The month might be short, but the list of new releases is long. There is quite a selection of movies debuting for the last Friday of the month, so you can end February off right and welcome the weekend.
Will Smith is back on the big screen in Focus. A veteran con artist (Smith) takes on a young intern (Margot Robbie). One thing about the con business, however: having a heart may get you killed. When things get too close and personal between them, he ends the relationship and the novice soon becomes the one who got away. Three years later she’s mastered the game, but in the midst of a high-stakes con, can he afford to lose focus? To test your focus, click here for showtimes.
For all of you horror movie aficionados who regard any horror movie as a must-see — as I do — The Lazarus Effect makes its grand opening today. A medical research couple (Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass) and their team have done the impossible; they’ve created a formula to revive the dead. After a fatal lab accident leaves one of their team members dead, they decide to resurrect her. The only problem is, she didn’t come back alone. For showtimes near you, click here.
Move over Christian Grey, it’s time for someone else to take control of the ropes. If you’re in Toronto or Vancouver you can watch the thriller The Duke of Burgundy. Cynthia, a wealthy lepidopterist and her housekeeper Evelyn become involved in a BDSM-driven relationship. Cynthia humiliates Evelyn and treats her as a sex slave. While it seems like Cynthia is running the show, Evelyn is really the one in charge. And that’s the way she likes it. To tie up some of your free time, click here for showtimes.
You can preview all the movies releasing today, Feb. 27, by clicking the links to the trailers below.
The Lazarus Effect
The Duke of Burgundy
After the Ball
Big News from the Grand Rock
Playing it Cool
Sitting on the Edge of Marlene
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