What To Watch This Weekend – Dec 8-11

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, let loose at the Office Christmas Party, unlock The Disappointments Room, or hang out with the Little Men.

Office Christmas Party

officechristmaspartyposterRating: MA15+

Starring: TJ Miller, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Munn

Synopsis: When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand…




Why you should care: We’ve all had one of those crazy Christmas parties, and now you get to relive it but without the hangover and possible firing. A solid cast looks like they’re having a blast and if the pieces all fall into place, you just might too.

Who should see it: Office drones just waiting to let loose

The Disappointments Room

disappointmentsroomposterRating: MA15+

Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Lucas Till, Mike Bizon and Charles Carroll

Synopsis: A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.




Why you should care: What’s behind the door? The trailer does a good job of not giving too much away, although I have a feeling whatever is behind the door will be *ahem*… disappointing. Good to see Kate Beckinsale back again this week after last week’s Underworld, but I’m not sure this is going to win many fans. A case of been there, done that pervades the whole thing.

Who should see it: Curious cinemagoers

Little Men

littlemenposterRating: PG

Starring: Greg Kinnear, Theo Taplitz, Michael Barbieri, Paulina García

Synopsis: A new pair of best friends have their bond tested by their parents’ battle over a dress shop lease.




Why you should care: A small story, as befits the indie vibe of the pic, this looks to be a great study of a budding friendship that is tested by family ties. The adults are all pros, but I think this’ll live or die on the strength of the two young performers, and from the looks of the trailer it seems that they’ve got the goods.

Who should see it: Those in an indie mood

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!