No sooner had the New Year passions subsided than January was already drawing to a close. And so that we can make plans ahead of time for a cultural pastime on the weekend (and not only), it is time to look a little into the future and get acquainted with what films and TV shows the domestic and foreign film industry has prepared for us at the end of the first half of February. We have compiled for you a complete list of films and TV series, which are expected to premiere from February 7 to February 13, inclusive, which we will learn more about below.
Foreign full meters of the second week of February
This week, the list of films that came to our screens from beyond the cordon included mainly dramatic films. Among the proposed are a couple of thrillers. But the most anticipated film of this week is considered to be an action movie ...
Snow blower (England, Norway, USA, Canada)
Film Companies : Paradox Films and StudioCanal.
Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller.
Director: Hans Petter Muland.
In chap. starring: Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Emmy Rossum, William Forsyth, Tom Bateman and others
Older age Liam Neeson is still one of the regulars of the militants. And, I must say, the films with him come out very convincing, just remember the same "Schindler's List", the trilogy "Hostage", "Team A", "Air Marshal" or the relatively recent "Night Fugitive" and "Passenger".
In this picture, Liam plays the role of the same respectable and law-abiding citizen. His hero lives his own life, does not bother anyone and, in appearance, creates the impression of a simple layman. Works for a simple job - he is a regular snow blower.
Everything changes overnight when Coxman (this is the name of the hero Neeson) learns about the death of his son. According to police estimates, he was killed by local drug dealers. And, as usually happens in Hollywood films, without waiting for justice from the state justice and the police, he decides to arrange a trial and reprisals against the gang's thugs.
Will he stay alive in the end? It's not clear yet. The film will be released worldwide on the same day as the USA one. So let's look forward to it.
By the way, in one of the main roles in this picture you can see Emmy Rossum, the performer of Fiona in the TV series Shameless. It will be very interesting to see how she looks in full meter in the role of a policeman!
Perfect Strangers (Italy). IMDb 7.8, KP 7.6
Film Companies : Lotus Productions, Leone Film Group See and Medusa Film.
Genres: Drama, Comedy.
Director: Paolo Genovese.
In chap. starring: Giuseppe Battiston, Anna Folletta, Edoardo Leo, Marco Giallini and others
The film was first released back in 2016, but in USA its premiere took place a year later, in February 2017. And now, after a couple of years, the same provider of the Exhibitor again decided to weld on a picture already worn out by time. Well, why not actually? The film is worthwhile, you need to give it its due, and in light of the fact that after three years the price for its rental fell, why not make money "on nothing"?
Friends and neighbors gather for regular gatherings and somehow decide, taking each other weakly, to play a very interesting and peculiar game - openly read all messages coming to them on their smartphones. And everyone in his heart hopes that on this very evening unwanted persons will not call or write to him.
It is already clear that they chose a bad evening for such a toy. And its consequences will not be long in coming. And they will be not only dramatic, but also quite funny to themselves.
Although the material has been like rot for more than two years, there is a lot to look at. But, of course, not in the movies, but on torrents.
Lizzie Borden's Revenge (USA). IMDb 5.7, KP 5.5
Film Companies Powder Hound Pictures, Destro Films and Artina Films.< / em>
Genres: thriller, drama, biography, crime, detective.
Director: Craig William McNeill.
In chap. Starring: Kristen Stewart, Fiona Shaw, Denis O'Hare, Chloe Sevigny, Kim Dickens and others
The film is already a year old, and therefore everyone who was interested in watching this detective thriller did it a long time ago. But the provider "Prestige Kino" decided that not all of us are so nimble and acquired the rights to display this picture on large cinema screens in USA.
The film is based on real facts, namely, on the scandal surrounding the investigation and subsequent trial of the murder of the married couple Borden. Someone chopped up both spouses with an ax in the mince, while not even bothering to frame the crime as a robbery. And really, what's the point? If an ordinary robber is forced to "use an ax" to send a witness to the next world, he would never be so zealous.
During the investigation, very interesting facts emerged. Shortly before this, a new servant, Bridget, whose parents had previously been brutally murdered, had been adopted into the house of the murdered. To top it off, it turned out that she and Lizzie, it turns out, had a very close friendship ...
In general, those who have money and desire can go to a movie theater. Those who have money and time is tight, they can watch a movie on the net for free.
Van Gogh. On the threshold of eternity (Switzerland, England, Ireland, France, USA). IMDb 7.1, KP 7.0
Film companies : CBS Films, SPK Pictures and Riverstone Pictures. em>
Genres: Drama, Biography.
Director: Julian Schnabel.
In chap. Starring: Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Mads Mikkelsen, Oscar Isaac and others
Another not entirely fresh premiere, and this time it is already a biographical drama about the life of Van Gogh, the greatest painter who was wonderfully played by Willem Dafoe (Platoon, Direct and Explicit Threat, The English Patient, Streets on fire ").
