Opening This Weekend: January 9th

“It’s easy to kill a movie—just move it to January.” This is what the infinitely wise Dr. Evil preached in his visit to SNL a few weeks ago, and judging from our line-up, he may not be entirely wrong. January is pretty much the time where we all know which Awards darlings have made the cut, and which have been long discarded, and the studios act accordingly.

So whether you choose to checkout that indie movie you’ve heard so much about, or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title below to view the trailer. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theatre. 

—Lottie Abrahams

January 9

Taken 3

Director: Oliver Megaton

Stars: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

Synopsis: Liam Neeson returns for what hopefully will be a final time in the Taken franchise, as ex-assassin Bryan Mills. Following the brutal murder of his wife, Mills must track down the people responsible while avoiding the clutches of FBI agent Forrest Whittaker, all the while protecting his daughter—the only one he has left. 

Two Cents: Someone needs to let Liam Neeson in on the joke. 

Predestination (Limited)

Director: Michael and Peter Spierig

Stars: Ethan Hawke, Noah Taylor

Synopsis: Ethan Hawke stars as a Temporal Agent, a time-travelling policemen who prevents crime before it begins. However, as he retirement nears, the one criminal that has always eluded him may just do so forever. However, with a new agent having been recruited, 

Two Cents: This looks rather brilliant – 2015’s Looper?

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