Several new movies are hitting theaters this weekend, including the horror comedy Lisa Frankenstein, as well as three re-releases. Check them out below and watch the trailers to decide what you want to see at the movies this weekend. ~Alexandra Heilbron
Lisa Frankenstein – Lisa (Kathryn Newton), a misunderstood teenager, falls for a statue at the grave of a young man (Cole Sprouse) who has been dead for many years. When his reanimated corpse comes out of his grave to meet her, they embark on a murderous journey to find love, happiness and a few missing body parts. Click here for showtimes.
Anyone But You: The Valentine Encore – Bea (Sydney Sweeney) and Ben (Glen Powell) look like the perfect couple, but after an amazing first date something happens that turns their fiery hot attraction ice cold – until they find themselves unexpectedly thrust together at a destination wedding in Australia. So they do what any two mature adults would do: pretend to be a couple. Click here for showtimes.
Dune – Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) is a member of the royal family on his home planet who has has vivid dreams of a girl (Zendaya) on the spice planet Arrakis. After Paul’s father Leto (Oscar Isaac) makes a deal involving Arrakis, he and Paul travel to Arrakis. Leto wants to harvest the spice, while Paul wants to find the girl. But outsiders who have been getting rich from the profits they’ve made selling the spice try to exterminate everyone to keep it all for themselves. Re-release; also playing in IMAX. Click here for showtimes.
Turning Red – Meilin (Rosalie Chiang) is a typical middle-schooler who wakes up one morning to find she’s become a giant red panda. Although she tries to hide what has happened, she soon discovers her mother (Sandra Oh) isn’t surprised, and wants to help her. In the meantime, Meilin keeps turning into a giant red panda whenever she gets excited, which is often. Re-release. Also playing in 3D. Click here for showtimes.
Never Have I Ever star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan talks about voicing the character Priya in the Disney/Pixar animated feature film, Turning Red. She reveals one of the main reasons she accepted the role and tells what she would do if she could turn into a giant red panda.
Peppa’s Cinema Party – Marking the start of the 20th anniversary celebrations for Peppa Pig, this hour-long cinema experience offers 10 never-before-seen Peppa Pig episodes. A party bus bonus episode is also included together with new interactive entertainment featuring Peppa and her friends breaking into the real world through a mixture of animation and live action with five new songs. Click here for showtimes.
Jeff Koons: A Private Portrait – Jeff Koons is widely regarded as one of the most influential, popular and disputed artists of the last 30 years. This film shows the hidden mechanisms lying behind the person, the artist and the Koons brand. It’s an intimate exploration of Koons’ consciousness aiming to discover what motivates him and shapes his vision. Playing February 8 and 11 only. Click here for showtimes.
Out of Darkness – In 43,000 B.C., a small boat reaches the shores of a desolate landscape. A group of six have struggled across the narrow sea to find a new home. They are starving, desperate and must find shelter. They strike out across the tundra, but when night falls, anticipation turns to fear as they realize they are not alone. Playing in select cities. Click here for showtimes.
Sometimes I Think About Dying – On the Oregon coast, Fran (Daisy Ridley) finds solace in her cubicle, listening to the constant hum of office mates and occasionally daydreaming to pass the time. She’s unable to pop her bubble of isolation when a friendly new coworker, Robert, persistently tries to connect with her. Although it goes against every fiber of her being, she may have to give this guy a chance. Playing in select cities. Click here for showtimes.
Scrambled – Eternal bridesmaid Nellie (Leah McKendrick, who also directs) constantly finds herself between weddings, baby showers, and bad dates. When she begins to feel like the clock is ticking and is faced with bleak romantic prospects, Nellie decides to freeze her eggs — setting her on an empowering journey to a brave new world where she ultimately discovers “the one” she’s looking for might be herself. Playing in select cities. Click here for showtimes.
How to Have Sex – Three British teenage girls go on a rites-of-passage holiday, drinking, clubbing and hooking up in what should be the best summer of their lives. As they dance their way across the sun-drenched streets of Malia, they find themselves navigating the complexities of sex, consent and self-discovery. Playing in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. Open February 16 in Ottawa and Winnipeg. Click here for showtimes. Click here to read our review.
The Promised Land – In 1755, former soldier Ludvig von Kahlen (Mads Mikkelsen) arrives on the barren Jutland heath with a single goal: to follow the king’s call to cultivate the land. But Kahlen quickly makes an enemy. Merciless landowner Frederik De Schinkel believes the heath belongs to him and not the king. When De Schinkel’s serf runs away with his wife and seeks refuge with Kahlen, the landowner does everything to exact revenge. In Danish with English subtitles. Playing in Toronto and Vancouver. Opens February 16 in Montreal and Ottawa. Click here for showtimes.
Float – When her plans suddenly change, Waverly (Andrea Bang) takes an impulsive detour to a small Canadian town. After nearly drowning at a beach party, she soon finds herself falling in love with the handsome lifeguard (Robbie Amell) who rescued her. Playing in Toronto, Montreal and Estevan, Saskatchewan. Also available on VOD/Digital. Click here for showtimes.
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