Fargo Flicks: Fights and Franchises


In ‘The Space Between Us,’ teenaged Garner is able to travel to Earth but this creates some challenges.

February offers a wide array of movies to enjoy, ranging from terrifying to adventurous, and romantic to comical. Every type of movie fan should be able to find something they enjoy this month.

“The Space Between Us”
Feb. 3

Garner Elliot (Asa Butterfield, “Hugo”) has lived his whole life on Mars. After his mother dies giving birth to him on the Red Planet, Garner remains a secret from those on Earth.

His only connection to Earth is teenaged Tulsa (Britt Robertson, “Tomorrowland”), a fiery girl he communicates with via the computer. Finally, at 16, Garner is given the ability to travel to Earth. Garner escapes and connects with Tulsa, and the two of them travel the world.

Unfortunately, Garner’s body, unused to Earth’s atmosphere, is slowly dying. He and Tulsa must make the most of his time left before its too late.

This highly anticipated sci-fi teen romance is sure to bring joy and tears to viewers.

Feb. 3

The horror franchise that began with “The Ring” returns with its third film, picking up 13 years after the events of the first two movies.

The protagonist is Julia, who worries about her boyfriend Holt when he researches and explores an urban legend about a videotape said to kill the watcher seven days later.

Eventually, Julia sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and discovers a never-before-seen clip within the deadly video.

The film is sure to include loads of suspense to keep the viewer on edge.

“Fifty Shades Darker”
Feb. 10

Speaking of sequels, this romantic franchise returns with a second steamy movie.

After the events of the first film, Christian Grey tries to persuade a careful Ana Steele back into a relationship. However, this time Ana demands a different kind of arrangement for the two before she would even consider getting back with Christian.

As the two finally begin hitting their stride as a couple, haunting people from Mr. Grey’s past threaten to destroy everything they’ve worked for.

Fans of the first movie should love this one just as much, but some moviegoers understandable have a tepid approach to the BDSM-themed film series.

“The Lego Batman Movie”
Feb. 10

Legos are back on the big screen when this flick hits theaters next week.

Unlike “The Lego Movie” that came out in 2014, this one focuses solely on the caped crusader as he wages war on Gotham’s vilest villain, the Joker. Several big names are in on the project, including Will Arnett as Batman, Zach Galifianakis as the Joker, Michael Cera as Robin and Mariah Carey as the Mayor.

Animated action, Lego violence and clever jokes are sure to be expected from this fun movie for all ages.

“Fist Fight”
Feb. 17

Physical comedy abounds in this upcoming film starring Ice Cube, Charlie Day and Tracy Morgan as high school teachers.

When Mr. Campbell (Day) accidently gets Mr. Strickland (Cube) fired, the intimidating Strickland challenges Campbell to a fight after school in the parking lot.

This movie should offer plenty of cheap laughs and ridiculous scenes rich with the teachers’ crazy antics.

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