It might be the shortest month of the year, but there are plenty of exciting new movie releases scheduled for February. IBTimes UK film critics Alfred Joyner and Ben Skipper take a look at the big movie releases next month.


Beloved by critics, but snubbed by Oscar voters, Selma tells the story of the real-life civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery led by Martin Luther King in 1965.

Jupiter Ascending

The latest sci-fi spectacular from the Waschowski brothers, starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum and Eddie Redmayne, is finally coming to the big screen after severe delays.


Will Smith and Margot Robbie star in this romantic drama about con artists. Think a modern day version of American Hustle.

The Interview

Debuting online rather than theatrically after a cyber attack on Sony Pictures, the latest comedy from Seth Rogen and James Franco takes potshots at North Korea's baby-faced dictator Kim Jong-un.


Chris Hemsworth plays a former cyber criminal turned government agent in a hacking thriller from visionary director Michael Mann.

Fifty Shades of Grey

The bestselling erotic novel is adapted for the screen with Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in the lead roles. Expect middle-aged women to flock in their droves to see the raunchy book translated for the big screen.