Each week, I will be publishing a list of movies which are promoted to be in theaters on the upcoming weekend (Friday). I will only be indicating which movies are being released, but you’ll need to check local listings for movie times and locations. It’s quite a busy week at the movies so with the temperature in Ottawa dropping for the weekend, this might be a good inside option for you!
Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook
Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw, Radha Mitchell
A grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called “The Shack”.
Before I Fall
Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Cynthy Wu, Medalion Rahimi
February 12th is just another day in Sam’s charmed life until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day over one inexplicable week, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she’s in danger of losing.
Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson, Stephen Merchant
Ex-Maid of honor Eloise, having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text, decides to attend the wedding anyway only to find herself seated with five “random” guests at the dreaded table 19.
The Last Word
Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried, AnnJewel Lee Dixon, Thomas Sadoski
Harriot is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything around her. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth resulting in a life-altering friendship.
My Scientology Movie
Louis Theroux, Rob Alter, Tom Cruise, Paz de la Huerta
Louis Theroux documents his investigation into what goes on behind the scenes of the infamous Church of Scientology.
Jesse Wakeman, Louisa Krause, Tyrone Alcorn, Ted Arcidi
With sudden passing of his grandmother, Peter Letang returns to his hometown and encounters his long lost, childhood friend, Donald Treebeck. What begins as a simple favour, turns into a long day’s journey into the past.
Sandra Oh, Anne Heche, Alicia Silverstone, Justin Ahdoot
The rivalry between two former college friends comes to a head when they both attend the same glamourous event.
Taylor John Smith, Michael Shannon, Carla Gugino, Zazie Beetz
An 18 year old basketball star who is being recruited by Cornell University seems to have it all figured out: captain of his team, a good student, has a long time girlfriend and some good friends. But at home he’s struggling with his troubled father who has a gambling addiction. His mother tries to keep the family afloat but does so with great emotional and financial sacrifice.
Tamer Nafar, Samar Qupty, Salwa Nakkara, Saeed Dassuki
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Music, Thriller
Junction 48 is the love story of two young Palestinian hip-hop artists who use their music to fight against both the external oppression of Israeli society and the internal repression of their own crime-ridden, conservative community. It depicts a new generation of young Arabs who seek normality through their love and music – and against all odds.
Simon Bennett, David Byrne, Nika Danilova, Christian Delmotte
In the summer of 2015, legendary musician David Byrne staged an event at Brooklyn’s Barclays Centre to celebrate the art of Color Guard: synchronized dance routines involving flags, rifles, and sabres. Recruiting performers that include the likes of Saint Vincent, Nelly Furtado, Ad-Rock, and Ira Glass to collaborate on original pieces with 10 color guard teams from across the US and Canada, Contemporary Color is a beautifully filmed snapshot of a one-of-a-kind live event.