New Movies
Coming Soon

February 1 

Certificate PG-13   -   Comedy | Horror | Romance

Metascore: 59/100 (38 reviews)
After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
Director:
Watch Trailer

The Buzz: Better than The Wackness (2008) or even 50/50 (2011) is director Jonathan Levine's first film, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006), so I'm happy to see him returning to the horror genre for what could be the next undead date movie -- the sub-genre introduced by Zombieland (2009). Maybe this will become the undead version of The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012).

Certificate R   -   Action | Thriller

Metascore: 48/100 (34 reviews)
After watching their respective partners die, a New Orleans hitman and a Washington D.C. detective form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.
Director:
Watch Trailer

The Buzz: By the numbers: Sylvester Stallone, with his two successful character revivals and the creation of a new, all-star franchise, is still a bigger action star than Jason Statham. And while there's nothing new here on paper (cop, hitman, vendettas, unlikely alliance) and Jason Momoa failed to relaunch Conan the Barbarian, the return of director Walter Hill stokes my initial interest in B to the H. Interesting to note, though, is just how badly The Last Stand (2013), Arnold Schwarzenegger's leading-man return, whiffed at the box office.

Certificate R   -   Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Metascore: 41/100 (32 reviews)
A pair of aging stickup men try to get the old gang back together for one last hurrah before one of the guys takes his last assignment - to kill his comrade.
Director:
Watch Trailer

The Buzz: The aged assassins/last hurrah playbook is wielded yet again; this time for a go-round with three actors who could probably do it better without a script. And this is a scaled down theatrical event at best; the second consecutive low-profile release from Lionsgate, who took a similar path for The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013).

Certificate PG-13   -   Documentary | War

Metascore: 91/100 (27 reviews)
A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets.
Director:
Watch Trailer

The Buzz: Dror Moreh's Oscar-nominated documentary is the last nominee in the category to be released before the awards ceremony -- a sure-fire guarantee of strong box-office performance regardless if it wins or otherwise. The competition is up in the air this year, with crowd-pleaser and heavily laureled Searching for Sugar Man (2012) seemingly in the lead?

Certificate R   -   Drama | Horror | Mystery | Thriller

Metascore: 26/100 (6 reviews)
A young family moves into a historic home in Georgia, only to learn they are not the house's only inhabitants. Soon they find themselves in the presence of a secret rising from underground and threatening to bring down anyone in its path.
Director:
Watch Trailer

The Buzz: As their Saw franchise came to an end, Lionsgate began exploring a different realm, one populated with demons, devils, and low-budget hits. The first Haunting had a premise that is now quite familiar with genre fans -- doomed kid/desperate family/new home with a portal to a dark past -- but the sequel has a head-turning connection to the Antebellum South and a cast of popular TV actors that are scarcely seen on the big screen. The hurried release strategy (this date was announced mid-December) is really a way to promote the imminent DVD/VOD release, and there's no word on the planned spin-off, The Haunting in New York.

Certificate Not Rated   -   Documentary | Music

Metascore: 76/100 (15 reviews)
A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California.
Director:
Watch Trailer

The Buzz: We pine along with Dave Grohl for the days when bands were comprised of musicians whose instruments were recorded onto tape, instead of all the digital wizardry that makes contemporary rock and pop sound so homogenous. But will the ultimately irony here be a major digital-release push?

Certificate Not Rated   -   Documentary | Biography | History

Metascore: 71/100 (17 reviews)
A documentary on Ed Koch, the mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1989.
Director:
Watch Trailer

The Buzz: These days, the depictions of New York City we often encounter on screen, in print, and otherwise tend to relate to the Koch Era; countless essays, documentaries, and vinyl-album issues recall the halcyon days of a gritty, dangerous, and affordable Manhattan populated by artists and prone to crises. Something tells us former Wall Street Journal reporter Neil Barsky's documentary doesn't damn or celebrate Koch's mayoral reign, opting instead to connect its challenges, controversies, and hallmarks to the city's present. Can we expect some subtle revelations from the famous private formerly public citizen?

February 8 

Certificate R   -   Comedy | Crime

Metascore: 35/100 (41 reviews)
Mild mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Florida to confront the deceptively harmless looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy's identity.
Director:
Watch Trailer

The Buzz: The industry was in a frenzy, trying to shape a project for Melissa McCarthy after her breakout performance in Bridesmaids. Similar to Kristen Wiig, she measured her big-screen options while enjoying elevated ratings for her TV show "Mike & Molly". But consider us a bit underwhelmed by the thought of her matching wits with Jason Bateman in his reunion with director Seth Gordon; their career comedy Horrible Bosses (2011) was hard-R formula at its most basic, and I fear we're in for another raunchy outing that doesn't play to McCarthy's true genius. Or Bateman's.

