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, do you have the Hart and the Johnson to line up for Central Intelligence? Or is the one, two punch of Spielberg and Roald Dahl with The BFG more your speed?
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan
Synopsis: After he reunites with an old pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.
Why you should care: The hardest working man in Hollywood meets the shortest working man in Hollywood, and so hilarity should ensue, correct? I’m not the biggest Kevin Hart fan, and Ride Along 2 is still a sore point in my mind, but I’m consistently on board with Dwayne Johnson… I smell what the Rock is cooking. Will that be enough, if you’re reading this and have watched the trailer, you’ve already made up your mind.
Who should see it: Big dumb action fans, with a bit of heart
Starring: Mark Rylance, Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Penelope Wilton & Rebecca Hall
Synopsis: A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because unlike his peers refuses to eat boys and girls.
Why you should care: Steven Spielberg + Roald Dahl = Magic. The master director meets the master of oft-kilter childrens stories. The BFG looks great, as befits a Spielberg movie, but the one question is whether the 100% motion capture performance of the title character will hold up. With Oscar winner Mark Rylance (Bridge Of Spies) on board however, suddenly that becomes a little easier to answer. I’m a big fan of TheWitches andWilly Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, so I’m definitely lining up for a ticket.
Who should see it: Dreamers
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!