Movies Not to Miss: February 2019
Writer: Casey Lee
Which of these are you going to watch?
February should be a busy month for cinemas with Chinese New Year, Valentine's and the Oscars. Sadly, with exception to the first reason, titles that are coming out this month has very little to do with the other two reasons. Still, there's still plenty of reasons to be going to the cinema this month, especially if you are a horror or animation follower. On the other hand, if you are looking for those Chinese New Year movies, we have it on another list.
So, if you planning to bring your family or your date to the cinema this Valentine's or Chinese New Year, here are your choices for the movies not to miss this February!
Alita: Battle Angel
Planned since 2000 and could have James Cameron sitting in the director's chair if it not for "Avatar", this American adaptation of Yikito Kishiro's manga finally found its wings with "Sin City" director Robert Rodriguez was brought in as replacement. Despite its uncanny reception towards lead actress Rosa Salazar's eyes when the first trailers popped up, early reviews suggest that this might not be the doom-to-fail manga/anime adaptation that we had to endure in recent years. But we must admit, having Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein and Michelle Rodriguez in the cast might have helped it a little bit.
General Release Date: 5 February
LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
Since its breakout release in 2014, the world has become more awesome with every release set in the LEGO universe, and we hadn't notice that it has been 5 years since the first LEGO Movie. This time, the LEGO citizens of Bricksburg are invaded by the children's line of Duplo, led by their Queen Watervra Wa-Nabi and General Sweet Mayhem, who has taken Emmet's friends as hostage. Seeking to rescue them as he goes into space, Emmet bumps into Rex Dangervest, galaxy-defending archaeologist, cowboy and raptor trainer, as they go into the Systar System. All the best of the voice cast from Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Charlie Day, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, and Will Ferrell return as your favorite characters in the first one, and especially Chris Pratt who performs double duty as Emmet and Rex. Adding to the lineup is Tiffany Haddish and Stephanie Beatriz who will voice the villainesses from the Systar System.
General Release Date: 7 February
Happy Death Day 2U
While we were expecting a rehash to 2017's "Happy Death Day", director Christopher Landon somehow manages to make a bigger puzzle by having its main character caught in another time loop with new stakes. This time without the original killer in the picture, the babyface murderer is on the prowl for Theresa and her friends, and we are quite keen on seeing where this sequel can take this series to be its own franchise. This may not be the ideal date movie, except depending on how you feel about your ex.
General Release Date: 21 February
Did you like the unlikely albeit brief pairing of Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway in "Interstellar"? Now you get to see them on the big screen once again in "Serenity", only this time they are not in space. Leading a quiet life as a fishing boat captain, Baker is suddenly approached by his ex-wife, Karen, who wants him to help her and their son from her violent husband. Together they plan his murder, but is it all really that simple?
Cinema Online, 01 February 2019
General Release Date: 21 February