Marvel fans are rejoicing today, as the long-awaited “Deadpool” movie—a film that was in talks to happen for a few years before enthusiastic fan reaction finally convinced the studio to give it the green light—hits theaters. The raunchy superhero comedy starring Ryan Reynolds promises to bring a new and different twist to the genre from typical superhero films. Also new in theaters is the “Zoolander” sequel 15 years in the making. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson are back as Derek Zoolander and Hansel, who are enlisted to find out who is killing the world’s most beautiful celebrities. And the—maybe—appropriate romantic comedy “How to Be Single” is out this weekend just in time for Valentine’s Day. The cast is led by Dakota Johnson, who plays a newly single woman learning to enjoy her life in New York City. Also look for the new Michael Moore documentary, “Where to Invade Next,” in select theaters. Read more about those movies and this weekend’s other new releases below, and leave a comment at the bottom letting us know what you’ll be watching.
“Deadpool”: This action comedy based on the Marvel comic book hero and directed by Tim Miller follows former Special Forces operative Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), who undergoes experimental surgery after being diagnosed with a terminal illness. The experiment leaves him with improved agility and healing powers, leading him to adopt the alter ego Deadpool and track down the man who ruined his life. Read more at IMDB. Runtime: 108 minutes. Rated R for strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity.
“Zoolander 2”: Directed by Ben Stiller, this comedy sequel to the popular 2001 film has Stiller and Owen Wilson returning as supermodels Derek Zoolander and Hansel, who are older now and finding themselves out of touch with the current trends. When someone begins killing the world’s most beautiful people, Zoolander and Hansel are hired by an agent (Penelope Cruz) to infiltrate the world of high fashion and find out who’s behind it. Read more at IMDB. Runtime: 102 minutes. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, a scene of exaggerated violence, and brief strong language.
“How to Be Single”: This comedy directed by Christian Ditter follows Alice (Dakota Johnson), a newly single woman living in New York City whose outgoing friend Robin (Rebel Wilson) teaches her how to enjoy being single. Read more at IMDB. Runtime: 110 minutes. Rated R for strong language and sexual content throughout.
Other movies opening in St. Louis:
· “Where to Invade Next”
Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters.
- Wehrenberg Theatres
- AMC Theatres
- Regal Movie Theatres
- Galleria 6
- Chase Park Plaza
- Granite City
- Moolah Theatre
- Hi-Pointe Theatre
- St. Andrews Cinema
- Plaza Frontenac Cinema
- Tivoli Theatre