Looks like it’s going to be another busy weekend at the box office. New movies this week include Seventh Son (Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore); Jupiter Ascending (Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum); The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (animated); Ballet 422 (documentary); Enter the Dangerous Mind (Jake Hoffman); Love, Rosie (Lily Collins, Sam Claflin); One Small Hitch (Shane McRae, Aubrey Dollar); Pass the Light (Cameron Palatas); Shamitabh (Amitabh Bachchan); and The Voices (Ryan Reynolds, Anna Kendrick). I’ve seen Jupiter Ascending (review), Seventh Son (review), and SpongeBob (review). I thought Seventh Son was the best of the three films, and Sponge Bob was the worst. Continue reading for a summary of the new films for this weekend.
New Movies for February 6, 2015
From the streets of Chicago to the far-flung galaxies whirling through space, “Jupiter Ascending” tells the story of Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), who was born under a night sky, with signs predicting she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along — her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
In a time long past, an evil is about to be unleashed that will reignite the war between the forces of the supernatural and humankind once more. Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) is a knight who had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch, Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), centuries ago. But now she has escaped and is seeking vengeance. Summoning her followers of every incarnation, Mother Malkin is preparing to unleash her terrible wrath on an unsuspecting world. Only one thing stands in her way: Master Gregory. In a deadly reunion, Gregory comes face to face with the evil he always feared would someday return. He has only until the next full moon to do what usually takes years: train his new apprentice, Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) to fight a dark magic unlike any other. Man’s only hope lies in the seventh son of a seventh son.
SpongeBob SquarePants, the world’s favorite sea dwelling invertebrate, comes ashore to our world for his most super-heroic adventure yet.
Cinematographer and documentarian Jody Lee Lipes crafts an intimate, fly-on-the-wall documentary offering a rare peek into the highly-guarded world of professional ballet. The film shadows Justin Peck, the 25-year old choreographer of the New York City Ballet, as he undertakes the Herculean task of creating the company’s 422nd original piece while simultaneously fulfilling his role as a Corps de Ballet member. Lipes chronicles Peck’s creative process from its embryonic stages to its highly anticipated premiere, quietly observing as he balances a roster of musicians, designers, and dancers from this famed institution. Ballet 422 is a powerful celebration of the skill and endurance of Peck and his fellow NYCB dancers — as well as those who remain hidden in the wings.
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. Pulsating with raw energy and an intense electronic soundtrack, Enter the Dangerous Mind is a pitch-black psychological thriller that doesn’t let off the gas for a second as it twists to its shocking conclusion.
Since the moment they met at age 5, Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin) have been best friends, facing the highs and lows of growing up side by side. A fleeting shared moment, one missed opportunity, and the decisions that follow send their lives in completely different directions. As each navigates the complexities of life, love, and everything in between, they always find their way back to each other — but is it just friendship, or something more? Based on Cecelia Ahern’s bestselling novel; Love, Rosie is a heart-warming, modern comedy-of-errors posing the ultimate question: do we really only get one shot at true love?
On a flight home to Chicago for a family wedding, childhood friends Josh (Shane McRae) and Molly (Aubrey Dollar) 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 not only pretend to be a couple but to start planning a phony wedding. When the playacting begins to foster real feelings, the chaos takes a greater turn in this hilarious, romantic comedy.
17 year old high school student Steve Bellafiore (Cameron Palatas) is determined to run for congress in order to challenge Franklin Baumann, a confrontational candidate spreading harsh messages of intolerance and exclusion. As part of his campaign, Steve creates a grassroots movement called Pass The Light to unite his community and spread a message of Christian love.
A boy from a small village, with stars in his eyes and an overwhelming passion for cinema is determined to make it big in Bollywood. The odds are stacked against him but when you dream big and refuse to give up- the world has no option but to sit up and take notice. This is a story that celebrates team work, friendship and big dreams. Dhanush stars as Danish, the protagonist who knows that his calling is just within his reach, but all he needs is his one chance. This obsession brings him to Mumbai where he’s discovered accidentally by an assistant director, played by Akshara Hassan, who recognizes his talent. She helps him overcome his professional and personal obstacles so that his dream comes closer to being his reality. Amitabh Bachchan is Danish’s salvation, a failed actor disillusioned by his own failures. But a clash of egos between both men disrupts their lives and their dreams. Do their dreams actually true? Is passion enough to make you a big star? How many dreams do you crush on your way up?
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. Stars Ryan Reynolds and Anna Kendrick.