Anyone who is interested in learning about a slightly revised and polished history of the harsh everyday life of a famous artist can go to the movies. Who cares, but too lazy to go to the cinema, everything is already on the net.
Return Ben (USA). IMDb 6.9
Film Companies : Black Bear Pictures, Color Force and 30West. em>
Director: Peter Hodges.
In chap. Starring: Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Catherine Newton, Courtney B. Vance and others
Ben Barnes is a complete junkie. And where is the place for the finished drug addict? That's right, in the gateway. But this rule does not apply to those who are still loved and who continue to be cared for. As a rule, relatives try to set such a drug on the right path by placing them in rehabilitation centers.
The heroine of Julia Roberts is a mother who, like many, was unlucky with her sons. He is a notorious drug addict who, against all odds, escaped from the clinic around Christmas, ostensibly to be with his family. In fact, the circumstances are much more serious and dangerous than he shows it. And the solution to the problems again falls on the shoulders of the poor mother ...
Claustrophobes (South Africa, USA). IMDb 6.9
Production company: Original Film.
Genre: Thriller, Horror.
Director: Adam Robitel.
In chap. starring: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Tyler Lubin, Jay Ellis and others
A bit like a horror thriller with an idiotic and naive plot, however, it is not recommended to watch people who have high blood pressure and heart rate in confined and tight spaces.
Six idiots agree to take part in a peculiar and super-mundane quest. The winner is promised a considerable amount of money as a prize, and therefore no one really thinks about the consequences. All participants need money desperately. But to such an extent that you put your own life on the line because of them?
Those who are desperate to find a horror movie on the Internet that they have not yet seen can go to the movie theater. The rest - it is better to wait for the masterpiece on torrents and go to the "Snow blower".
Tim Thaler, or Sold Laughter (Germany). IMDb 5.8
Film companies : Constantin Film, ZDF and Rolize GmbH & Co.
Genres: Fantasy, Drama, Family, Comedy, Adventure
Director: Andreas Dresen.
In chap. Starring: Arved Frize, Justus von Donanyi, Andreas Schmidt, Axel Prahl and others.
Another rotten premiere of 2017 release. This time from a German manufacturer.
It turns out that loud and healthy laughter is quoted not only in the Monsters, Inc. universe. Some dark personalities from other dark nooks are also interested in purchasing it.
Tim Thaler has a laugh - just hurt yourself. And when he receives an offer to sell him for the opportunity to constantly win at the races, he, of course, like a naive idiot, agrees.
The film, as you all understand, tells about how hard it was for Tim without laughing and how he returned it. You cannot imagine a dumber and more beaten plot, which is confirmed by the extremely low rating onIMDb.
Lego Movie 2 (Denmark, Canada, USA, Norway, Australia)
Film Companies : DreamWorks Studios, Animal Logic and Don Bluth Productions.< / em>
Genres: cartoon, musical, fantasy, family, action, comedy, adventure.
Directed by Mike Mitchell & Tricia Gum.
In the Lego universe - a universal kipish! The planet is attacked by aliens! They crumble everything in their path, kidnapping legacy people and doing other lewd practices. And what is the best way to fight back evil aliens? Right! Go to their homeland to perpetrate lewdness on it.
Well or something like that ...
Films from domestic cinematographers
This week all films from the domestic producer promise to be good. We are, of course, equally interested in watching the "Plant" and in evaluating the "Last Test", filmed based on real events, which we will talk about a little later. Although a comedy about how to make a native USA out of a native Chinese can also be checked out. But we'll start, perhaps, with a crime-dramatic thriller ...
Plant (USA, France). IMDb 7.1
Film Companies : KinoVista, Wild Bunch and Forever Films Media. em>
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller.
Director: Yuri Bykov.
In chap. starring: Denis Shvedov, Andrey Smolyakov, Ivan Yankovsky, Vladislav Abashin and others.
What will happen if workers at the plant are not paid wages? Yes, some will quit and find another job, others will wait a little. Only in these places is it impossible to find a job, not even in a specialty, but in general. Plus, the local oligarch, who is also the owner of the ill-fated Kalugin plant, so convincingly fed the local people "breakfasts" that at first no one quit because they simply believed the promises of their superiors.
And when a bunch of debts accumulated and it became completely impossible to live (by that time the hard workers had not been paid for almost a year), they take the only sure way out - to steal the damn oligarch in exchange for a ransom, that is, for the salary due to them.
How will it end? Will watch. The film promises to be worthwhile and will not disappoint those who decide to go to it.
How I became USA (USA, China)
Film companies: All Media Company, Central Partnership, etc.
Directors: Akaki Sahelashvili and Xia Hao.
In chap. Cast: Dong Chan, Elizaveta Kononova, Hrant Tokhatyan, Vitaly Khayev and others.
