The last 10 years of Liam Neeson’s four-decade acting career have been punctuated by his playing roles as the reluctant action hero. After three “Taken” films and last year’s thriller, “The Commuter,” Neeson is back in a similar role in “Cold Pursuit,” opening Feb. 8 at Camana Bay Cinema. In this action thriller, Neeson plays a Colorado snowplough driver who seeks revenge against a drug lord and his inner circle for killing his son.
Also opening on Feb. 8 is the rom-com remake of the 2000 Mel Gibson film “What Women Want,” this time starring Taraji P. Hanson and called “What Men Want.” After sports agent Ali Davis is passed over for a well-deserved promotion, she visits a psychic who has her drink a special tea that gives her the ability to hear what men are thinking. Ali then uses her new abilities to gain an edge over her colleagues in the race to sign the next basketball superstar.
After his 2018 superhero solo film “Aquaman,” Jason Momoa stars in the animated film, “The LEGO MOVIE 2 – The Second Part,” also opening on Feb. 8. The citizens from Bricksburg face a dangerous threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path.
The pulse-pounding horror movie, “Happy Death Day 2U” opens on Feb. 15 in Camana Bay Cinema. Stuck in a “Groundhog Day” type of time loop, college student Tree Gelbman must die over and over again to save her friends from a psychotic masked killer.
CLASSICS AT THE CINEMA
The classic sci-fi film, “Jurassic Park,” directed by Steven Spielberg, comes to Camana Bay Cinema on Feb. 12. The highest grossing film of 1993, which is known for its groundbreaking use of computer-generated imagery, launched one of the top 20 most successful movie franchises of all time. The film tells the tale of an island theme park that features living dinosaurs created with a mixture of fossilised DNA and genetic cross-breeding/cloning. When an act of industrial espionage shuts down the power and releases the dinosaurs from their enclosures, the people on the island have to fight for their lives.
The 1962 throwback suspense thriller “The Manchurian Candidate” screens on Feb. 19. Near the end of the Korean War, a platoon of U.S. soldiers is captured by communists and brainwashed. Following their release, the platoon is returned home and Sergeant Raymond Shaw is lauded as a hero by the rest of his platoon. However, the platoon commander, Captain Bennett Marco, finds himself plagued by strange nightmares and races to uncover a terrible plot that involves a communist sleeper agent.
Eddie Murphy brings laughs on Feb. 26 in the 1984 classic, “Beverly Hills Cop.” After his childhood buddy is murdered while visiting Detroit, rebellious cop Axel Foley follows the leads to Beverly Hills, California, under the auspices of a vacation.
The Saturday morning Kids Club features at Camana Bay Cinema in February include “Ice Age: Collision Course” on Feb. 9, “Megamind” on Feb. 16 and “Smurfs: The Lost Village” on Feb. 23.