10 AWARD NOMINATED AND FAMILY FUN FILMS TO WATCH IN FEBRUARY

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We’re half way through Award season and I’m loving it! Mainly the back to back film bingeing at the cinema, but as I am yet to watch an award winning film I really loved. 

There’s a few more films yet to be released in the UK this month, so hopefully there will be something I will consider DVD worthy.  Nothing has been as good as A Star is Born or Bohemian Rhapsody recently so I’m really looking forward to some of the upcoming films. 

However, we do get a nice break from all the serious dramas and award winning flicks with some family friendly and laugh out loud films to enjoy. I’m actually looking forward to some of these more than the award nominated ones. It’s going to be a great movie month!

 

READ MORE: 14 MOST HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FILMS OF 2019

 

Green Book

Winner, Winner, Southern Fried Chicken Dinner! Out of all the Award nominated films this year, I think this is the one I might enjoy the most. It’s based in the Deep South which I love. Great, food, great music and amazing people.

It’s set during the era of segregation which still baffles me because I don’t understand why people can hate other people for the colour their skin. It makes no sense to me. It’s like hating someone for having ginger hair? People are people. We all pee the same colour. So when I watch a film like this it really shocks me. 

It’s also got an “unexpected friendship“. Unexpected during that time and location. I think it’s going to be a great film. 

Approximate release date 1 February 2019

 

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

First of the family friendly films is the last of the franchise from How to train your Dragons. Awww. It’s a pretty special film with great graphics, imagination and full of colour. Includes some lovey dovey moments but not too much where the kids will be grossed out. 

The story itself is fun, adventurous and has great comical moments for both adults and kids. 

Approximate release date 1st February

 

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Hold the phone! Melissa McCarthy is in a serious movie and up for an Oscar!? How things have changed. It’s only been 2 years since she starred in the massive flop Ghostbusters remake and now she’s Oscar nominated. Talk about damage control. 

In this film she’s a struggling author with not a good story left so she starts making letter forgeries to pay her rent. I’m intrigued to see how McCarthy gets on. 

Approximate release date 1st February

 

The LEGO Movie 2

The LEGO movie…..I just don’t get it. I understand it’s a family film but I know quite a few grown ass adults that love it too? To be fair, I’ve not seen the first one but I’m not exactly desperate to see it either. This is for you guys….let me know in the comments if you’ve seen it! 

Approximate release date 8th February

 

Alita: Battle Angel

Futuristic, Sci-Fi, cyborg movie. It’s like it was made for me to be honest. Cyborg Alita is found in a scrap yard and is suffering from robotic memory loss. Really can happen to anyone can’t it. Humans, Robots, fish? 

It’s a very action packed movie with some incredible graphics which is to be expected from the imagination of James Cameron aka Avatar legend. I’m really excited to see this!

Approximate release date 8th February

 

Boy Erased

Nicole Kidman is back with another serious role with Boy Erased. Shockingly with no nominations under is belt which makes me think it just missed the cut off date as it’s been rated quite high across most critics sites. 

Set around a family with a son who comes out as gay, they send him to a camp to be “straightened out“. This has been big news over the last few years and I find the whole idea ridiculous. I’m intrigued to watch this but I feel I’m going to be horrifically shocked when I watch it. Sick to my stomach already. 

Approximate release date 8th February

 

If Beale Street Could Talk

This film is storming it at the awards this season and I’m dying to see what all the fuss is about. With the award winning team from Moonlight behind them, it was set to make noise. This romantic drama looks incredible and has a killer cast to match. 

Approximate release date 15th February

 

Instant Family

I LOVE THIS MOVIE! I got a cheeky preview screening and I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I did. It’s hilarious! I think Mark Wahlberg is massively underrated sometimes when it comes to comedies. Obviously Ted was a big hit and everything after was so so but this film he really shines. 

The story itself is set around fostering families and hard but rewarding the process it is. It’s very brutally honest but such an emotional roller coaster. Great movie. 

Approximate release date 15th February

 

The Kid Who Would Be King

Let’s be honest, for an adult this film looks terrible. However, kids will love it. It’s a very modern movie around a kid finding Excalibur, with lots of slang thrown in. It’s not going to be for everyone but it’ll be great for teens and families. 

Approximate release date 15th February

 

Fighting With My Family

OMG! I actually want to watch a movie with the Rock in it….it’s actually happened! I have this love/hate relationship with Dwayne Johnson. I think he’s hilarious but I hate the fact he feels like he has to REMAKE EVERYTHING!? I’ve been praying for him to make something original…and it’s actually happened! Rejoice!

This is set around a true story (OK maybe not that original but no movie has been made about it yet) about a wrestling family where the kids gets invited to audition for WWE. Wowzers. It looks great, lots of girl power and hilariously funny. 

Approximate release date 27th February

 

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Disclaimer: AD – Gifted – This post includes a mention of How I met your Dragons which I saw at a private screening courtesy of Universal Pictures and a preview screening of Instant Family which was through my limitless card perks with Odeon. They did not ask for me to mention the film in this post. As always all words are my own.

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