WEEK-BY-WEEK MOVIE PICKS FOR FEBRUARY 2016
Hail, Caesar! (February 5)
The brilliant Coen brothers bring us a comedy set in 1950s Hollywood, starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, and Jonah Hill.
Deadpool (February 12)
Ryan Reynolds tries to make viewers forget his Green Lantern dud as he plays another superhero, this one with accelerated healing powers. It looks more faithful to the tongue-in-cheek style of the original comic than the first time he played the role in the first Wolverine spin-off.
Risen (February 19)
The biblical story of Jesus Christ's resurrection after his crucifixion is told through the eyes of a Roman soldier, played by Joseph Fiennes, tasked with finding the missing body.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (February 26)
I loved, loved, loved the original Ang Lee film, so how bad could this sequel be? Michelle Yeoh returns as Yu Shu Lien, while Jason Scott Lee and others join the cast.
OTHER KEY MOVIES IN FEBRUARY 2016
Gods of Egypt
Alex Proyas has been a terrific director (The Crow, Dark City, I Robot), and now he tackles a story about the Egyptian gods, with Gerard Butler as Set and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Horus.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Based on the Seth Grahame-Smith novel that mashes up the Jane Austen classic, lovers in 19th-century England must face an army of the undead.
Where to Invade Next
Michael Moore's latest documentary seeks to learn more about America by visiting other countries.
This horror tale about witchcraft takes place in 1630s New England.
Ben Stiller returns as hilarious supermodel Derek Zoolander, with Owen Wilson as Hansel, in this comedy sequel that also features Olivia Munn, Kristen Wiig, Benedict Cumberbatch, Penelope Cruz, Will Ferrell, Justin Theroux, Christine Taylor, Macaulay Culkin, Billy Zane, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, and Kim Kardashian West.
THE REST OF THE MOVIES IN FEBRUARY 2016
Busco Novio Para Mi Mujer
A man tries to end his marriage by hiring a professional seducer nicknamed "El Taiger" to go after his nagging wife.
In this romantic drama based on a Nicholas Sparks story, two neighbors wind up in a relationship.
Eddie the Eagle
Here's a biopic about Eddie Edwards, the British underdog ski jumper from the 1988 Winter Olympics.
Eisenstein in Guanajuato
This other biopic follows filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein who travels to Mexico to make a new movie after facing rejection in Hollywood and pressure to return to Stalinist Russia.
Embrace of the Serpent
This Colombian film tells the dramatic tale of a shaman, the last of his people, and two scientists searching the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
In this Indian motion picture, we follow the story of a young Kashmiri man.
How to Be Single
Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson star in this romantic comedy set in New York City.
A woman sacrifices her life to protect passengers aboard the hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 in 1986.
Of Mind and Music
Set amid the jazz of New Orleans, a neuroscientist tries to help a beautiful street musician suffering from memory loss.
A couple's paths cross through the years in a small Tennessee town.
The story of legendary athlete Jesse Owens hits the screens.
Starring Ethan Hawke, David Thewlis, and Emma Watson, here's a crime mystery about a satanic cult uncovered during the investigation of a young woman's rape.
Witness five interlocking tales of terror involving weary travelers on a desert highway.
Touched with Fire
Two manic depressives meet in a psychiatric hospital and start a romance.
A gang of criminals and corrupt police officers plan an elaborate heist. The cast includes Teresa Palmer, Kate Winslet, Gal Gadot, Norman Reedus, Aaron Paul, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mack, and others.
A young woman still struggling over the death of her folk musician husband meets a brash New York writer who forces her to confront what happened.
Happy movie viewing!