The Reel World


By Michael Benninger
Jupiter Ascending

“Expand your universe.”
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Starring: Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne, Mila Kunis
In Theatres: February 6
In this epic fantasy from the minds behind The Matrix, a broke and beleaguered young woman learns that beings from another world are actually responsible for mankind’s existence on Earth, and that despite being the reincarnation of intergalactic royalty, the powers that be want her dead.
Seventh Son

“When darkness falls, the son will rise.”
Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Starring: Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges
In Theatres: February 6
The youngest of seven brothers, whose father is also the youngest of seven, apprentices in a brotherhood of “Spooks,” otherworldly vigilantes on a mission to defeat Mother Malkin, the deadliest witch around.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

“Making waves in our world.”
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Starring: Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown, Antonio Banderas
In Theatres: February 6
Everyone’s favorite aquatic invertebrate escapes the ocean for his first 3D adventure, in which the porous protagonist and his buddy Patrick embark on an outrageous quest to recover a recipe that’s fallen into the wrong hands.

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Action, Adventure, Comedy
Starring: Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton
In Theatres: February 13
A young man’s audacious antics attract the eyes of a top-level intelligence agency, which recruits the unruly kid into their insanely awesome training program.

Fifty Shades of Grey

“Mr. Grey will see you now.”
Drama, Romance
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle
In Theatres: February 13
A kinky control freak is determined to dominate an innocent young literature student in this adaptation of the erotic novel that became one of the fastest-selling paperbacks in history.

Maps to the Stars

Starring: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson
In Theatres: February 27
A portentous pyromaniac, a delusional actress, and a nine-year-old in rehab are just a few of the compelling characters in this dark drama about a Hollywood family and the lives it influences.

The Last Five Years

“There are two sides to every love story.”

Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan, Natalie Knepp

In Theatres: February 13
Focusing on the relationship between a budding novelist and an out-of-work actress, this film, based on an Off- Broadway musical, is told - and sung - from two different perspectives: his, from the beginning of the relationship, and hers, from the end, with the two meeting in the middle at their engagement.

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

“The laws of space and time are about to be violated.”
Starring: Rob Corddry, Clark Duke, Craig Robinson, Adam Scott
In Theatres: February 20
In this follow-up to the 2010 original, the team of hard-partying, time- traveling hot-tubbers jumps a decade into the future in an attempt to foil the assassination of one of their own.

McFarland, USA

“Champions can come from anywhere.”
Starring: Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor
In Theatres: February 20
When a white track coach arrives at a California high school largely attended by Latinos, he discovers that, although they are rough around the edges, his new students have much more potential than he initially expected.

The Lazarus Effect

“Evil will rise.”
Starring: Evan Peters, Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass
In Theatres: February 27
A team of young medical students devises a way to revive the deceased in this suspenseful found-Olivia Wilde comes back from the dead, Dakota Johnson is seduced by the infamous Mr. Grey, SpongeBob embarks on an out-of-water adventure in theatres this month.footage film shot on a shoestring budget.


“Never drop the con.”
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Starring: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro
In Theatres: February 27
A fling between a fledgling fraudster and a career con man ends in heartbreak, but reignites three years later when the once-inexperienced swindler arrives on the scene with an astonishingly adept skill set that spells trouble for her former lover.