The reel deal: February movie releases


Movies hitting theaters around San Diego this month are Cold Pursuit, What Men Want, Everybody Knows and Alita: Battle Angel.

Miss Bala

Plan every move. Play every side. Risk everything.

Thriller | Mystery

Directed by Catherine Hardwicke

Starring Gina Rodriguez, Ismael Cruz Córdova and Anthony Mackie

In theaters: 2.1

After a night out in TJ erupts in violence, a young woman finds herself at the mercy of a murderous drug cartel holding her best friend hostage.

Cold Pursuit

The perfect revenge is all in the execution.

Drama | Thriller

Directed by Hans Petter Moland

Starring Liam Neeson, Tom Bateman and Tom Jackson

In theaters: 2.8

An upstanding snowplow driver suspects foul play after his son suddenly dies from a drug overdose, then he embarks on a bloody mission to hunt down the ruthless criminals he believes are actually responsible.

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

They come in pieces.

Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Directed by Mike Mitchell

Starring Alison Brie, Chris Pratt and Margot Robbie

In theaters: 2.8

After an alien invasion strikes the city of Bricksburg, a motley crew of adventurers battle to restore awesomeness to their beloved land.

What Men Want

She can hear men’s thoughts. Let the games begin.

Comedy | Romance

Directed by Adam Shankman

Starring Taraji P. Henson, Max Greenfield and Wendi McLendon-Covey

In theaters: 2.8

A strong-willed woman struggling to climb the corporate ladder wakes up with the ability to read men’s minds after ingesting an intoxicating concoction.

Everybody Knows

The deeper the love, the darker the secrets.

Drama | Thriller

Directed by Asghar Farhadi

Starring Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Ricardo Darin

In theaters: 2.8

When a wedding in Spain is suddenly interrupted, the bride’s sister finds herself in the middle of a horrifying situation tied to secrets from her past.

Isn’t It Romantic

None of the feels.

Comedy | Romance

Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson

Starring Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth and Adam Devine

In theaters: 2.13

An unlikely 30-something finds herself at the center of a cheesy rom-com after attempting to escape from a man mugging her.

Alita: Battle Angel

An angel falls. A warrior rises.

Sci-Fi | Thriller

Directed by Robert Rodriguez

Starring Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz and Ed Skrein

In theaters: 2.14

An amnesiac cyborg assembled from junkyard parts attempts to discover the truth about her mysterious past — and her deadly purpose — in this film set centuries into the future.

Happy Death Day 2U

Death makes a killer comeback.

Slasher | Horror

Directed by Christopher Landon

Starring Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard and Ruby Modine

In theaters: 2.14

This spooky sequel set two years after the first feature follows a girl who must die again and again in order to save her friends from a creepy masked killer.

Never Look Away

Drama | Thriller

Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Starring Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch and Paula Beer

In theaters: 2.15

A tortured German art student struggles to maintain a relationship with his one true love after the girl’s father vows to keep the two youths apart.

Fighting With My Family

Meet an outsider who changed the game.

Drama | Comedy

Directed by Stephen Merchant

Starring Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Merchant and Florence Pugh

In theaters: 2.14

A brother and sister born into a family obsessed with professional wrestling earn an opportunity to audition for the WWE.

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Fly on your own. Find your way home.

Animation | Action

Directed by Dean DeBlois

Starring Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett and America Ferrera

In theaters: 2.22

A young Viking and his winged companion grow up — and apart — after an alluring female dragon arrives at the same time as an ominous threat.