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.
This weekend, we travel back into the arena for the final Hunger Games instalment, and to the mean streets with Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman in Secret In Their Eyes.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
Synopsis: After being symbolized as the ‘Mockingjay’ Katniss Everdeen and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the autocratic Capitol.
Why you should be interested: After the 3 previous movies made serious bank, if you’re unaware of what The Hunger Games is, this film is not for you. Fans will relish the opportunity for one last trip through Panem, and if Mockingjay Part 1 was a whole lot of build up, you better believe that it’ll be paid off in spades in Part 2. May the odds be ever in our favour.
Who should see it: Tributes from all districts
Secret In Their Eyes
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts
Synopsis: A team of FBI investigators, Ray (Ejiofor) and Jess (Roberts), and their District Attorney supervisor Claire (Kidman), are torn apart when they discover that Jess’s teenage daughter has been brutally and inexplicably murdered. Thirteen years later, Ray returns to Los Angeles after uncovering a new lead that he feels can permanently resolve the case.
Why you should be interested: An English language remake of the recent award winning Argentinian film El secreto de sus ojos, the producers are hoping that a starring cast will help the story connect with a wider audience that might have an aversion to subtitles. The story looks a bit heavy and dramatic, but done right, this could be a good one for fans of grown-up movies. The cast is top notch, and while Kidman and Ejiofor live in these kinds of roles, it’s good to see Roberts back into meatier territory.
Who should see it: Grown-ups and almost grown-ups
So, is Katniss getting your movie dollars this weekend, or will you hang with Nic and Jules? Hit us up in the comments and let us know what you’ve watched, and if it’s any good!