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 gets R-Rated with the Tarantino-penned crime classic True Romance, and we get an Amy Adams double with the thoughtful sci-fi Arrival and the psychological drama Nocturnal Animals.
In The House: True Romance
Where: Event Cinemas George St Sydney
When: Friday, November 11th at 7.00pm
Starring: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper
Synopsis: Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.
Why you should care: A great cast, a cracking bloody script and a director at his peak. It’s funny, it’s violent and if that’s your cup of tea you’ll be in heaven. What a killer way to spend a Friday night!
Who should see it: Fans of a bit of bullet ballet, and just good movies in general
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Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
Synopsis: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Why you should care: If you were disappointed by Independence Day: Resurgence, this might just be the alien pic you were waiting for. Amy Adams rarely disappoints, and looks to ground this fantastic tale in real emotion. She’s ably assisted by Renner and Whitaker. Go for the sci-fi, but you’ll be hooked by the heart.
Who should see it: Sci-fi fans, human or otherwise
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, Isla Fisher
Synopsis: An art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale.
Why you should care: Amy Adams again! Is there anything she can’t do? This is an 180-degree turn from Arrival, so if you’re in the mood for some psychological drama you’re in for a treat. Jake Gyllenhaal can do creepy with the best of them (see Nightcrawler), and the trailer is the perfect amount of tense, unsettling and not giving anything away.
Who should see it: Dramatic animals
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!