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6 Flicks Picks for February 2016 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Monday, February 1, 2016
Welcome to another edition of 6 Flicks Picks, wherein I list all of the upcoming films that are scheduled to be released in the United States for the month which is about to begin and break down which ones I'll be watching in theaters, which ones I'll wait to rent at home, and which ones I'll be skipping out on entirely. After going through the list, I'll choose which six films stand out to me as the ones I want to see the most, even if there are more or less than six that interest me.

Note: The list below is based primarily off the expanded nationwide USA release dates on IMDB as well as some other random outlets if possible, so some information may be different. If I am missing some of the limited releases or the dates conflict in some fashion, please let me know in the comments below and any adjustments and corrections will be made!

Without further ado, another new month means another new set of films, so what's coming soon to theaters in February 2016?

What movies are coming out February 2016 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: February 5, 2016

Hail, Caesar!

Synopsis: A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Synopsis: 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.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: February 12, 2016


Synopsis: A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool.

Will I watch? = Yes

Zoolander 2

Synopsis: Derek and Hansel are modelling again when an opposing company attempts to take them out from the business.

Will I watch? = No

How to Be Single

Synopsis: 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.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: February 19, 2016


Synopsis: Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Shut In

Synopsis: A heart-pounding thriller about a widowed child psychologist who lives in an isolated existence in rural New England. Caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Following the outbreak of a virus that wipes out the majority of the human population, a young woman documents her family's new life in quarantine and tries to protect her infected sister.

Will I watch? = No

Embrace of the Serpent

Synopsis: The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: February 26, 2016


Synopsis: A falsely accused nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him.

Will I watch? = Maybe

The Witch

Synopsis: A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A mother stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.

Will I watch? = No

The Other Side of the Door

Synopsis: A family lives an idyllic existence abroad until a tragic accident takes the life of their young son. The inconsolable mother learns of an ancient ritual that will bring him back to say a final goodbye. She travels to an ancient temple, where a door serves as a mysterious portal between two worlds. But when she disobeys a sacred warning to never open that door, she upsets the balance between life and death.

Will I watch? = No


Which films make the cut?

Is it weird that there seems to be more of a presence for horror this month than romantic comedies? I would think with Valentine's Day going on, that would be different. Honestly, the weird thing about that is I would prefer more of those films, given the layout of what is coming out this month. This is a struggle to find six to stand out, particularly as there aren't many releases to start with!

6. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies — This film gets the sixth spot not because I want to see it, but because I'd rather see it than all of the other options. The concept seems ridiculous and I really can't imagine this being anything better than something like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Better options need to come out in February.

5. How to Be Single — I think I would be much more interested in this if the two leads weren't Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson, as I'm not exactly a fan of either of them. Of course, this movie isn't marketed toward my demographic in the first place, as everything screams the 18-35 female audience instead of trying to appeal to the 28-year-old guys out there. Perfectly fine for those movies to exist, and hopefully it's great for the people that are interested in it. This is a date movie for sure.

4. Ben-Hur — Here's where I have to admit that I haven't seen the original Ben-Hur and it would be blasphemy for me to see this first, right? Still, I'm curious how this will turn out. The story is much more interesting than a lot of the other films coming out, and the possibility that it could be an improvement on a classic makes it rank so high.

3. Race — The title alone has me intrigued. That's so perfect. Sports movies aren't normally my thing, but they can be done well. This has all the feelings of Oscar bait, yet it's coming out at a time where it doesn't seem to be playing to that crowd. Also, I'm very curious about Jason Sudeikis as he's a predominantly comedic actor. If I hear enough positive reviews, I might have to give this a watch.

2. Hail, Caesar! — Boy is this a tough month for me, as I have to even admit that I don't love the Coen brothers like everyone else does. Most of their films that I've seen, I've felt are overrated. Everyone seems pumped for Hail, Caesar! but if I judge it based on my previous track record, I would probably be underwhelmed. That being said, I can't deny that this seems very much up my alley in more ways than one and given such a slow month, this looks to be a lock.

1. Deadpool — The only one I know for sure that I'll be seeing in theaters is Deadpool as I've even already ordered my tickets. This is going to either be one of my favorite comic book movies of all time, or I'll be thoroughly disappointed at its failure to capitalize on its potential. Deadpool took forever to get to theaters and the marketing campaign has been absolutely amazing, so I commend them for their efforts. He's a great character with a different sensibility than most, which means this could be a very welcome change of pace from the litany of superhero movies that have come before and will come after.


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