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February Movie Releases

“Coraline” – CG tale of a girl who unlocks a magical door in her home that leads to a parallel dimension where not everything is as it seems. Features the voices of Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Keith David, and Ian McShane. Opens February 6, 2009




 “Fanboys” – The “will it be released?” movie of the past two years, if ya haven’t heard of it is about a group of guys storming the Skywalker Ranch before the release of “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.” Looking back, I’m glad I never thought up this idea… Opens February 6, 2009




“He’s Just Not That Into You” – Ginnifer Goodwin, with the help of Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Drew Barrymore and Scarlett Johansson, try to figure guys (Ben Affleck, Justin Long, etc.) out. I just wasn’t that into the trailer… Opens February 6, 2009




“Pink Panther 2” – Steve Martin reprises his role as Inspector Clouseau. This time around, he has to stop a continent-wide crime wave. Opens February 6, 2009




“Push” – Psychic espionage movie (that’s a first) about altered people with extraordinary powers getting revenge on the agency that created them. Stars Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning. Opens February 6, 2009




“Confessions of a Shopaholic” – Isla Fisher is a college financial grad who supports her shopping habit by being a financial journalist and looking for a wealthy entrepreneur. Opens February 13, 2009




“Friday the 13th” – Remake of the classic 80’s movie. Opens February 13, 2009




“The International” – Clive Owen is an Interpol agent spearheading an investigation into financial corruption. Naomi Watts is an attorney who teams up with him to take a bank down. Opens February 13, 2009




“New York, I Love You” – An anthology of twelve short films, all shot in the Big Apple. Stars include Kevin Bacon, Orlando Bloom, Ethan Hawke, James Caan, Eli Wallach. John Hurt, Natalie Portman, etc. Directors include Brett Ratner and Scarlett Johansson. Opens February 13, 2009




“They Came From Upstairs” – Comedy about a family moving into their vacation home, which is currently occupied by CG aliens. Stars Tim Meadows and Kevin Nealon. Opens February 13, 2009




“Under the Sea 3D” – IMAX 3D literally goes under the sea taking place off the coasts of South Australia and New Guinea. Opens February 13, 2009




“Fired Up” – Two popular high school guys ditch football camp for cheerleader camp. Opens February 20, 2009




“Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail” – The Tyler Perry brand name continues with this one. Opens February 20, 2009




“Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience” – Fairly explanatory. Opens February 27, 2009




“Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li” – The Capcom video game comes to the big screen again. Stars Kristin Kreuk, Chris Klein, and Michael Clarke Duncan. Opens February 27, 2009



Remake Radar: Street Fighter



Welcome to the first edition of Remake Radar, where we tackle Hollywood’s penchant for remaking previous films (for better or worse). This week’s remake: Street Fighter.


“Street Fighter” (1994)


Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, Kylie Minogue, and Ming-Na.


Director: Steven E. de Souza


Story: Evil druglord turned warlord General M. Bison (Julia) holds Allied Nations relief workers for ransom, and it’s up to one man, Colonel William F. Guile (Van Damme) to lead his troops against him, kickboxing if possible. Also thrown in for good measure is a news crew seeking revenge, a couple of cons, and a scientist being held hostage so he can create a genetic superwarrior.


Based on: “Street Fighter II” videogame.


What do we know now? According to screenwriter Justin Marks (“Voltron”) the movie will be based around Chun-Li, a female character in the series. Andrzej Bartkowiak (“Romeo Must Die,” “Exit Wounds”) will be directing. Dion Lam will be the fight choreographer (“The Matrix”).


Supposed cast:


Kristin Kreuk… Chun-Li

Michael Clarke Duncan… Balrog

Chris Klein… Nash

Rick Yune… Gen


Other cast members include Moon Bloodgood, Taboo, Edmund Chen, and Cheng Pei Pei.


Filming on “Street Fighter: Legend of Chun-Li” began in March 2008.




Sources: (Variety)