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Awesome movies you shouldn’t miss in January


I know… I know… The month of December and the year (2017) is not finished yet, but I’m kinda in a hurry. I want a new even better year than the one I’ve had and that is sadly ending. I met the love of my life, I started this blog, I got engaged (to the love of my life), I got a new profession and a new full time job, and a bunch of new friends that I adore and cherish. All in 2017. So here’s to all of that with the hopes of just getting better in 2018.

But I also watched a bunch of good movies too, and got fantastic reviews for some of them. So while I look back at the movies I saw in 2017, I want to also look ahead. To the movies that are coming along in the next month and the next year. Let’s start with January. January is a month typically reserved for the Golden Globe awards and the announcement of the Academy Award nominations, but there are had full of good movies that need your attention.

What are the awesome movies that are awaiting releases in January? By all means… Scroll down and look for yourself.


Director: Simon West
Stars: Dominic Cooper, Austin Stowell, Gemma Chan…
Release date: 5 January 2018
Fun fact about the movie: Henry Cavill dropped out of the title role only a week before filming was due to begin due to “creative differences”. He was replaced by Dominic Cooper.

The Commuter

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Stars: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson…
Release date: 12 January 2018
Fun fact about the movie: Liam Neeson and Sam Neill were both contenders for the role of James Bond in GoldenEye (1995), which eventually went to Irish actor Pierce Brosnan. Neill was also considered for Bond in The Living Daylights (1987). Additionally, both actors starred in a Steven Spielberg film in 1993 (Schindler’s List (1993) and Jurassic Park (1993)).

Proud Mary

Director: Babak Najafi
Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Neal McDonough, Danny Glover…
Release date: 12 January 2018
Fun fact about the movie: This film reunites Danny Glover and Margaret Avery, who starred together in The Color Purple (1985).

12 Strong

Director: Nicolai Fuglsig
Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, William Fichtner…
Release date: 19 January 2018
Fun fact about the movie: Cast members Chris Hemsworth and Michael Peña have both been in Marvel cinematic universe films. Hemsworth starred in the “Thor” and “Avengers” movies while Peña appeared in “Ant-Man” (2015).

Den of Thieves

Director: Christian Gudegast
Stars: Gerard Butler, Jordan Bridges, Pablo Schreiber…
Release date: 19 January 2018
Fun fact about the movie: Eric Braeden (Ziggy Zerhusen) is the father of the writer and director Christian Gudegast.

The Leisure Seeker

Director: Paolo Virzì
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Helen Mirren, Kirsty Mitchell…
Release date: 19 January 2018
Fun fact about the movie: Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren previously appeared in Bethune: The Making of a Hero (1990).

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Director: Wes Ball
Stars: Rosa Salazar, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dylan O’Brien…
Release date: 26 January 2018
Fun fact about the movie: Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Nathalie Emmanuel have both previously starred in the hit-series Game of Thrones (2011), portraying Jojen Reed and Missandei respectively. Aiden Gillan also portrayed Peter “Littlefinger” Baelish.


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