What To Watch This Weekend – Jan 19-22

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, Vin Diesel returns for the sequel we didn’t know we needed in xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage, and with awards season in full swing, contender Lion gets the chance to shine. Here’s what to watch!

xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage

Rating: M

Starring: Vin Diesel, Ruby Rose, Toni Collette Samuel L. Jackson, Nina Dobrev & Donnie Yen

Synopsis: Xander Cage is left for dead after an incident, though he secretly returns to action for a new, tough assignment with his handler Augustus Gibbons.



Why you should care: If you’re in the mood for big, dumb action, you can’t get much dumber than this! Vin Diesel returns to that other franchise that he left in the sequel that nobody asked for. Check your brain at the door.

Who should see it: Extreme moviegoers


Rating: PG

Starring: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman

Synopsis: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometres from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.



Why you should care: Get the tissues ready, cause this is gonna get emotional. A solid cast brings to life an incredible true story. Oscar will definitely be knocking, will you go along for the ride as well?

Who should see it: Parents and kids of all ages

So, what’s getting your hard earned dollars? Are you in it for the action or the prestige? Hit us up in the comments and let us know what you’ve watched, and if it’s any good!