Fast & Furious, The Mummy and Baywatch lined up for Sky Cinema premieres this February
February is another huge month for film on Sky Cinema premieres, and with a NOW TV cinema pass, you can enjoy these films and more...
Buckle up for another riotously enjoyable round of high-octane ridiculousness in Fast and Furious 8. Straight Outta Compton’s F Gary Gray attempts to marshal the mayhem this time, hurling Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto and the rest of his street-racing crew into a globe-trotting extravaganza featuring the usual onslaught of vehicular destruction, plus blackmailing super-hacker Cipher (a dreadlocked Charlize Theron) .
And,because why not, Dame Helen Mirren. Everybody involved is quite clearly having an absolute blast, particularly Dwayne Johnson as musclebound super-cop Luke Hobbs, and old Blighty’s own Jason ‘The Stath’ Statham – the latter bringing one linerspewing, show-stealing swagger to the role of bad guy turned good guy Deckard Shaw.
In The Mummy, Tom Cruise steps into boots last worn by Brendan Fraser and squares up against ancient Egyptian evil. He plays Nick Morton, a renegade US soldier with a lucrative sideline in stealing precious antiquities – an extracurricular activity that gets him in all sorts of trouble when he stumbles across the tomb of undead sorceress Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella, Atomic Blonde). Awoken from her slumber Ahmanet sets her sights on retrieving a dagger hidden in England, stabbing poor Nick with it and then, as you do, unleashing the terrifying power of the devil. Transformers/Star Trek writer Alex Kurtzman directs, while Russell Crowe supplies A-list support as a reinvented Dr Jekyll.
Life’s a beach all over again as the hit 90s TV series Baywatch gets a big-screen update, with a beefed-to-the-gills Dwayne Johnson stepping into Hasselhoff ’s sandals as beloved lifeguard chief Mitch Buchannon. The forced recruitment of disgraced Olympic swimmer Matt ‘The Vomet Comet’ Brody (an impossibly chiselled Zac Efron) throws a spanner in the works, but Mitch and co must find a way to make it work when drug-pushing villain Victoria Leeds (Priyanka Chopra) enters the scene. Also donning the famous red swimsuits are Alexandra Daddario (San Andreas, True Detective) and Sports Illustrated regular Kelly Rohrbach, and of course The Hoff pops up for a cameo.