Opening in Orlando: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, Cold Pursuit and more

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures

Opening this week:

Capernaum In this Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign-Language Film, a 12-year-old Lebanese boy sues his parents for bringing him into the world. Hey, kid: That's how I always feel during the Academy Awards. (R; opens Friday at Regal Winter Park Village Stadium 20 & RPX)

Cold Pursuit And right on schedule, here comes this winter's Liam Neeson revenge flick, in which he does battle with a drug cartel to avenge the death of his son. The curious detail that Neeson's character is a snowplow driver by trade might have you suspecting that the picture's tongue is planted somewhat in cheek (if not frozen to a flagpole) – and its origins as a 2014 Norwegian black comedy constitute further evidence that there may be more here than meets the eye. Or more than meets the eye for an eye, if you get my snowdrift. (R)

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part OK, so Lego Ninjago sank like a, um, brick. But remember how much you loved the first Lego Movie and Lego Batman? That's reason enough to hold out hope for Lego Movie 2, which promises more of the same universe-welding snark with heart. I have only one qualm going in: As far as I can tell, there's no appearance by Lego Robin. How you gonna keep 'em down on the farm after they've seen Lego Robin? (PG)

Oscar Shorts 2019 Separate programs for live action and animation help seal your destiny as that gal who's going to spend the last hour of your Oscar party whining that you saw absolutely everything, and yet the guy who Christmas-treed his ballot still won the pool. (tentatively scheduled to open Friday at Enzian Theater, Maitland)

The Prodigy We all knew the runaway success of Bohemian Rhapsody meant every pop star in history would get his own biopic, but really – an entire film about Liam Howlett? Oops, actually, this Prodigy is just another typical winter horror flick about a creepy possessed kid. So ... Moby, then? (R)

What Men Want Once upon a time, we thought of Mel Gibson as a guy who could easily be redeemed by seeing the world through women's eyes. But that was before we realized the entire female gender just makes him wanna SMOKE! Maybe one day we'll likewise be shaking our heads at the idea of turning his What Women Want into a Valentine's Day flick for misandrists. This time, Taraji P. Henson plays a sports agent who learns how to compete in her field by thinking like a man. Attention, ladies: What the men I hang out with really want is to avoid any discussion of sportsball. I mean, like, ever. (R)

Also playing:

The Gandhi Murder A supporting performance by the late, great Om Puri is a selling point of this speculative drama, which aims to shed new light on the assassination of the titular activist. SPOILER: Ted Bundy did it. (NR; playing at Universal Cinemark at CityWalk)


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