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February Films

Bridget Gilroy ‘14, Staff Writer 

With the height of winter approaching and some of the lowest temperatures of the year, Hollywood has given us plenty of reasons to warm up at the movies this February.

If you’re feeling like an animated movie, “The Lego Movie” assembles in theaters on February 7. This movie was directed by the guys who brought you “21 Jump Street” and “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs” Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. This is the story of an ordinary Lego minifigure named Emmett who is drafted into a fellowship of strangers to save the world from an evil tyrant when he was mistakenly identified as the key to saving the world. This movie has a star-studded cast, one of which includes Merrimack alumnus Charlie Day (Class of 1998). Other stars include Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferell, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Jonah Hill, Shaquille O’Neal, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum.
February 7, Richelle Mead’s worldwide bestselling series “Vampire Academy” hits theaters. This movie, brought to you from the director of “Mean Girls” tells the legend of two seventeen year old girls who attend a boarding school for Moroi which are mortal, peaceful vampires and Dhampirs which are half-vampire, half-human guardians. Find out how they deal with the dangers of the Moroi society on top of the stress that high school brings.

Not into vampires or Legos? Maybe George Clooney’s “The Monuments Men” will spark your interest. Based on a true story, this movie stars Clooney, Boston born Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Jean Dujardin, Cate Blanchett and John Goodman. It tells the tale of the World War II platoon whose mission was to find and save art masterpieces that were taken by the Nazis. “The Monuments Men” hits theaters February 7.
If you are feeling lovey-dovey, “Endless Love” starring Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde comes out on Valentine’s Day. “Endless Love” is about a couple of star-crossed lovers, a privileged girl and a charming boy who are being torn apart by their parents. It’s like “The Notebook” meets “Romeo and Juliet”.

February goes out with an action packed thriller starring Liam Neeson on the 28 called “Non-Stop”. Neeson is an air marshal on a transatlantic flight when he is notified that the passengers are in grave peril unless the government complies with the demands of an unknown passenger. Will Neeson figure out who is sending out these threats? Or will he be framed in the process?
There are so many movies for whatever your feeling, from an animated comedy to an edge of your seat thriller, February is a month to hit the theaters. Grab some popcorn and a seat, and enjoy the show!

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