February must see movies – Purple Revolver’s pick of the month

Posted on 16 February 2014
By Charlie Elgar
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With so many great films released this February, ahead of the Oscars and in the wake of the BAFTA’s, it’s always useful to get a second opinion on what is worth watching.

Here at Purple Revolver we have narrowed February’s films down to a top four that we think are the must see movies of the month.

Her

Directed by Spike Jonze, Joaquin Phoenix stars as Theodore – a lonely writer who develops a rather unlikely relationship.

Lead by the soft and subtle voice of Scarlett Johansson, Theodore becomes unconventionally and slightly unusually attached with his newly purchased computer operating system – a piece of engineering designed to meet and care for his every need.

The film highlights one man’s individual desire to connect with another soul – whether it’s a human being or not is another matter…

Already arguably the greatest romance story of the year, this touching tale is sure to open your eyes to the world of love and connection.

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara

Release Date: Out now

The Monuments Men

George Clooney directs this all-star cast with the assistance of writer Grant Heslov, who also stars in the film, as they form a rather unique WWII Platoon.

The Monuments Men are given the task to rescue a number of art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners before the war comes to an end and as the Nazi’s retreat.

In the case of some films, they just have to be watched, due to the calibre of the cast and regardless of the storyline.

Sporting George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett and John Goodman (to name but a few), this WWII drama is one of those films.

In addition to the world-renowned cast is an intriguing storyline, cementing the reason why this film should not be missed.

Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Hugh Bonneville

Release Date: Out now

Non – Stop

The Nation’s favourite super-dad alters his familiar identity in this ‘non-stop’ thriller as he takes the role of an air marshal.

During a transatlantic flight Neeson must leap into action after a series of text messages puts his fellow passengers at risk.

With the imminent death of the entire plane in sight, the airline must make the $150 million decision whether to pay the ransom, or risk a tragic number of deaths.

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, this jam-packed thriller is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat with your eyes most definitely peeled.

Cast: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o

Release Date: Friday 28th February

RoboCop

The eagerly anticipated remake of Paul Verhoeven’s 1980’s sci-fi thriller has finally arrived.

Director Jose Badilha has attempted the challenge of meeting the high expectations of RoboCop fans worldwide, as he reconstitutes Verhoeven’s original content into an even further level of futurism.

It’s 2028 in Detroit and Alex Murphy – a loving husband, father and respected cop is critically injured in the line of duty.

After his accident, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp seize the opportunity for a superior part-man, part-robot police officer to join the force.

Cast: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton

Release Date: Out now