5 Must See Movies Coming Out This February
February 1, 2017 (No Comments) by Alannah Kenny

Nothing beats a trip to the cinema when you’re a bit down in the dumps and in need of a little pick me up. February has many exciting new releases coming out and trying to narrow down the choices is no easy task! We at The Sharpe have 5 movie suggestions worth considering that will get you back in the movie loving zone this February. No matter your preference, there is something to suit everyone’s interests.

5) Rings (February 3rd)

Any horror fans in search of a creepy tale with a jump-scare or two need look no further. Fifteen years on from the 2002 cult classic that was Gore Verbinski’s The Ring comes the third instalment in the franchise. This time it’s a new era with new technology and new victims as Samara returns to inflict terror once more. Anyone who has seen the first two movies will be familiar with the malevolent little girl who drowned in a well and the cursed videotape created to embroil others in her suffering.

Fear not for those who haven’t, because this plot will be covering some old ground as well as new. Whilst the VCR may be a thing of the past, one unlucky college student and her boyfriend manage to stumble across a viral version of the tape which is said to kill the viewer after seven days exactly. However, when never before seen footage is found within the original tape itself, matters start turning even more sinister than ever before.

Director: F. Javie Gutiérrez

Starring: Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Aimee Teegarden and Johnny Galecki.

Rating: 15A  

Genre: Horror

Running Time: 1hr 57mins

4) The LEGO Batman Movie (February 10th)

Alternatively, if a family friendly adventure is what you seek then this 3D computer-animated action-comedy from Warner Animation Group should certainly hit the spot. Children, superhero fans and LEGO fans alike will be in their element with this much anticipated spin-off to the 2014 film, The LEGO Movie. The spin-off follows the DC Comics superhero Batman in the same universe with a surprisingly heart-warming tale in store. Between fighting the criminals of Gotham City and raising an adopted boy, Bruce Wayne hasn’t got it easy, that’s for sure.

Now Bruce must go on a journey of self-discovery and learn the values of friendship, all the while attempting to stop one of his most notorious arch-enemies from overthrowing Gotham City, The Joker. Expect some good light-hearted fun with a few laughs in between. Adults may even recognise the voices of a few of Hollywood’s finest with a star-studded cast said to be on board for this one.

Director: Chris McKay                                                                                                         

Starring: Will Arnett, Ralph Fiennes, Jenny Slate, Rosario Dawson and Mariah Carey.                                   

Rating: G                  

Genre: Family/ Action-Comedy

Running Time: 1hr 46mins

3) Fifty Shades Darker (February 10th)

What better timing could there be to release this guilty pleasure of many than the week of February 14th, Valentine’s week itself. Certainly if your big plans this year involve a cinema date then this sexy sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey is a good choice, if an erotic romantic drama is your thing that is! Hardly needing an introduction, the first film based on the best-selling novel of the same name by E.L. James attracted many a curious viewer and no doubt the sequel will too as the story of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele unfolds further.

Following on from the first film, Anastasia Steele attempts to move on from the unrelenting billionaire Christian Grey, who promises her a ‘normal’ relationship on her terms in the hope that she will return to him. However, this is not so straight forward when the skeletons of Grey’s past suddenly begin tumbling out of the closet. Expect just as many explicit scenes as the first film and an increased amount of action/violence also. This one is definitely not appropriate for younger viewers.

Director: James Foley                                                                                                           

Starring: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Kim Basinger, Luke Grimes

Rating: 18                                                                                                                             

Genre: Drama/ Romance                                                                                                      

Running Time: 1hr 55mins

2) The Space Between Us (February 10th)

For fans of the space genre and movies such as The Martian, Gravity or even those who just enjoy sci-fi in general, this is definitely one to watch out for this February. The plot is stationed in the not too distant future and tells the harrowing tale of a pregnant female astronaut on Mars who dies giving birth to the first child born on the red planet. Her son, named later as Gardner Elliot, lives on the planet for 16 years whilst only ever witnessing 14 other humans. This eventually changes when he starts to make an online female friend living on Earth.

