From anticipated K-dramas like Forecasting Love And Weather to blockbusters like Uncharted, here are the new movies and shows of the month to catch.
It’s a new month, which means a new collection of movies and series to explore. And since it’s February, the month of love and romance has its fair share of sweet entertainment for you to enjoy. But if getting all romantic is not for you, don’t fret. February 2022 also has a selection of non-Valentine-related new movies and shows. Whether you’re in a relationship or single, the month’s offerings of entertainment is set to appeal to a wide range of viewers. Here are some of the new movies and shows of February 2022 that should be on your watch list.
Are you bored of the same plot lines and concepts in most comedy shows? Think you’ve seen them all? Well, if that’s the case, we suggest you check out Murderville, Netflix’s unique take on a murder mystery dusted with comedy. The series follows eccentric detective Terry Seattle (Will Arnett) as he investigates a series of murders. The twist is that each episode features a new celebrity guest and they aren’t given the script. This means that they have to improvise on the spot based on what happens around them. The series looks like a mix between a reality show, a whodunit, an improv class, and an escape room all wrapped into one. Catch Murderville on Netflix this February 3.
At first glance, the plot of Marry Me sounds like something straight from Wattpad, which is honestly why it has us interested. This romantic comedy follows Kat Valdez (Jennifer Lopez), a music superstar who’s in a relationship with fellow star Bastian (Maluma). Then there’s divorced high-school math teacher Charlie Gilbert (Owen Wilson) who doesn’t have much going on in his life at the moment. Kat and Bastian are set to be wed before a live audience. But when she learns that Bastian cheated on her, she calls off the wedding. In a moment of inspired insanity, Kat decides to marry Charlie on a whim when she sees him in the audience. What follows next is a story of how an impulsive reaction evolves into an unexpected romance and how two people from different worlds can get along.
Aside from the interesting plot, the movie also marks the first time Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson will team up for a project. To some. the pairing may seem weird but honestly it could make for surprising comedy gold. Marry Me lands in local cinemas on February 9.
DEATH ON THE NILE
The sequel to Murder on the Orient Express is finally here. And it looks to deliver another dose of mystery, tension, and secrets. Death on the Nile sees Kenneth Branagh return as famed detective Hercule Poirot. While on vacation on the Nile, Hercule must use his investigation skills once more in order to solve the mystery behind the murder of a young heiress. Featuring an all-star cast that includes Gal Gadot, Death on the Nile can hopefully be another exciting ride of twists, turns, drama, and everything in between. The film arrives in cinemas on February 9.
From acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh comes this story of tech, murder, and conspiracy. Set during the COVID-19 pandemic in Seattle, the film follows a tech worker played by Zoe Kravitz. She suffers from agoraphobia, which is the fear of public spaces. Because of this, she spends most of her time indoors as part of the company that handles the AI companion KIMI. One day, she sees a violent crime being committed via a KIMI device and tries to report the incident. But she soon realizes that she got herself into a dangerous situation as larger forces are out to get her. Interested to know how this tale unfolds? You can stream the film on HBO Go on February 10.
Shonda Rhimes has given us some of the best TV shows of the 2010s. And 2022 looks to be no disappointment for the acclaimed creator. Up first under Shondaland is the depiction of the crazy, but true story of Anna Sorokin, a woman from Germany who pretended to be a socialite and scammed her way around the New York elite. The series will also follow a journalist who tries to untangle the web of Anna’s deceit and look into how she became so popular before her eventual arrest. Julia Garner is set to play Anna Delvey. The pedigree of Shonda Rhimes mixed with the show’s fascinating subject matter makes this a must-watch show. Inventing Anna can be streamed on Netflix staring February 11.
LOVE AND LEASHES
SNSD’s Seohyun really went from SM to S&M—and we’re here for it. The movie follows an office worker named Ji-hoo (Lee Jun-young) who has a unique sexual taste. Ji-woo (Seohyun), her team member, then discovers his kinks, which then leads to an exciting after-hours relationship between a new assistant manager and his straightforward subordinate that would make Christian Grey proud. If you’re looking to spice up your Valentine’s or just curious how two idols would be in a K-movie about bondage, then give Love and Leashes a watch. The film streams on Netflix this February 11.
FORECASTING LOVE AND WEATHER
For something a bit more wholesome this Valentine’s, Forecasting Love and Weather is a new K-drama starring Park Min-young and Song Kang. The 16-episode series is set at the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) and centers on two co-workers who fall in love and the crazy journey that follows them both in and outside work. This will be the first time A-list actors Park Min-young and Song Kang will be paired up in a K-drama and it already has us excited for this anticipated watch. The series premiers on Netflix this February 12.
TWENTY FIVE TWENTY ONE
Speaking of anticipated K-dramas, Valentine’s weekend is filled with hyped releases such as Twenty Five Twenty One. Set in the late 90s, the show follows a group of young people whose lives get turned upside down during the South Korean financial crisis. At the heart of the story is an aspiring fencer, played by Kim Tae Ri, who meets a hardworking young man, played by Nam Joo Hyuk. They first fall for each other when they were 18 and 22 and reunite at 21 and 25 hence the show’s title. This romantic tale lands on Netflix this February 12.
THE GOODBYE GIRL
Releasing just in time for Valentine’s Day, get ready to cry your heart out in this limited series. Based on the book by Noreen Capili, The Goodbye Girl follows Yanna (Angelica Panganiban), a woman who get’s her heartbroken, which leads to her making videos where she cries over her failed relationship. One of her videos then goes viral,leading her to landing a book deal. For the book, Yanna chronicles the real stories of women whom she helps through their own heartbreaks. Featuring an all-star cast that includes Loisa Andalio, Barbie Imperial, Elisse Joson, Maris Racal, RK Bagatsing, Joshua Colet, Ronnie Alonte, Turs Daza, and Rico Blanco, this will be a show to watch out for. The series streams on iWantTFC on February 14.
AI LOVE YOU
Fans of Mario Maurer and Baifern Pimchanok rejoice! The duo are reuniting for the first time in a movie in over 12 years. AI Love You centers on a woman named Lara (Pimchanok) whose AI bot Dob falls in love with her. It then proceeds to take control of the body of Bobby (Maurer), a man whom Lara went on a blind date with. It then follows the two as their relationship slowly starts to form. If you’ve seen A Little Thing Called Love, then you know both actors can bring the kilig and were hoping for the same in their comeback film. AI Love You streams on Netflix on February 15.
JEEN-YUHS: A KANYE TRILOGY
Enter the mind of one of the most celebrated and divisive rappers of the generation in Kanye West’s newest documentary, Jeen-Yuhs. The first of a planned trilogy, the first installment is set to follow Kanye in his formative years. It promises to show never before seen footage and an intimate look at Kanye before the fame. You can catch the documentary on Netflix this February 16.
THE CUPHEAD SHOW!
Based on the acclaimed run and gun video game Cuphead, The Cuphead Show will follow the titular Cuphead and his brother Mugman as they travel across Inkwell Isles for fun and adventure. Along the way, they’ll come across familiar characters and foes from the game such as The Devil and King Dice. Based from what we’ve seen, the show looks to capture the same aesthetic as the game which already has us excited. If the series manages to capture the same level of quality as the game, then Netflix may just have their next hit video game adaptation on their hands. You can start streaming the show on Netflix on February 17.
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE
Who says you can’t enjoy a bit of horror in the month of love? Certainly not Leatherface. Taking a page out of the recent Halloween movies, Texas Chainsaw Massacre serves as a direct sequel to the 1974 classic horror film. This is despite the fact that this movie is technically the 9th in the series. It follows Leatherface who goes out of hiding after 50 years to terrorize a new group of teenagers who stumble upon his home. Considering how the recent release of Halloween and Scream have given their main baddies justice, fingers crossed that this movie does the same for Leatherface. Texas Chainsaw Massacre streams on Netflix on February 18.
Closing out February 2022 is a blockbuster that’s been a long time coming. Based on the popular video games series of the same name, the Uncharted movie actually serves as a prequel to the whole franchise. It follows how Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) and how he met Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) for the first time and their first adventure together to find the lost fortune of Ferdinand Magellan. Yes, that Magellan.
Tom Holland has proven in the past that he can handle a major blockbuster and we feel he can deliver even without the MCU behind him. Video game adaptations are notorious for being a hit or miss. So, hopefully, everything manages to come together in the end. You can catch this in cinemas on February 23.
While these shows aren’t technically new, they are premiering new seasons that you should take note of. Raised by Wolves Season 2 (Feb 3), Disenchantment Part 4 (Feb 9), Love Is Blind Season 2 (Feb 11), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 4 (Feb 18), Space Force Season 2 (Feb 18), The Walking Dead Season 11 Part 2 (Feb 20), Killing Eve Season 4 (Feb 27).
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