This February, catch up on some of the Oscar Nominees at the cinemas, such as 'Anomalisa', 'Steve Jobs', 'Brooklyn' and 'Son of Saul', before the big ceremony on Feb. 28th. This month also sees the return of America's best-looking male model to the screens.
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5 Feb 2016 - 10:24 AM  UPDATED 8 Feb 2016 - 11:59 AM

Out February 4

Anomalisa

(USA, animation/comedy/drama/romance, 2015)

MA15+
Directors: Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman
Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Thewlis, Tom Noonan
What's it about?
Thsi stop-motion animation written by Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) follows Michael Stone, a middle-aged author suffering of an identity crisis on a trip for a conference in Cincinnati. He takes the opportunity to organise a drink with an old flame, which quickly goes pear-shaped. But later that night, Michael meets someone who gives him new inspiration for life.

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The Choice

USA, romance/drama, 2016

PG
Director: Ross Katz
Starring: Alexandra Daddario, Teresa Palmer, Maggie Grace, Tom Welling
What's it about?
Travis is a ladies' man who thinks a serious relationship would cramp his easygoing lifestyle. Gabby is a feisty medical student who's preparing to settle down with her long-term boyfriend. Fate brings the two together as Gabby moves next door to Travis, sparking an irresistible attraction that will change both of their lives.

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Steve Jobs

(USA, drama/history, 2015)

M
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Jeff Daniels, Kate Winslet
What's it about?
Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.

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Out February 11

Brooklyn

(Canada/Ireland, romance/comedy/drama 2015)

M
Director: John Crowley
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen
What's it about?
In the 1950s, young Irish immigrant Eilis Lacey leaves her family and falls in love with a charming Italian-American boy. But soon, she must choose between her new romantic affair with America and her Irish roots across the ocean. Nominated for 3 Oscars.

Watch: Saoirse Ronan gets stuck in a love triangle in the 'Brooklyn' trailer

Deadpool

(USA, action/sci-fi, 2016)

MA15+
Director: Tim Miller
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano, T.J. Miller
What's it about?
Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who is subjected to a rogue experiment. Armed with new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

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Zoolander 2

(Italy/USA, comedy, 2016)

Director: Ben Stiller
Starring: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Penelope Cruz
What's it about?
The iconic, ridiculously good-looking male model, Derek "blue steel" Zoolander and his frenemy Hansel are modelling again 15 years after their first adventures when an opposing company attempts to take them out from the business.

Watch the ridiculously good-looking 'Zoolander 2' trailer

 

Out February 18

45 Years

(UK, drama, 2015)

M
Director: Andrew Haigh
Starring: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Dolly Wells, Geraldine James
What's it about?
There is just one week until Kate Mercer's 45th wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps. By the time the party is upon them, five days later, there may not be a marriage left to celebrate.

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Trumbo

(USA, drama, 2015)

M
Director: Jay Roach
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Louis C.K., Helen Mirren, John Goodman
What's it about?
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. The film recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist.

Watch Bryan Cranston fight anti-communist hysteria in 'Trumbo' trailer
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How to Be Single

(USA, comedy/romance, 2016)

M
Director: Christian Ditter
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie, Leslie Mann, Rebel Wilson
What's it about?
New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love.

Watch Rebel Wilson's take on dating in the 'How to Be Single' trailer

Ride Along 2

(USA, comedy/action, 2016)

M
Director: Tim Story
Starring: Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, Olivia Munn
What's it about?
As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who's supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product.

Concussion

(USA, drama, 2015)

M
Director: Peter Landesman
Starring: Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Luke Wilson, Stephen Moyer, Albert Brooks
What's it about?
A dramatic thriller based on the true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known.

Watch Will Smith tackle gridiron head injuries in 'Concussion' trailer

Risen

(USA, family/drama, 2016)

M
Director: Kevin Reynolds
Starring: Tom Felton, Cliff Curtis, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Firth
What's it about?
Follows the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius, a powerful Roman Military Tribune, and his aide Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumours of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.

 

Out February 25

Son of Saul

(Hungary, war/drama/thriller, 2015)

M
Director: Laszlo Nemes
Starring: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont
What's it about?
In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival trying to save from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.

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Hail, Caesar!

(USA, comedy/music, 2016)

M
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, Scarlett Johansson
What's it about?
Hail, Caesar! follows Eddie Mannix, a fixer working for Hollywood studios in the 1950s, trying to discover what happened to a cast member who vanishes during filming.

Watch: First trailer for all-star Coen Bros comedy 'Hail, Caesar!'
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Gods of Egypt

(USA, fantasy/adventure, 2016)

M
Director: Alex Proyas
Starring: Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites
What's it about?
Set, the merciless god of darkness, has taken over the throne of Egypt and plunged the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Few dare to rebel against him. A young thief, whose love was taken captive by the god, seeks to dethrone and defeat Set with the aid of the powerful god Horus.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

(USA, action/horror/romance, 2016)

MA15+
Director: Burr Steers
Starring: Lily James, Jack Huston, Matt Smith, Douglas Booth, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Suki Waterhouse, Charles Dance, Lena Headey
What's it about?
Jane Austen's classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England is faced with a new challenge - an army of undead zombies, and feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet, a master of martial arts and weaponry has to cast aside personal pride and social prejudices, to team up with Mr. Darcy and rid the country of the zombie menace.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

(USA, thiller/drama/action, 2016)

Director: Michael Bay
Starring: Pablo Schreiber, John Krasinski, David Denman
What's it about?
An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Aligarh

(India, drama, 2016)

Director: Hansal Mehta
Starring: Sukhesh Arora, Manoj Bajpai, Balaji Gauri, Sumit Gulati, Rajkummar Rao
What's it about?
Set in the city of Uttar Pradesh and based on true events, the plot revolves around university professor Dr Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, who was fired from his position of Reader and Chair of Modern Indian Languages, on charges of homosexuality.

 

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