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January 14th, 2012

JANUARY 2012 MOVIE RELEASES

January 6 Movie Releases

 

01 beneath_the_darknessBeneath the Darkness (R)

Image Entertainment

Director: Martin Guigui

A Thriller starring Dennis Quaid, Tony Oller, Aimee Teegarden

After watching their best friend get murdered, a group of teens struggle to expose a local hero as the vicious killer and keep from becoming his next victims.

01 devil_inside

The Devil Inside (R)

Paramount Pictures

Director: William Brent Bell

A Thrilling Horror starring Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth

In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism.

 

Norwegian Wood

Soda Pictures, Red Flag Releasing

Director: Tran Anh Hung

A Drama starring Kenichi Matsuyama, Rinko Liluchi

A story of loss and sexuality set in Tokyo in the late 1960s.

 

Roadie (R)

Magnolia Pictures

Director: Michael Cuesta

A Drama starring Ron Eldard, Bobby Cannavale, Jill Hennessy

After 20 years on the road with Blue Oyster Cult, Jimmy Testagros returns to his hometown to life with his ailing mother. Complications arise when he falls for an old friend, who is now married to his longtime nemesis.

January 13 Movie Releases

 

Beauty and the Beast 3D (G)

Walt Disney Pictures

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

An Animated Family Musical Fantasy Romance starring Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson

Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead and discovers her captor to be an enchanted prince.

 

01 contraband_ver2Contraband (R)

Universal Pictures

Director: Baltasar Kormkur

An Action Crime Drama thriller starring Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi, Kate Beckinsale

To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills.

 

The Divide

Anchor Bay Films

Director: Xavier Gens

A Horror Sci-fi Thriller starring Lauren German, Jennifer Blanc, Michael Biehn

Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.

 

Don’t Go in the Woods

Tribeca Films

Director: Vincent D’Onofrio

A Musical Horror starring Bo Boddie, Eric Bogosian

A young band heads to the woods in order to focus on writing new songs. Hoping to emerge with new music that will score them their big break, they instead find themselves in the middle of a nightmare beyond comprehension.

 

01 joyful_noiseJoyful Noise (PG-13)

Warner Bros. Pictures

Director: Todd Graff

A Musical Comedy starring Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer

Two choir members have differing opinions on how to win the national choir competition.

 

Newlyweds

Tribeca Film

Director: Edward Burns

A Drama starring Edward Burns, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Max Baker

Buzzy and Katie are a newly married couple living a seemingly conflict-free life until a relative comes to visit.

 

Sing Your Song

S2BN Films

Director: Susanne Rostock

A Musical Documentary starring Harry Belafonte

An intimate and acclaimed portrait of Harry Belafonte.

 

We Need to Talk About Kevin (R)

Oscilloscope Laboratories

Director: Lynne Ramsay

A Dramatic Thriller starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller

The mother of a teenage boy who went on a high-school killing spree tries to deal with her grief – and feelings of responsibility for her child’s actions.

 

January 20 Movie Releases

 

Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (PG)

Entertainment One

Director: Dori Berinstein

A Musical Documentary starring Carol Channing, Lily Tomlin, Phyllis Diller

 

Coriolanus (R)

The Weinstein Company

Director: Ralph Fiennes

A Thrilling Drama starring Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox

A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.

 

The Flowers of War (R)

Wrekin Hill Entertainment

Director: Zhang Yimou

A Drama starring Christian Bale, Zhang Xinya, Cao Kefan

The film is a work of historical fiction set against the backdrop of the Rape of Nanking

 

The Front Line

Well Go USA

Director: Hun Jang

A Drama starring Ko Soo, Shin Ha-Kyun, Kim Ok-Bin

Toward the end of the Korean War, an uneasy ceasefire is ordered, but out on the Eastern front line of the Aerok Hills, in an expanse of land called the Aero.K, fierce fighting continues. A race to capture this strategic point to determine a new border between the two Koreas is the ultimate prize.

 

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos

Eleven Arts

Director: Kazuya Murata

An Animated Action Adventure Fantasy starring Shelley Calene-Black, Roy Mustang, Riza Hawkeye

A fugitive alchemist with mysterious abilities leads the Elric brothers to a distant valley of slums inhabited by the Milos, a proud people struggling against bureaucratic exploitation.

 

01 haywire_ver3Haywire (R)

Relativity Media

Director: Steven Soderberg

An Action Thriller starring Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender

A black ops super soldier seeks payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission.

 

Miss Bala (R)

20th Century Fox

Director: Gerardo Naranjo

A Dramatic Action film starring Stephanie Sigman, Noe Hernandez, Irene Azuela

The story of a young woman clinging on to her dream to become a beauty contest queen in a Mexico dominated by organized crime.

 

01 red_tailsRed Tails (PG-13)

20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm

Director: Anthiny Hemmingway

An Action Adventure War History Drama starring Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Ne-Yo

A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.

 

Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston

Tribeca Film

Director: Whitney Sudler-Smith

A Documentary starring Liza Minelli, Anjelica Houston, Billy Joel

No one represented the glamor, style, and excess of the ’70s quite like Halston.

Underworld Awakening (R)

Screen Gems

Director:

An Action, Fantasy, Horror starring Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy, India Easley

When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrioress Selene leads the battle against humankind.

 

Watching TV with the Red Chinese

Roam Films

Director: Shimon Dotan

A Drama starring Ryan O’Nan, Gillian Jacobs, Leonardo Nam

Three Chinese students, Tzu (James Chen), Wa (Keong Sim) and Chen (Leonardo Nam) come to study in America in the summer of 1980.

January 27 Movie Releases

 

Declaration of War

IFC Films

Director: Valeire Donzelli

A Romantic Drama starring Valerie Donzelli, Jeremie Elkaim

New couple, Romeo and Juliette), must face the ultimate test when they discover their newborn child is very ill.

01 greyThe Grey (R)

Open Road Films

Director: Joe Carnahan

A Thrilling Dramatic Action film starring Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo

In Alaska, an oil drilling team struggle to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wild. Hunting the humans are a pack of wolves who see them as intruders.

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Man on a Ledge (PG-13)

Summit Entertainment

Director: Asger Leth

A Thrilling Crime film starring Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell

As a police psychologist works to talk down an ex-con who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop, the biggest diamond heist ever committed is in motion.

01 One for the MoneyOne for the Money (PG-13)

Lionsgate

Director: Julie Ann Robinson

An Action Comedy Crime Thriller starring Katherine Heigl, Jason O’Mara, Daniel Sunjata

Unemployed and newly-divorced Stephanie Plum lands a job at her cousin’s bail-bond business, where her first assignment puts her on the trail of a wanted local cop from her romantic past. Read more here.

01 theatre_bizarreThe Theatre Bizarre

W2 Media

Directors: Richard Stanley, Buddy Giovinazzo, Tom Savini, Douglas Buck, Karim Hussain, David Gregory, Jeremy Kasten

A Horror starring Udo Kier, Virginia Newcomb, Amanda Marquardt

A woman sneaks inside an eerie auditorium and views a show unlike any other seen before.

 

The Wicker Tree (R)

Anchor Bay Films

Director: Robin Hardy

A Thrilling Horror starring Graham McTavish, Jacqueline Leonard, Henry Garrett

When two young missionaries head to Scotland, they are initially charmed by their engaging baron Sir Lachlan Morrison and agree to become the local Queen of the May and Laddie for the annual Tressock town festival. But the couple is not prepared for the frightening consequences of their decision and the very disturbing secrets they are about to discover about Tressock’s seemingly friendly townspeople.