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6 Flicks Picks for February 2017 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Wednesday, February 1, 2017
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 2017?

What movies are coming out February 2017 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: February 3, 2017

The Space Between Us

Synopsis: The first human born on Mars travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes. He embarks on an adventure with a street smart girl to discover how he came to be.

Will I watch? = Yes


Synopsis: A young woman finds herself on the receiving end of a terrifying curse that threatens to take her life in 7 days.

Will I watch? = No

Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back

Synopsis: A monk and his three disciples continue on their journey to battle demons.

Will I watch? = No

I Am Not Your Negro

Synopsis: Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

Will I watch? = No

The Comedian

Synopsis: A look at the life of an aging insult comic named Jack Burke.

Will I watch? = Maybe

RELEASE DATE: February 10, 2017

The LEGO Batman Movie

Synopsis: Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.

Will I watch? = Yes

Fifty Shades Darker

Synopsis: While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her.

Will I watch? = No

John Wick: Chapter 2

Synopsis: The continuing adventures of former hitman, John Wick.

Will I watch? = Maybe

A United Kingdom

Synopsis: Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: February 17, 2017

The Great Wall

Synopsis: European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Fist Fight

Synopsis: When one school teacher (Charlie Day) gets the other (Ice Cube) fired, he is challenged to an after-school fight.

Will I watch? = No

A Cure for Wellness

Synopsis: An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Patient Zero

Synopsis: After an unprecedented global pandemic has turned the majority of humankind into violent "Infected," a man gifted with the ability to speak the Infected's new language leads the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure.

Will I watch? = No

Land of Mine

Synopsis: A young group of German POWs are made the enemy of a nation, where they are now forced to dig up 2 million land-mines with their bare hands.

Will I watch? = No

Everybody Loves Somebody

Synopsis: On the surface, Clara Barron seems to have it all: a job as an OB-GYN; a great house in LA; and a loving family. But, the one thing Clara doesn't have figured out is her love life. Pressured by a family wedding in Mexico, Clara asks a co-worker to pose as her boyfriend for the weekend festivities,- only to be caught by surprise when her ex- boyfriend (and family favorite) suddenly shows up after disappearing from her life completely. Torn, Clara must decide between going back to the past or open her heart to new and unexpected possibilities.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: February 24, 2017

Get Out

Synopsis: A young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend's mysterious family estate.

Will I watch? = No

Rock Dog

Synopsis: When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events.

Will I watch? = No

Tulip Fever

Synopsis: An artist falls for a young married woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam.

Will I watch? = No

Bitter Harvest

Synopsis: Set between the two World Wars and based on true historical events, BITTER HARVEST conveys the untold story of the Holodomor, the genocidal famine engineered by the tyrant Joseph Stalin. The film displays a powerful tale of love, honour, rebellion and survival at a time when Ukraine was forced to adjust to the horrifying territorial ambitions of the burgeoning Soviet Union. With an exceptional cast of established and rising stars, the film epically recreates one of the most dramatic and dangerous episodes in the history of 20th Century Europe.

Will I watch? = No


Which films make the cut?

6. The Comedian — I posted this last month as it was a limited release, but it's now opening up wider for showings, and I'll count it twice. Nothing in my own rules says I can't do that (haha). I'm not super thrilled to check it out, but given the pool of other choices, it makes the list.

5. The Great Wall — This looks so stupid, but it's February and that's not a stacked month, so by default, it becomes one of the better options. I'd rather spend 10 bucks on something I can laugh at and somewhat enjoy watching than something that is trying too hard to be emotional and powerful but doesn't resonate with me.

4. A Cure for Wellness — I have virtually no idea what this movie is about, but that's part of what intrigues me about it.

3. John Wick: Chapter 2 — I still haven't seen the first film, but when it came out, everybody was telling me to check it out. The main reason I haven't watched it is because I know what happens to the dog and I absolutely hate seeing that in movies, so I've just avoided it, but if this film turns out to be well-received, I think I'll bite the bullet and watch both of them. From what I've been told, John Wick is pretty much the most recent "awesome action movie" that hearkens back to a different era and sometimes, mindless action can be fantastic.

2. The Space Between Us — This was the other film I had written down for last month's limited release and it remains one of the movies I'm legitimately interested in watching. It looks like it could be one of those sappy dramas that packs a punch but isn't overtly sweet nor horribly depressing, like Phenomenon or City of Angels or K-PAX and when it comes to those types of films, I typically enjoy them enough to not feel like I wasted my time watching them. I haven't bothered to check any reviews whatsoever, so for all I know, it could be awful, but based off the TV spots and trailers I've seen, I'm up for the ride.

1. The Lego Batman Movie — While I don't think The Lego Movie was as good as everybody else makes it out to be, it still had some value to it. Batman was one of my favorite parts about it and since I'm a huge Batman fan in general, there's no way I'm skipping out on this movie.


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