What to go to the movies in the next two weeks: The Amazing Journey of Doctor Dolittle, Winter, The Call of the Wild and more
Robert Downey Jr in The Amazing Journey of Doctor Dolittle
The first half of February is over, which means it’s time to talk about new movies that will be released in the remaining two weeks of the last winter month of this year. How to spend them interestingly and what films will help brighten up your leisure time, we tell in our new material.
Sonic the Hedgehog (February 20)
Cast: James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Natasha Rothwell, Tika Sumpter, Adam Pally.
Synopsis. Based on the popular video game Sonic the Hedgehog, the film directed by Jeff Fowler tells the story of Sonic the Hedgehog, who, along with a police officer named Tom Wachowski (James Marsden), will confront roboticist Ivo Robotnik (Jim Carrey), hired by the government to catch the protagonist. The fact is that, having arrived on Earth, Sonic inadvertently managed to demonstrate his superpowers, accidentally provoking a massive power outage, and now powerful and powerful people want to use him for their own selfish purposes.
Poster for the movie "Sonic Movie"
"The Amazing Journey of Dr. Dolittle" / Dolittle (February 20)
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Jessie Buckley, Harry Collette, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek.
Synopsis. Veterinarian Dr. Doolittle (Robert Downey Jr.) lost his wife seven years ago. After her death, he became a recluse and did not leave his estate, content only with the company of exotic animals, with whom, thanks to his unusual ability, he was able to talk. However, the serious illness of the young Queen of England forces him out of prison. To help her cope with the disease, he needs to get a rare medicine. Therefore, he sets off on a journey to a mythical island, where many exciting and exciting adventures will await him.
Poster for the film "The Amazing Journey of Doctor Dolittle"
The Whistlers/La Gomera (February 20)
Cast: Vlad Ivanov, Katrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazar, Agusti Villaronga, Sabin Tambrea, Istvan Teglas, Cristobal Pinto.
Synopsis. The premiere of this film by Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu took place last year at the Cannes Film Festival, where he claimed the Palme d’Or, but the South Korean film Parasite by Bong Joon-ho, the winner of the recent Oscar award, was recognized as the best. .
Christy works as a police officer in Bucharest, and he is, to put it mildly, dishonest. Having fallen in love with a girl named Homera, who is connected with the underworld, he decides on a dangerous adventure for her sake – he goes to the island of Gerda to help rescue a businessman from prison who knows where the money of the Mexican mafia is. And in order to carry out his plans, he will have to learn the local language of whistling, which was invented by criminal authorities in order to communicate at a distance.
Poster for the film "Whistlers"
The Call of the Wild / The Call of the Wild (February 20)
Cast: Karen Gillan, Harrison Ford, Kara Gee, Dan Stevens, Bradley Whitford, Jean Louisa Kelly, Wes Brown, Omar Sy.
Synopsis. The film is based on the novel of the same name by American writer Jack London.
The action of the picture takes place in the 1880s during the era of the gold rush. The life of a kind, smart and once carefree dog Beck changes dramatically when he gets from hot and sunny California to cold and frosty Alaska. There, he soon becomes the head of the mail team and tries to find his place in life. Of course, this will not be so easy to do – in addition to many amazing discoveries and exciting adventures, Beck will face many dangers.
Harrison Ford. Shot from the movie "Call of the Wild"
"Ema: Dance of Passion" / Ema (February 20)
Cast: Mariana Di Girolamo, Gael Garcia Bernal, Santiago Cabrera, Josefina Fiebelkorn, Giannina Fruttero, Paola Giannini.
Synopsis. The film, directed by Chilean director Pablo Larraín, had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival last year, where it eventually won the Arca Cinemagiovani Award for Best Film by the Youth Jury.
A married couple – dancer Ema (Mariana Di Girolamo) and choreographer Gaston (Gael Garcia Bernal) – adopted a boy named Polo. But after he burned his sister Ema’s face, his adoptive parents decided to return him to the orphanage. This decision greatly affected the relationship of the spouses, which had previously been far from ideal. Emma has a guilty conscience. After some time, she decides to take the child back and for this she goes to desperate acts: she divorces her husband, has sexual relations with men and women (including the new parents of the boy, whom they have already found for him) and indulges in a passionate reggaeton dance, which, as she believes, will help her cope with the guilt that does not leave her.
Mariana Di Girolamo and Gael Garcia Bernal. Shot from the film "Ema: Dance of Passion"
"10 Dates "/10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up (February 20 )
Cast: Christina Ricci, Hamish Linklater, Lindsey Broad, Mia Sinclair Jenness, Brady Jenness, Katya Winter.
Synopsis. Abigail (Christina Ricci) is a single mother with two children. Despite the fact that she spends almost all the time at work in order to provide her family with everything necessary, she is trying to build a personal life as well. However, all her attempts to find a mate fail as soon as the partner finds out about her marital status. A chance encounter with Ben changes her life dramatically when, after spending a night with him, she realizes she’s pregnant. None of them were delighted with this news, but for the sake of the unborn child, they will try to build a relationship.
Poster for the movie "10 Dates"
"Winter" (February 27)
Actors: Igor Petrenko, Alexander Petrov, Timofey Tribuntsev, Nikita Pavlenko, Mikhail Zhigalov, Dmitry Kulichkov, Nikita Abdulov.
Synopsis. Once in a strange city, Alexander (Igor Petrenko) and his father become victims of an attack by drunken teenagers. During the fight, the father of the protagonist received multiple stab wounds and died. And miraculously surviving Alexander witnessed a brutal murder. When a gang of juvenile delinquents became aware of this, they began to hunt for an eyewitness to the crime. Faced with the inaction of the police, Alexander, risking his life, begins his own investigation and, wanting to avenge the death of his father, enters into a dangerous game of survival with juvenile bandits.
