like, but for this movie I just can’t do it. I love the original Point Break, and this is not necessary. At all. No Keanu, no Swayze, no Kathryn Bigelow, no thanks. This is the kind of dreck that movie studios are going to keep churning out if we allow them to continue to mine old properties for their name recognition. Say no to shitty reboots!

Who should see it: Nobody. Ever. Go rent or stream the original instead.

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!

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