January may be a dead zone for movies (not for horror movies, obviously, with M3GAN and Infinity Pool in mind), but February feels infinitely better. There are some highly anticipated movies on the horizon, and oddly enough, they aren’t romantic despite the month. February now seems to be the best month when it comes to all things bear related. Not sure what I mean? Check out the 5 biggest new movies of February 2023.
New Movies From February 2023
1. Knock in the cabin | February 3, 2023
M. Night Shyamalan has directed some fantastic films in his lifetime, but he’s also had some crappy ones. His latest film Old divided critics with a 50% score on Rotten Tomatoes. However, early reactions seem to indicate good news for Knock at the Cabin, with many praising this film as the best we’ve seen from Shyamalan in years.
The film is based on the novel The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul G. Tremblay. In the story, a family of three is taken hostage by a group of strangers while on vacation, and instead of a ransom, the kidnappers demand a victim. The film stars Dave Bautista, Ben Aldridge, Jonathan Groff, Rupert Grint, Nikki Amuka-Bird and Abby Quinn.
2. Magic Mike’s Last Dance | February 10, 2023
It’s been 8 years since Magic Mike XXL dazzled us on the big screen. Still, demand for these Magic Mike movies is still high, and I’m sure audiences will flock to see Channing Tatum work that stage one more time.
Things don’t start well for Mike in this third film. After a bad business deal ruins him, he takes bartending gigs to make ends meet. When he meets a wealthy socialite played by Salma Hayek, she gives him the opportunity to return to the stage for what he believes will be his last hurray. But things are not what they seem and she has her own hidden agenda.
Steven Soderbergh will be back in the director’s chair for this one, so hopefully this entry can recapture the magic of the first film.
3. Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey | February 15, 2023
Ever thought you’d hear Winnie the Pooh and Slasher in the same sentence? Well, apparently that’s what we’re getting.
Pooh and Piglet are going to kill people for their next meal, and now suddenly my whole childhood is ruined. According to director Rhys Freke-Waterfield, Tiger will be left out of this killing spree due to the character’s associations with Disney, as well as the fact that Tiger is not in the public domain like the other characters. The director’s main source of inspiration is the book and he uses it to make Pooh and Piglet as distinctive as possible.
The film follows Winnie the Pooh, who loses interest in honey and develops a thirst for human flesh. After Christopher Robin leaves them for college, Pooh and Piglet are left to fend for themselves, which includes killing people for their next meal. This film is definitely not suitable for children, so if you see young families in your cinema, advise them to watch another film instead.
4. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania | February 17, 2023
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is the first film to kick off Phase 5 of the MCU. This movie really looks promising, especially since we have Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man vs. Jonathan Majors’ Kang, and that’s a dynamic I can’t wait to see play out.
Based on the trailer, a device created by Cassie – with good intentions – ends up trapping everyone in the Quantum Realm. The gang finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that pushes them beyond the limits of what they thought was possible.
5. The Cocaine Bear | February 24, 2023
Before you think the film’s title is some clever metaphor, it’s not. What you see is what you get, basically a movie where a bear gets high on cocaine and goes on a killing rampage. Yep, we get two killer bear movies in one month, aren’t we lucky?
There was a real-life incident in the 1980s where a bear did die after getting high from a batch of cocaine, but it didn’t kill anyone, so the movie is mostly made up.
Based on the trailer alone, the movie looks crazy and a lot of fun. Director Elizabeth Banks may have a hit on her hands, we’ll just have to see.
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