It is Oscar month and I think the studios would rather you go see the nominated movies. Maybe that’s why they don’t release any really good movies in January or February. Sometimes there are a few surprises. Take a look at the February movie releases. Do you see anything that looks good to you?
Released February 4, 2011
Waiting For Forever
James Keach directs this romantic comedy about long-lost best friends Emma and Will. When Emma (Rachel Bilson) returns to her hometown to see her ailing father, Will (Tom Sturridge) is there , still in love with her since they were children and waiting for her to love him too. Also starring Richard Jenkins and Blythe Danner.
The Other Woman
Natalie Portman is on a streak right now. With multiple award nominations for Black Swan and the recent release with Aston Kutcher. In The Other Woman, Natalie plays Emilia, who marries her boss, a high-powered New York lawyer. When a tragedy strikes, Emilia must contend with her grief, strained family dynamics, and the constant interferences of her husbands ex-wife.
Minka Kelly, Leighton Meester and Cam Gigandet star in what looks like the college version of Single White Female.
Released February 11, 2011
Gnomeo & Juliet
Only the magic of Walt Disney could create an animated version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, with an all-star casts providing the voices for garden gnomes. Featuring the voices of James McAvoy (Gmomeo), Emily Blunt (Juliet) and Maggie Smith.
Just Go with It
Adam Sandler stars as a man who convinces a mother of two small children, played by Jennifer Aniston to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to woo the gorgeous, blond sexy woman of his dreams. In what world would a guy like Sandler have a chance at this kind of women, unless he was rich? Also, you don’t have to be a genius to see where the story is going. Without having seen the movie, I am going to go out on a limb and guess that Adam and Jennifer end up together.
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
A tasty treat for all his preteen fans.
This is not really a chick flick, but it looks cute. Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Anne Heche star in the store of really naïve guy from small town. The Office’s Ed Helm is Tim Lippe, who is in for a big adventure when he attends an annual insurance convention in the big city of Cedar Rapids.
This is one of those movies your boyfriend will want to see. The upside for you is Channing Tatum as Roman soldier, wearing amour, wielding a sword and looking marvelous.
Released February 18, 2011
I Am Number Four
The plot for this movie is shrouded in a little bit of mystery and for some reason, it reminds of a short story I read years ago. Alex Pettyfer plays John, one of nine teenage alien who come to Earth after their planet is destroyed by an enemy species. But soon discover that their enemy is now after them on Earth. Look for Alex in a modern version of Beauty and the Beast in March 2011.
Liam Neeson and Mad Men’s January Jones star in this thriller about a doctor who awakens from a coma, only to find out that someone has taken on his identity and that no one — not even his wife believes him.
Just Say No
Big Momma’s: Like Father, Like Son looks bad in so many ways.
Vanishing on 7th Street starring Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton and John Leguizamo.
Drive Angry makes me wonder “what happened to Nicholas Cage’s career“?
Hall Pass : Directed by the Farrelly Brothers and starring Owen Wilson. Nuff said!
New Chick Flicks on DVD in February 2011
Secretariat: Diane Lane plays Penny Chenery, a housewife who own the horse that wins the Belmont Stakes.
Red: starring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman as retired CIA spies.
Read the The Steig Larsson Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) Starring Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyv.
Never Let Me Go: Starring Kiera Knightly, Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield
Life as We Know It: Starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel
You Again: Starring Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis, Betty White
For Colored Girls: Starring Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Thandie Newton, Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington, and Anika Noni Rose
Nowhere Boy: The story about the 15-year-old John Lennon life in Liverpool.
The Romantics: Josh Duhamel Anna Paquin and Katie Holmes lead an all-star cast in The Romantics: a generational “dramedy” about friendship, rivalry and loyalty.
Waiting for Superman A documentary sure to get parents and teachers talking by director Davis Guggenheim offers an eye-opening overview of America’s ailing educational system.