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Movies - Feb 11, 2018

10 super-buzzed-about movies to check out in February

Outrageous moms, award-winning dramas and the most-anticipated supehero flick of the year

Looking for some movie magic to help you beat the February blahs? Then check out these 10 awesome options to inject some entertainment into your next midwinter day in or night out.

A Bad Moms Christmas

Where to watch: available on Rogers On Demand on February 6.

Kiki (Kristen Bell), Amy (Mila Kunis) and Carla (Kathryn Hahn) are back and getting ready for a relatively low-key holiday season – until their respective mothers (Cheryl Hines, Christine Baranski and Susan Sarandon) arrive in town with “family drama” packed snugly into their suitcases.

Suburbicon

Where to watch: available on Rogers On Demand on February 6.

Set in 1959, this George Clooney-directed, Coen Brothers-scripted dark and twisted comedy stars Matt Damon as a mild-mannered resident of the idyllic titular enclave, whose life devolves into violence, deception and murder after a home invasion leaves his wife dead and her twin (Julianne Moore) moving in.

Seeing Allred

Where to watch: available on Netflix on February 9.

Over the course of her 40-plus-year career, outspoken attorney Gloria Allred has taken on some of the most prominent figures and institutions in America in the name of women’s rights and social justice, and this insightful documentary sheds some light on the determined woman behind the mission.

Wonder

Where to watch: available on Rogers On Demand on February 13.

Jacob Tremblay stars as Auggie, a boy with a facial deformity whose parents (Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson) try to help him fit in at his new school in this adaptation of R.J. Palacio’s novel.

The Florida Project

Where to watch: available on Rogers On Demand on February 13.

Critics have showered Willem Dafoe with multiple best-of-2017 awards for his role as kindly manager Bobby Hicks in this indie drama about the residents living in a motel outside of Walt Disney World.

Black Panther

Where to watch: in theatres on February 16.

Experts are already predicting a blockbuster opening weekend for the latest installment in the Marvel Comic Universe franchise, which finds T’Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) rallying his troops (including Lupita Nyong’o and Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya) to protect Wakanda from Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan).

Daddy’s Home 2

Where to watch: available on Rogers On Demand on February 20.

This proudly ridiculous sequel makes an ideal pairing for the similarly themed A Bad Moms Christmas. Here, Brad (Will Ferrell) and Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) try to put their one-upmanship on hold for the sake of Christmas – until their respective fathers (John Lithgow, Mel Gibson) show up.

Game Night

Where to watch: in theatres on February 23.

The line between fantasy and reality gets problematically blurry in this action-comedy when happy couple Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams) reluctantly take part in a “murder-mystery night” – hosted by his brother (Kyle Chandler) – that very quickly gets real and goes off the rails.

Murder on the Orient Express

Where to watch: available on Rogers On Demand on February 27.

Kenneth Branagh sports cinema’s most elaborate moustache to star as master sleuth Hercule Poirot – tasked with weeding out a killer from an all-star cast of suspects (including Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Daisy Ridley and Penélope Cruz) – in this big-screen adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Where to watch: available on Rogers On Demand on February 27.

Racking up awards left and right, this Oscar®-nominated drama finds a vengeful mother (Frances McDormand) going toe to toe with the local police in an effort to track down her daughter’s murderer.

Also: be sure to check out 10 amazing documentaries to curl up with this winter!