New Movie Releases in Malaysia: February 2019

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Brimming with themes happily celebrating Chinese New Year, and low-scale releases attempting to hit cult-status raves, here are some movies you should check out this February.

The Knight Of Shadows: Between Yin And Yang

Remember the Chinese legend of the Magic Paintbrush, where the painter is granted powers of bringing his art to life? Jackie Chan stars as the wielder of this paintbrush, and paints sigils to trap demons. A new threat looms however, and he must team up with a band of misfits to restore spiritual order to the world.

Release date: 5th Feb
Genre: Action/Fantasy
Stars: Jackie Chan, Ethan Juan, Elaine Zhong, Lin Po Hung, Lin Peng

Alita: Battle Angel

Based on Yukito Kishiro’s highly acclaimed manga Gunnm, Alita is a cyberpunk fantasy film of a robot finding her place in the world. Directed by Robert Rodriguez and produced by James Cameron, this film looks to showcase Rodriguez’s penchant for hard action and Cameron’s touch of visual thrill.

Release date: 5th Feb
Genre: Action/Adventure/Science Fiction
Stars: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Eiza González, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Skrein, Mahershala Ali

A Lifetime Treasure

Legendary Canton actor Sammo Hung stars in this bumbling comedy about two crooks attempting to subdue an old-folks home, where a bunch of aging but unusual retirees live. This movie is a Chinese New Year special, promising to be as beloved as Christmas-time movies!

Release date: 5th Feb
Genre: Comedy
Stars: Louis Cheung, Ivana Wong, Sammo Hung, Andrew Lam Man Chung, Lam Suet, Teddy Robin, Richard Ng, Leung Siu Lung

Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

The last movie ended with Duplo alien invaders innocently threatening to take over Bricksburg. Five years later, an apocalyptic wasteland now is the home to Emmett and friends. Can he still pretend that everything is awesome?

Release date: 7th Feb
Genre: Animation
Stars: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish

Happy Death Day 2U

Surprise smash hit Happy Death Day returns with a sequel! Tree is plunged back into the loop of dying and waking up on the same day, but this time she’s not alone. The timeline has changed, and she’s has to do a lot more dying to find out why.


Release date: 21st Feb
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Suraj Sharma, Sarah Yarkin, Ruby Modine

Cold Pursuit

Nels Coxman, a humble snowplower in the Rocky Mountains, wages revenge on the drug cartel running in his town after his son is found murdered by a gang who made it look like an overdose. Liam Neeson has purportedly cited this film as his last action role.

Release date: 21st Feb
Genre: Action
Stars:  Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Emmy Rossum, Tom Bateman, Michael Eklund
Link: https://www.gsc.com.my/html/movie_page.aspx?M_MovieID=3354

The Front Runner

Based on the real story of 1988 Democratic presidential nominee Gary Hart, this movie explores what went on behind the allegations of him having an extramarital affair that cost him his reputation.

Release date: 21st Feb
Genre: Biography/Drama
Stars: Molly Ephraim, Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga

The Prodigy

Her son may be smarter than kids his age, but is it really just because he was born with the intellect of a genius? Or is it something rooted in a sinister force?

Release date: 28th Feb
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Stars: Jackson Robert Scott, Taylor Schilling, Brittany Allen, Peter Mooney

Dearest Anita

Fans of the late Queen of Cantopop Anita Mui will love this narrative of her personal items being found by collectors of her paraphernalia and their quest to preserve her memory by returning those items to their former owners.

Release date: 28th Feb
Genre: Drama
Stars: Myolie Wu, Sonija Kwok, Alex Lam

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