Saturday, February 6, 2010

PREVIEWS – FEBRUARY MOVIES

1. Dear John
John (an army man) and Savannah fall in love during an annual leave for John. The two write several letters to each other to keep in touch, but as the years pass by, everything starts to drift apart, including John's father, and the seemingly unbreakable bond between Savannah and John.



Based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks, this romantic drama/war film stars Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried; and directed by Lasse Hallström.

Opens: February 5, 2010 Runtime: 1 hr. 48 min. Rated: PG-13



2. From Paris with Love
From Paris with Love is an action film starring John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers and directed by Pieere Morel.



A low-ranking intelligence operative working in the office of the U.S. Ambassador in France takes on more than he bargained for when he partners with a wisecracking, fast-shooting, high-ranking U.S. agent who's been sent to Paris to stop a terrorist attack.

Opens: February 5, 2010 Runtime: 1 hr. 35 min. Rated: R

3. Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief is a fantasy-adventure directed by Chris Columbus. The film is an adaptation of The Lightning Thief, the first novel in the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series by Rick Riordan. It stars Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Abel, Rosario Dawson, Steve Coogan, Uma Thurman, Catherine Keener, Sean Bean and Pierce Brosnan.



A young boy named Percy Jackson discovers that he is the demigod son of the Greek god, Poseidon. He embarks on a journey across modern-day America with his friends Annabeth Chase, also a demigod, and Grover Underwood, a satyr, to save his mother, return Zeus' stolen lightning bolt, and prevent a war between the gods.

Opens: February 12, 2010 Runtime: 2hr. 00min. Rated: PG

4. Valentine’s Day
This movie deals with casually intertwining stories of the heart that take place over the course of one Valentine's Day.



Directed by Garry Marshall and starring Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Eric Dane, Patrick Dempsey, Hector Elizondo, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Topher Grace, Anne Hathaway, Carter Jenkins, Joe Jonas, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah, Taylor Lautner, George Lopez, Shirley MacLaine, Brooklynn Proulx, Emma Roberts, Julia Roberts, Bryce Robinson and Taylor Swift.

Opens: February 12, 2010 Runtime: 1hr. 57 min. Rated: PG-13

5. The Wolfman
The Wolfman is the remake of the 1941 classic horror film of the same name. It’s directed by Joe Johnston and stars Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving and Art Malik.



Set in the late 1880s, with Lawrence Talbot reuniting with his estranged father following the disappearance of his brother. But when his brother's fiancée, Gwen Conliffe, tracks him down to help find her missing love, Talbot returns home to join the search. He learns that something with brute strength and insatiable blood lust has been killing the villagers, and that a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline has come to investigate. As he pieces together the gory puzzle, he hears of an ancient curse that turns the afflicted into werewolves when the moon is full. But as he hunts for the nightmarish beast, a simple man with a tortured past will uncover a primal side to himself... one he never imagined existed.

Opens: February 12, 2010 Runtime: 2hr. 05 min. Rated: R

6. Shutter Island
Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams and Emily Mortimer.



Two U.S. marshals, Teddy Daniels and Chuck Aule, are summoned to a remote and barren island off the coast of Massachusetts to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a murderess from the island's fortress-like hospital for the criminally insane.

Opens: February 19, 2010 Runtime: 2hr. 18 min. Rated: R

7. The Crazies



The Crazies is about the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply. One man, his wife, a nurse, and the sheriff try to survive this plague, but the military is killing everyone on sight. They're going to have to fight their way out, or die by either the plague or the military.

Directed by Breck Eisner, and starring Timothy Olyphant and Radha Mitchell.

Opens: February 26, 2010 Runtime: 1hr. 41 min. Rated: R

8. Cop Out
Two veteran cops are tracking down a stolen vintage baseball card. On the chase, they rescue Gabriela, dealing with gangsters and their money laundering.



Directed by Kevin Smith, and starring Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Ana de la Reguera, Seann William Scott, Adam Brody, Kevin Pollack, Jason Lee and Michelle Trachtenberg.

Opens: February 26, 2010 Runtime: hr. min. Rated: R