The big movie hits in February can be found the weekend of Valentine’s Day. In terms of the month, the themes of the month are action/thriller, romance, and fantasy.
Opening the first weekend of the month is “Dear John” which is the latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Amanda Segfried (“Mamma Mia”) and Channing Tatum (“G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra”). Two words: Tear Jerker. “From Paris with Love” stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers and John Travolta in what looks to be a hit or miss movie.
In my opinion the big hits of the month will be released during Valentine’s Day weekend. Those releases include “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” based on the best-selling series by Rick Riordan, “The Wolfman”, and “Valentine’s Day” which I like to call the Gary Marshall and ABC all-star cast.
Later in the month “Shutter Island” starring Leonardo DiCaprio will be released. The psychological thriller was directed by Academy Award winner Martin Scorsese. For a bit of comedic relief, Kevin Smith’s latest film “Cop Out” will be released at the end of the month.
**NOTE: Theatrical Release Dates are subject to change.**
- Ajami (NY)
- Dear John
- District 13: Ultimatum (limited)
- From Paris With Love
- Frozen (limited)
- The Red Riding Trilogy (limited)
- The Shinjuku Incident (limited)
- Terribly Happy (NY, LA)
- Untitled Bob Marley Documentary
- My Name is Khan (limited)
- October Country (NY)
- Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
- Valentine’s Day
- Videocracy (NY)
- The Wolfman
- The Yellow Handkerchief (limited)
- Blood Done Sign My Name (limited)
- The Ghost Writer (limited; expands: March 5)
- The Good Guy (limited)
- Happy Tears (limited)
- Shutter Island
- A Prophet (NY, LA)
- Cop Out
- The Crazies
- Prodigal Sons (limited)
- Toe to Toe (NY)