February Movie Preview

The Lego Movie“The Lego Movie”
Feb. 7, 2014
In “The Lego Movie,” Emmet (Chris Pratt, “Parks and Recreation”), an over-enthusiastic average Lego minifigure, is recruited as the prophesized Lego Master Builder. It is predicted that he can save the world from being glued together by a tyrant, Lord Business (Will Ferrell, “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”), who wants to rebuild the world as he sees fit. Emmet receives help from Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman, “Last Vegas”), a god-like, wizardish character who makes the prophecy and Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”). Previews of the movie make it almost seem like a spoof movie and not a children’s movie — at the very least, “The Lego Movie” will be a children’s movie full of mildly inappropriate adult humor.

 

The Monuments Men“The Monuments Men”
Feb. 7, 2014
“The Monuments Men” is based on the true story of a group recruited by the army whose mission is to protect and save stolen artworks from the Nazis during World War II. The movie follows a platoon of seven Monuments Men from America and those who helped them. (The Monuments Men actually consisted of around 345 men and women from 13 different countries). The seven Monuments Men include Frank Stokes (George Clooney, “Gravity”), James Granger (Matt Damon, “Elysium”), Richard Campbell (Bill Murray, “Alpha House”), Walter Garfield (John Goodman, “Alpha House”), Jean Claude Clermont (Jean Dujardin, “The Wolf on Wall Street”), Donald Jeffries (Hugh Bonneville, “The Dinner Party”) and Preston Savitz (Bob Balaban, “Girls”).

 

One Chance“One Chance”
Feb. 7, 2014
Based on 2007 Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts, “One Chance” follows Paul (James Corden, “Can a Song Save Your Life”), on his journey to competing on Britain’s Got Talent and winning as an opera singer. His story includes money struggles and criticism from those who never thought he could do be an opera singer and be successful.

 

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Winter's Tale“Winter’s Tale”
Feb. 14, 2014
Burglar Peter Lake (Colin Farrell, “Saving Mr. Banks”) upsets the leader of a thieving gang, Pearly Soames (Russell Crowe, “Man of Steel”), and nearly dies while the two fight. Peter is saved by an angelic white horse known as Athansor that becomes his guardian. Shortly after Peter meets Beverley Penn (Jessica Brown Findlay, “Labyrinth”) while trying to rob her house. Peter falls in love with her despite the fact that she is dying from tuberculosis. When Peter and Pearly meet again, Athansor appears again. Athansor and Peter then vanish into a cloud for decades. Peter wakes up years in the future and meets Virginia Gamely (Jennifer Connelly, “Stuck in Love”), who helps him make things right and understand his miraculous abilities.

 

About Last Night“About Last Night”
Feb. 14, 2014
When Bernie (Kevin Hart, “Ride Along”) gets into a relationship with Joan (Regina Hall, “The Best Man Holiday”) after a one-night stand, they introduce their two best friends, Danny (Michael Ealy, “Almost Human”) and Debby (Joy Bryant, “Parenthood”), to one another. After a one-night stand, Danny and Debby also get together. Bernie and Joan try to direct Danny and Debby’s relationship, but they break up themselves in the process and must watch as their friends find happiness together. The tagline of the movie states, “It’s about compromise. It’s about love. It’s about a good wingman.”

 

Vampire Academy“Vampire Academy”
Feb. 14, 2014
In “Vampire Academy” a group known as the Dhampir — who are half-human, half-vampire — are tasked with protecting mortal Moroi vampires from the immortal Strigoi vampires. Rose (Zoey Deutch, “Switched at Birth”), a Dhampir, is responsible for protecting Vasilisa or Lissa (Lucy Fry, “Mako Mermaids”), a royal member of the Morois, who may be the successor of the throne. “Vampire Academy” tracks the two’s journey during high school or vampire academy after the two had ran away for a couple years.

 

Endless Love“Endless Love”
Feb. 14, 2014
David Axelrod (Alex Pettyfer, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”) falls in love with Jade Butterfield (Gabriella Wilde, “Carrie”), and the two go on a whirlwind of romance together. Their love is complicated though with the disapproval of Jade’s father, Hugh Butterfield (Bruce Greenwood, “Westside”), who questions who David really is, the choices he has made in the past and his former arrests.

 

 

Robocop“Robocop”
Feb. 14, 2014
“Robocop,” a remake of the same film released in 1987, is the tale of Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman, “Easy Money: Life Deluxe”), who is given the offer of testing OmniCorp’s robot/human technology after being injured. Alex fights for control of his life as the commands given to the technology he is part of try to override his own free will.

 

 

Pompeii“Pompeii”
Feb. 21, 2014
Milo (Kit Harington, “Game of Thrones”), a gladiator from Pompeii, tries to save Cassia (Emily Browning, “God Help the Girl”), Milo’s true love and fiancé to Senator Corvus (Kiefer Sutherland, “Touch”), when Mount Vesuvius erupts both from the destruction and her betrothal to the corrupt senator, whom she wishes not to marry.

 

 

3 Days to Kill“3 Days to Kill”
Feb. 21, 2014
Agent Ethan Runner (Kevin Costner, “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”) leaves his job to spend time with his wife (Connie Nielsen, “The Following”) and teenage daughter (Hailee Steinfeld, “Ender’s Game”). Shortly after his resignation his wife must leave the country for work and he gets sick while taking care of his daughter. Seeking help from former boss (Amber Heard, “Machete Kills”) Ethan is given the deal to take an experimental drug in exchange to take one last assignment where he has three days to kill, all while taking care of his daughter.

 

The Wind Rises“The Wind Rises”
Feb. 21, 2014
“The Wind Rises” is an animated Japanese film originally called “Kaze Tachinu” that was released in Japan in 2013. The film is about the life of real-life engineer Jiro Horikoshi (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “Don Jon”). Horikoshi was responsible for designing Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

 

 

MV5BMTQ5ODQ0ODgzOF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMDQxNTE4MDE@._V1_SX640_SY720_“Welcome to Yesterday”
Feb. 28, 2014
When a group of friends looks at footage of one of their seventh birthday parties, a current version of one of the friends is seen in a mirror in the video. Trying to discover what it all means they discover that one of their dads was working on time travel technology and didn’t finish. Working together they are able to create the time machine. After experimentation they take advantage of being able to correct their mistakes and live out crazy fantasies. But they soon learn that going back in time has major, often negative, effects on the future.

 

Son of God“Son of God”
Feb. 28, 2014
“Son of God” recounts Jesus of Nazareth’s (Diogo Morgado, “The Bible”) life as he gathers disciples, performs miracles and claims to be the son of God, despite allegations against him. The movie tells Jesus’s story from birth to resurrection.

 

 

 

Non-Stop“Non-Stop”
Feb. 28, 2014
When air marshall Bill Marks (Liam Neeson, “The Lego Movie”) takes off on an international flight he receives an anonymous text on his secure network phone that says someone will be killed every minute unless money is transferred into an account. Bill soon finds that he has been set up and the account has been taken out in his name. He must battle to save all on the flight while being accused by on-ground officials that he is responsible.