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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, February 26; What Will You See?

Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, February 26; What Will You See?

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, February 26. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.

Wide


Eddie the Eagle

Director: Dexter Fletcher
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Taron Egerton, Christopher Walken, Matthew Brandon, Ania Sowinski, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen, Tomasz Dabrowski
Synopsis: “Cut from the Olympic ski team, British athlete Michael “Eddie” Edwards travels to Germany to test his skills at ski jumping. Fate leads him to Bronson Peary, a former ski jumper who now works as a snowplow driver. Impressed by Edwards’ spirit and determination, Peary agrees to train the young underdog. Despite an entire nation counting him out, Eddie’s never-say-die attitude takes him all the way to a historic and improbable showing at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta.”


Gods of Egypt

Director: Alex Proyas
Cast: Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Geoffrey Rush, Elodie Yung, Courtney Eaton, Chadwick Boseman, Rufus Sewell, Abbey Lee
Synopsis: “The survival of mankind hangs in the balance when Set, the merciless god of darkness, usurps Egypt’s throne and plunges the prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Hoping to save the world and rescue his true love, a defiant mortal named Bek forms an unlikely alliance with the powerful god Horus. Their battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens for an epic confrontation.”


Triple 9

Director: John Hillcoat
Cast: Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Clifton Collins Jr., Norman Reedus, Teresa Palmer, Michael K. Williams, Gal Gadot, Woody Harrelson
Synopsis: “A crew of dirty cops is blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for “officer down”. Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B (4 reviews)

Limited


1982

Director: Tommy Oliver
Cast: Hill Harper, Sharon Leal, Bokeem Woodbine, La La Anthony, Quinton Aaron, Troi Zee, Wayne Brady, Ruby Dee
Synopsis: “Inspired by his life growing up in Philadelphia, ‘1982’ depicts the lengths one man will go to save his family. Tim Brown is a devoted family man who has worked hard to provide a good life for his wife Shenae and daughter Maya. But all is threatened when Shenae’s old boyfriend returns from prison and lures her back into a dangerous lifestyle. Though his wife has abandoned him, Tim refuses to give up hope, fighting against impossible odds to bring his family back.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B (4 reviews)
Theatrical Release: Los Angeles


Backtrack

Director: Michael Petroni
Cast: Adrien Brody, Sam Neill, George Shevtsov, Robin McLeavy, Chloe Bayliss, Bruce Spence, Mal Kennard, Jenni Baird, Anna Lise Phillips, Emma O’Farrell, Jesse Hyde
Synopsis: “Troubled psychotherapist Peter Bowers (Adrien Brody) is suffering from nightmares and eerie visions. When he uncovers a horrifying secret that all of his patients share, he is put on a course that takes him back to the small hometown he fled years ago. There he confronts his demons and unravels a mystery 20 years in the making.” [Tribeca Film Festival]
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Kansas City, Orlando and Phoenix


A Country Called Home

Director: Anna Axster
Cast: Imogen Poots, Mary McCormack, Mackenzie Davis, June Squibb, Shea Whigham, Josh Helman, Ryan Bingham
Synopsis: “The story of Ellie, a young woman living in Los Angeles who learns that her estranged alcoholic father has died. Having had no contact with him since childhood, she’s reluctant to make the effort to attend his funeral, but something draws her to the dusty corner of Texas where he spent the last years of his life. At first dismayed by the small town vibe, she’s soon intrigued by the people she meets, among them a distraught stepmother, her apprehensive son, a gutsy young musician, and a set of doting grandparents she’s never met. As she finds glimpses of the father she once knew, she also discovers a new attitude towards friendship, loyalty, and family.”
Theatrical Release: Los Angeles


Jack of the Red Hearts

Director: Janet Grillo
Cast: AnnaSophia Robb, Famke Janssen, Scott Cohen, Drena De Niro, Israel Broussard, Sophia Anne Caruso, John D’Leo, Parisa Fitz-Henley
Synopsis: “A teenage con artist tricks a desperate mother into hiring her as a live-in companion for her autistic daughter.”
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Miami, Minneapolis, Orlando, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa and Washington, DC)


King Georges

Director: Erika Frankel
Synopsis: “Le Bec-Fin is closing its doors. After 33 years, the crown jewel of the Philadelphia restaurant scene, known for its stellar French cuisine, opulent style, and impeccable service, no longer seems in step with current tastes. This film follows fiery owner and head chef Georges Perrier over the last four years of life at the restaurant, granting us ample access inside the belly of the beast. In stark contrast to the orchestrated perfection of its dining room, Le Bec-Fin’s kitchen is a constant circus of sweaty chaos and emotions, with Perrier as ringleader. He screams, he swears, he hovers obsessively over his sauces, tossing in dollops of heavy cream and large nobs of butter whenever backs are turned. But even as the intensity of the job, and its 21-hour workdays, takes its toll, Perrier struggles with his decision to relinquish control.” [Full Frame Documentary Film Festival]
Theatrical Release: New York (also available on VOD)


The Last Man on the Moon

Director: Mark Craig
Synopsis: “When Apollo astronaut Eugene Cernan stepped off the moon in 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter’s initials in the lunar dust. Only now, over forty years later, is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story. Cernan’s burning ambition carried him to the spectacular and hazardous environment of space and to the moon. But there was a heavy price to pay for the fame and privilege that followed. As his wife famously remarked, ‘If you think going to the moon is hard, try staying at home.’ The Last Man on the Moon combines rare archive material, compelling Visual FX and unprecedented access to present an iconic historical character on the big screen.” [SXSW Film Festival] 
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Washington, DC)


Marguerite and Julien

Director: Valérie Donzelli
Cast: Anaïs Demoustier, Jérémie Elkaïm, Aurélia Petit, Frédéric Pierrot, Geraldine Chaplin, Sami Frey, Raoul Fernandez, Catherine Mouchet, Bastien Bouillon
Synopsis: “Julien and Marguerite de Ravalet, son and daughter of the Lord of Tourlaville, have loved each other tenderly since childhood. But as they grow up, their affection veers toward voracious passion. Scandalized by their affair, society hounds them until, unable to resist their feelings, they flee.” [Cannes Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: C (6 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York


Only Yesterday

Director: Isao Takahata
Cast: Daisy Ridley, Dev Patel, Alison Fernandez, Ashley Eckstein
Synopsis: “It’s 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. While traveling by train to visit family in the country, memories flood back of her as a schoolgirl in 1966, and she starts to question whether she has been true to herself.”
Theatrical Release: Various (including Boston, Charlotte, Denver, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Diego and San Francisco; opened in New York on January 1st)


The Teller and the Truth

Director: Andrew Shapter
Synopsis: “The story of Francis Wetherbee, a beautiful young bank teller who disappeared in 1974 after her car was found submerged in a river. Filmmaker Andrew Shapter (Before the Music Dies, Happiness Is) follows the forty-year-old cold case that sparked the imagination of her hometown of Smithville, Texas, and beyond.”
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles


Tricked

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Cast: Peter Blok, Gaite Jansen, Robert de Hoog, Sallie Harmsen, Ricky Koole
Synopsis: “During his 50th birthday party thrown by his wife, Remco’s life takes a turn for the worse. His business partners are scheming behind his back to sell him and his former mistress shows up pregnant.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B (5 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York

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