January is certainly rolling out a bit slowly film wise this year, but that just gives us all more time to catch up with the big awards contenders (The Revenant, Lady in The Van and Spotlight) that are expanding this month. Don’t get me wrong there are a few movies that have caught my eye (Mojave, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi and Synchronicity ) that I do plan to catch up with.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 theater.
-Myrna E. Duarte
Stars: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, Ben Robson
Directed By: William Brent Bell
Synopsis: An American nanny is shocked that her new English family’s boy is actually a life-sized doll. After violating a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.
Our Two Cents: The doll is really alive? I’m waiting to watch this at home.
Stars: Zoey Deutch, Robert De Niro, Zac Efron
Directed By: Dan Mazer
Synopsis: Right before his wedding, an uptight guy is tricked into driving his grandfather, a perverted former Army general, to Florida for spring break.
Our Two Cents: NO!
Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Maika Monroe
Directed By: J Blakeson
Synopsis: Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.
Our Two Cents: Looks okay, but I’m still keeping my expectations very low.
Stars: Donnie Yen, Jin Zhang, Patrick Tam, Mike Tyson
Directed By: Wilson Yip
Synopsis: When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.
Our Two Cents: It appears to have some amazing martial arts action. If you’re already a fan of this series, don’t miss out on more.
Stars: Oscar Isaac, Mark Wahlberg, Garrett Hedlund |
Directed By: William Monahan
Synopsis: A suicidal artist goes into the desert, where he finds his doppelgänger, a homicidal drifter.
Our Two Cents: Two drifters who meet in the desert and one of them is Oscar Isaac, I’m in!
Stars: Chad McKnight, Brianne Davis, AJ Bowen |
Directed By: Jacob Gentry
Synopsis: Synchronicity is a mind-bending ‘Sci-fi Noir’ about a physicist who invents a time machine, and the mysterious femme fatale trying to steal it. He must travel back in time to uncover the truth about the machine, the girl, and his own reality.
Our Two Cents: The trailer makes the film look a bit like Looper, Dark City and Blade Runner all thrown in one.