WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND – AUG 13-16

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 big new releases hitting screens.

Up this weekend, a classic TV series gets a stylish big screen makeover, and Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton struggle with real estate woes.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E

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Rating: M

Starring: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander

Synopsis: In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.

Our Verdict

Trailer:

Why you should be interested: The trailer sets this up to be a rollicking 60’s caper in the vein of the old school Bond movies, and by all accounts it doesn’t disappoint. Cavill and Hammer are the untested wildcards here, Cavill has yet to prove he can open a film without the spandex and red cape on, and Hammer’s last big role was in the epic failure The Lone Ranger. Doesn’t exactly inspire much confidence. Guy Ritchie has his admirers however, and he successfully navigated the big screen redux of Sherlock Holmes and it’s sequel, so he knows his way around witty banter and big scale action. I’m excited to see it.

Who should see it: U.N.C.L.E acolytes, Bond fans, Ritchie aficionados

5 Flights Up

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Rating: M

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton

Synopsis: A long-time married couple who’ve spent their lives together in the same New York apartment become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away.

Trailer:

Why you should be interested: Keaton and Freeman in a rom-com aimed at the older set. If any of that made you throw up in your mouth a little, turn away now. This is directed squarely at the audiences that made Something’s Gotta Give and It’s Complicated hits. It’s good to see Freeman in a looser role than normal and having a laugh, and Keaton has been a reliable staple of these types of movies for years. Could be harmless fun, and one to take your mum to.

Who should see it: Fans of the two leads, rom-com devotees

So, what are you going to see this weekend? Hit us up in the comments and let us know what you’ve watched, and if it’s any good!

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