Coming Soon: My Watchlist for February 2016

This year, I really couldn’t bring myself to put together a watchlist for January, during the infamous dumping-ground period of movie releases. The pickings were slim indeed – Ride Along 2, 50 Shades of Black, and Dirty Grandpa? The list is cringe-worthy. Fortunately, we are now leaping into February, and I’m getting back to my “oh-my-gosh-there-are-so-many-movies-I-won’t-have-time-or-money-to-see” mentality. So while I’m trying to contain my excitement over Zoolander 2, go ahead and peruse my most anticipated films for February:

DeadpoolPosterDeadpool

Synopsis: “Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

This movie needs little to no introduction, given the lovely ad campaigns we’ve been graced with. I’m slightly worried that the movie may be a disappointment because of all the hype…but I’m just not going to think about that for now. I’m not a huge Marvel or DC nerd, so I’m sadly illiterate when it comes to superheroes. However, I like to think that this ignorance makes me the perfect audience member for a superhero origin story, which is supposed to be one of the elements of the upcoming Deadpool film. From what I’ve seen, Deadpool looks like one of the most entertaining superheroes out there. Ergo, I’m stoked.

Deadpool comes to US theatres on February 12.

hail-caesar-posterHail, Caesar!

Synopsis: Four-time Oscar®-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum, Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.

I like comedies. I like the Coen brothers. I like Ralph Fiennes. I like Jonah Hill (when he’s not being exorcised by his friends). I like Clooney. I like Scarlett Johansson. I like eye candy (cough cough, Channing Tatum.) I will like this movie. It’s gonna happen.

Hail, Caesar! comes to US theatres February 5th.

zoolander2posterZoolander 2

Synopsis: When the world’s most beautiful musical celebrities are systematically assassinated with formerly famous male model Derek Zoolander’s iconic “Blue Steel” look on their face, Interpol recruits Derek and his friend Hansel McDonald to infiltrate a new and different world of high fashion in order to put a stop to it. Meanwhile, Derek’s rival Jacobim Mugatu is set free and is seeking revenge.

The original Zoolander film is absolutely one of my favorite comedies, and it’s the film that made me respect Ben Stiller as both an actor and a director. Furthermore, I pull out quotes from the movie way too often…(every time I’m sick, it’s all “I have the black lung, pa!”). So, although I’m well aware of the pitfalls of sequels, I’m beyond excited for the new movie. Also, the addition of Kristen Wiig (one of my favorites) to the cast is like a cherry on top.

Zoolander 2 comes to US theatres on February 12.

how_to_be_singleposterHow To Be Single

Synopsis: “There’s a right way to be single, a wrong way to be single, and then…there’s Alice. And Robin. Lucy. Meg. Tom. David. New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, be it a love connection, a hook-up, or something in the middle. And somewhere between the teasing texts and one-night stands, what these unmarrieds all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Sleeping around in the city that never sleeps was never so much fun.”

If you’ve ever read any of my other “Coming Soon” lists, you’ll know that each month I like to take a guilty pleasure trip to the theatres. This month, that guilty pleasure will be How to Be Single. Every girl secretly likes those enthusiastic “I don’t need a man to be happy” movies, and alas, I am no different. Also, I still can’t get enough of Rebel Wilson – so I’ll be joining a few girlfriends to go see this film for sure!

How To Be Single comes to US theatres on February 12.

raceposterRace

Synopsis: “Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. “Race” is an enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man’s fight to become an Olympic legend.”

I was doing some reading about Jesse Owens, the protagonist of the upcoming film Race, and I’m surprised that it’s taken so long to put him on the big screen. His story is so inspirational, and he was a flicker of hope at a time when the world was cast in the darkness of the Nazi regime, among other things. Who doesn’t love a hero who restores your faith in humanity? A final note…I’m still a huge Jason Sudeikis fan!

Race comes to US theatres February 19.

So, there you have it – those films are what I’m excited to see this month! Let me know which ones you’re most looking forward too!

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9 thoughts on “Coming Soon: My Watchlist for February 2016

  1. Great listing. I just put up my most anticipated for the month too (slipthroughmovies.com) and discovered a couple of possible indie gems, like the Icelandic drama comedy Rams, and the crazy cool premise of Nina Forever. I’m really looking forward to Caesar, cuz Coens, and Deadpool (natch). The crime thriller Triple9 looks awesome too. Totally agree, January was a write off, but February’s so bright I gotta wear shades (sorry 80s reference, I couldn’t help it). Looking forward to your reviews!

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  2. Yay, February!
    I haven’t been to a movie theatre yet this year – thanks, back surgery! – but I’m hoping to break that streak soon. Sean will be up for Deadpool for sure. I’m up for Hail, Cesar. My sisters are all assembling this weekend, so the four of us may wind up at the Rebel Wilson one, not that I’ll be happy about it.

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