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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, February 6; What Will You See?

Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, February 6; What Will You See?

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, February 6th. (Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.)


Jupiter Ascending
Director: Lana & Andy Wachowski
Cast: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean, Douglas Booth, Jo Osmond, Terry Gilliam, Doona Bae, Vanessa Kirby, James D’Arcy, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Synopsis: “In a universe where humans are near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, a young destitute human woman is targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe because her very existence threatens to end the Queen’s reign.”
Criticwire Grade Average: C- (10 reviews)

Seventh Son
Director: Sergey Bodrov
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander
Synopsis: “The seventh son of a seventh son learns how to exorcise ghosts, contain witches and bind boggarts in the 1700s.”
Criticwire Grade Average: C (4 reviews)

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Director: Paul Tibbitt
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Clancy Brown, Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Noah Lomax
Synopsis: “Burger Beard is a pirate who is in search of the final page of a magical book that makes any evil plan he writes in it come true, which happens to be the Krabby Patty secret formula. When the entire city of Bikini Bottom is put in danger, SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Squidward, Sandy and Plankton need to go on a quest that takes them to the surface. In order to get back the recipe and save their city, the gang must retrieve the book and transform themselves into superheroes.”


Director: Johanna Hamilton
Synopsis: “Forty years before WikiLeaks and the NSA scandal, there was Media, Pennsylvania. In 1971, eight activists plotted an intricate break-in to the local FBI offices to leak stolen documents and expose the illegal surveillance of ordinary Americans in an era of anti-war activism. In this riveting heist story, the perpetrators reveal themselves for the first time, reflecting on their actions and raising broader questions surrounding security leaks in activism today.” [Tribeca Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: A- (4 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York (expands to various cities through the end of March)

Ballet 422
Director: Jody Lee Lipes
Synopsis: “Cinematographer and documentarian Jody Lee Lipes crafts an intimate, fly-on-the-wall documentary offering a rare peek into the hidden world of professional ballet. The film shadows Justin Peck, wunderkind choreographer of the New York City Ballet, as he undertakes the Herculean task of creating the company’s 422nd original piece.” [Tribeca Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B+ (7 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York (opens in Los Angeles and San Francisco on February 13th; expands throughout April)

Boy Meets Girl
Director: Eric Schaeffer
Cast: Michael Galante, Michelle Hendley, Michael Welch
Synopsis: “Boy Meets Girl is a funny, tender, sex positive romantic comedy that explores what it means to be a real man or woman, and how important it is to live a courageous life not letting fear stand in the way of going after your dreams.”
Theatrical Release: New York

Enter the Dangerous Mind
Director: Youssef Delara, Victor Teran
Cast: Gina Rodriguez, Jake Hoffman, Nikki Reed, Thomas Dekker, Scott Bakula, Jason Priestley
Synopsis: “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.”
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Philadelphia, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Scottsdale and Seattle

Love, Rosie
Director: Christian Ditter
Cast: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Tamsin Egerton, Christian Cooke, Art Parkinson
Synopsis: “Rosie and Alex are best friends. They are suddenly separated when Alex and his family move from Dublin to America. Can their friendship survive years and miles? Will they gamble everything for true love?”
Theatrical Release: Limited

Mad as Hell
Director: Andrew Napier
Cast: Cenk Uygur
Synopsis: “‘Mad as Hell’ follows Cenk Uygur’s transformation from unknown talk show host on local Public Access TV to an internet sensation with his online news show ‘The Young Turks,’ which has amassed over one billion views on YouTube. Once Cenk ventures from the internet into national television and lands the 6 PM time slot on MSNBC, his uncensored brand of journalism is compromised and Cenk becomes the nexus in the battle between new and old media.”
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles

Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine
Director: Michele Josue
Synopsis: “An intimate portrait of Matthew Shepard, the gay young man murdered in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history. Framed through a personal lens, it’s the story of loss, love, and courage in the face of unspeakable tragedy.”
Theatrical Release: New York, Houston and Portland (expands to various cities throughout the end of March)

One Small Hitch
Director: John Burgess
Cast: Shane McRae, Aubrey Dollar, Daniel J. Travanti, Janet Ulrich Brooks, Mary Jo Faraci, Ron Dean, Robert Belushi, Rebecca Spence, Heidi Johanningmeier
Synopsis: “On a flight home to Chicago for a family wedding, childhood friends Josh and Molly innocently agree to fake a wedding engagement to make Josh’s dying father happy. Things quickly get out of hand with their two boisterous families, and a series of events causes them to pretend to be a couple and start planning a phony wedding. When the playacting begins to foster real feelings, the two must make some serious decisions: Split up and return to their lives in L.A., or make a life as a couple back in Chicago?”
Theatrical Release: Various (including Los Angeles, Boston, Dallas and Denver)

The Other Man
Director: Nicolas Rossier
Synopsis: “F.W. de Klerk was the last President of apartheid-era South Africa. In less than 4 years he went from being Mandela’s jailor to his vice president. Together they changed history for the better and may have prevented a civil war, yet little is known about de Klerk. Through his probing lens, Rossier explores the fascinating political journey and legacy of this complicated figure.”
Theatrical Release: New York

Director: Nick Powell
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Hayden Christensen, Liu Yifei, Andy On, Fernando Chien, Jawed El Berni, Preston Baker, Ron Smoorenburg, Anoja Dias Bolt, Byron Lawson, Alaa Safi, Paul Philip Clark, Manel Soler, Max Huang
Synopsis: “A mysterious warrior teams up with the daughter and son of a deposed Chinese Emperor to defeat their cruel Uncle, who seeks their deaths.”
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles

Pass the Light
Director: Malcolm Goodwin
Cast: Cameron Palatas, Alexandria Deberry, Dalpre Grayer, Camille Kim DesJardins, Milena Govich, Colby French, Lawrence Saint-Victor, Jon Gries, Brendon Eggertsen, Anne Winters, Rachael Kathryn Bell, Charlie DePew, David Weil, Brianne Tju, Jacob Houston
Synopsis: “A 17 year old H.S. student name Steve Bellafiore (Cameron Palatas) runs for Congress because he is disturbed by the message of hatred and intolerance espoused by the popular candidate Franklin Baumann (Jon Gries). Steve and his friends start a campaign called Pass The Light in order to unite the community and spread the message of tolerance and love.”
Theatrical Release: Various

The Voices
Director: Marjane Satrapi
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, Jacki Weaver
Synopsis: “Jerry is a seemingly normal man trying to succeed in his new job at the Milton Bathtub Factory. He lives in a normal apartment—the type you would expect from a young bachelor—with his dog, Bosco, and his cat, Mr. Whiskers. Yet something seems off. As the new guy at work, Jerry is asked to help plan the company picnic, and he meets Fiona, an attractive English girl from accounting. Jerry immediately takes a liking to Fiona and excitedly goes home to tell his pets about her. And surprisingly, they answer. But all this is just the beginning of an insanely bizarre and twisted tale.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B+ (21 reviews)
Theatrical Release: Limited

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