With his organs deemed unfit to sustain Earth’s pressure however, the future of the young boy is very much stranded in the clouds. Described as a heart-wrenching original screenplay, The Space Between Us is expected to satisfy both teens and adults alike and there are a few familiar faces to keep an eye out for too.

Director: Peter Chelsom                                                                                                       

Starring: Asa Butterfield, Gary Oldman, Carla Gugino and Britt Robertson.                                

Rating: TBC

Genre: Science Fiction/Romance                                                                                         

Running Time: 2hrs 1min

1) Loving (February 3rd)

Without a doubt, this Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated film is one that is not to be missed. Based on a true story, the plot documents the trials and tribulations of a poor white construction worker, Richard Loving and local black woman Mildred Jeter, both of whom fall in love in Caroline County, Virginia. In 1958 when Mildred becomes pregnant, the couple decide to get married and therefore drive to Washington DC as interracial marriage in the state of Virginia violated the state’s anti-miscegenation laws at the time. Madly in love, the couple desire a simple and happy life for their family in Virginia, with Richard promising his wife that he would build them a house less than a mile from her family home.

However, as the law in Virginia prohibits the married couple to live there together, the Lovings determine to fight a gruelling legal battle in the hope of establishing themselves in the state that they wish to call home. Our very own Ruth Negga who has received an Oscar nomination for her performance as Mildred is particularly one to watch in this. We can only imagine that this film will offer a powerful take home message and should stand to be a great success.

Director: Jeff Nichols                                                                                               

Starring: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Marton Csokas and Nick Kroll.                  

Rating: 12A                                                                                                              

Genre: Historical Drama                                                                                           

Running Time: 2hrs 3mins

Have you decided which film you’re going to see yet? If so, start booking your tickets online soon to nab the best seats in the house for the hottest movie releases this February!

Alannah Kenny
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5 Must See Movies Coming Out This February
February 1, 2017 (No Comments) by Alannah Kenny

Nothing beats a trip to the cinema when you’re a bit down in the dumps and in need of a little pick me up. February has many exciting new releases coming out and trying to narrow down the choices is no easy task! We at The Sharpe have 5 movie suggestions worth considering that will get you back in the movie loving zone this February. No matter your preference, there is something to suit everyone’s interests.

5) Rings (February 3rd)

Any horror fans in search of a creepy tale with a jump-scare or two need look no further. Fifteen years on from the 2002 cult classic that was Gore Verbinski’s The Ring comes the third instalment in the franchise. This time it’s a new era with new technology and new victims as Samara returns to inflict terror once more. Anyone who has seen the first two movies will be familiar with the malevolent little girl who drowned in a well and the cursed videotape created to embroil others in her suffering.

Fear not for those who haven’t, because this plot will be covering some old ground as well as new. Whilst the VCR may be a thing of the past, one unlucky college student and her boyfriend manage to stumble across a viral version of the tape which is said to kill the viewer after seven days exactly. However, when never before seen footage is found within the original tape itself, matters start turning even more sinister than ever before.

Director: F. Javie Gutiérrez

Starring: Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Aimee Teegarden and Johnny Galecki.

Rating: 15A  

Genre: Horror

Running Time: 1hr 57mins

4) The LEGO Batman Movie (February 10th)

Alternatively, if a family friendly adventure is what you seek then this 3D computer-animated action-comedy from Warner Animation Group should certainly hit the spot. Children, superhero fans and LEGO fans alike will be in their element with this much anticipated spin-off to the 2014 film, The LEGO Movie. The spin-off follows the DC Comics superhero Batman in the same universe with a surprisingly heart-warming tale in store. Between fighting the criminals of Gotham City and raising an adopted boy, Bruce Wayne hasn’t got it easy, that’s for sure.

