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6 Flicks Picks for February 2018 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Thursday, February 1, 2018
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 2018?

What movies are coming out February 2018 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: February 2, 2018


Synopsis: Eccentric firearm heiress believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle.

Will I watch? = Maybe

A Fantastic Woman

Synopsis: Marina, a waitress who moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend.

Will I watch? = No

The Cage Fighter

Synopsis: A blue-collar family man breaks the promise he'd made to never fight again. Now forty years old, with a wife and four children who need him, Joe Carman risks everything to go back into the fighting cage and come to terms with his past.

Will I watch? = No

Bilal: A New Breed of Hero

Synopsis: A thousand years ago, one boy with a dream of becoming a great warrior is abducted with his sister and taken to a land far away from home. Thrown into a world where greed and injustice rule all, Bilal finds the courage to raise his voice and make a change. Inspired by true events, this is a story of a real hero who earned his remembrance in time and history.

Will I watch? = No

A Ciambra

Synopsis: In A CIAMBRA, a small Romani community in Calabria, Pio Amato is desperate to grow up fast. At 14, he drinks, smokes and is one of the few to easily slide between the region's factions - the local Italians, the African refugees and his fellow Romani. Pio follows his older brother Cosimo everywhere, learning the necessary skills for life on the streets of their hometown. When Cosimo disappears and things start to go wrong, Pio sets out to prove he's ready to step into his big brother's shoes but soon finds himself faced with an impossible decision that will show if he is truly ready to become a man.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: February 9, 2018

Fifty Shades Freed

Synopsis: The third installment of the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trilogy.

Will I watch? = No

The 15:17 to Paris

Synopsis: American soldiers discover a terrorist plot on a Paris-bound train.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Peter Rabbit

Synopsis: Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Witness the story of two Indian Army officers, a mentor and his protégé on this Republic Day.

Will I watch? = No

Before We Vanish

Synopsis: Three aliens travel to Earth in preparation for a mass invasion, taking possession of human bodies.

Will I watch? = Maybe

RELEASE DATE: February 16, 2018

Black Panther

Synopsis: T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.

Will I watch? = Yes

Early Man

Synopsis: Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: After losing the love of his life to a cruel Philistine prince, a young Hebrew with Supernatural strength defends his people, sacrificing everything to avenge his love, his people, and his God.

Will I watch? = No

The Party

Synopsis: Janet hosts a party to celebrate her new promotion, but once the guests arrive it becomes clear that not everything is going to go down as smoothly as the red wine.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A mosaic of stories about love and loss, 'Nostalgia' explores our relationships to the objects, artifacts, and memories that shape our lives.

Will I watch? = No

Oh Lucy!

Synopsis: A lonely woman living in Tokyo decides to take an English class where she discovers her alter ego, Lucy.

Will I watch? = No

Double Lover

Synopsis: Chloé, a fragile young woman, falls in love with her psychoanalyst, Paul. A few months later she moves in with him, but soon discovers that her lover is concealing a part of his identity.

Will I watch? = No

Tehran Taboo

Synopsis: In their desperate search for freedom and happiness, four young people from Tehran, Iran are forced to break the taboos of a restrictive, islamic society.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: February 23, 2018


Synopsis: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don't apply.

Will I watch? = Yes

Game Night

Synopsis: A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery.

Will I watch? = Maybe


Synopsis: Intimate portrait of a woman drifting between reality and denial when she is left alone to grapple with the consequences of her husband's imprisonment.

Will I watch? = No

The Lodgers

Synopsis: 1920, rural Ireland. Anglo Irish twins Rachel and Edward share a strange existence in their crumbling family estate. Each night, the property becomes the domain of a sinister presence (The Lodgers) which enforces three rules upon the twins: they must be in bed by midnight; they may not permit an outsider past the threshold; if one attempts to escape, the life of the other is placed in jeopardy. When troubled war veteran Sean returns to the nearby village, he is immediately drawn to the mysterious Rachel, who in turn begins to break the rules set out by The Lodgers. The consequences pull Rachel into a deadly confrontation with her brother - and with the curse that haunts them.

Will I watch? = No

Beast of Burden

Synopsis: Sean Haggerty only has an hour to deliver his illegal cargo. An hour to reassure a drug cartel, a hitman, and the DEA that nothing is wrong. An hour to make sure his wife survives. And he must do it all from the cockpit of his Cessna.

Will I watch? = No


Which films make the cut?

6. Before We Vanish — Um...what?

5. The 15:17 to Paris / Nostalgia — It's a bit of a cheat, but I can't really decide. I'm allowing this tie because truthfully, I don't want to see either of these, so it isn't as though I'm trying to sneak in more than six films, but more so that I just can't decide on anything but the top two. With Nostalgia, it could be heartwarming in a depressing way. With 15:17, I'm just curious how the people can portray themselves when they weren't actors.

4. Winchester — The story of the house is interesting and my girlfriend wants to see it, so this wins a spot for sure.

3. Game Night — This is totally a Valentine's Day film and there's a chance it's funny, as the trailer got me to hope that those weren't the funniest parts but showed enough of potential.

2. Annihilation — I'm purposely trying not to learn too much about this movie, as it could be another Arrival where I'm pleasantly surprised. It looks interesting, though, and seems like it could skirt the line between being sci-fi neat without being sci-fi overbearing.

1. Black Panther — This is the true standout and the only thing I've actually already purchased tickets for, well in advance. 10 tickets as always. Black Panther was one of my favorite parts of Captain America: Civil War and this movie looks awesome.


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