Certificate R   -   Crime | Drama | Thriller

Metascore: 75/100 (39 reviews)
A young woman's world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects.
Director:
Watch Trailer

The Buzz: Originally pitched as a "thriller set in the world of pharmacology", the final storyline sounds a bit like an urban, white collar Nicholas Sparks novel, but really it's Channing Tatum's third film with Steven Soderbergh - and quite possibly the director's last feature before exploring his TV options. Soderbergh's remarks on trying to make narratively rich box-office hits makes me feel he could have 1) bailed from studio moviemaking after Haywire (2011); 2) taught a summer session at a deserving film school; and 3) pitched AMC for an early 2013 program. There's definite addiction potential here.

Certificate Not Rated   -   Drama | Romance | Thriller | War

Metascore: 76/100 (28 reviews)
As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate.
Director:
Watch Trailer

The Buzz: Somersault (2004) director Cate Shortland returns with a Holocaust drama that was Australia's nominee for the Best Foreign Language Oscar this year. Though it has been somewhat overshadowed in its native country by The Sapphires (2012), word-of-mouth from the festival circuit and the subject matter should result in a strong performance here in the States. And I bet star Saskia Rosendahl's name will start appearing in casting announcements this year.

Certificate PG   -   Action | Drama | Romance

As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
Director:
Watch Trailer

The Buzz: This movie's testosterone levels haven't peaked, almost 30 years after its initial release. Rest in peace, Tony Scott. We love you, Kelly McGillis!

February 15 

Certificate R   -   Action | Thriller

Metascore: 28/100 (40 reviews)
John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.
Director:
Watch Trailer

The Buzz: As fitting as it is to slot Jai Courtney in the role of John McClane's son, the Die Hard saga needs more than youth to truly revitalize our interest. Both Expendables movies and Red have proved that aging action heroes can be more than just a box-office draw - they can also be pop-culture events as they lay waste to whippersnappers over opening weekend.

Certificate PG-13   -   Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Metascore: 52/100 (40 reviews)
Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.
Watch Trailer

The Buzz: Warner Brothers might not ever replicate the success of the Harry Potter franchise, but this four-book series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl has potential to thrill die-hard fans of Ethan Wate and Lena Duchannes while introducing newbies to the secrets of Gatlin County. I like how the studio has followed the Potter model of getting adult-oriented filmmakers to handle youth-skewing source material; in this case, screenplay doctor and sometime director Richard LaGravenese might find his greatest success to date. Meanwhile, I'm looking forward to seeing more Jack O'Connell, yet another cast member from the defunt program Skins (2007) who is getting a Hollywood shot. Playing the mysterious Lena is Alice Englert -- aka Jane Campion's daughter -- in her first major role.

Certificate PG-13   -   Drama | Romance | Thriller

Metascore: 34/100 (33 reviews)
A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.
Director:
Watch Trailer

The Buzz: Lasse Hallström appears to have found safe haven translating the work of Nicholas Sparks into hit movies, but let's see how audiences react to a story that incorporates domestic-abuse themes over Valentine's Day weekend.

Certificate R   -   Drama

Metascore: 81/100 (36 reviews)
An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum.
Director:
Watch Trailer

The Buzz: Pablo Larraí­n fourth film is poised to be in Stateside breakthrough; even before it earned its Best Foreign Language Oscar nomination, the story of an ad exec's work to bring down Pinochet's tyrannical reign over Chile was picking up accolades across the world for Larraí­n's 1980s period details and Gael Garcia Bernal's performance as René Saavedra. Might we see renewed (and deserved) interest in Larraí­n's Tony Manero (2008) and Post Mortem (2010)?

Certificate R   -   Comedy

Metascore: 28/100 (21 reviews)
A graphic designer's enviable life slides into despair when his girlfriend breaks up with him.
Director:
Watch Trailer

The Buzz: The first trailer didn't quite stoke my enthusiasm for Roman Coppola's follow-up to the visual achievement that was CQ (2001), but I have faith that his new work is much more than a costume party starring Charlie Sheen. And if I'm wrong, I will finally side with a close friend who asserts that there is no space in the current art world for musings of the Coppola Aristocracy.

Certificate PG   -   Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Metascore: 35/100 (11 reviews)
Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.
Director:
Watch Trailer

The Buzz: The Weinstein Company is an Oscar-winning powerhouse, for sure, but they haven't fared well in the lucrative world of animated movies. Here, the studio took a script from their Hoodwinked! (2005) co-directors and refashioned the space adventure to a point where Harvey & co. found themselves in a messy, sad, and fascinating lawsuit with the creators.

