New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Chappie,’ ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ and ‘Unfinished Business’ [Video]
Since winter never ends, it’s good to have a big weekend of movie releases to pass the time until spring.
Chappie, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Unfinished Business are just a few of the movies opening this weekend.
In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.
Directed by Neill Blomkamp.
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel and Sigourney Weaver.
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Sonny prepares to expand on his popular hotel property, distracting him from his imminent marriage to the love of his life. Meanwhile, new guests arrive and old friends continue their journeys.
Directed by John Madden.
Starring: Maggie Smith, Richard Gere and Bill Nighy.
A hard-working small business owner and his two associates travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable — and unimaginable — way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.
Directed by Ken Scott
Starring: Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco and Tom Wilkinson.
A cobbler discovers a magical heirloom which allows him to experience the lives of his customers.
Directed by Thomas McCarthy
Starring: Adam Sandler, Dan Stevens and Steve Buscemi.
Claire is under the grip of a mysterious new cult called Faults. Desperate to be reunited with their daughter, Claire’s parents recruit one of the world’s foremost experts on mind control, Ansel Roth.
Directed by Riley Stearns
Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Leland Orser and Lance Reddick.
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken
The inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of beer tycoon Alfred “Freddy” Heineken, which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual.
Directed by Daniel Alfredson
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Sam Worthington and Jim Sturgess.
A doctor takes in a mysterious man who washes ashore at her remote cottage with a gunshot wound. Quickly they both learn the killer has arrived to finish the job, while a storm has cut them off from the mainland.
Directed by Ruba Nadda
Starring: Patricia Clarkson, Scott Speedman and Tim Roth.
These Final Hours
A self-obsessed young man makes his way to the party-to-end-all-parties on the last day on Earth, but ends up saving the life of a little girl searching for her father. Their relationship ultimately leads him on the path to redemption.
Directed by Zak Hilditch
Starring: Sarah Snook, Jessica De Gouw and Nathan Phillips.
Two Men in Town
A Muslim ex-con forms a friendship with his parole officer.
Directed by Rachid Bouchareb
Starring: Forest Whitaker, Harvey Keitel and Brenda Blethyn.