Is it just me or did January suck? I’m biased because I’ve been dealing with a sick kid all week AND I am watching a man install a new hot-water heater as I write this. The old one sprung a massive leak in the middle of the night, which is why I’m still wearing pajamas in front of the water-heater man.
What does this have to do with anything, you ask?
Well, the point I’m trying unsuccessfully to make is that January sucked but February is looking UP, thanks to all the great movies that are opening. Here’s a list of my Top 5 Movies to See this month, so you won’t miss any of them.
5. The Lego Batman Movie– I’m usually jinxed about sequels, especially when they follow-up movies I LOVED. This one has such a don’t-give-a-damn attitude though, I can’t help but get behind it. The Lego Batman Movie opens February 10th and you can get tickets HERE.
4. I Am Not Your Negro– Civil Rights Activist and author James Baldwin wrote Remember This House in 1979, not long after the assassinations of his friends, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Baldwin hoped to tell their stories, but he died before finishing his book. I Am Not Your Negro attempts to complete Baldwin’s story and has already been nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar. It opens February 3rd and you can find tickets HERE.
3. My Life As a Zucchini– Look, you shouldn’t be afraid of subtitles, or of foreign films for that matter. Also, try your hardest to not be too judge-y about a movie with a stupid title like My Life As a Zucchini. In fact, just shut up and watch the trailer so you’ll understand why you want to see this one. My Life As a Zucchini opens February 24th and you can buy tickets HERE.
2. John Wick: Chapter 2– If you don’t know why I’m losing my mind over this one, you simply haven’t seen the first John Wick movie. Fix that, then watch this one. It looks like more of the same, which is exactly what I need right now. John Wick: Chapter 2 opens February 10th and you can buy tickets HERE.
1. Get Out– You probably know comedian Jordan Peele from his show Key and Peele, but did you know that he’s also a HORROR DIRECTOR? Peele wrote and directed Get Out, a movie that has everyone who’s seen it flipping-the-freak-OUT. It’s about Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and Rose (Allison Williams), a biracial couple who go to her family’s house for the weekend. What starts off as a friendly but slightly awkward visit, unravels into something deadly. Holy crap, just watch the trailer so you’ll see what I mean! Get Out opens February 24th and you can get tickets HERE.
Remember to check my FREE MOVIE PASSES page as well, because I almost always have tickets to give away. That alone should improve your February immensely!