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8 Must-See Movies for February

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A retired business owner, my passions are cooking, photography and eating. I use all three of these when I write for recipeyum.com.au which is on HubGarden
Published January 7th 2018
8 Brilliant Movies on During February
I still love to go to the movies instead of staying home and watching television. There is nothing like sitting back, relaxing and eating that chocolate bomb or popcorn whilst watching hi-definition movies!

In particular, I like to see the movies that generally do not make it to mainstream movie theatres, and it is with this in mind, here is a list of movies which are a "must see" for February 2018.

1. DOWNSIZING
This movie is set in a time when scientists have discovered how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to over-population! Paul and his wife, Audrey, decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community. The story is about this choice that begins their life-changing adventures.

It is directed by Academy Award-winner Alexander Payne, and stars the following:

Matt Damon
Kristen Wiig
Christoph Waltz
Hong Chau
Jason Sudeikis



This movie is released on Saturday 3rd February and you can watch a preview here:


2. LAST FLAG FLYING
This movie is written by writer-director Richard Linklater and is a comedy/drama.

It is about three middle-aged Vietnam veterans road-tripping through post-9/11 America on a sad mission. After serving together in the Vietnam War 30 years earlier, former Navy Corps medic Richard "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with ex-Marines Sal and Mueller on a different type of mission - to bury Doc's son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.



Doc decides to forgo burial at Arlington Cemetery and, with the help of his old buddies, takes the casket on a bittersweet trip up the East Coast to his home in suburban New Hampshire.

This movie stars:

Bryan Cranston
Steve Carell
Laurence Fishburne

This movie is released on Wednesday 7th February, and you can see a preview here:


3. THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
This movie was inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum and is an original musical that celebrates the beginnings of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.



This movie stars:

Hugh Jackman
Zac Efron
Michelle Williams
Rebecca Ferguson
Zendaya

The film is out now and you can see a preview here:


4. MEAL TICKETS
This movie is virtually a documentary about the ups and downs of life in a rock band. It centres on the rise of Perth rock band, Screwtop Detonators, both in Perth and in Melbourne, as well as a US tour.

It tells of the trials and tribulations as the teenage dreams of this group come to fruition. Along the way, relationships splinter, new friendships and careers are formed, and teenage dreams and expectations are stared at right in the eye.

The movie is interesting as it shows another side to stardom - it is often hilarious, but always fascinating, though the language is not "crash hot".



This movie was directed by Mat de Koning and will be out from Thursday 8th February.

You can see a preview here:


5. I, TONYA
This movie has been nominated for several awards and tells the story of controversial ice skater Tonya Harding. The movie is both tragic and hilarious and tells the story of one of the biggest scandals in US sports history.



It was written by Steven Rogers and directed by Craig Gillespie, and stars:

Margot Robbie
Allison Janney

This movie will be released on Tuesday 13th February and you can see a trailer here:


6. LADY BIRD
This movie is about a mother and her teenage daughter and the bond between them.

Lady Bird McPherson argues with her mother, however, they are both very alike, being strong-willed, and very opinionated. The mother is a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father loses his job.



This is a beautiful movie and it stars:

Saoirse Ronan
Laurie Metcalf
Tracy Letts
Lucas Hedges

It will be released on 15th February and you can see a preview here:


7. PHANTOM THREAD
This is a drama which is set in the glamour of the 1950's post-war London, when renowned dressmaker, Reynolds Woodcock and his sister, Cyril, are at the centre of British fashion, where they dress movie stars, royalty, the very rich socialites.

Woodcock is a confirmed bachelor and has women coming and going in his life until he meets the one! He then finds himself in a "carefully tailored life disrupted by love".



This is a drama, and stars:

Daniel Day-Lewis
Vicky Krieps
Lesley Manville

It will be released on 1st February and you can see a preview of this interesting film here:


8. A FANTASTIC WOMAN
This movie is the exquisite tale of a transgender woman mourning her lost lover.

Santiago bar singer Marina Vidal is headstrong, vivacious, confident and beautiful, and after her much older lover, Orlando, dies suddenly, Marina just wants to grieve. She comes upon prejudice by several people and she attempts to prove that she is a 'Fantastic Woman'.



This foreign movie has been advancing in this year's Oscar race for Best Foreign Language Film and is a drama featuring one of the most outstanding performances of the year.

It will start on from 22nd February at Cinema Paradiso as well as the Luna, and you can see a preview here:

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