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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

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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.

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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. 

Cold Pursuit

Cold Pursuit.

(Doane Gregory )

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

They come in pieces.

Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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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

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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.

 What Men Want

What Men Want.

(Jess Miglio / Jess Miglio)

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.

Everybody Knows

Everybody Knows.

(Focus Features )

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.

Isn’t It Romantic

Isn’t It Romantic.

(Michael Parmelee)

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.

 Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel.

(Courtesy Twentieth )

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.

Fighting With My Family

Fighting With My Family.

(Robert Viglasky )

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.


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