What To Watch This Weekend – Sep 1-4

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 Street continues their 2016 season of cult classics with their In The House screening of Leon The Professional. Meanwhile in a crowded weekend at the multiplexes, Jane Levy takes on a serial killer in Don’t Breathe, Mel Gibson becomes the Blood Father, Jason Statham is back in The Mechanic: Resurrection and Dave Franco tests our limits in Nerve.

In The House: Leon The Professional

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When: Friday September 1st at 7pm

Rating: MA

Starring: Jean Reno, Natalie Portman and Gary Oldman

Synopsis: Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin’s trade.


Why you should care: Event Cinemas George Street’s In The House cult film festival is serving up classic after classic, and this week we get Luc Besson’s cult classic from 1994. For a measly $13, you can relive Natalie Portman’s explosive screen debut on the big screen.

Who should see it: Anyone who loves the film but hasn’t got around to seeing it on the big screen

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Don’t Breathe

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Starring: Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Stephen Lang

Synopsis: From the writer and director of 2013’s Evil Dead – and starring its lead, Jane Levy – comes this suspense thriller following a group of teens who rob the wrong blind man. Far more able than he appears, when the lights are cut out the victim gains a horrifying advantage.



Why you should care: Fede Alvarez gave us the excellent Evil Dead remake a few years back, so you can expect more genuine scares from the director. And with Stephen Lang playing the films serial killer, Don’t Breathe looks set to deliver a tense filled eighty minutes at the cinema.

Who should see it: Scaredy cats and horror hounds alike

Blood Father

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Starring: Mel Gibson, William H. Macy, Elisabeth Rohm

Synopsis: Mel Gibson leads this throwback action thriller as a former jailbird and recovering alcoholic whose missing daughter makes a surprise reappearance – with a violent gang hot on her tail. Father and daughter find themselves on the run, doing their damnedest to take plenty of scumbags down with them.



Why you should care: Sure, Mel Gibson’s reputation has been in tatters these last few years, but there’s no denying the man has powerful screen presence. Blood Father looks to have Mad Mel back in full Martin Riggs mode, so you can expect plenty of crazy eyes, explosions, and errr…blood.

Who should see it: Blood thirsty action fans

The Mechanic: The Resurrection

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Starring: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones

Synopsis: Jason Statham is back as Arthur Bishop in this action sequel to the 2011 remake of The Mechanic, forced to return to the life he left behind when he’s manipulated into assassinating an impossible list of dangerous men.





Why you should care: We know the Stath has the action chops to pull this one off, (he’s already a supporting player in a certain other automotive action series) but the real question here is whether we’re given a story that warrants another entry in this series.

Who should see it: Auto action enthusiasts


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Starring: Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Juliette Lewis

Synopsis: A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of “watchers.”





Why you should care: Sure there’s a chance this could be nothing more than a shameless attempt by Hollywood to cash in on the social media generation and basically remake David Fincher’s The Game for Millennials. But if the slowly escalating dares in the film remain just the right of side of believable, then this could be a bit of mindless fun.

Who should see it: Adrenalin junkies

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!