Poster for the film "Winter"
True History of the Kelly Gang (February 27)
Cast: George MacKay, Russell Crowe, Nicholas Hoult, Essie Davis, Sean Keenan, Jacob Collins-Levy, Charlie Hunnam.
Synopsis. The film, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last September, was based on the Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name by Australian author Peter Carey.
The Ned Kelly featured in the film was one of Australia’s most notorious criminals, famous for his daring bank robberies and murders of policemen. Some considered him a noble criminal and a fighter against the colonial regime and felt sympathy for him, while others considered him a bloodthirsty killer. And only representatives of the rule of law as one considered him their main enemy. Kelly’s life ended tragically – he was hanged at the age of 26, despite the fact that more than 30 thousand Australians signed a petition against his execution.
"Guns Akimbo" / Guns Akimbo (February 27)
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Samara Weaving, Reese Darby, Ned Dennehy, Mark Rowley, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Hanako Footman.
Synopsis. Miles (Daniel Radcliffe) works as a programmer for a large IT company, developing video games. One day he becomes a member of a dangerous online game in which you have to fight for survival. He has no choice: his former lover, for whom he still has tender feelings, has been kidnapped, and only he can save her. To do this, he will have to fight with the strongest participant in the project (Samara Weaving), which no one has yet been able to defeat.
Daniel Radcliffe. Shot from the movie Guns Akimbo
"Come to Daddy" / Come to Daddy (February 27)
Cast: Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Garfield Wilson, Madeleine Sami, Martin Donovan, Michael Smiley.
Synopsis. 30-year-old Norval Greenwood (Elijah Wood) cannot boast of great success in life: he lives with his mother, is not interested in anything, he does not have a permanent job and any hobby, he is lonely and unhappy. But suddenly he receives a letter from his father, who has long disappeared from his life. He invites his son to visit, and Norval, without thinking twice, accepts his invitation. So, he makes a long journey and finds his father in a small house on the ocean, far from civilization. But instead of the joy of reunion with a loved one, the protagonist is waiting for terrible discoveries. Trying to find out at least something about his father’s past, Norval enters one of the rooms in the house, where he discovers things covered in blood.
Elijah Wood. Shot from the movie "Come to Daddy"
"The Dangerous Role of Jean Seberg" / Seberg (February 27)
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Jack O’Connell, Margaret Qualley, Zazie Beetz, Vince Vaughn, Anthony Mackie, Stephen Root, Ivan Attal.
Synopsis. The film tells about the famous actress of the 60s Jean Seberg (Kristen Stewart), who became famous after the film "Breathless" by Jean-Luc Godard. However, she is known not only for her work in the cinema, but also for the fight for the rights of blacks. Having fallen in love with the leader of the left-wing Black Panther party, which fought for the civil rights of the black population, Hakim Jamal, she immediately attracted the attention of the FBI. The Federal Bureau of Investigation put her under round-the-clock surveillance. Thus, not only the career of the actress, but also her life is under threat.
According to Kristen Stewart, who played the main role in the film, the details of the life and tragic fate of Seeberg (the actress committed suicide at the age of 40) shocked her.
The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year, where it was presented out of competition.
Kristen Stewart. Shot from the film "The Dangerous Role of Jean Seberg"
"Just Mercy"/Just Mercy (February 27)
Cast: Brie Larson, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Tim Blake Nelson, Claire Bronson.
Synopsis. The film, based on a true story, tells the story of lawyer Brian Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan), who devoted his whole life to the struggle for the rights of the oppressed sections of society. One of his clients was Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), who was wrongfully accused of murder and spent a year on death row, until Stevenson, after declaring war on the system, took on his case and found evidence of his innocence.
Stevenson himself, who now teaches at the Faculty of Law at New York University, co-wrote the script for the film. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last September.
Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx. Frame from the movie "Just Mercy"
"Translators" / Les traducteurs (February 27)
Cast: Lambert Wilson, Olga Kurylenko, Riccardo Scamarcho, Sidse Babette Knudsen, Eduardo Noriega, Alex Lawther.
Synopsis. The film is set in a bunker where nine translators are working on the final installment of the acclaimed bestseller. Such an unusual workspace was not chosen by chance – the publisher should in no case allow information to leak. However, this still happens – several pages from the new book end up on the Internet. Now the angry employer will have to find out which of his employees leaked spoilers to the network, and he clearly does not intend to be nice to them.
Olga Kurilenko. Shot from the film "Translators"
Greed (February 27)
Actors: Steve Cogan, Isa Butterfield, Sophie Cuxon, Aila Fisher, Shirley Henderson, Stephen Fry, David Mitchell.
Synopsis. Richard McCready is a billionaire who got rich using dirty and dishonest methods: hiring cheap labor, committing illegal schemes and enslaving competitors. He decided to celebrate his 60th birthday on a grand scale and rented the Greek island of Mykonos, where he invited friends, relatives and famous rich people. The party, which theme was the Roman Empire, promises to be truly grandiose, but something goes wrong …
Poster for the film "Greed"
"On the Moon" (February 27)
Actors: Ivan Arkhangelsky, Vitaly Kishchenko, Alexander Baluev, Stepan Lapin, Fedor Bavtrikov.
Synopsis. In the center of the plot is a teenager named Gleb, who, during night races in his car, knocks down a passerby to death at a pedestrian crossing. The guy’s father, a high-ranking and rich man, decides to send his son north until the situation settles down, to his familiar hermit, whom he met many years ago. There, far from relatives and familiar life, in which everything was allowed to him, Gleb becomes a different person.
The film was directed by Yegor Konchalovsky.
Shot from the film "On the Moon"