With the start of a new year, so comes a whole list of new movies set to come out. January is usually a slow month for movie releases, but there are quite a few movies that will have you wanting to go to the movies.
There is at least one, maybe two movies that are coming out this month that might make it to Oscar night. The drama about Martin Luther King Jr., Selma, should definitely end up there while the military drama, American Sniper, is a dark horse.
Paddington is the family movie of the month and the final movie in the Taken series comes out.
Below is the list of all the movies coming out this month.
1/2 – The Gambler
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson, Jessica Lange
Lit professor and gambler Jim Bennett’s debt causes him to borrow money from his mother and a loan shark. Further complicating his situation is his relationship with one of his students. Will Bennett risk his life for a second chance?
1/2 – The Woman in Black 2
Starring: Helen McCroy, Adrian Rawlins, Jeremy Irvine
40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house’s darkest inhabitant.
1/9 – Inherent Vice
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon
In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles detective Larry “Doc” Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.
1/9 – Selma
Starring: David Oyelowo, Cedric the Entertainer, Carmen Ejogo
Martin Luther King and the civil rights marches of Selma, Alabama, that changed the United States for ever.
1/9 – Taken 3
Starring: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen
Bryan Mills, an Ex-government operative is accused of a ruthless murder he never committed or witnessed as he is tracked and pursued, Bryan Mills brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name.
1/16 – The Wedding Ringer
Starring: Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco-Sweting
A shy young groom needs to impress his in-laws, so he turns to a best-man-for-hire to help him out.
1/16 – Paddington
Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Nicole Kidman, Jim Broadbent
A young English boy befriends a talking bear he finds at a London train station. A live-action feature based on the series of popular children’s books by Michael Bond.
1/16 – Blackhat
Starring: Viola Davis, Chris Hemsworth, William Mapother
A man is released from prison to help American and Chinese authorities pursue a mysterious cyber criminal. The dangerous search leads them from Chicago to Hong Kong.
1/16 – American Sniper
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Luke Grimes, Sienna Miller
Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.
1/23 – Black Sea
Starring: Jude Law, Jodie Whitaker, Ben Mendelsohn
In order to make good with his former employers, a submarine captain takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a submarine rumored to be loaded with gold.
1/23 – Strange Magic
Starring: Alan Cumming, Kristen Chenoweth, Peter Stormare
A fairy tale of goblins, fairies and imps meeting for the first time and the consequent confusions and conflicts the culture clash causes.
1/23 – The Boy Next Door
Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Kristen Chenoweth, John Corbett, Ian Nelson
A divorced woman falls in love with the young man who moves in to the street and finds he has a dark secret.
1/23 – Mortdecai
Starring: Johnny Depp, Gwenth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany
Art dealer Charles Mortdecai searches for a stolen painting that’s reportedly linked to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.
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What movie are you most excited to see this month?