Get out of the cold and warm up this month with a night at the movies.  Below you will find 10 anticipated movies coming to a theater near you in January, including plenty of fast paced action flicks to get your heart racing.

Insidious: Chapter 4
January 5th

Insidious: Chapter 4This is the fourth installment of the popular Insidious series, a group of supernatural horror films.  In this newest movie, Dr. Elise Rainier, the brilliant parapsychologist, faces her most personal haunting yet: in her childhood home.  Taking place years before the events in other films, it follows her to her youth in New Mexico.

Starring: Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Josh Stewart 

Proud Mary
January 12th

Proud MaryDirected by Babak Najafi, Taraji P. Henson plays the part of Mary, a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston.  Henson’s life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy, whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.

Starring: Taraji Henson, Neil McDonough, Danny Glover, Xander Berkeley

The Commuter
January 12th

The CommuterIn the midst of his daily commute, insurance salesman Michael Woolrich is contacted by a mysterious stranger who forces him to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on the train before the last stop.  Woolrich must race against the clock in order to save the lives of each passenger.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Sam Neill

Paddington 2
January 12th

Paddington 2Paddington returns, and in this film takes on a number of odd jobs to afford a unique pop-up book from an antique book shop – a present for Aunt Lucy on her 100th birthday. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to find the thief.

Starring: Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson

The Papers
January 12th

The PapersThis movie, inspired by true events, documents a cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents, which pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented war between journalist and government.  They challenge the government for the right to publish classified information.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Alison Brie, Sarah Paulson

Horse Soldiers
January 19th

Horse SoldiersJust weeks after 9/11, a team of United States special forces goes to Afghanistan and is ordered to take over the city of Mazar E Sharif.  The Afghan terrain renders their modern equipment useless, so the US soldiers, with the help of the Northern Alliance, retrain to fight using only horses and their personal gear and weapons.

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky, Michael Pena, Trevante Rhodes

Den of Thieves
January 19th

Den of ThievesIn this action flick, professional criminals plan on robbing a bank in a monumental heist- the Federal Reserve Bank in Los Angeles.  During the course of their planning, a thief gets trapped between two sets of criminals.

 

Starring: Gerard Butler, 50 Cent, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Mo McRae

Midnight Sun
January 26th

Midnight SunMidnight Sun is a teen romance based on a Japanese film about a girl who’s deathly allergic to the sun. Katie (Bella Thorne) has a rare disorder that makes it impossible for her to leave her house during the day, so she can only go out at night.  Her life gets complicated when she falls in love.

Starring: Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rob Riggle

Extinction
January 26th

ExtinctionIn this action flick directed by Ben Young, a father has a recurring dream of losing his family. His nightmare turns into reality when the planet is invaded by a force bent on destruction. Fighting for their lives, the father eventually finds an unknown strength that will keep them safe from harm.

Starring: Lizzy Caplan, Mike Colter, Michael Pena, Emma Booth

White Boy Rick
January 26th

White Boy RickThis movie follows the story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s.  Wershe was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.

 

Starring:  Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Leigh, Eddie Marsan, Rory Cochrane

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