Richie Keen's new comedy FIST FIGHT will finally deliver the showdown we've been waiting for: Ice Cube vs. Charlie Day.
When timid and highly un-courageous school teacher Andy Campbell (Day) accidentally gets his colleague, Ron Strickland (Ice Cube), fired, the latter challenges the former to an ol'-fashioned parking lot brawl outside the school at the end of the day. It's up to Andy to prepare himself - both mentally and physically - for the titular fight... and the whole school is watching.
Featuring a straight A report card of comic talent (including Tracy Morgan, Kumail Nanjiani, and Jillian Bell, plus MAD MEN’s Christina Hendricks and BREAKING BAD’s Dean Norris), FIST FIGHT feels like a big summer comedy that just so happens to be arriving in February. Who are you rooting for?
Are you well? Gore Verbinski can help you with that. While he may have found box office gold with PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, Verbinski really caught our attention with his remake of THE RING, and now he’s come back to creepy, atmospheric, dread-filled horror with A CURE FOR WELLNESS.
Dane DeHaan (THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, CHRONICLE) is a corporate go-getter sent to a mysterious Swiss wellness center to retrieve a missing CEO, but he soon discovers he can check out anytime he likes but he can never leave. Jason Isaacs (THE PATRIOT, HARRY POTTER) sinks his teeth into the sleazy and weird doctor overseeing the whole thing, which includes bizarre flotation tanks, tentacles in bathtubs and impromptu oral surgery on young Mr. DeHaan.
Comprised of a series of nesting doll mysteries that will spin your head and invert your brain, A CURE FOR WELLNESS is SHUTTER ISLAND meets BIOSHOCK, all presented with the stunning eye for detail and tone that has made Verbinski one of the most exciting edge of mainstream directors of our time.
XX is a new all-female horror anthology featuring four dark tales written and directed by fiercely talented women: Annie Clark (St. Vincent) rocks her directorial debut with THE BIRTHDAY PARTY; Karyn Kusama (THE INVITATION, GIRLFIGHT) exorcises HER ONLY LIVING SON; Roxanne Benjamin (SOUTHBOUND) screams DON’T FALL; and Jovanka Vuckovic (THE CAPTURED BIRD) dares to open THE BOX. Award-winning animator Sofia Carrillo (LA CASA TRISTE) wraps together four suspenseful stories of terror featuring a cast including Natalie Brown, Melanie Lynskey, Breeda Wool and Christina Kirk.
The dance of dominance and submission continues in FIFTY SHADES DARKER, the second film in the scaldingly sexy FIFTY SHADES trilogy based on the novels by EL James. Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) thinks she’s all done with Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), but she finds herself continuously pulled back into his world of taboo sensuality.
As if the kinky billionaire himself wasn’t enough, Ana finds herself dealing with dangerous people from his shady past, including Kim Basinger - star of the erotic classic 9 ½ WEEKS - as the woman who inducted young Christian Gray into the steamy society of BDSM.
Can there be a happiness in submission for Ana, or will Christian’s past prove a torture she cannot abide? This film promises to tighten the ropes on an audience already under the sway of Grey’s severe love.
In JOHN WICK, Keanu Reeves shot a lot of guys in the head and, in the process, kicked all our asses. That film was an unexpected blast of fresh action air, and JOHN WICK is already canonized as a classic. Now, the retired hitman is back again in JOHN WICK: CHAPTER TWO, and this time he’s taking his revenge international.
This skull-popping sequel explores the mysterious and treacherous guild of global assassins first glimpsed at the Continental Hotel in JOHN WICK. This time, a figure from Wick’s past is looking to seize control of that guild, and John Wick must fulfill an old oath to assist him. The only thing standing between Wick and his goal? All of the world’s most deadly killers, each ready to retire John Wick again… permanently.
The action masterminds behind the first JOHN WICK are back, as are all your favorite characters (at least the ones who survived). JOHN WICK: CHAPTER TWO makes the first film look like a warm up. Is John Wick back? Yeah, we’re thinking he’s back, and we couldn’t be happier.
Holey plastic bricks, Batman (see, because Lego bricks have holes at the bottom. Get it?)! The breakout star of the totally awesome THE LEGO MOVIE is getting his own spin-off film, and it might just be the funniest movie of the year.
Lego Batman, voiced by Will Arnett, is a very serious, grim, dark, troubled, dark, parentless, lone, dark vigilante… but he has to learn a new way of living when he accidentally adopts a young ward, Dick Grayson (Michael Cera), who becomes Robin the Boy Wonder. Batman must become a team player to save Lego Gotham City from the modular toy versions of his rogue’s gallery, including Zach Galifianakis as The Joker and Jenny Slate as Harley Quinn.
Can the Dark Knight lighten up? You’ll have to find out by going to see THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, because we’re not spoiling it here.
1866. 1966. 2016. I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, an adaptation of writing by the late, great author James Baldwin, posits that the more things change in American race relations the more they stay the same.
Baldwin was writing in 1970, but his concerns about the status and the future of his people are as searingly current today as they were in the immediate aftermath of the Civil Rights Era. Filmmaker Raoul Peck weaves modern and period footage together to show us how far we have not come since the deaths of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.
Samara is back in RINGS, the long-awaited follow-up to THE RING (2002) and THE RING TWO (2005), and it looks like she's angrier and deadlier than ever.
Set, appropriately enough, 13 years after THE RING TWO, RINGS finds Julia (Matilda Lutz) desperately attempting to thwart the death of her boyfriend, Holt (Alex Roe), who comes into contact with Samara's infamous haunted short film. This time, however, Julia makes a startling discovery: there's something hidden inside that film, something no one's ever seen before.
Remember back when M. Night Shyamalan was making small, twisty, pulpy genre films that were well-crafted and fun to watch? It turns he certainly does, and he’s returned to that mode with his latest film, SPLIT.
James McAvoy (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS) gives it his all as Kevin, a man whose brain includes 23 different personalities, some of which are at war with each other. When a new one, The Beast (no relation to X-MEN: FIRST CLASS), starts to take charge, Kevin’s nastier personalities help him kidnap three girls for nefarious purposes.
Can THE WITCH’s Anya-Taylor Joy escape the clutches of The Beast? Will McAvoy ever have a role as deliciously broad and fun as this one? Is M. Night back in his best form? We can answer that last one: yes, and SPLIT proves he still has some nasty tricks up his sleeve.