Think Outside The Box Office
By Jessica LaFontaine
The Monuments Men“It was the greatest art heist in history.”
Director: George Clooney
Starring: George Clooney (he co-wrote, produced, directed and stars in the film), Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett,
Hugh Bonneville , Bill Murray and John Goodman
In theaters: February 7
An American platoon crosses enemy lines in Germany during World War II to recover European art masterpieces stolen by Nazi thieves. Based on a true story.
The Lego Movie“The story of a nobody who saved everybody.”
Directors: Phil Lord, Chris Miller
Starring (voiceovers by) Morgan Freeman and Will FerrellIn theaters: February 7
An average Lego-man, who is mistakenly believed to be the savior of the Lego world, must fight an evil Lego tyrant.
The Last of the Unjust
Director: Claude LanzmannIn theaters: February 7
Through a series of interviews, Benjamin Murmelstein tells the story of his survival and how he saved more than 120,000 Jews in Czechoslovakia during the Holocaust.
A Fantastic Fear of Everything“Jack’s a writer with a dark secret. But now his demons are taking over, unless one man finds the courage to fight back.”
Directors: Crispian Mills,
Starring: Simon Pegg In theaters: February 7
A paranoid crime novelist lives in constant fear of being murdered.
One Chance“The incredible true story of Paul Potts.”
Director: David FrankelIn theaters: February 7
True story of cell-phonesalesman-turned-oper-singer (and Britain’s Got Talent 2007 winner), Paul Potts.
Welcome to the Jungle“Not your typical day at the office.”
Director: Rob Meltzer
Starring: Adam Brody and Jean-Claude Van DammeIn theaters: February 7
An office staff’s teambuilding exercise goes awry, leaving the group stranded on a tropical island.
RoboCop“Crime has a new enemy.”
Director: José Padilha
Starring: Joel Kinnaman.
This is a remake of a 1987 movie starring Peter Weller.In theaters: February 12
A critically injured policeman is reborn as a half-man/half-robot who patrols the mean streets of Detroit in the year 2028.
3 Days to Kill
Starring: Kevin Costner, Amber Heard and Hailee SteinfeldIn theaters: February 14
When he discovers he’s dying, a hit man (Kevin Costner) decides to retire and visit his estranged family. His plans change when he’s offered an experimental, possibly lifesaving drug in exchange for taking on one last assignment.
Repentance“You can’t take back a lie.”
Director: Philippe CalandIn theaters: February 28
A man with psychological problems ( Forest Whitaker) kidnaps a therapist/spiritual advisor who wrote a successful self-help book.
Non-Stop“The hijacking was just the beginning.”
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Starring: Liam Neeson In theaters: February 28
An air marshal on an international flight must try to prevent murders, which won’t end until the airline transfers $150 million to the hijacker’s bank account.
Love stories and romantic comedies
Endless Love“Say goodbye to innocence.”
Director: Shana Feste
Starring: Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella WildeIn theaters: February 14
In this modern-day Romeo and Juliet tale, tragedy strikes when a wealthy girl’s parents try to end her relationship with the valet driver she’s fallen in love with.
Date and Switch“Love’s all about the right combination.”
Director: Chris NelsonIn theaters: February 14
Two high school bros who promise to help each other lose their virginity before prom find their friendship tested when one of them reveals he’s gay.
About Last Night“It’s about compromise. It’s about love. It’s about a good wing woman.”
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Director: Steve Pink
Starring: Kevin Hart and Michael EalyIn theaters: February 14
Two couples’ relationships evolve from bar to bedroom to the real world.
Winter’s Tale“This is not a true story. This is true love.”
Director: Akiva Goldsman
Starring: Colin Farrell , Russell Crowe , Will Smith and Jennifer Connelly In theaters: February 14
A thief (Colin Farrell) being chased by gangsters in a mythical New York City falls for a dying girl he discovers while breaking into a house.
Barefoot“She’s stepping out into the world.”
Director: Andrew Fleming
Starring: Evan Rachel Wood and Scott SpeedmanIn theaters: February 21
The outcast son of a wealthy family brings a free-spirited woman to his brother’s wedding to prove he’s gotten his life together.
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