Movies in Theaters This Friday, February 6, 2015: Jupiter Ascending, Seventh Son, and More
After a particularly slow weekend last week (thank you Super Bowl), American Sniper was able to take home the box office crown once again. This weekend could finally mark the end of Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper’s historical run.
After an initial release set for last summer, we’ve finally got the release of the Wachowski siblings’ Jupiter Ascending. Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis will likely help take the weekend, although initial reviews haven’t been particularly positive.
For children out there, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water marks our first big family movie of the year. While it won’t, on its own, beat out previous releases, I can see this movie doing well commercially nonetheless.
The final wide release is the adaptation of “The Spook’s Apprentice” novel. Titled Seventh Son, this movie has also seemed on the brink of release for awhile. It stars Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. It also has a lot of box-office potential.
In limited theaters, there are number of notable releases as well. The Ryan Reynolds-starring The Voices is definitely one of them. With a weird style (being a horror comedy), I’m interested to see how audiences react to this one. Also, the unique combination of Nicolas Cage and Hayden Christensen (Jumper) has me wondering about Outcast.
The other limited releases are 3 Nights in the Desert, Ballet 422, Enter the Dangerous Mind, Love, Rosie (starring Lily Collins and Sam Claflin), Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine, One Small Hitch, Pass the Light, and Samba.
Have a great movie-going weekend!
Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in “Jupiter Ascending,” an original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski.
Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
From the streets of Chicago to far flung galaxies whirling through space, “Jupiter Ascending” is written and directed by the Wachowskis. Award-winning producer Grant Hill, with whom they have collaborated since “The Matrix” Trilogy, is producing, together with Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski. Roberto Malerba and Bruce Berman serve as executive producers.
In a time of enchantments when legends and magic collide, the sole remaining warrior of a mystical order (Oscar® winner Jeff Bridges) travels to find a prophesized hero born with incredible powers, the last Seventh Son (Ben Barnes). Torn from his quiet life as a farmhand, the unlikely young hero embarks on a daring adventure with his battle-hardened mentor to vanquish a dark queen (Julianne Moore) and the army of supernatural assassins she has dispatched against their kingdom.
Sergei Bodrov directed Seventh Son from a screenplay by Charles Leavitt and Steve Knight and a screen story by Matt Greenberg, based on the book series “The Last Apprentice” by Joseph Delaney. The film is produced by Basil Iwanyk, Thomas Tull and Lionel Wigram. Jon Jashni, Brent O’Connor and Alysia Cotter are executive producers, with Jillian Share and Erica Lee co-producing. The film will be released in 3D.
SpongeBob SquarePants, the world’s favorite sea dwelling invertebrate, comes ashore to our world for his most super-heroic adventure yet.
What could have been? What might have been? Reunions can be exciting, frustrating, exhilarating, nostalgic, a life given over to practicality while another chases lost dreams. Set against the majestic landscape of the desert, three estranged friends and former band mates “celebrate” turning 30, carrying their hopes and unresolved wounds, their intertwined romantic baggage, in this funny and poignant look at lost loves, forgotten dreams and missed opportunity.
From first rehearsal to world premiere, BALLET 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as Justin Peck, a young up-and-coming choreographer, crafts a new work. BALLET 422 illuminates the process behind the creation of a single ballet within the ongoing cycle of work at one of the world’s great ballet companies.
New York City Ballet, under the artistic direction of Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins, boasts a roster of more than 90 elite dancers and a repertory of works by many of the greatest choreographers in the history of the art form. When 25-year-old NYCB dancer Justin Peck begins to emerge as a promising young choreographer, he is commissioned to create a new ballet for the Company’s 2013 Winter Season. With unprecedented access to an elite world, the film follows Peck as he collaborates with musicians, lighting designers, costume designers and his fellow dancers to create Paz de la Jolla, NYCB’s 422nd new ballet. BALLET 422 is an unembellished vérité portrait of a process that has never before been documented at New York City Ballet in its entirety.
Enter the mind of Jim (Jake Hoffman) – a socially awkward EDM musician with a traumatic past, a tenuous grip on reality, and voices in his head. When he meets Wendy (Nikki Reed), he thinks he might finally have a shot at happiness. But as long-buried memories begin to stir and his crush turns into obsession, Jim finds himself looking into a violent abyss… and he won’t be going alone. Pulsating with raw energy and an intense electronic soundtrack, Enter the Dangerous Mind is a pitch-black psychological thriller that doesn’t let off the gas for a second as it twists to its shocking conclusion.
Since the moment they met at age 5, Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin) have been best friends, facing the highs and lows of growing up side by side. A fleeting shared moment, one missed opportunity, and the decisions that follow send their lives in completely different directions. As each navigates the complexities of life, love, and everything in between, they always find their way back to each other – but is it just friendship, or something more?
Based on Cecelia Ahern’s bestselling novel, LOVE, ROSIE is a heart-warming, modern comedy-of-errors posing the ultimate question: do we really only get one shot at true love?
Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine is a powerful feature documentary about Matthew Shepard, the gay young man who was tortured and murdered in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history. Directed by Michele Josue, a close friend of Shepard’s, the film revisits the shocking case with never-before-seen photos, rare video footage, and new revelations about Shepard’s all-too-brief life.
Molly Mahoney (Aubrey Dollar) is flying home to Chicago for her mom’s wedding… bringing a “Mystery Man” with her, but when she discovers this Mystery Man has a Mystery Wife, she dumps him at the curbside check-in. She ends up crying on the shoulder of childhood friend Josh Shiffman (Shane McRae), who is flying home for the same wedding. Emotionally drained, Molly passes out in Josh’s arms just as he gets a phone call from his parents. Josh learns that his father is dying and his only regret is that he will not get to meet the woman who will one day become his son’s wife. Desperate to fulfill his dad’s final wish, Josh claims he has already met that woman… close family friend: Molly Mahoney. When Josh sheepishly confesses his ruse in mid-flight Molly is furious, making him promise to right the wrong the moment they land. Only when they arrive – it’s too late! Word has leaked out and they are swarmed at the airport by BOTH FAMILIES with well wishes and congratulatory banners. Molly’s family is delighted that her “Mystery Man” turns out to be Josh, and Josh’s dad is thrilled that his Playboy son is finally settling down with a nice girl they’ve known all their lives. Josh convinces Molly to play fiancée by using a deadly combination her Catholic Guilt and his Playboy Charm. But as they plan their phony wedding… the two of them start to fall in love for real. This turns their dating lives, and family’s interactions hilariously upside down tugging on every heartstring in the process.
A mysterious warrior teams up with the daughter and son of a deposed Chinese Emperor to defeat their cruel brother, who seeks their deaths.
Pass the Light tells the story of Steve Bellafiore, an 17 year old high school senior who decides to run for Congress in order to protect the faith that he so loves.
Samba migrated to France 10 years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burnout. Both struggle to get out of their dead-end lives Samba’s willing to do whatever it takes to get working papers, while Alice tries to get her life back on track until fate draws them together.
Likeable Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) stumbles innocently into the role of a killer, guided along the way by his evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog.