What's in Sky Store this February

Sky Store Staff

 

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A preview of the latest movies and TV Box Sets available on Sky Store this February. 

 

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 **Please note the dates and titles indicated may be subject to change**   

 

There's a hot selection of hits to take you through the cold winter this February on Sky Store.

Ryan Gosling stars in the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man, Rami Malek plays legendary late frontman Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, while the critically-acclaimed adaptation of Angie Thomas' novel The Hate U Give also reaches the small screen. Horror gets a new lease of life in Halloween, while there are more family friendly scares in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. Plus the world's least effective spy returns in Johnny English Strikes Again.

 

Bohemian Rhapsody (15)

Foot-stomping Queen biopic charting the successes and struggles of the beloved British rock band. Mr Robot's Rami Malek plays legendary late frontman Freddie Mercury.

 
 

First Man (12)

Ryan Gosling plays the first man on the moon - legendary American astronaut Neil Armstrong. Director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, La La Land) follows Armstrong's stratospheric career arc from his early life as an engineer to NASA's 1969 Apollo 11 mission, which made history by putting astronauts - first among them Armstrong - on the moon after a series of trial-and-error attempts.

 
 

Halloween (2018) (18)

Director David Gordon Green's accomplished horror sequel catches up with Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) four decades after she narrowly escaped the Halloween killing spree of Michael Myers. History  is about to repeat when he escapes from a prison van and comes looking for his cherished victim, despatching anyone who gets in his way, including a cocky British TV interviewing team.

 
 

Bad Times At The El Royale (15)

It's 1969 and seven strangers - including Jeff Bridges' priest, John Hamm's salesman and Cynthia Erivo's backing singer - meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Each has got a secret to hid and over the course of one fateful night, they will have a last shot at redemption.

 
 

Goosebumps 2 (PG)

In this good-natured, horror sequel best friends and junk movers Sonny (Jeremy Ray Taylor) and Sam (Caleel Harris) accidentally unleash havoc when they open an old chest and conjure up the  talking, telekinetic dummy Slappy (voiced by Jack Black), who tries to join their family by terrorising bullies plus a cheating boyfriend...and then by turning everyone's Halloween decorations to life.

 
 

Johnny English Strikes Again (PG)

Rowan Atkinson's bumbling super spy returns, brought out of retirement when a cyber-attack reveals the identity of Britain's undercover agents. Comedy with Olga Kurylenko.

 
 

Hunter Killer (18)

US submarine captain Joe Glass (Gerard Butler) is carrying out a search for a missing American sub deep under the Arctic Ocean when he discovers a world-destabilising Kremlin coup is imminent. He must now assemble an elite group of Navy SEALs to rescue the kidnapped Russian president and sneak through enemy waters to stop Armageddon.

 
 

Fahrenheit 11/9 (15)

Oscar-winning director Michael Moore trains his sights on Donald Trump, examining how he became President and what it could mean for America. Biting political documentary.

 
 

Peterloo (12)

Historical drama recreating the Peterloo Massacre of 1819, where British government forces brutally attacked a peaceful pro-democracy rally. Mike Leigh writes and directs.

 
 

Slaughterhouse Rulez (15)

Northern teenager Don Wallace (Finn Cole) is unhappily trying to settle in at the miserable public school Slaughterhouse. However, he discovers worse is to come when a fracking company linked to the creepy housemaster (Michael Sheen) disturbs the ground below the school. Simon Pegg plays a lovelorn teacher while his comedy partner Nick Frost is an eco warrior harbouring a grudge.

  
 

The Hate U Give (12)

Model teenage student Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) studies at an elite school but tacitly takes on board lessons from her father, a former Black Panthers activist, about how a black girl should deal with the police. However, when she watches the life bleed out of her childhood best friend, Khalil (Algee Smith) after a routine traffic violation goes wrong, her rigorously ordered world begins to come apart.

 
 

Juliet, Naked (15)

British film lecturer Duncan (Chris O'Dowd) singlehandedly keeps alive the memory of long-forgotten cult rocker  Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke), who disappeared in the 90s mid-way through a gig. He's turned one of the rooms he shares with long-suffering girlfriend Annie (Rose Byrne) into a shrine to the star. However, fate deals him a cruel hand when - through a series of coincidences - Tucker and Annie meet.

 
 

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Glass (15)

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Director M Night Shyamalan completes his "superhero" trilogy with this head-scratcher that follows Unbreakable and Split. The former's protagonist, David Dunn (Bruce Willis), has taken the mantle of a vigilante superhero and is on the track of the troubled Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy), whose 24 personalities include a super-charged monster known as The Beast.

 

 

Stan & Ollie (PG)

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Jon S Baird's charming and deeply moving love letter to the legendary double act focuses not on their Hollywood heyday, but instead the twilight of their careers and an ill-fated British theatre tour with stops in the likes of Hull and Carlisle. Routine and reality blend into one as the ageing and ailing pair - brilliantly played by Steve Coogan and John C Reilly - chase a movie deal that looks less and less likely by the day. The houses are half-empty and slippery promoter Bernard Delfont (a gloriously smarmy Rufus Jones) is more interested in pushing Norman Wisdom, but with the introduction of a delightfully choreographed double-door routine and the arrival of wives Ida and Lucille (Nina Arianda and Shirley Henderson displaying show-stealing back-and-forth chemistry), both ticket sales and morale get a much-needed boost.

 

 

The Upside (12)

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When unemployed ex-con Dell (Kevin Hart) agrees to work as a carer to appease his social worker, little does he know that it will be a life-changer, His charge is mega-rich Manhattan author and investor Phillip (Bryan Cranston), who's been paralysed from the neck down by a hang-gliding accident. Opposites attract and the pair find they have much to learn from one another. English-language remake of the 2011 French hit comedy The Intouchables.

 

  

The Front Runner (15)

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Hugh Jackman plays Colorado Senator Gary Hart (Hugh Jackman), the 1980s Democratic presidential hopeful after years of Republicanism under Ronald Reagan.  However, Hart loathes the showbizzy side of running for office and - when the story breaks that he had an affair - the media goes into destructive overdrive.  Engaging docudrama from director Jason Reitman.

 

 

Mary Queen Of Scots (2018) (15)

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The reappearance of Mary (Saoirse Ronan) back in Scotland from France as an 18-year-old widow raises profound concerns. Her Catholicism is divisive as is her refusal to be patronised by men supposed to serve her.  Her arrival also sends alarm bells ringing in England where her cousin Elizabeth (Margot Robbie) is without an heir...a position Mary regards as perfect fit for herself.

  

 

Beautiful Boy (15)

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Powerful drama starring Timothee Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name) as a meth-addicted teenager and Steve Carell as the father desperate to help him get clean. 

  

Head over to the Sky Store community to discuss what you are looking forward to seeing on Sky Store this month.



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Craig
Coffee lover, Sci-Fi B Movie aficionado and Android enthusiast - in that order! Huge Chris Ryan and Strike Back fan. I work for the Sky Store Support team here at Sky, so feel free to ask me for any help or support on Sky Store movie rentals, Buy & Keep and Sky Store Movie and TV Box Sets.