Andrew McCrea’s Winnipeg Movie Roundup For Feb. 17th

WINNIPEG, MB. — Here are all the new movies opening at the box office in Winnipeg on Friday, February 17th, 2017.

They are listed in alphabetical order.

A Cure for Wellness

From: 20th Century Fox

Director: Gore Verbinski

Starring: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth

Where in Winnipeg: Grant Park, Towne 8, Polo Park, SilverCity St. Vital, McGillivray

Production Budget: $40-million

Runtime: 146 minutes

Official Synopsis: An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.

Rotten Tomatoes: 41%

Fist Fight

From: Warner Bros.

Director: Richie Keen

Starring: Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan

Where in Winnipeg: Towne 8, Polo Park, SilverCity St. Vital, Kildonan Place, McGillivray

Production Budget: $25-million

Runtime: 91 minutes

Official Synopsis: On the last day of the year, mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell is trying his best to keep it together amidst senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that put jobs on the line. But things go from bad to worse when he accidentally crosses his much tougher and deeply feared colleague, Ron Strickland, who challenges Campbell to an old-fashioned throw down after school. News of the fight spreads like wildfire and ends up becoming the very thing this school, and Campbell, needed.

Rotten Tomatoes: No critical screenings

*NOTE: Trailer below is a red-band version that is NSFW. Viewer discretion advised.

The Great Wall

From: Universal

Director: Yimou Zhang

Starring: Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Willem Dafoe

Where in Winnipeg: Grant Park, Towne 8, Polo Park, SilverCity St. Vital, Kildonan Place, McGillivray

Production Budget: $150-million

Runtime: 104 minutes

Official Synopsis: Between courage and fear. Between monsters and men. A wall stands that must never fall. The story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure. When a mercenary warrior is imprisoned within The Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of our world. As wave after wave of marauding beasts, intent on devouring the world, besiege the massive structure, his quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army of elite warriors to confront this unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force.

Rotten Tomatoes: 43%

The Salesman

Language: Farsi (with English subtitles)

From: Memento Films

Director: Asghar Farhadi

Starring: Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi

Where in Winnipeg: Grant Park

Production Budget: Unknown

Runtime: 125 minutes

Official Synopsis: Forushande (The Salesman) is the story of a couple whose relationship begins to turn sour during their performance of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%

—Andrew McCrea, MyToba Movies

Andrew McCrea is a hard news junkie with a passion for crime reporting. He studied business, media production, and journalism at Red River College earning two diplomas. McCrea also loves cinema, creative writing, and programming websites and software.
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