What To Watch This Weekend – May 12-15

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, Tina Fey goes to war in Whisky Tango Foxtrot, we find out what turns regular birds into Angry Birds, Idris Elba celebrates Bastille Day, and The Boy tries to terrify us.

Whisky Tango Foxtrot


Starring: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Stephen Peacocke, Martin Freeman & Billy Bob Thornton

Synopsis: When reporter Kim Barker’s (Tina Fey) life needs something more, she decides to ‘shake it all up’ by taking an assignment in a war zone. There, in the midst of chaos, she finds the strength she never knew she had. Sometimes it takes saying ‘WTF’ to find the life you were always destined to have.



Why you should care: Crazy Stupid Love was that rare beast, a rom-com that didn’t completely suck balls, so for their follow-up directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa have roped in another killer cast for this war zone comedy. Fey always brings the goods, and she’s ably supported by Freeman, Molina and Billy Bob. The wild-card is Margot Robbie, but from the looks of the trailer, and everything I’ve seen of Suicide Squad, her comedic timing seems on-point and she could be a highlight. Expect a good helping of laughs, with a little something to think about as well.

Who should see it: Fey fanatics

The Angry Birds Movie

AngryBirdsPosterRating: PG

Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Peter Dinklage, Keegan-Michael Key, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale

Synopsis: In the 3D animated comedy, The Angry Birds Movie, we’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red, a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck and the volatile Bomb have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.



Why you should care: You’ve more than likely played or at least know about the game, so if the possibility of seeing them on the big screen excites you, you’re in for a treat! No, well it’s likely to be something that those of you with kids have to see at some point. Here’s hoping for your sake that there’s a couple of chuckles in this feature length commercial. They have assembled a pretty decent voice cast though, so if they can’t spin gold out of nothing, no one can.

Who should see it: Angry Birds addicts

Bastille Day

BastilleDayPosterRating: M

Starring: Idris Elba, Richard Madden, Kelly Reilly

Synopsis: A young artist and former CIA agent embark on an anti-terrorist mission in France.



Why you should care: Idris Elba has been a strong but small presence in a lot of big movies (Thor, The Jungle Book) and now gets to take centre stage. Unfortunately it’s a kinda bland 90’s style actioner that he’s been saddled with, but he’s definitely the reason to buy a ticket. Go and see why he’s many people’s top pick to take over the Bond franchise.

Who should see it: Die Hard fans of action movies

The Boy

TheBoyPosterRating: M

Starring: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell

Synopsis: Greta is a young American woman who takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village, only to discover that the family’s 8-year-old is a life-sized doll that the parents care for just like a real boy, as a way to cope with the death of their actual son 20 years prior. After violating a list of strict rules, a series of disturbing and inexplicable events bring Greta’s worst nightmare to life, leading her to believe that the doll is actually alive.


Why you should care: When will people realise that having creepy dolls around isn’t the best idea? Following AnnabelleThe Boy tries to scare up the same audience into handing over their cash. I won’t be seeing it, dolls creep me out, but if you’re so inclined it could give a few jolts.

Who should see it: Scream queens


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!