Now Bruce must go on a journey of self-discovery and learn the values of friendship, all the while attempting to stop one of his most notorious arch-enemies from overthrowing Gotham City, The Joker. Expect some good light-hearted fun with a few laughs in between. Adults may even recognise the voices of a few of Hollywood’s finest with a star-studded cast said to be on board for this one.

Director: Chris McKay                                                                                                         

Starring: Will Arnett, Ralph Fiennes, Jenny Slate, Rosario Dawson and Mariah Carey.                                   

Rating: G                  

Genre: Family/ Action-Comedy

Running Time: 1hr 46mins

3) Fifty Shades Darker (February 10th)

What better timing could there be to release this guilty pleasure of many than the week of February 14th, Valentine’s week itself. Certainly if your big plans this year involve a cinema date then this sexy sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey is a good choice, if an erotic romantic drama is your thing that is! Hardly needing an introduction, the first film based on the best-selling novel of the same name by E.L. James attracted many a curious viewer and no doubt the sequel will too as the story of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele unfolds further.

Following on from the first film, Anastasia Steele attempts to move on from the unrelenting billionaire Christian Grey, who promises her a ‘normal’ relationship on her terms in the hope that she will return to him. However, this is not so straight forward when the skeletons of Grey’s past suddenly begin tumbling out of the closet. Expect just as many explicit scenes as the first film and an increased amount of action/violence also. This one is definitely not appropriate for younger viewers.

Director: James Foley                                                                                                           

Starring: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Kim Basinger, Luke Grimes

Rating: 18                                                                                                                             

Genre: Drama/ Romance                                                                                                      

Running Time: 1hr 55mins

2) The Space Between Us (February 10th)

For fans of the space genre and movies such as The Martian, Gravity or even those who just enjoy sci-fi in general, this is definitely one to watch out for this February. The plot is stationed in the not too distant future and tells the harrowing tale of a pregnant female astronaut on Mars who dies giving birth to the first child born on the red planet. Her son, named later as Gardner Elliot, lives on the planet for 16 years whilst only ever witnessing 14 other humans. This eventually changes when he starts to make an online female friend living on Earth.

With his organs deemed unfit to sustain Earth’s pressure however, the future of the young boy is very much stranded in the clouds. Described as a heart-wrenching original screenplay, The Space Between Us is expected to satisfy both teens and adults alike and there are a few familiar faces to keep an eye out for too.

Director: Peter Chelsom                                                                                                       

Starring: Asa Butterfield, Gary Oldman, Carla Gugino and Britt Robertson.                                

Rating: TBC

Genre: Science Fiction/Romance                                                                                         

Running Time: 2hrs 1min

1) Loving (February 3rd)

Without a doubt, this Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated film is one that is not to be missed. Based on a true story, the plot documents the trials and tribulations of a poor white construction worker, Richard Loving and local black woman Mildred Jeter, both of whom fall in love in Caroline County, Virginia. In 1958 when Mildred becomes pregnant, the couple decide to get married and therefore drive to Washington DC as interracial marriage in the state of Virginia violated the state’s anti-miscegenation laws at the time. Madly in love, the couple desire a simple and happy life for their family in Virginia, with Richard promising his wife that he would build them a house less than a mile from her family home.

However, as the law in Virginia prohibits the married couple to live there together, the Lovings determine to fight a gruelling legal battle in the hope of establishing themselves in the state that they wish to call home. Our very own Ruth Negga who has received an Oscar nomination for her performance as Mildred is particularly one to watch in this. We can only imagine that this film will offer a powerful take home message and should stand to be a great success.

Director: Jeff Nichols                                                                                               

Starring: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Marton Csokas and Nick Kroll.                  

Rating: 12A                                                                                                              

Genre: Historical Drama                                                                                           

Running Time: 2hrs 3mins

Have you decided which film you’re going to see yet? If so, start booking your tickets online soon to nab the best seats in the house for the hottest movie releases this February!

Alannah Kenny
Interested in big events and likes to keep up to date with celebrity culture as a personal interest. An avid reader and movie lover, enjoys in depth discussions about anything related to dystopian fiction!

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