Top 5 movies to catch in February.
There are a bunch of movies that you can't miss this February which are Academy and Oscar nominated movies for your eyes to feast on. From movies that are just for laughs to some real heart-felt moments that will have you wanting more.
- Kingsman: The Secret Service
Kingsman follows the recruitment and training of a potential secret agent, Gary "Eggsy" Unwin into a secret spy organisation. Although he is not recruited for the Kingsman organisation, Eggsy joins a three-man mission to tackle a global threat from an eco-terrorist billionaire.
The film stars Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton and Michael Caine.
Why you should watch it: Get ready to see some serious action, comedy in your not so usual spy movie from the director of Kick-Ass with killer British accents to Colin Firth with some spy moves and a new cute face Taron Egerton as "Eggsy" that will woo you girls with his bad boy attitude but deep down having a heart.
- Dragon Blade
Huo An (Chan), the commander of the Protection Squad of the Western Regions of the Han Dynasty, was framed by evil forces and becomes enslaved. On the other hand, a Roman general escapes to China after rescuing the Prince. The heroic duo meet in the Western Desert and a thrilling story unfolds.
The film stars Jackie Chan, John Cusack, Adrien Brody, and Choi Si Won.
Why you should watch it: Who wouldn't want to see another Jackie Chan movie plus K-pop star Choi Si Won from Super Junior in an epic battle when the East meets the West??
The story follows Riggan Thomson, a faded Hollywood actor famous for his role as superhero Birdman, as he struggles to mount a Broadway adaptation of a short story by Raymond Carver.
It stars Michael Keaton, with a supporting cast of Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, and Naomi Watts.
Why you should watch it: It's an ironic twist in a life of a washed up movie superhero, Birdman, who looks into making it big Broadway directing and starring in his own play but undergoes tons of hiccups along the way.
- The Imitation Game
t stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the British cryptanalyst Alan Turing, who helped solve the Enigma code during the Second World War.
It also stars Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Matthew Goode and more. This movie was nominated for 8 categories at the 87th Academy Awards.
Why you should watch it: If you love Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch, and his British accent, be sure to catch him is this historical thriller movie with Keira Knightley to solve some code during the Second World War. Historians quoted to say this guy helped to shave 2 - 4 years off wartime!
The film was shot intermittently over the course of a 12-year period, from 2002 to 2013, and depicts the adolescence of a young boy in Texas growing up with divorced parents.
Starring Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, and Ethan Hawke.
Why you should watch it: I found this movie interesting because the Director had only casted one boy and filmed it for a span of 12 years. I can't wait to see how the boy portrays his character with so many years of becoming his character. Something new you don't see everyday.
Written by Amanda Soh