"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Feb 202017

February 3:
American Violence: Thriller examines the violent circumstances that have landed one man on Death Row. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 14)
Don't Knock Twice: "Knock once to wake her from her bed, twice to raise her from the dead …"

February 7:
Cold War 2: A suspected criminal mastermind escapes from police custody, throwing the city into turmoil, in this sequel to the 2012 Hong Kong hit. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 7)
Hacksaw Ridge: The extraordinary true story of conscientious objector medic Desmond Doss who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 21)
Loving: The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.
Manchester by the Sea: A solitary Boston janitor unexpectedly becomes the sole guardian of his 16-year-old nephew and must come to terms with a past that separated him from his wife and his hometown. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 21)
Nocturnal Animals: A wealthy art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 21)
Peter and the Farm: Documentary on Peter Dunning, a rugged individualist in the extreme, a hard-drinking loner and former artist who has burned bridges with his wives and children, and lives on the Mile Hill Farm in Vermont.
Underground Kings: An undercover officer navigates the treacherous underworld of police corruption and drug trafficking in Philadelphia.

February 10:
Havenhurst: A woman battles her own demons while trying to uncover what happened to her apartment's previous tenant in a gothic New York building.

February 14:
Allied: Good-looking spies and counterspies (Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard) during WWII. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 28)
Doctor Strange: After a tragic car accident, talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 28)
Rules Don’t Apply: An unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her determined driver, and the eccentric billionaire who they work for. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 28)

February 21:
Bad Santa 2: Sequel to 2003's cult hit. Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie (Billy Bob Thornton) teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus (Tony Cox), to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve.
Fences: Adapted by legendary writer August Wilson from his own renowned play, "Fences" follows former Negro-league baseball player Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) in 1950s Pittsburgh as he fights to provide for those he loves in a world that threatens to push him down. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 14)
Jackie: First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Porter) grapples with unimaginable grief and trauma following President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 7)
Man Down: A former U.S. Marine returns home and searches desperately for the whereabouts of his wife and son. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 7)
We Are X: Documentary on Japanese rock group We Are X. (DVD, Blu-ray, VOD release: March 7)

February 28:
Deserted: A recently released felon looking to start fresh with the brother she left behind joins him on a trip to the desert where their group finds themselves hopelessly lost in one of the most beautiful but unforgiving places on the planet.
Lost Cat Corona: A play-it-safe guy must search for his wife's missing cat, bringing him face-to-face with the colorful, wacky, and sometimes, dangerous element of his neighborhood.
Moonlight: Chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

More Streaming News

March 3:
Sing: In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same.(DVD, Blu-ray release: March 21)

March 6:
Westworld: The Complete First Season

March 7:
Capture Kill Release: Romantic bloodbath that blends the true horrors of the Barbie and Ken Killers with the tropes of found footage, to stomach-curling effect.
Johnny Frank Garrett's Last Word: When a young man is executed for committing murder, he leaves behind a curse letter, promising vengeance for all those connected to his unfair trial.
Kings, Queens, & In-Betweens: Documentary explores a Midwestern city (Columbus, Ohio) with an extraordinary and unexpected drag scene, and the larger theme of exactly what gender is and means.
Live By Night: A group of Boston-bred gangsters set up shop in balmy Florida during
the Prohibition era, facing off against the competition and the Ku
Klux Klan. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 21)
Moana: An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people, teaming up with the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson).
Sword Master: Wuxia martial arts epic about an elite swordsman who is haunted by his skill, and a challenger who aims to take his place at all costs. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 11)
Three: Showdown between cops, criminals and everyone else caught in the crossfire when a gangster is wounded and taken to a hospital, where all hell breaks out. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 4)

March 14:
Elle: A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.
Harry Benson: Shoot First: Fascinating documentary follows the decades-long career of famed photographer Harry Benson, the man behind some of history's most iconic photos, including images of The Beatles, Winston Churchill, Muhammad Ali, Michael Jackson, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and more.

March 21:
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 28)
Julieta: Emma Suárez and Adriana Ugarte share the title role as older and younger versions of the same character in Pedro Almodovar's story of a brokenhearted woman who faces the painful mystery of her long alienation from her daughter during flashbacks on her life and the most important events concerning her estranged daughter.
Office Christmas Party: When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 4)

March 24:
All Nighter: A workaholic father (J.K. Simmons) who attempts to visit his daughter during a layover in L.A. discovers that she's disappeared and he's forced to team up with her awkward ex-boyfriend (Emile Hirsch) to find her over the course of one transformative night.

March 28:
Actor Martinez: Full-time computer repairman Arthur Martinez hires two indie filmmakers to make a feature film with him as the lead. (DVD release: April 4)
Lion: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 11)
The Marine 5: Battleground: The fifth installment of the Marine franchise. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 25)
20th Century Women: During the summer of 1979, a Santa Barbara single mom and boardinghouse landlord (Annette Bening) decides the best way she can parent her teenage son (Lucas Jade Zumann) is to enlist the help of her three young tenants.
Why Him?: A holiday gathering threatens to go off the rails when an over-protective father realizes that his daughter's Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend is about to pop the question.

April 4:
Paterson: The film chronicles the quiet triumphs and defeats of daily life via Paterson (Adam Driver), a hardworking bus driver in Paterson, N.J., who follows the same routine every day, observing the city, listening to fragments of conversations, and writing heartfelt poems.
Sleepless: An undercover homicide detective (Jaimie Foxx) seeks revenge on his son’s kidnappers during one sleepless night. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 18)

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