February may be the shortest month, but the hit releases are not in short supply! With romance, action, award-favourites, book-adaptations and so much more. Check out what’s being released and hitting the library shelves over the next month.
M | Romance | February 12
Kate works as an elf at a year-round holiday shop. Kate faces an endless streak of bad luck and poor decision-making until she meets Tom, a kind-hearted man with a mysterious past who challenges her cynical world view. It seems like nothing can keep this mismatched couple together, but sometimes you gotta listen to your heart…and you gotta have faith.
Cast: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Emma Thompson
PG | Drama | February 5
In 1953, five-year-old Robert and newborn Angela are promised in marriage by their fathers. Twenty-one-years on, despite changing times, fading traditions and Angela’s love for another man, Tom – she is expected to marry Robert, the son of the very influential and connected Joe…a man her father, Sal, is indebted to.
Cast: Tina Arena, Daniel Berini, Paul Mercurio, Antoniette Iesue
MA15+ | Horror | February 19
Based on the novel by Stephen King. Doctor Sleep is the continuation of Danny Torrance’s story 40 years after the terrifying events of “The Shining,”. Now an adult, Dan must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult known as The True Knot, who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
M | Horror | February 12
Based on the children’s book series by Alvin Schwartz. In 1968 in America, the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large in the small town of Mill Valley for generations. It’s in a mansion that young Sarah Bellows turns her tortured life and horrible secrets into a series of scary stories. These terrifying tales soon have a way of becoming all too real for a group of unsuspecting teens who stumble upon Sarah’s spooky home.
Cast: Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush
MA15+ | LOTE | February 5
Ki-taek’s family of four is close, but all are unemployed and the future looks bleak. However, when the son, Ki-woo is recommended by a fellow university student friend for a well-paid tutoring job, hope spawns for a regular income and the family take a peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks, as they ingratiate themselves into their lives they get entangled in an unexpected and unstoppable string of events.
Cast: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo
Terminator: Dark Fate
MA15+ | Action | February 12
In Mexico City, a newly modified liquid Terminator – the Rev-9 model – arrives from the future to kill a young factory worker named Dani Ramos. Also sent back in time is Grace, a hybrid cyborg human who must protect Ramos from the seemingly indestructible robotic assassin. But the two women soon find some much-needed help from a pair of unexpected allies – seasoned warrior Sarah Connor and the T-800 Terminator.
Cast: Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis
Ford v Ferrari
M | Action | February 26
Based on a true story, an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby and his British driver, Ken Miles, are dispatched by Henry Ford II with the mission of building from scratch an entirely new race car with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans World Championship.
Cast: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal
Judy & Punch
MA15+ | Comedy | February 26
In the anarchic town of Seaside, nowhere near the sea, puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show. The show is a hit due to Judy’s superior puppeteering, but Punch’s driving ambition and penchant for whisky lead to an inevitable tragedy that Judy must avenge.
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Damon Herriman, Tom Budge
Blinded by the Light
PG | Biography| February 12
Javed is a Pakistani teenager who experiences racial and economic turmoil while living in Luton, England, in 1987. He writes poetry as a way to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the stubborn views of his traditional father. When a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels between the singer’s powerful lyrics and his own working-class environment. Springsteen’s melodies soon inspire Javed to find his own voice and follow his dreams.
Cast: Isabela Merced, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña
Twin: Season 1
M | Drama | February 5
Erik and Adam are identical twin brothers, living completely different lives. Erik is a broke surfer bum. Adam a successful family and businessman. When Erik seeks out his brother for the first time in 15 years, a quarrel ends with Erik and Adam’s wife, Ingrid, accidentally killing Adam. To avoid getting arrested for murder and save his brother’s family, Erik takes over Adam’s identity. It soon turns out that the biggest challenge is not avoiding getting caught – it’s pretending to be someone you’re not.
American Princess: Season 1
M | Drama| February 5
New York socialite Amanda Klein always wanted a fairy-tale wedding. But when she catches her fiance cheating on their wedding day, her dreams dissolve and she has a complete and total meltdown. With humor and audacity, Amanda stumbles into a Renaissance festival and impulsively does the unthinkable: she stays.
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