New in Theaters This Week for 02/02/18
Welcome to a newer recurring feature here at The Nerd Mentality. As movie lovers, we often scramble to find all the films coming out in a given week. We thought we would take some of the guesswork out of it for our readers. We’ll be showcasing both wide and limited releases. So sit back watch some trailers and you might find something new to go watch this weekend. These films are what’s New in Theaters This Week for 02/02/18, shown in totally random order, because why not? Showtimes are linked on the titles so you can see if it is playing near you.
Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (Vertical Entertainment)
A thousand years ago, one boy with a dream of becoming a great warrior is abducted with his sister and taken to a land far away from home. Thrown into a world where greed and injustice rule all, Bilal finds the courage to raise his voice and make a change. Inspired by true events, this is a story of a real hero who earned his remembrance in time and history.
Till the End of the World (China Lion)
Based on the novel of the same name, TILL THE END OF THE WORLD revolves around two souls (Mark Chao, Yang Zishan) stranded after a plane crash who must fight for survival. Having their resolve tested while searching for help in a cold and icy wilderness, they must make harrowing decisions that could be their last.
Winchester (Lionsgate/CBS Films)
Inspired by true events. On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world. Built by Sarah Winchester, (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren) heiress to the Winchester fortune, it is a house that knows no end. Constructed in an incessant twenty-four hour a day, seven day a week mania for decades, it stands seven stories tall and contains hundreds of rooms. To the outsider it looks like a monstrous monument to a disturbed woman’s madness. But Sarah is not building for herself, for her niece (Sarah Snook) or for the troubled Doctor Eric Price (Jason Clarke) whom she has summoned to the house. She is building a prison, an asylum for hundreds of vengeful ghosts, and the most terrifying among them have a score to settle with the Winchesters…
Before We Vanish (Super LTD)
In his twentieth film, acclaimed horror director Kiyoshi Kurosawa reinvents the alien movie as a unique and profoundly human tale of love and mystery. Three aliens travel to Earth on a reconnaissance mission in preparation for a mass invasion. Having taken possession of human bodies, the visitors rob the hosts of their essence – good, evil, property, family, belonging – leaving only hollow shells, which are all but unrecognizable to their loved ones. Equally hilarious, thrilling, and profound, BEFORE WE VANISH reminds audiences of the continued strength of one of Japanese cinema’s most unique auteurs – and the value of the human spirit.
The Music of Silence (AMBI Distribution)
Before he was Andrea Bocelli, he was Amos Bardi. Based on a true story, Amos is born with the gift of superb quality of voice yet he is also nearly blind. Eventually, he is separated from his family to enter an institute for the visually impaired but while there he suffers a terrible accident, resulting in total blindness. Driven by great ambition, Amos does not give up despite repeated challenges until he manages to achieve his first great success on stage. From there, he begins a life studded with victories and becomes one of the most celebrated opera singers in the world.
Braven (Saban Films/Lionsgate)
Jason Momoa takes no prisoners in this intense action-thriller. When Joe (Momoa) and his father (Stephen Lang) arrive at their remote hunting cabin, they’re hoping for a quiet weekend. What they find is a stash of heroin, hidden in the cabin by drug traffickers. When the criminals suddenly descend upon the cabin, Joe and his father must make a kill-or-be-killed stand for survival.
The Cage Fighter (IFC Films)
When life hits him hard, Joe Carman punches back. Newly 40, Joe juggles long hours working in a boiler room, an ongoing custody battle, his wife’s chronic illness, and the demands of raising four girls. The one place he finds release is in the ring, where he competes in the bruising sport of mixed martial arts. Despite the promise he made to his family to stop fighting, Joe continues to train secretly, determined to prove that he can keep up with the new crop of younger, up-and-coming competitors. But as he contends with a series of increasingly worrying health scares, the question arises: how much is Joe willing to risk—his family, his marriage, maybe even his life—to keep fighting? A true-life tale of resilience that unfolds with all the drama of fiction, The Cage Fighter is a riveting look at the demons that drive a man to push himself to the limit.
24 Frames (Janus Films)
The final film from Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami is a wordless series of sketches elaborating on his lifelong fascination with photography. Consisting of 24 four-and-a-half minute sketches—each a digitally manipulated, fixed-frame view of a scene from nature—24 Frames allows the late Kiarostami to evoke the moments before and after a still image has been captured, and to explore the thin line between natural and artificial beauty. Largely absent of humans, and alternating between color and black-and-white, these poetic miniatures gradually come to life with subtlety, giving rise to the poignant and mysterious possibilities of the moving image. A Janus Films release.
A Fantastic Woman (SONY Pictures Classic)
A FANTASTIC WOMAN is the story of Marina, a waitress and singer, and Orlando, an older man, who are in love and planning for the future. After Orlando suddenly falls ill and dies, Marina is forced to confront his family and society, and to fight again to show them who she is: complex, strong, forthright, fantastic.
A Lesson In Cruelty (Indie Rights)
A Lesson in Cruelty follows Julian, an opinionated, arrogant, powerful man who has successfully attained money, power and controls everything he’s ever wanted or at least, everything his heartless father taught the child Julian to want out of life. His bucket list is complete, save for one item, a birthday party. Parties are for babies who will never amount to anything is another lesson that Julian’s father drummed into the head of the once innocent boy.Julian is ecstatic when he learns that his friends are throwing him a party for his 40th birthday. At the party, Julian is mockingly treated like the king he thinks he is, and the birthday boy eats it up. For Julian, it’s the best night of his life. For the attendees, it’s a combination freak show and intervention. As the night continues, the true purpose of the party unfolds…REVENGE.
Lies We Tell (Bradford International Film Associates)
When his billionaire boss Demi dies, chauffeur Donald is given one final job – to wipe out any evidence of Demi’s relationship with his mistress, the enigmatic and beautiful Amber. Donald’s task soon unravels when Amber’s life is threatened, and he finds himself her reluctant protector. Unwittingly drawn into a dangerous urban underworld, he encounters dark, harrowing practices, and a sinister underworld figure who will test him to his very limits.
Scorched Earth (Cinedigm)
In a world ravaged by the apocalypse, a female bounty hunter, one of the few survivors left on Earth, searches through rugged terrain to find a notoriously unyielding bandit and collect a massive reward.
Hopefully, you found some interesting trailers and maybe plan to see a film you normally wouldn’t have. New in Theaters This Week for 02/02/18 brought to you by The Nerd Mentality! Check back each week by bookmarking our Now Playing tag.