After a bit of a dry January, we’ve made it to a fun February full of excitement. There is much to look forward to. We have some great new releases on the horizon, and a couple of re-releases making their way back into theaters. February is looking like a solid month of theatrical releases, as well as some interesting streaming releases, too.
- Knock at the Cabin is writer and director M. Night Shyamalan’s latest installment in his filmography. It’s co-written by Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman. There’s a great cast attached to the film including Jonathan Groff, Dave Bautista, Ben Aldridge, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Abbi Quinn, Kristen Cui, and Rupert Grint. It is distributed by Universal.
- 80 for Brady stars Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, and Sally Field, as four best friends who decide to go to the Super Bowl in 2017 to go see Tom Brady play. It is directed by Kyle Marvin and written by Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern. This Paramount Pictures release is excellent counterprogramming to Knock at the Cabin!
- Magic Mike’s Last Dance is the third and final film in the Magic Mike trilogy. This is releasing perfectly in time for “Galentine’s Day,” a nice trip to the theater with the girls before Valentine’s Day. Channing Tatum and Salma Hayek Pinault are starring in the film, and Steven Soderbergh is back in the director’s chair for his annual film. Reid Carolin wrote the screenplay. This is a Warner Bros release.
- Consecration is a horror film starring Jena Malone, Danny Huston, Janet Suzman, Thoren Ferguson, and Ian Pririe. It’s written and directed by Christopher Smith and co-written by Laurie Cook. It takes place in a remote Scottish Convent after Grace’s (Malone) priest brother committed suicide which leads her to learn a horrifying truth about her past. Consecration will be distributed by IFC Films.
- Any possibility that Avatar: The Way of Water had to beat Titanic and join the top three highest-grossing films of all time is gone, because Titanic is back in theaters for its 25th Anniversary. Writer and director James Cameron will continue to dominate the box office. Titanic famously stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Gloria Stuart, Bill Paxton, and Victor Garber. It is a Paramount Pictures release.
- Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey will be released in theaters as a special Fathom Event. It’s written and directed by Rhys Frake-Waterfield and it stars Gillian Broderick, Paula Coiz, Chris Cordell, Amber Doig-Thorne, and Craig David Dowsett. For any AMC A-listers out there, this Wednesday release will be excluded your three movies a week.
- Marlowe stars Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, Jessica Lange, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Francois Arnaud, Danny Huston, and Alan Cumming. It’s written and directed by Neil Jordan and co-written by William Monahan. It follows a 1930s detective that’s hired to find the daughter of a movie star, and he ends up finding himself intertwined in a dangerous investigation. Marlowe is an Open Road release.
- Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is the third movie in the Ant-Man franchise and will hopefully lead to answers to questions set-forth in Loki. It’s also the first movie of Jonathan Majors’ stacked 2023. It stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfieffer, Kathryn Newton, Randall Park, Bill Murray, and Jonathan Majors. Back once again is director Peyton Reed, but this time with new screenwriter Jeff Loveness. Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania will be distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.
- Of An Age follows an Australian teenager who experiences a 24-hour romance with his friend’s brother. It is written and directed by Goran Stolevski, and stars Elias Anton, Thom Green, and Hattie Hook. This is a Focus Features release.
- Emily follows Emma Mackey in the titular role of Emily Brontë and is supported by Joe Alwyn, Fionn Whitehead, Emily Beecham, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Alexandrea Dowling, Amelia Gething, Gemma Jones, and Adrian Dunbar. This Bleecker Street film is written and directed by Frances O’Connor.
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is returning to theaters. It won the Oscar in 2001 for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Original Score, Best Art Direction-Set Direction, and Best Cinematography. It was directed by Ang Lee and written by Hui-Ling Wang, Kuo Jung Tsai, and James Schamus. The film stars Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chang Chen, Sihung Lung, and Pei-Pei Cheng. It is distributed by Sony Pictures Classics.
- Cocaine Bear has been one of the most memed 2023 releases, and it hasn’t even made its way to theaters yet. The stacked cast includes Keri Russell, Margo Martindale, Ray Liotta, Alden Ehrenreich, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Kristofer Hivju, and Isiah Whitlock Jr. It’s directed by Elizabeth Banks, written by Jimmy Warden, and produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. It will be distributed by Universal.
- True Spirit starring Teagan Croft, Cliff Curtis, Josh Lawson, and Anna Paquin will release on February 3rd on Netflix. It’s written by Sarah Spillane, Rebecca Banner, and Cathy Randall, and directed by Spillane, too.
- Sharper is an A24 film that will release on February 10th on Apple TV+. It’s directed by Benjamin Caron and co-written by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Takara. The film stars Julianne Moore, Sebastian Stan, Justice Smith, Briana Middleton, and John Lithgow.
- Somebody I Used to Know is written and directed by Dave Franco and co-written by Alison Brie. It also stars herself, Jay Ellis, Kiersey Clemons, Julia Hagerty, Haley Joel Osment, and Amy Sedaris. It releases on February 10th on Amazon Prime.
- Your Place or Mine releases on February 10th on Netflix, and it stars Reese Witherspoon, Ashton Kutcher, Jesse Williams, Tig Notaro, Zoë Chao, and Steve Zahn. The film is written and directed by Aline Brosh McKenna.
- Luther: The Fallen Sun is a TV movie based on a TV show of the same name. It stars Idris Elba, Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis, and Dermot Crowley. It’s directed by Jamie Payne, written by Neil Cross, and will be released on Netflix on February 24th.
- We Have a Ghost is another Netflix movie that releases on February 24th. This one stars David Harbor, Anthony Mackie, Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Tig Notaro, Erica Ash, and Jennifer Coolidge. It’s written and directed by Christopher Landon.
- Bruiser will be released on Hulu on February 24th. It is written and directed by Miles Warren, and co-written by Ben Medina. This film stars Trevante Rhodes, Jalyn Hall, and Shamier Anderson.
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