What To Watch This Weekend – July 7-10

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 – swing into action with The Legend Of Tarzan, get your party pants on with Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates, or head into the outback for some frontier justice with Aussie thriller Goldstone.

The Legend Of Tarzan

TheLegendOfTarzanPosterRating: M

Starring: Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, Djimon Hounsou

Synopsis: Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.



Why you should care: First things first, does Tarzan actually speak at all in this movie? He doesn’t have a lick of dialogue in the trailer, so was Alexander Skarsgard just hired to look broody with abs? The film look amazing, as you would expect from Harry Potter director David Yates, and it seems to feature a number of good action set pieces. Margot Robbie is also a plus, doing a nice twist on the damsel in distress Jane role, and Christoph Waltz is sure to keep attention as the bad guy. I just don’t know if the Tarzan legend is that exciting to audiences anymore, after so many incarnations and other distractions, can a period piece action movie cut through?

Who should see it: People that didn’t get enough jungle mayhem from The Jungle Book

Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates

MikeAndDavePosterRating: MA15+

Starring: Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Adam DeVine, Aubrey Plaza

Synopsis: Two brothers place an online ad to find dates for a wedding and the ad goes viral.



Why you should care: Anna Kendrick – check. Aubrey Plaza – check. Zac Efron’s abs – check. Adam DeVine – mmm… ok. Mike and Dave might be the ones in the title, but for my mind this one will be all about the ladies. Plaza is known for this type of role, and she does it splendidly, but Kendrick is really letting loose here and it’s cool to see. You probably know where this is heading as soon as you walk into the theatre, but it’s sure to entertain you on the way there.

Who should see it: Laugh addicts who need their funny bone tickled


GoldstonePosterRating: M

Starring: Aaron Pedersen, David Wenham, Kate Beahan, Jacki Weaver

Synopsis: Indigenous Detective Jay Swan arrives in the frontier town of Goldstone on a missing persons enquiry. What seems like a simple “light duties” investigation opens into a web of crime and corruption. Jay must pull his life together and bury his differences with a young local cop, so together they can bring justice to Goldstone.


Why you should care: The logline for this sounds intriguing, but I’m not sure the trailer effectively relates the tone of the film. It’s supposedly a thriller, and with the outback as a gorgeous backdrop, this story of corruption and redemption could really hit if they play it right. And if it approaches the heights of The Proposition or Animal Kingdom, the pinnacles of Aussie crime drama, you’d be hard pressed to find a better way to spend your $20.

Who should see it: Moviegoers in the mood for some Aussie tinged noir

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!