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, submit to the domination of Fifty Shades Darker, get boxed in with Denzel Washington in Fences, or hang out with A Streetcat Named Bob. Here’s what to watch!
Fifty Shades Darker
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan
Synopsis: While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her.
Why you should care: Before I say anything, you know where you stand on the phenomenom of Fifty Shades Of Greyand it’s sequels, so me jabbering on isn’t going to change your mind one bit. So i’ll say that for the fans, this is probably the moment you’ve been waiting for. Grab the girlfriends, have some cocktails and have a good time. For the naysayers, there’s plenty of other good stuff on at the moment, so you don’t have to waste time on this drivel. Or you could always hate watch it… that’s a thing right?
Who should see it: Submissives to the force of Fifty Shades
Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis
Synopsis: An African-American father struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life.
Why you should care: Garnering 4 Oscar nominations, Fences is probably one of the smaller contenders this year, but it still packs a punch. Both Washington and Davis are on the top of their game, and even though our reviewer didn’t think much of it as a movie, the power of the performances is undeniable.
Who should see it: Fathers and sons
A Street Cat Named Bob
Starring: Luke Treadaway, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head and Bob
Synopsis: When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London & the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn’t resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health & then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas.
Why you should care: This is an odd one. It has the looks to be a little independent British movie, but then you go and add in an adorable cat and suddenly we have a tone problem. Is it a drama about a recovering addict getting his life together, or a cute story about the life of a cat ala Red Dog. I’m not feeling this one, it seems that all the parts have been done better elsewhere.
Who should see it: Cat fanciers
So, what’s getting your hard earned dollars? Are you in it for the action or the prestige? Hit us up in the comments and let us know what you’ve watched, and if it’s any good!