[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – February 9, 2024

When we were all stuck a home a few years ago, a number of films made their debut exclusively on streaming, and Disney+ has been re-releasing several of those in theaters now. One such movie is premiering in theaters this weekend, a coming-of-age story for a young Asian girl who finds out that the women in her family have the ability to turn into a giant red panda. There are also quite a number of new movies coming out this weekend, including a film about a disparate group of early humans in the Old Stone Age who much bad together to take on a mystical being that is hunting them down, a movie event for a popular children’s animated character, a drama about a young genius in high school who teams up with a fellow science enthusiast to change high school hierarchy forever, and much more!

Dreams of Darkness

Devastated by the disappearance of his wife, Derek Fabry enters a nightmarish world of the occult, erotic evil, and supernatural seduction as he tries to unravel the mystery of her vanishing.

Directed by Nikolai Malden

Starring: Miles Jonn-Dalton, Pia Bertucci, Renee Domenz, Libby Amato, Marissa De Los Rios

Release date: February 11

Lisa Frankenstein (PG-13)

After suffering an unspeakable tragedy, Lisa finds herself at a new school her senior year in 1989, struggling to fit in, despite her “sister” Chaffy trying to get her to conform to her more typical cheerleader vibe. When a freak accident reanimates a corpse from the abandoned cemetery where she was spending time, she must keep his arrival a secret from her family and classmates, all while deciding how much she wants to help him, and at what cost.

Directed by Zelda Williams

Starring: Kathryn Newton, Liza Soberano, Jenna Davis, Trina LaFargue, Paola Andino

Release date: February 9

The Monk and the Gun (PG-13)

An American who travels into Bhutan in search of a treasure and crosses path with a young monk who wanders through the serene mountains, instructed by his teacher to make things right again.

Directed by Pawo Choyning Dorji

Starring: Tandin Wangchuk, Harry Einhorn, Tandin Phubz, Tandin Sonam, Deki Lhamo

Release date: February 9

Out of Darkness (R)

In the Old Stone Age, a disparate gang of early humans band together in search of a new land. But when they suspect a malevolent, mystical being is hunting them down, the clan are forced to confront a danger they never envisaged.

Directed by Andrew Cumming

Starring: Chuku Modu, Kit Young, Safia Oakley-Green, Iola Evans, Luna Mwezi

Release date: February 9

Peppa’s Cinema Party

Peppa celebrates 20 years with 10 new episodes, a 3-part wedding special, a mix of animation and live action where Peppa enters the real world, a party bus bonus episode, and 5 sing-along songs.

Directed by Andrea Tran

Starring: Morwenna Banks, Orlando Bloom, Tallulah Conabeare, Robyn Elwell, Nel Markowska

Release date: February 9

Popular Theory (PG)

Erwin, a girl genius, is the youngest student in high school. Unfortunately she struggles with social isolation. When she meets fellow science guru, Winston, they team up to invent a chemical that changes the high school hierarchy forever.

Directed by Ali Scher

Starring: Sophia Reid-Gantzert, Lincoln Lambert, Chloe East, Cheryl Hines, Marc Evan Jackson

Release date: February 9

The Private Eye (R)

The life of private eye, Mort Madison, is spiraling downward, when a beguiling, slightly familiar woman hires him for his most unusual case.

Directed by Jack Cook

Starring: Matt Rife, Clare Grant, Elliot, Denzel Whitaker, Eric Roberts

Release date: February 9

The Taste of Things (PG-13)

The story of Eugenie, an esteemed cook, and Dodin, the fine gourmet with whom she has been working for over the last 20 years.

Directed by Anh Hung Tran

Starring: Juliette Binoche, Benoît Magimel, Emmanuel Salinger, Patrick d’Assumçao, Jan Hammenecker

Release date: February 9

Turning Red (PG)

A thirteen-year-old girl named Mei Lee is torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the changes of adolescence. And as if the challenges were not enough, whenever she gets overly excited she transforms into a giant red panda.

Directed by Domee Shi

Starring: Rosalie Chiang, Sandra Oh, Ava Morse, Hyein Park, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan

Release date: February 9 (Theatrical premiere)

What movies are you looking forward to seeing this weekend?

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