Must-see movies, DVDs this February

When it comes to movies, this February could arguably be one of the most exciting months we've seen in a long time.

Let's just hope for some cold weather and snow -- because February is a time to stay in, cuddle up and watch some movies from home.

There's no need to waste your time at the theaters because there's only one movie releasing this month worth seeing.

My advice -- head to a nearby Redbox, or reach into your pocketbook and spend some cash on these seven Blu-ray/DVD titles.

Here are the eight movies you have to see this month:

8. Celeste & Jesse Forever (On Blu-ray and DVD Feb. 5)

Directed by: Lee Toland Kreiger

Starring: Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg and Elijah Wood

Plot: A divorcing couple tries to maintain their friendship while they both pursue other people.

7. The Sessions (On Blu-ray and DVD Feb. 12)

Directed by: Ben Lewin

Starring: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H. Macy

Plot: A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest.

6. Side Effects (In theaters Feb. 8)

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones

Plot: Emily and Martin are a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily's psychiatrist -- intended to treat anxiety -- has unexpected side effects.

5. Flight (On Blu-ray and DVD Feb. 5)

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Denzel Washington, Nadine Velazquez and Don Cheadle

Plot: An airline pilot saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunctions reveals something troubling.

4. The Master (On Blu-ray and DVD Feb. 26)

Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson

Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams

Plot: A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.

3. Perks of Being a Wallflower (On Blu-ray and DVD Feb. 12)

Directed by: Stephen Chbosky

Starring: Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller

Plot: An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

2. Skyfall (On Blu-ray and DVD Feb. 12)

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Starring: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris and Ralph Fiennes

Plot: Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. When MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

1. Argo (On Blu-ray and DVD Feb. 19)

Directed by: Ben Affleck

Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin and John Goodman

Plot: A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran

 

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