Upcoming Releases — February
Here's a look at all the new movies coming to theaters in February. There's some gems headed our way, beginning with this weekend.
Friday, February 5:
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies — On the surface, you're asking yourself, "what is this?" But the trailers look awesome, and the concept is also awesome. It re-imagines the classic "Pride & Prejudice" in a world with zombies. What's not to love?
The Choice — The annual Nicholas Sparks cry fest. This is out a week ahead of Valentine's Day, but just know that this will be a hot one for the ladies. And someone will dies. And this will be sad. It's Nicholas Sparks.
Hail Cesar! — The latest from the Coen Brothers is a comedy set in the world of studio films in the 1950s. It stars George Clooney and Josh Brolin, among others. If you love the Coen Brothers, this is a must see.
Friday, February 12:
Deadpool — This isn't your mother's superhero movie. Ryan Reynolds is in the starring role, this movie got an R rating and looks like it will be a lot of fun.
How to Be Single — Dakota Johnson ("50 Shades of Grey") and Rebel Wilson ("Pitch Perfect") lead this raunchy new comedy. This is the perfect kind of fun, and funny date movie.
Zoolander 2 — The long gestating sequel to "Zoolander" is finally here. I'm not sure it was worth the wait...
Friday, February 19:
Risen — This is the latest religious movie. This one centers on the resurrection of Jesus, but it's seen through the lens of a Roman soldier present during the time. Looks like an interesting outreach piece.
Race — This is a new biopic focused on Jesse Owens and his run at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Looks like a fascinating slice of history that under-40s might not know much about.
Friday, February 26:
Gods of Egypt — This might be the dud of the month, a CGI epic about gods in Egypt. It's already drawing flack for whitewashing the cast...
Triple 9 — This action/drama is about a heist and the Russian mob. It boasts a strong cast that includes Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Woody Harelson, and Kate Winslet.
Eddie the Eagle — Another true story of an Olympian — this one the first British ski jumper. Looks like a fun, inspirational story as we head toward the next Olympic games!