And the USA Ira managed to fall in love with the Chinese Pena. As well as the Chinese Pena fall in love with the USA Ira. And the Chinese Pen from his sultry China came to winter USA in order to offer USA Ira his hand and heart. And on his good path he stumbled over a hefty log in the form of the USA Pope Ira.
Ira's dad is not ready to pass off his daughter for anyone. And especially for the Chinese. And convinced to the core that "USA" is not a nationality, but a state of mind and body, Ira's dad began to make USA out of Chinese.
How this was achieved partially can be found in the trailer. For those interested in the details, welcome to the theaters from February 7th.
Last Test (USA)
Film companies: USA Film Group, ChechenFilm and StartFilm.
Genres: Drama, Action
Director: Alexey A. Petrukhin.
In chap. Cast: Irina Kupchenko, Irina Alferova, Anna Churina, Andrey Merzlikin and others.
The film was shot based on real events that took place in the capital on Dubrovka in the building of the Theater Center in 2002, in the fall, from October 23 to 26. Then in the Theater Center terrorists seized 916 people from the audience, service personnel and actors who participated in the production of the musical "Nord-Ost". According to official data, during the events that took place (including during the rescue operation), 130 people were killed among the hostages, although according to unofficial data this figure is almost one and a half times more.
It is not yet clear how plausible the action will look in the film and how close to reality everything will be shown, but it is reliably known that the main actions will revolve around a simple high school history teacher Alla Nikolaevna, and Colonel Kadyshev, who is responsible for the hostage rescue operation .
We are looking forward to what interpretation USA filmmakers will give us. Something serious should come out, since real persons involved in the events that took place at Dubrovka were invited for filming in the crowd.
New seasons of TV series
Since everything good by this time, usually, has already been launched and is on the air - just have time to click channels, February, as always, does not shine with anything new from the field of serials. But this time of calm before the spring premieres is always the easiest to experience, since a wave of super-class franchises is already walking on TV. But, nevertheless, this week she entered the TV program of the American TV channels TBS and Hulu and premieres of new series. Although, let's be consistent. Earlier, on January 8, to be more precise, Netflix will air ...
We live for today (USA). IMDb 8.2, KP 7.0
Season 3 Premiere Friday January 8th
TV Channel: Netflix.
In chap. Starring: Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell, Marcel Ruiz, Isabella Gomez and others
All 13 episodes of the new funny season are promised to be shown in one day, so that some fans from the TV in the following days will not be torn off by the ears. And if you consider that the current home-grown translation studios like Coldfilm can read more than 5 episodes of one series per day, you can expect that this masterpiece of film art will appear in USA on torrents in a couple of days.
So everyone who is waiting for the continuation of the adventures of representatives of three generations of the same family, forced by the will of evil fate to coexist on the same living space, can rejoice. A real holiday awaits you on January 9-10!
Season 1 Premiere Friday January 8th
TV Channel: Hulu.
In chap. starring: Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, Mutsuko Erskine, Dylan Gage and others
Anna Konkl and Maya Erskine decided on an experiment. They put themselves, as they are, in the 2000 youth environment to relive the horror of adolescent growing up and self-nurturing.
It turned out, judging by the trailer, not very well. Old fart run around among teenagers, mowing under all the same teenagers. Probably, actresses are interested. Lovers of such idiotic jokes may also like it. The rest - don't waste time. There are even better series.
The only advantage of the series is that all 10 episodes of season 1 are promised to be released on the same day.
Miracle Workers (USA)
Season 1 Premiere Tuesday January 12th
TV channel: TBS.
Genres: melodrama, comedy.
In chap. Starring: Steve Buscemi, Daniel Radcliffe, Karan Soni, Geraldine Viswanathan, etc.
The plot of the new series from the specialists of the TBS TV channel is quite fresh and interesting. It will be about the heavenly office of God himself, in the office of which angels of all stripes and varieties work tirelessly. This office has its own personnel department, and its own technical support, and other services. But it is the techies who will be entrusted with the hard part of protecting the Earth from destruction. Although, for this, all is needed - to bring together one earthly couple ...
Considering that the project managed to drag such meters of cinema as Steve Buscemi and Daniel Radcliffe, the project must turn out to be worthwhile. So, we will look forward to the start of the first (and, hopefully, not the last) season with the greatest impatience!
Finally, weeks are coming, in which at least one powerful blockbuster is expected. The highlight of the program from the 14th will be "Alita: Battle Angel". Next, the screens will see the release of "How to Train Your Dragon: 3", which will undoubtedly go to watch not only old, but also young.
In the meantime, we will be content with what we have, that is - "Snowblower" with Liam Nisan and the domestic "Last Test" with Andrey Merzlikin. And who this option does not insert, well, there is always the Internet. Good luck finding good movies and TV shows, and all the best!
The Topic of Article: Films and TV shows from 7 to 13 February.