Winter Movie Preview: February 2017

Slightly late this months. Oops.

February 3

The Comedian

Robert DeNiro’s passion project that was supposed to be an Oscar contender but is coming out in February instead. That should tell you everything you need to know.


Did anyone actually want a new Ring movie? Let’s be honest—does anyone even really remember The Ring? I thought this was The Grudge for a second because I can’t keep their ghosts straight.

The Space Between Us

It’s like a Nicholas Sparks weepy set in space.

February 10

A United Kingdom

A pretty, middle-of-the-road biopic about Seretse Khama, heir to the throne of Botswana, and his English wife, Ruth. It’s not bad, it’s just forgettable. Full review here.

Fifty Shades Darker

They probably should have worked harder to get this out in 2016. It feels like everyone has already moved on from Fifty Shades’ moment.

John Wick: Chapter 2

One of my most anticipated movies of the year. If this one doesn’t live up to expectations, I will be CRUSHED.

The LEGO Batman Movie

The superhero movie I’m most looking forward to this year. I just hope the Batman gag from The LEGO Movie doesn’t get tired when carrying a whole film.

February 17

A Cure for Wellness

This LOOKS great and I would welcome a weird and disturbing film in the vein of Dark City, but it’s a February horror movie. This is not a good month for horror movies, historically. So I’m not holding my breath.

Fist Fight

This looks dumb as shit but also like it might be really funny anyway.

The Great Wall

This just looks dumb as shit.

February 24

Get Out

This was the secret screening at Sundance last month, where it was generally well received. The directorial debut of Key & Peele’s Jordan Peele, I hope this works out a little better than Keanu.

Rock Dog

Animated movies take too long to make for this to be a Sing knock-off, but it sure looks like a Sing knock-off.


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