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: Event Cinemas George St‘s In The House sessions get into the Halloween spirit with a killer double feature, Marvel launches into the mystical realms with Doctor Strange, and Chris Pine rides to Hell Or High Water.

In The House: The Thing/The Shining

thethingshiningposters Where: Event Cinemas George St Sydney

When: Friday, October 28th at 6.30pm (The Thing) & 9.30pm (The Shining)

Rating: M

Starring: Kurt Russell, Jack Nicholson

Synopsis: Two master directors take you on a journey to the remotest areas, and the farthest reaches of human sanity.


Why you should care: Two absolute classic horror movies for $13?!? Why are we even talking about this? If you haven’t seen them now is a perfect time, and if you have why not revisit them on the big screen? Enough said.

Who should see it: Those in the mood for classic scares

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Event Cinemas IN THE HOUSE

Doctor Strange

doctorstrangeposterRating: M

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Synopsis: After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant and conceited surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under her wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.



Why you should care: Marvel’s newest cinematic hero takes the MCU into a mystical realm. The cast is good, the effects are amazing, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find that it’s better than the trailers make it seem. Go see this Doctor, you won’t be sorry.

Who should see it: Disciples of Marvel

Hell Or High Water

hellorhighwaterposterRating: MA15+

Starring: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham

Synopsis: After years of estrangement, Texan brothers Toby (Chris Pine) and Tanner (Ben Foster) decide to rob the branches of the bank threatening to foreclose on their family land. For them, the hold-ups are part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that was stolen from under them. Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves on the radar of Marcus (Jeff Bridges), a Ranger looking for one last grand pursuit on the eve of his retirement, and his partner Alberto (Gil Birmingham).


Why you should care: This looks like a real slow burn. It’s a nice change of pace for blockbuster pin-up Pine, and looks to fit both Ben Foster and Jeff Bridges like a glove. A killer cast and hopefully a good enough story to hang off them. Could definitely be worth it.

Who should see it: Risk takers

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!