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5 Biggest Movies to Watch in February 2020

Movies of February 2020

Here’s what should be on your cinematic radar this month!

February brings a new entry into the ever-expanding DC comic-book universe, along with some admittedly interesting projects that have been a long-time in development, for a multitude of reasons; and here are the hottest releases we can’t wait to get our eyes glued to:

Birds of Prey: The Emancipation of Harley Quinn

Release date: 7 February

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Margot Robbie’s fan-favourite DC villain Harley Quinn is getting her own spin-off movie, but it won’t just be about the iconic baddie, as the film showcases the formation of the Birds of Prey, a Suicide Squad-esque gang comprised of some of Gotham’s most hardened female criminals. Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead also star.

Fantasy Island

Release date: 14 February

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A twist on the ‘be careful what you wish for’ theme, Fantasy Island puts a bunch of naive visitors on a remote and mysterious island, which seems to grant their darkest wishes, but not in the exact fashion that they thought. Michael Peña, Maggie Q, and Lucy Hale all star.

Sonic the Hedgehog

Release date: 21 February

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Sonic the Hedgehog’s leap to the big-screen hasn’t been without its challenges. After some backlash to the design of Sonic following the release of the first trailer last year, Sonic’s look has been reworked and realigned closer to that of his video game image. James Marsden, who isn’t unfamiliar to these live-action/animated crossovers, and Jim Carry star alongside the digital character of Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz), so the ensemble should bring some levity to the bizarreness of everyone’s favourite anthropomorphic hedgehog’s silver-screen debut.

The Call of the Wild

Release date: 21 February

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Harrison Ford may get top billing, but it appears a computer-animated dog named Buck is the true star of The Call of the Wild, a new adaptation of the classic Jack London storybook. Directed by Chris Sanders, heretofore best known as animation director of the How to Train Your Dragon franchise, the movie also features Dan Stevens, Omar Sy, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford in supporting roles.

The Invisible Man

Release date: 28 February

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Much like 2000’s Hollow Man, The Invisible Man is a dark twist on H.G. Wells original novel. Starring Elizabeth Moss, the film sees her character haunted by an believed-to-be-dead abusive ex-lover, all to the disbelief of those around her. Expect some psychological tension in this interesting-looking horror.

Which of the month’s movies catch your interest the most? Let us know what you’re looking forward to! Let us know by tweeting @MenStuffZA, posting on our Facebook page, or commenting below.

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