The month of January brought 12-time Oscar nominated film ‘The Revenant’ to theaters along with ‘The Hateful Eight,’ ‘Ride Along 2,’ ‘Dirty Grandpa’ and ‘Kung Fu Panda 3,’ and as the first month of 2016 winds down we are looking ahead to the exciting movie titles arriving in February.
After 11 years in development turmoil, ‘Deadpool’ will finally make its grand theatrical debut on February 5. The film’s official synopsis reads, “Gifted with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humor, mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) adopts the alter ego Deadpool and hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.” The Tim Miller directed adventure sci-fi stars Reynolds as Wade Wilson/ Deadpool, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa Carlyse/ Copycat, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, T.J. Miller as Weasel and Ed Skrein as Ajax.
‘Deadpool’ will compete for audience with ‘Zoolander 2,’ directed by and starring Ben Stiller. Derek Zoolander (Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) return to the world of modeling when an opposing company attempts to take them out of the business. Promotional material released hints at a killer on the loose targeting celebrities known for taking perfect selfies, which means there will be plenty of cameos. The film features appearances by Benedict Cumberbatch, Olivia Munn, Kristen Wiig, Penelope Cruz, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Kim Kardashian West and Will Ferrell.
Also arriving on February 12 is ‘How to Be Single’ in which Rebel Wilson once again shows off her comedy chops. The Christian Ditter directed rated-R film centers on a group of New York City girls learning how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Wilson shares the screen with Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie and Leslie Mann.
‘Hail, Caesar!,’ which features Hollywood royals George Clooney and Scarlett Johansson. The Ethan Coen and Koel Coen musical comedy centers on a Hollywood fixer in the 1950s who works to keep the studio’s stars in line. The all-star cast includes Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes.
The biography-drama ‘Race,’ which is a retelling of Jesse Owens’ quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history, also opens this month along with action-horror ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ starring Lily James, Lena Headey and Douglas Booth. Additional new titles this month include ‘Embrace of the Serpent,’ ‘The Witch’ and ‘The Other Side of the Door.’