HOLLYWOOD MOVIES – FEBRUARY 2021

BY VINEAL DEAN.

  • Cinderella – (Musical romantic comedy)

Cinderella is an upcoming American musical romantic comedy film based on the fairy tale of the same name. A poverty-stricken but ambitious orphan gets her to wish to meet a prince granted. Camila Cabello will lead as the film’s eponymous heroine. Nicholas Galitzine, as Prince Robert Kay Cannon, helmed the Pitch Perfect trilogy, will direct the movie while The Late Late Show’s James Corden is producing. Also stars: Billy Porter as the Fairy Godmother and Minnie Driver as Queen Beatrice

  • Minamata (Drama)

Minamata is a 2020 drama film directed by Andrew Levitas, based on Aileen Mioko Smith and Eugene Smith’s book. The film stars Johnny Depp (who also produced) as Smith, an American war photographer who is sent back to Japan to document the effects of mercury poisoning in coastal communities and the citizens of Minamata, Kumamoto, Japan. Also stars: Bill Nighy, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hiroyuki Sanad, Mitsuo Yamazaki, and Tatsuo Matsumura.

  • DOG (Comedy, Drama)

An army ranger embarks on a road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway to attend a friend’s funeral, along with his companion dog – Lulu, a Belgian Malinois. One of them has a week to live. The other lives, like every day, are his last. Together, they’ll drive each other insane, break a small handful of laws, narrowly evade death at the hands of some overly aggressive pot farmers. They also confront the possibility that pet psychics are real, teach each other how to love again, and give each other a chance for a new life. Stars: Aqueela Zoll, Channing Tatum, Ronnie Gene Blevins.

  • The Mauritanian (Thriller, Drama)

The Mauritanian is an upcoming British-American legal thriller film that Follows Mohamedou Ould Salahi (Rahim), who is captured by the U.S. government and languishes in Guantanamo Bay detention camp without charge or trial. Losing all hope, Salahi finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and her associate (Teri Duncan). Together, they face countless obstacles in desperate pursuit of justice. Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by the formidable military prosecutor, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch), eventually reveals a shocking and far-reaching.

The film stars Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Shailene Woodley, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Zachary Levi.

  • Tom and Jerry (Comedy)

The world’s most famous comic cat and mouse duo: Tom and Jerry, are back on the big screen again since their last outing in 2005.

Tom, the cat, is kicked out by his owners and his long-time rival, Jerry, the mouse. The latter has no source of food. Now homeless, the cat and mouse duo are left wandering in the streets and decide to call a truce to their rivalry. They go their separate ways and have a fresh start in their lives, but wind up again together in Manhattan, New York City. Here they reignite their never-ending fight. Stars: Michael Peña Colin Jost, Rob Delaney, Ken Jeong, and Pallavi Sharda.

  • Coming 2 America (Comedy, Drama)

The newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) from the lush and royal country of Zamunda, embark on an all-new hilarious adventure from traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began. The African monarch Akeem learns he has a long-lost son in the United States and must meet this unexpected heir and build a relationship with his son. Stars: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler.

  • Raya and the Last Dragon  (Fantasy, Drama)

Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans, and dragons lived together in harmony in a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization. However, when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned, and it’s up to the lone warrior Raya to track down the last dragon and stop the Druun for good. Directed by Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Paul Briggs, and John Ripa. Stars: Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina.

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