New Movie Releases: February 2015
While January was something of a dead zone for new movie releases, with many films expanding from their previous limited releases, February brings some major stuff to look forward to. The long-awaited (and delayed) new film from the Wachowskis is finally hitting theaters, along with that ‘50 Shades of Grey’ movie that you might have heard about. Read on for our guide to the new movie releases hitting theaters in February.
‘Jupiter Ascending’: Directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski. Starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, and Eddie Redmayne. In the future, a young destitute human woman gets targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe, and begins her destiny to finish the Queen's reign.
‘Seventh Son’: Directed by Sergey Bodrov. Starring Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes, and Jeff Bridges. Young Thomas is apprenticed to the local Spook to learn to fight evil spirits. His first great challenge comes when the powerful Mother Malkin escapes her confinement while the Spook is away.
‘SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water’: Directed by Paul Tibbitt and Mike Mitchell. Starring Clancy Brown, Antonio Banderas, and Seth Green. SpongeBob goes on a quest to discover a stolen recipe that takes him to our dimension, our world, where he tangles with a pirate.
‘Ballet 422' (Limited): Directed by Jody Lee Lipes. From first rehearsal to world premiere, Ballet 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as emerging choreographer Justin Peck crafts a new work.
‘Pass the Light’ (Limited): Directed by Malcolm Goodwin. Starring Cameron Palatas, Dalpre Grayer, and Alexandria Deberry. ‘Pass the Light’ tells the story of Steve Bellafiore, a 17 year-old high school senior who decides to run for Congress in order to protect the faith that he so loves.
‘Enter the Dangerous Mind’ (Limited): Directed by Youssef Delara and Victor Teran. Starring Scott Bakula, Nikki Reed, and Gina Rodriguez. A popular but reclusive American composer begins a romance with a social worker, but their relationship begins to fall apart as the voices in his head grow increasingly distressing.
‘Love, Rosie’ (Limited): Directed by Christian Ditter. Starring Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, and Suki Waterhouse. Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were five, so they couldn't possibly be right for one another...or could they? When it comes to love, life and making the right choices, these two are their own worst enemies.
‘The Voices’ (Limited): Directed by Marjane Satrapi. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, and Anna Kendrick. A mentally ill factory worker stumbles innocently into the role of a killer, guided along the way by his evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog.
‘50 Shades of Grey’: Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. Starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, and Marcia Gay Harden. Literature student Anastasia Steele's life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey.
‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’: Directed by Matthew Vaughn. Starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine, and Taron Egerton. A veteran secret agent takes a young upstart under his wing.
‘What We Do in the Shadows’ (Limited): Directed by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement. Starring Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, and Jonathan Brugh. This mock-doc follows the lives of a group of vampires/roommates as they prepare for an upcoming social event.
‘Old Fashioned’ (Limited): Directed by Rik Swartzwelder. Starring Elizabeth Roberts, Rik Swartzwelder, and LeJon Woods. A former frat boy and a free-spirited woman together attempt the impossible: an “old-fashioned” courtship in contemporary America.
‘The Rewrite’ (Limited): Directed by Marc Lawrence. Starring Hugh Grant, J.K. Simmons, and Allison Janney. An Oscar-winning writer in a slump leaves Hollywood to teach screenwriting at a college on the East Coast, where he falls for a single mom taking classes there.
‘Da Sweet Blood of Jesus’ (Limited): Directed by Spike Lee. Starring Stephen Tyrone Williams, Zaraah Abrahams, and Rami Malek. Dr. Hess Green becomes cursed by a mysterious ancient Afrian artifact and is overwhelmed with a newfound thirst for blood. He however is not a vampire. Soon after his transformation he enters into a dangerous romance with Ganja Hightower that questions the very nature of love, addiction, sex, and status.
‘The Last Five Years’ (Limited): Directed by Richard LaGravenese. Starring Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan, and Meg Hudson. Based on the musical, a struggling actress and her novelist lover each illustrate the struggle and deconstruction of their love affair.
‘Queen and Country’ (Limited): Directed by John Boorman. Starring Caleb Landry Jones, Callum Turner, and Pat Shortt. An Englishman who grew up in London during World War II joins the military to fight in the Korean War.
‘The DUFF’: Directed by Ari Sandel. Starring Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, and Allison Janney. A high school senior instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier more popular friends.
‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2': Directed by Steve Pink. Starring Adam Scott, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke. When Lou, who has become the “father of the Internet,” is shot by an unknown assailant, Jacob and Nick fire up the time machine again to save their friend.
‘McFarland, USA’: Directed by Niki Caro. Starring Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, and Morgan Saylor. A cross country coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.
‘Accidental Love’ (Limited): Directed by David O. Russell. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jessica Biel, and James Marsden. A small town waitress gets a nail accidentally lodged in her head causing unpredictable behavior that leads her to Washington, D.C., where sparks fly when she meets a clueless young senator who takes up her cause—but what happens when love interferes with what you stand for?
‘Focus’: Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Rodrigo Santoro. A veteran grifter takes a young, attractive woman under his wing, but things get complicated when they become romantically involved.
‘The Lazarus Effect’: Directed by David Gelb. Starring Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, and Donald Glover. A group of medical students discover a way to bring dead patients back to life.
‘The Vatican Tapes’: Directed by Mark Neveldine. Starring Michael Peña, Djimon Hounsou, and Kathleen Robertson. A leaked video tape reveals a Vatican exorcism gone very, very awry.
‘’71' (Limited): Directed by Yann Demange. Starring Jack O'Connell, Sam Reid, and Sean Harris. A young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971.
‘Deli Man’ (Limited): Directed by Erik Anjou. A look at the history of delicatessens in the United States.
‘Outcast’ (Limited): Directed by Nick Powell. Starring Nicolas Cage, Hayden Christensen, and Yifei Liu. A mysterious warrior teams up with the daughter and son of a deposed Chinese Emperor to defeat their cruel brother, who seeks their deaths.
‘Maps to the Stars’ (Limited): Directed by David Cronenberg. Starring Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, and Robert Pattinson. A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
‘Out of the Dark’ (Limited): Directed by Lluis Quilez. Starring Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman, and Stephen Rea. A couple and their daughter moves to Colombia to take over a family manufacturing plant, only to realize their new home is haunted.