Coming Soon Trailers: Cold Pursuit, LEGO Movie 2, What Men Want.

Coming Soon Trailers: Cold Pursuit, LEGO Movie 2, What Men Want.

Hollywood tries to shake the winter chill from theaters with four new wide release films this weekend.

Coming Soon Trailers: Cold Pursuit, LEGO Movie 2, What Men Want.
Here we go again.

Now that the Super Bowl is done wreaking havoc on ticket sales, Hollywood is back to blasting out remakes and sequels.  We have Liam Neeson remaking a cult classic, dark comedy from Norway.  We have Taraji P. Henson remaking Mel Gibson’s What Women Want in a gender-swapped comedy.  And we get the LEGO Movie taking a second swing for the fences.  The first was wildly successful, despite my criticism, so we may finally see 2019’s box office get a shot in the arm.

On the streaming market, we are flooded with titles…and many of them look good!  Shudder adapts a well regarded history of Black cinema in time for Black History Month, The Isle looks like a delightfully creepy thriller, and Sam Elliott heads out to hunt Bigfoot.  If you can’t find something in that motely collection of films, I don’t know how to help you.

Wide Release

Cold Pursuit.

An ordinary man (Liam Neeson) who believes his son was murdered by a local drug cartel becomes a ruthless killer to get revenge.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part.

Everything is not awesome for Wyldstyle and Emmet as LEGO DUPLO invaders from space arrive and start destroying their once peaceful LEGO town.  At least its not Bionicle!

The Prodigy.

A mother watches in horror as her gifted but unstable young son begins to show alarming changes in personality.

What Men Want.

Thwarted by the scheming men around her and the glass ceiling that prevents her from succeeding in the “men’s only” world of sports media, Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) gets a leg up when she discovers she can hear what men are thinking.

Video on Demand.

The Unicorn.

An engaged couple have a wild night out, discovering new facets of their relationship while putting previous assumptions to the test.

Anywhere With You.

Two young lovers discover surprise and frustration as they attempt to make a new life for themselves in LA.

The Golem.

To save her embattled Jewish community a woman summons the mythical Golem.  What was meant to protect them turns out to be an even greater threat.

1 Billion Orgasms.

After an idyllic youth filled with a caring family, his dream spouse, and a career in engineering, Aaron finds himself at 50 a bitter, twice-divorced failure…until he develops a device that can bring pleasure to women.  Trying to market his device at the world’s largest adult toys expo, he hopes to turn his life around. A documentary, oddly enough.

Crossbreed.

In the near future, the US government is conducting secret experiments on Alien lifeforms aboard a clandestine space station.  When the station goes dark, the President orders a team of elite veterans to board the space station and retrieve the research…or die trying.

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (Shudder)

Based on Dr. Robin Means Coleman’s acclaimed book, this documentary packed with influential movie makers explores a century of film made by or marketed to black audiences.

Song of Parkland (HBO)

A documentary exploring one teacher and her group of students who survived the infamous school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  When the tragedy erupted, they were in the middle of rehearsing a musical.  Now, they vow to complete the performance in order to confront and heal the trauma of that terrible day.

St. Agatha.

A con woman on the run and expecting a baby any day tries to hide out in a secluded convent.  As the convent slowly reveals its dark secrets, she realizes she and her child must escape or become damned.

Untogether.

Andrea is a recovering alcoholic and publishing phenom suffering from a sophomore slump.  As she strikes up an affair with the author of a famous war memoir, her sister Tara is being torn between her current lover, a rock star past his prime, and a much older political firebrand rabbi.

The Man Who Killed Hitler and then the Bigfoot.

A veteran (Sam Elliott) who carried out the top secret assassination of Adolph Hitler is asked to come out of retirement to track and kill Bigfoot, a creature carrying a plague capable of vast destruction.

The Isle.

Three survivors of a shipwreck wash up on an abandoned island, where only four people remain from a once thriving population.  One of the sailors digs into the circumstances of the isle’s decline, discovering a secret that imperils them all.

Darkness Visible.

Ronnie travels from his home in London to his mother’s homeland of India, looking for clues to her whereabouts.  Just as he finds her, she snatched away by a ritualistic cult.  Ronnie’s investigations reveal a series of ritual killings, dark secrets about his own past, and a witch who manipulates her followers from a nearby insane asylum.

Berlin, I Love You.

A star studded cast brings to life ten interwoven stories set against the vivid backdrop of Berlin.

The Amityville Murders.

After killing his entire family, a troubled man testifies at his trial about the voices haunting his house that commanded him to kill.

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