THE 11 MOVIES YOU MUST SEE IN FEBRUARY 2016
These movies are all you need to have a good time for all weekends in February 2016
The weekend is approaching again…for many of us this means early mornings in front of the TV or our Laptops watching movies. You’ve rented a couple of movies already but as we all know it can be tough to make decisions on what to watch. You’ve decided to visit RottenTomatoes.com to check the movie ratings but then you remember that some of the movies you’ve seen before that you had expected to score below 30% had a RottenTomatoes score of above 70% [yeah, that’s typical of Oscar movies] while those ones you expected to score above 70% had less than 30% score [mostly beautiful comedy movies].
Don’t worry, we’ve made it easy for you. We’ve rounded up a selection of must-watch movies this weekend from a wide variety of genres. I know they say movie trailers can be quite misleading sometimes, but you don’t have anything to worry about because we’ve seen all these movies and can tell you from first-hand experience that they are really nice and they all have great story lines. In no particular order, here are the Top 11 movies you should see. Enjoy!
1. RIDE ALONG 2
TOMATOMETER – 14% AUDIENCE SCORE – 55%
As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who’s supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product.
Rating: PG-13 | Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy | Directed By: Tim Story | Written By: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi | US Box Office: $83.0M | Runtime: 1 hr. 42 min
2. THE MARTIAN
TOMATOMETER – 92% | AUDIENCE SCORE – 92%
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
Rating: PG-13 | Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy | Directed By: Ridley Scott | Written By: Drew Goddard | US Box Office: $228.3M | Runtime: 2 hr. 14 min
TOMATOMETER – 94% AUDIENCE SCORE – 92%
Adonis Johnson Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of former heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, attempts to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a boxing legend in his own right. Apollo died in the ring in the 1980s at the hand of Russian pugilist Ivan Drago, forcing Adonis to grow up without his dad in his life. The young man travels to Philadelphia to find his late father’s nemesis-turned-best friend, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), in order to recruit him as a trainer. Balboa soon takes the young Creed under his wing and helps him get in shape for a shot at the title. Ryan Coogler directs this spin-off of the hugely successful Rocky franchise.
Rating: PG-13 | Genre: Drama | Directed By: Ryan Coogler | Written By: Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington
US Box Office: $109.2M | Runtime: 2 hr. 12 min.
TOMATOMETER – 62% AUDIENCE SCORE – 65%
The film tells the story of the identical twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, and their organised crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s.
Rating: R | Genre: Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense, Special Interest | Directed By:Brian Helgeland | Written By: Brian Helgeland | US Box Office: $1.9M | Runtime: 2 hr. 11 min.
5. STEVE JOBS
TOMATOMETER – 86% AUDIENCE SCORE – 76%
Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.
Rating: R | Genre: Drama | Directed By: Danny Boyle | Written By: Aaron Sorkin | Runtime: 2 hr. 3 min
TOMATOMETER – 96% AUDIENCE SCORE – 95%
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
Rating: R |Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama | Directed By: Tom McCarthy | Written By: Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer | US Box Office: $37.2M | Runtime: 2 hr. 7 min.
7. EX MACHINA
TOMATOMETER – 92% AUDIENCE SCORE – 86%
A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I.
Rating: R | Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy | Directed By: Alex Garland | Written By: Alex Garland | US Box Office: $25.4M | Runtime: 1 hr. 48 min.
8. THE DANISH GIRL
TOMATOMETER – 70% AUDIENCE SCORE – 74%
A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
Rating: R | Genre: Drama | Directed By: Tom Hooper | Written By: Lucinda Coxon | US Box Office: $10.8M | Runtime: 2 hr.
9. THE BIG SHORT
TOMATOMETER – 88% AUDIENCE SCORE – 89%
Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.
Rating: R | Genre: Drama | Directed By: Adam McKay | Written By: Adam McKay, Charles Randolph US Box Office: $65.7M | Runtime: 2 hr. 10 min.
10. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
TOMATOMETER – 97% | AUDIENCE SCORE – 86%
A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in post-apocalyptic Australia in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max.
Rating: R | Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy | Directed By: George Miller | Written By: Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris, George Miller | Runtime: 2 hr.
11. THE HATEFUL EIGHT
TOMATOMETER – 75% | AUDIENCE SCORE – 77%
In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.
Rating: R | Genre: Western | Directed By: Quentin Tarantino | Written By: Quentin Tarantino | US Box Office: $53.3M | Runtime: 2 hr. 47 min.
Alright, that’s all for now till next month when we post another compilation for you guys. Have you seen any one of these already? If yes, would you be kind enough to Add Your Rating – on a scale of 1-10 what will you score the ones you’ve seen so far? Let me have your thoughts on the comment section.
Last but not the least – Don’t forget The 88th Academy Awards is scheduled to take place on February 28, 2016, Will Leonardo DiCaprio Finally win his first Oscar for Best Male Actor in a Leading Role? Let’s see what happens!
Update: Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar award for the movie The Revenant on 28-02-2016.
Till you hear from me again, continue to Do well, Live well and Dress very well. Be Stylish!
Yours in Style,
Kobi O. Mbagwu (Mr. Kobi)
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