New in theaters for the weekend of February 26
New in theaters:
"Gods of Egypt"
Alex Proyas ("The Crow") directs this effects-driven actioner about, um, Gods of Egypt, featuring a mostly white cast. #HollywoodsSoWhite
"Eddie the Eagle"
Hugh Jackman stars in this feel-good biopic about the unlikely British Olympic ski jumper (played by Taron Egerton).
This heist movie about criminals and corrupt cops teaming up features a stellar cast. So stellar that something must be up with its February release.
"We Are Twisted Fucking Sister"
The Gateway Film Center opens a documentary about the glam rock band. Color me interested, but 2 hours and 14 minutes for a Twisted Sister doc? Really?
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The GFC is also bringing a personal favorite for its Nightmares on High Street. This gory, dark satire was Eli Roth's breakout … and still his best flick.
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This period chiller focuses on an outbreak of witch hysteria in 17th Century New England, and is the latest in a line of absolutely stellar films from upstart studio A24.
"Son of Saul"
This Hungarian Holocaust drama is a remarkable, unforgettable work of film. See it so you'll know why it should win an Oscar on Sunday.
The R-rated superhero flick is a somewhat unlikely smash, but it's also smart, hilarious and plays with the tired tropes of the genre.