Out This Week: 07 February 2019

Everything is Awesome again + a well-reviewed Liam Neeson revenge thriller!

There are a few big releases in the first weekend of February that are worth your consideration. Keep reading to know more!

Cold Pursuit

Directed by: Hans Petter Moland
With: Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Micheál Richardson, and Emmy Rossum
What is it about? A snowplow driver seeks revenge against the drug dealers he thinks killed his son.
Heads Up? Liam Neeson’s latest revenge thriller is marred in controversy after he revealed a dark chapter of his past in an interview. That said, this remake of the 2014 Norwegian film Kraftidioten (translates to In Order of Disappearance) has very strong reviews, so I would say go for it.

The Lego Movie 2

Directed by: Mike Mitchell
With: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, and Channing Tatum
What is it about? It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.
Heads Up? The sequel for the “awesome” The Lego Movie has a new director (the original’s directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller only wrote this one), but it seems all the magic is retained. Take your family and see it in 3D.

What Men Want

Directed by: Adam Shankman
With: Taraji P. Henson, Josh Brener, Max Greenfield,  Tracy Morgan
What is it about? A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear men’s thoughts.
Heads Up? This is remake of Mel Gibson‘s 2000 hit What Women Want with a gender reversal twist. Taraji P. Henson is a very charismatic star but the trailer promises a rather generic and broad comedy. I would wait for the word of mouth before committing to this one.

The Prodigy

Directed by: Nicholas McCarthy
With: Taylor Schilling, Brittany Allen,  Jackson Robert Scott, and Colm Feore 
What is it about? A mother concerned about her young son’s disturbing behavior thinks something supernatural may be affecting him.
Heads Up? In the horror-of-the-week category, a film about a creepy kid who may or may not possess a supernatural force is not exactly the most original concept and the trailer suggest a rather generic treatment. Pass!


Directed by: Ed Lilly
With: Connor Swindells, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Emily Taaffe, and Ruth Sheen
What is it about? An urban rites of passage drama set in the hostile and exciting UK rap battle scene.
Heads Up? This low-budget British film is described as the “8 Mile of Southend“. The reviews are strong, so if you have an interest in the subject, then you should seek it out before it disappear from the screens.

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