Ranking the Films of February

Another Oscar season over, another February arriving. What reason does a movie lover have (sob) to get out of bed and go to the theater?

Honestly, not much.

Though there are a few promising flicks among the ranks:

Jonas Brothers: 3-D11. Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (Rated G for Girls and God-approved)

So realistic you'll believe you can reach out and touch them (in a G-rated way).

Madea Goes to Jail10. Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail

Tyler Perry's pistol-packin' grandmomma Madea is back, this time raising hell behind bars after anger management issues land her in the big house. Another formulaic feel-good Perry production with a familiar cast, plus -- get excited -- Dr. Phil. Murphy, Lawrence, Williams, Travolta ... do all male comics secretly want to be drag queens?

Fired Up9. Fired Up

Give me a G! An I! An R! An L! An S! What do teen boys like? I'm sure you already know the answer, just as you've already seen this sophomoric theme before. Dreading summer at football camp, the stars of the Gerald R. Ford High team hatch a scheme to mingle with buxom cheerleaders at cheer camp instead. Boys will be boys (insert wink)!

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li8. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

Another attempt in the frequently disappointing video-game-to-screen genre based on Capcom's legendary Street Fighter. Smallville's Lana Lang is Chun-Li, a Hong Kong lighting kicker on an epic quest to avenge her father's death. Hopefully this version fares better than JCVD's '94 try.

Friday the 13th7. Friday the 13th

He's back. It's back. Because we haven't paid to see it enough, another retelling of the original summer camp slaughter with a cast that includes Supernatural hottie Jared Padalecki. Marcus Nispel, of 2003's Texas Chainsaw Massacre redo, directs.

The Pink Panther 26. Pink Panther 2

Steve Martin and John Cleese are back in a sequel to 2006's Pink Panther, a remake of the Peter Sellers classic. This time Clouseau's on a quest to recover the missing Pink Panther Diamond.

Confessions of a Shopaholic5. Confessions of a Shopaholic

Author Sophie Kinsella's bestselling book's "confessions" revealed on the big screen. Isla Fisher stars as shopaholic heroine Becky Bloomwood. Says Random House, it's "a novel of our times." Really? Then shouldn't Becky be a greedy, bank mortgage-aholic?

He's Just Not That Into You4. He's Just Not That Into You

Another chick-lit phenom turned cinema cash cow based on the bestseller penned by former Sex and the City scribes and pimped by the regular romcom crew: Affleck, Aniston, Barrymore, Johansson ... plus Entourage's Kevin Connolly and Jennifer Connelly.

The International3. The International

"They control your money. They control your government. They control your life. And everybody pays." Yeah, Clive! Go get those f'in' terror-financing banks!

We know (and hope) Owen will succeed as an Interpol Agent partnered with a Manhattan District Attorney (Naomi Watts) in a deadly high-stakes thriller orchestrated by Run Lola Run's Tom Tykwer.

Push2. Push

Think telekinetic gun fights and psychic espionage set to a surreal techno beat. Dakota Fanning and Street Kings' Chris Evans take on a clandestine agency bent on transforming average citizens into a paranormal army.

Coraline1. Coraline

Another gorgeously gruesome stop-motion animation wonderland brought to life by Nightmare Before Christmas director Henry Selick. It's the chilly tale of a girl who gets what she wishes for. Bored in her new home, Coraline (Dakota Fanning) discovers a secret door leading to a parallel dimension where life is seemingly perfect -- until the world turns dangerously dark. Voices include Terri Hatcher and Absolutely Fabulous duo French and Saunders.

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