Movies You Shouldn’t Miss This February

We all know February is the month of love but you movie lovers can all get into the groove with our UGO movie office for this month. These are the movies you should look out for this February.

Dad’s Army

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It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea.

Rating:  G

Genre:  Drama, Comedy

Directed By:       Oliver Parker

Written By:         Jimmy Perry, David Croft

Runtime:             1 hr. 35 min.

 

 

Hail Caeser

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Four-time Oscar (R)-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen  write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum. Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.

Rating:  PG-13 (for some suggestive content and smoking)

Genre:  Comedy

Directed By:       Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Written By:         Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Runtime:             1 hr. 45 min.

 

 

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry and the handsome Mr. Darcy (Sam Reilly) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield.

Rating:  PG-13 (for zombie violence and action, and brief suggestive material)

Genre:  Horror, Romance, Comedy

Directed By:       Burr Steers

Written By:         Seth Grahame-Smith, Burr Steers

Runtime:             1 hr. 40 min.

 

 

Deadpool

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Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Rating:  R (for strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity)

Genre:  Action & Adventure

Directed By:       Tim Miller

Written By:         Fabian Nicieza, Rob Liefeld, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick

Runtime:             1 hr. 40 min.

 

 

 Zoolander No.2

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Ben Stiller returns both in front of and behind the camera for Zoolander 2, a comedy that finds the beloved model Derek Zoolander (Stiller) and his rival-turned-partner Hansel (Owen Wilson) facing a threat to their continued success.

Rating:  Unrated

Genre:  Comedy

Directed By:       Justin Theroux, Ben Stiller

Written By:         Justin Theroux, Ben Stiller, Nicholas Stoller, John Hamburg

Runtime:             1 hr. 40 min.

 

 

Race

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Race is based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. Race is an enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man’s fight to become an Olympic legend.

Rating:  PG-13 (for thematic elements and language)

Genre:  Drama

Directed By:       Stephen Hopkins

Written By:         Anna Waterhouse, Joe Shrapnel

 

 

Risen

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The first forty days after the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is told through the eyes of an agnostic Roman Centurion charged by Pontius Pilate to investigate rumors of a risen Jewish Messiah and locate the missing deceased body of Jesus of Nazareth in order to subdue an imminent uprising in Jerusalem. During Centurion’s mission, his doubts of such a supernatural occurrence peel away as he encounters the Apostles and other historic biblical characters and bears witness to the legendary storied events that follow.

Rating:  PG-13 (for Biblical violence including some disturbing images)

Genre:  Drama, Kids & Family

Directed By:       Kevin Reynolds

Written By:         Kevin Reynolds, Paul Aiello

Runtime:             1 hr. 47 min.

 

 

The Witch

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In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family’s frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 1630. New England,  1630. Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English farmer leaves his colonial plantation, relocating his wife and five children to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest – within which lurks an unknown evil.

Rating:  R (for disturbing violent content and graphic nudity)

Genre:  Horror

Directed By:       Robert Eggers

Written By:         Robert Eggers

Runtime:             1 hr. 32 min.

  

 

Gods of Egypt

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In this spectacular action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt, the survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek [Brenton Thwaites] undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful god Horus [Nikolaj Coster-Waldau] in an unlikely alliance against Set [Gerard Butler], the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos.

Rating:  PG-13 (for fantasy violence and action, and some sexuality)

Genre:  Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Directed By:       Alex Proyas

Written By:         Burk Sharpless, Matt Sazama

 

 

Triple 9

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In TRIPLE NINE, a crew of dirty cops is blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist and the only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for “officer down.” Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck action-packed finale tangled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. (C) Open Road Films

Rating:  Unrated (for strong violence and language throughout, drug use and some nudity)

Genre:  Drama

Directed By: John Hillcoat

Written By:  John Hillcoat, Matt Cook