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 help you decide what to watch.
This weekend Sacha Baron Cohen returns to offend in Grimsby and John Goodman scares the pants off you in 10 Cloverfield Lane.
Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Annabelle Wallis, Isla Fisher, Penélope Cruz & Rebel Wilson
Synopsis: A new assignment forces a top spy to team up with his football hooligan brother.
Why you should be interested: Cohen fans are already lining up for this, and the haters are readying their pitchforks, so I’m speaking to those neutral moviegoers who haven’t made a decision. If you’ve watched the trailer, it’s pretty much what you see is what you get, and then some. You guys are smart, you know what’s funny. There’s really nothing to say past that.
Who should see it: Baron Cohen believers
10 Cloverfield Lane
Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr.
Synopsis: Waking up from a car accident, a young woman finds herself in the basement of a man who says he’s saved her life from a chemical attack that has left the outside uninhabitable.
Why you should be interested: Another one of JJ Abrams sneaky mystery titles, 10 Cloverfield Lane didn’t even exist on anyone’s radar until a couple of months ago when they dropped a trailer out of nowhere. A sort of sequel to monster movie Cloverfield, this takes a different more claustrophobic tact, which is at once thrilling, tense, and not at all what you’d expect.
Who should see it: Fans of close encounters
After last weeks trio of new movies launched, how’d the money stack up?
Deadpool remained on top for a 4th, and probably last week, carving up another $2.5 million for a running total of $37.2 million. The big surprise was that the biggest newcomer wasn’t The Finest Hours or Triple 9, but The Lady In The Van. The small British comedy bested boats and bad cops to come out on top with $2.07 million in 2nd place. Triple 9 had a less rapturous response with $454K in 7th place. Completely sinking on it’s maiden voyage, The Finest Hours washed up with $237K.
Amongst holdovers, Spotlight and The Revenant reaped the rewards of their Oscar wins. Spotlight was up 94% to 454K in 6th place, whilst The Revenant returned to the top 10, surging 95% to $316k in 10th place.
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!