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At the Movies: February 8

"What Men Want", “The Prodigy”, “Cold Pursuit”, “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”…


What Men Want

A female sports agent has been constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When she gains the power to hear men's thoughts, she is able to shift the paradigm to her advantage as she races to sign the NBA's next superstar.

R. Fantasy/Romance. Directed by Adam Shankman. 1h 57m.

What the Internet Says

“In a gender-flipped remake, Taraji P. Henson is a sports agent who reads her male coworkers' minds and discovers that (surprise) they're still jerks.” ­– Variety

“Viewers will know right away where this formulaic comedy is headed, but that doesn't mean there aren't pleasures to be found along the way. Chief among them: Henson knows her way around a punchline, and it's a kick to see her cast in a comedic role.”  ­– Common Sense Media

Our Take: Taraji P. Henson finds out what we’ve all been wondering in this hit new romcom.

Watch official movie trailer here.

The Prodigy

Taylor Schilling stars in "The Prodigy" as Sarah, a mother whose young son Miles' disturbing behavior signals that an evil, possibly supernatural force has overtaken him. Fearing for her family's safety, Sarah must grapple with her maternal instinct to love and protect Miles in favor of investigating what - or who - is causing his dark turn. She is forced to look for answers in the past, taking the audience on a wild ride; one where the line between perception and reality remains blurry.

R. Thriller/Horror. Directed by Nicholas McCarthy. 1h 40m.

What the Internet Says

“There’s another horror movie involving a creepy kid, and it’s actually really good.” ­– The Washington Post

“Nicholas McCarthy's chiller doesn't ever hide its big, weird idea for a possession story, but it still goes in some unexpected (and gruesome) directions.”  ­– IndieWire

Our Take: McCarthy definitely figured out how to make kids creepy with this twisted storyline

Cold Pursuit

Liam Neeson stars as Nels Coxman, a family man whose quiet life with his wife is upended following the mysterious death of their son. Nels' search for justice turns into a vengeful hunt for Viking, a drug lord he believes is connected to the death. As one by one each of Viking's associates "disappear," Nels goes from upstanding citizen to ice-cold vigilante, letting nothing - and no one - get in his way.

R. Drama/Thriller. Directed by Hans Petter Moland. 1h 59m.

What the Internet Says

“If you want to see a snowplow used as a weapon of mass destruction, you’ve come to the right movie.” ­– Rolling Stone

“This ridiculously grim remake is far and away the best "Old Liam Neeson Murders Everyone" movie yet.”  ­– IndieWire

Our Take: Liam. Neeson. Need we say more?

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

The heroes of Bricksburg reunite in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt.

PG. Fantasy/Science Fiction. Directed by Mike Mitchell. 1h 47m.

What the Internet Says

“With original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller returning to co-write the script, "The Lego Movie 2" still piles on the self-referential and conceptual humor, picking up a few years after The Lego Movie left off.” ­– Polygon

“Kids will unquestionably be invested in Emmet and Lucy's latest round of adventures, and they'll love the non-stop use of creative Lego vehicles, tools, and other imaginative brickwork And adults will get a kick out of the cameos (hey there, Bruce Willis); the punchy, pop culture-savvy humor; and the talented voice cast.”  ­– Common Sense Media

Our Take: Emmet and Lucy kept us laughing the entire time. Oh, and this song is gonna get stuck inside your…