Certificate Not Rated   -   Drama

Metascore: 76/100 (31 reviews)
In Tokyo, a young sex worker develops an unexpected connection with a widower over a period of two days.
Director:
Watch Trailer

The Buzz: Let's get mystified by the latest from the director of Certified Copy (2010), Abbas Kiarostami. Critics have been slightly let down by Kirostami's latest - unsurprising since Copy is a certified masterwork - but thematic motifs and memorable scenes abound.

Certificate R   -   Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller

Religious conspiracy collides with urban crime in a story told from multiple perspectives.
Director:
Watch Trailer

The Buzz: Q'orianka Kilcher -- remember her as Pocahontas in The New World (2005)? -- produces and co-stars in indie film vet Leone Marucci's innovative project, which invited online viewers to help author the story's ending in a contest run on the project's official site back in 2011.

February 22 

Certificate PG-13   -   Action | Drama | Thriller

Metascore: 51/100 (34 reviews)
A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son who was imprisoned after being set up in drug deal.
Director:
Watch Trailer

The Buzz: A few years ago, you might have thought Dwayne Johnson's movie career had peaked, but like a storyline lifted from the WWE's playbook, he's back on top and considered the best add-on to franchises that are looking for a little oomph. Here he's the main attraction in stuntman-turned-filmmaker Ric Roman Waugh's debut - a project that spent nearly a decade in different states of development before Summit scooped it up. If the story weren't based on actual events (which was depicted in a "Frontline" documentary years back), we probably wouldn't be as interested; of course it helps to have a supporting cast populated with three guys from some of the butchest cable TV programs in recent times: Jon Bernthal ("Walking Dead"), Harold Perrineau ("Oz"), and Michael Kenneth Williams ("The Wire").

Certificate PG-13   -   Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Metascore: 50/100 (19 reviews)
As the Barret family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them.
Director:
Watch Trailer

The Buzz: This story contains elements that bring the first two seasons of "American Horror Story" to mind, and we credit that show with giving this horror/thriller more attention than we would otherwise. Sorry to say the thing that gives us pause is the presence of director Scott Stewart, who will hopefully ease off the visual-effects indulgences that turned his first two movies -- Legion (2010) and Priest (2011) -- into unintended spectacles. The trailer was refreshingly old school, so we're holding out for a potential throwback to classic alien-invasion tales.

Certificate R   -   Drama | Mystery | Romance | Thriller

Metascore: 37/100 (11 reviews)
Years after he left Damascus under suspicious circumstances, Adib Abdel Kareem must confront what he left behind when his daughter goes missing.
Director:
Watch Trailer

The Buzz: Writer/director Ruba Nadda follows up her breakthrough Cairo Time (2009) with a Damascus-set thriller that arrives at a time when Syria is in apparent self-destruct mode as the two-year revolt against President Bashar al-Assad has the world's attention. It seems uncool to mention Marisa Tomei's attempt at a Syrian accent, but it's worth checking out in the trailer.

Certificate PG-13   -   Drama | War

Metascore: 65/100 (17 reviews)
A drama set in New Mexico during WWII, centered on the relationship between a young man and an elderly medicine woman who helps him contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his village.
Director:
Watch Trailer

The Buzz: Director Carl Franklin has resurfaced on the laptop screen (he handled a couple House of Cards (2013) episodes), and now he's back in theaters for the first time since Out of Time (2003) with his adaptation of Rudolfo Anaya's widely influential/controversial novel that has some serious industry vets behind it.

Certificate Not Rated   -   Drama | Sport

Metascore: 40/100 (4 reviews)
Three friends growing up in India at the turn of the millennium set out to open a training academy to produce the country's next cricket stars.
Director:

The Buzz: Abhishek Kapoor's drama doesn't have the star power that can help a Bollywood film break big in the U.S., but the film's narrative, which delves into two early 2000s tragedies, just earned strong praise at the Berlin International Film Festival.


IMDb is your definitive source for discovering the latest new movies coming soon to theaters. Long before the movies even reach theaters, go to IMDb to get the latest buzz, watch the hottest trailers, see photos, find release dates, read reviews, and learn all about the full cast and crew. IMDb is your ultimate source for new movies and our "Coming Soon" pages provide you an easy way to learn about upcoming movies, many times before the final release dates have been announced. As you discover new movies, add them to your Watchlist. The IMDb Watchlist is a quick and easy way to track and remember all the upcoming movies that you want to see. Remember, IMDb is your source for new movies.


« Prev   Next »