Movies For The Week Of February 21, 2020

Brahms: The Boy II – Releasing 02/21/20
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – (None Available Yet)

A young family moves into a home with a son, who has problems connecting to the things around them. When he finds an eerily life-like doll on the grounds, the family allows the son to keep the doll, since it means so much to him. Slowly though, the mother, played by Kate Holmes, begins to question if the dark and disturbing things around them might be the dolls doing.

Looking for a dark movie coming out this weekend? Brahms continues their lineage, and boy is it a creepy film. If you have issues with children being harmed though, you might want to give this film a wide berth, but if you want a good horror film, for February, here it is this week.

The Call of the Wild – Releasing 02/21/20
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 68%

The Call of the Wild is brought to the big screen, with Buck a big hearted dog pulled from his calm California life, to the wilds of the Alaskan Yukon. The story follows Buck and his owner, played by Harrison Ford, as he gains his bearings in the wilds.

This story, based on the much loved literary classic, has been told a couple times, but this version shows promise from it’s big budget and beautiful setting. I’m not saying location and cinematics alone make a movie, but if you want to look at some beautiful nature this weekend, you can get your fill, while also watching a dog film in The Call of the Wild.

Emma – Releasing 02/21/20
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 88%

Emma Woodhouse, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, is the center of attention in her small town, with no one to challenge her position in society. As she tries to find love, someone to match her in her further pursuits, she finds that it’s not as easy as she thought, and realizes that she had been blind to what she had all along.

Jane Austen films seem to gardner a strong cult like following, with some people doing monthly movie viewings. Hell, the Jane Austen Society of North America Southwest is having a gathering later this month. With solid ratings from reviewers, this movie seems to be a highlight in the Austen film collection.

Greed – Releasing 02/21/20
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 63%

Richard McCreadie, played by Steve Coogan, is a retail billionaire who is aging up to his 60th birthday party. As he navigates his glamourous world of greed and celebrity, he makes his way to his party on the Greek island of Mykonos.

I love Steve Coogan. I will admit though, that the reviews of Greed have been mixed, with people either being insulted by it, or finding him unfunny. However, the other side of the audiences believe this is one more feather in the humorous cap of Coogan. If you like a dry comedy, then you’ll likely love this film.

Premature – Releasing 02/21/20
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 94%

Before heading to college, under age Ayanna, played by Zora Howard, meets Isaiah, played by Joshua Boone. While Isaiah is charming, he is also a music producer, and their love burns hot, and fast. Shortly after though their passionate relationship is hit by reality when suspicion and jealousy makes her question what is happening around her. Now as a young woman, she must grow up quickly to make adult choices for her life.

If you are looking for a more modern and contemporary love story, which pulls hard and is very dramatic, you have found it for the week with Premature. This movie’s reviews have show a powerful rating, so definitely worth checking out if you like drama movies.

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