Blockbuster hopefuls fill theatres in February

As box-offices across the country to come off of one of the highest paying holiday movie seasons to date, they begin to welcome hopeful blockbusters to the big screen.

By Chelsea Oliver

Sports Editor

As box-offices across the country to come off of one of the highest paying holiday movie seasons to date, they begin to welcome hopeful blockbusters to the big screen.

The month of February brings a list of movies that is sure to please anyone wishing to see a cinematic adventure. The weekend after Super Bowl XLIII brings two of the most talked about movies of 2009. “He’s Just Not That Into You,” and “The Pink Panther 2.”
“He’s Just Not That Into You,” is jam-packed with an all-star cast of Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper, Ginnifer Goodwin, Scarlett Johansson and Justin Long. It will hit theaters on February 6. The movie is about a few twenty-something’s trying to find love. Though each character is at a different place in this particular game – they all try to follow signals and read between the lines of the opposite sex to hopefully find the person that is totally into them.

“The Pink Panther 2,” also coming to theaters on February 6, is the sequel to the world renowned hit. It stars Steve Martin as Jacques Clouseau, everyone’s favorite “idiot inspector.” While Jean Reno, Alfred Molina, Emily Mortimer, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Andy Garcia, Lily Tomlin and John Cleese add to the humorous tale of Clouseau roaming through Paris to find precious artifacts and the people that have taken them.
The following weekend brings three more films that are intended to reach different audiences and aims to please each of them.

On February 13, “Confessions of a Shopaholic” will humor many by the script based on a novel by Sophia Kinsella. Isla Fisher stars as a fun-loving girl with only one major talent, shopping. She dreams of being more than just a shopaholic. Though she is turned down by her favorite fashion magazine, she lands a job as an advice columnist for a finance magazine. The story takes its twists and brings out Fisher’s well-known sense of humor as her character tries to keep her freely-spending past from taking over her future as a working woman in New York City.

But if chick-flicks are not of your liking, also coming out on February 13 is “The International.” In this R-rated thriller, Clive Owen and Naomi Watts star as two people wondering what really happens with their precious earnings. In a desperate chase around the world to bring to justice one of the world’s most powerful banks, they put their lives on the line and stop at nothing to uncover the truth and end the control of The International Bank.

Finally, a film that will conveniently be released on Friday, February 13 is “Friday the 13th.” From the director of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” comes this re-imaged version of the classic horror film. Though not yet rated, “Friday the 13th,” stars; Jared Padaleck, Danielle Panadaker, Aaron Yoo, Amanda Righetti, Travis Van Winkle and Derek Mears. It is a story about a boy searching for his missing sister, who ends up a little more than in over his head and face-to-face with the infamous killer, Jason Voorhees and his razor-sharp machete.

Though following a hugely-successful holiday movie season, these movies are also sure to bring in and captivate audiences as we further break into another hopeful year of classic films and quality entertainment.