It's February - Here's What's Coming Up!

ncs 1/02/2017

January is over which means we should all (finally) be over our post-holiday blues and instead, ready for an exciting month ahead. Check out our top picks for February!

 

NETFLIX

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) – 1 Feb

Meryl Streep, George Clooney and Bill Murray are the lead voice cast in Wes Anderson’s whimsical take on Roald Dahl’s classic novel.

After Earth (2013) – 14 Feb

The father-son duo, Will and Jaden Smith, team up in M.Night Shyamalan’s (The Sixth Sense director) sci-fi film about the human race being forced to abandon Earth and settle on a new world called Nova Prime.

The Good Lie (2014) – 22 Feb

Watch Reese Witherspoon’s powerful performance as an agency counsellor who helps a group of Sudanese refugees settle into their new life in Kansas City.

Divergent (2014) – 20 Feb

If you’re a fan of the Divergent film franchise based on Veronica Roth’s popular young adult novels, then you’ll be pleased to find out that the first installment will be available to you soon on Netflix. Tune in to catch Shailene Woodley as Beatrice.

Riverdale (2017) – 3 Feb

Based on the Archie comic books, this 10-part teen drama centres around a murder mystery. 
 

FILM

The LEGO Batman Movie – 10 Feb

What do you get when you combine LEGO and Batman? An awesome movie of course. Batman (voiced by Will Arnett) wants to save the world from one of the best villains out there, the Joker.

Hidden Figures – 16 Feb

Based on a true story, the film follows the story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – the African-American women who worked at NASA. Their brilliant minds were behind one of the greatest operations in history!

Moonlight – 17 Feb

This groundbreaking film revolves around identity, family, friendship and love. But don’t just take it from us, Moonlight has been getting amazing reviews and is nominated for eight Oscars!

The Founder – 17 Feb

Have you ever heard of a fast food chain called...McDonald’s? This drama tells the true story of how Ray Kroc (a salesman from Illinois) met Mac and Dick McDonald the two responsible for the famous Big Mac. Tune in and find out how they turned a burger joint into a billion-dollar empire.

Patriot’s Day – 23 Feb

Starring Mark Wahlberg, this film centres around the tragic bombing during the Boston Marathon back in 2013.

 

MUSIC

Getting bored of your old Spotify playlist? Get ready for some new tunes coming out this month – some rap, pop and rock to please the ears!

Big Sean – I Decided (3 Feb)

Surfer Blood – Snowdonia (3 Feb)

Lupe Fiasco – DROGAS Light (10 Feb)

Mother Mother – No Culture (10 Feb)

Jens Lekman – Life Will See You Now (17 Feb)

 

SPORTS

For those more interested in the sporty side of things, here are some events to watch out for in February! 

Davis Cup first round: Canada v Great Britain  (3-5 Feb)

American football – Super Bowl, Houston, USA – (5 Feb)

Football – FA Cup fifth round (18-19 Feb)