Love a trip to the flicks? Here’s our top 5 must-see films for February
Are you looking for films to see in February? Look no further than our must-see list from our in house film buff. Whether it’s for a date night this Valentine’s Day or just because you love a trip to the cinema, these are the films to tick off one by one!
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) – February 7
This film sees the return of Harley Quinn, teaming up this time with Black Canary, Huntress and Gotham Central’s detective Rene Montaya. First of all, forget Suicide Squad, it wasn’t a great film and it’s being relaunched in the form of The Suicide Squad, so this film is more of a Harley Quinn spin off as opposed to a sequel.
Stars include Jurnee Smollett-Bell, as Black Canary, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, as Huntress, Rosie Perez, as Renee Montoya and Margot Robbie as the one and only Harleen Quinzell. It’s directed by Cathy Yan from a script by Christina Hodson and Robbie, who originated the idea, is a producer, along with Bryan Unkeless and Sue Kroll.
We’re not going to call this a much-anticipated film, but if you’re a DC fan it’s got to be on the list, if only to see Harley’s character developed further following her break up from Mr J.
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Emma – February 14
Another period drama based on a Jane Austen novel, this version of Emma provides a fresh new adaptation from Autumn de Wilde and follows “handsome, clever and rich” Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy), as she meddles in the romantic affairs of those close to her.
The film also stars Bill Nighy, Johnny Flynn, Mia Goth, Josh O’Connor, Miranda Hart, and Callum Turner.
The Lodge – February 7
Just going off the initial reviews, this horror promises to be a “truly unsettling movie” from the directors of 2014’s Goodnight Mommy.
The plot follows a family who retreat to their remote winter cabin, but then the father (Richard Armitage) is forced to leave for work, he entrusts his children Aidan (IT’s Jaeden Martell) and Mia (Lia McHugh) to the care of his new girlfriend, Grace (Riley Keough). A blizzard traps them inside the lodge as the horror begins to unfold.
The Call of the Wild – February 19
It looks like this one is set to be a marmite film. It’s the latest adaptation of the classic novel by Jack London and sees a mostly CG domesticated St.Bernard/Scotch Collie dog named Buck uprooted from his home in California and deposited in the wilds of Yukon during the 1890s Gold Rush.
Starring Harrison Ford as John Thornton, a gruff loner and adventurer who bonds with Buck, this looks to be a heart-warming family film.
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Colour Out of Space – February 28
I’m going to confess – this film combines two things I love – H.P. Lovecraft and Nicolas Cage, and yes, I acknowledge the actor has produced some corkers, but this adaption of a classic sci-fi horror is full of promise. With its campy, retro feel, this gem has already started raking in decent reviews.
After a meteorite lands in his farmyard, Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) and his family inevitably end up battling a mysterious extra-terrestrial organism which infects their mind and bodies. If you’re expecting an edgy, quality horror, look elsewhere.
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