Friday, January 6, 2012

PREVIEWS - January Movies

2012 is here, and some awesome movies are being released this month.

The Devil Inside


In 1989, emergency responders received a 9-1-1 call from Maria Rossi confessing that she had brutally killed three people. 20 years later, her daughter Isabella seeks to understand the truth about what happened that night. She travels to the Centrino Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Italy where her mother has been locked away to determine if her mother is mentally ill or demonically possessed. When she recruits two young exorcists to cure her mom using unconventional methods combining both science and religion, they come face-to-face with pure evil in the form of four powerful demons possessing Maria.
Directed by William Brent Bell; The Devil Inside stars Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman and Evan Helmuth.

Opens: January 6, 2012 Runtime: 1 hr. 23 min. Genre: Horror, Suspense, Thriller Rated: R


Beauty and the Beast (3D)

An arrogant young prince and his castle's servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress, who turns him into the hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl Belle enters the Beast's castle after he imprisons her father Maurice. With the help of his enchanted servants, Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation.


Directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, and starring Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Rex Everhart (II),Richard White and Jesse Corti.

Opens: January 13, 2012 Runtime: 1 hr. 24 min. Genre: Romance, Animated Rated: G

Contraband


Chris Farraday abandoned his life of crime long ago, but after his brother-in-law, Andy, botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Tim Briggs, Chris is forced back into doing what he does best; running contraband. Chris must settle Andy's debt and things get heated up when Chris has only hours to reach the cash. Chris must use his rusty skills to navigate the treacherous criminal network of drug lords, cops, and hit men before his wife Kate, and their two sons become targets as well.

This remake of the Icelandic 2009 film Reykjavík-Rotterdam is directed by Baltasar Kormákur; and stars Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster Giovanni Ribisi and Lukas Haas.

Opens: January 13, 2012 Runtime: 1 hr. 50 min. Genre: Action, Thriller Rated: R

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

After 10 year old Oskar Schell loses his father in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, he goes on a journey across New York to find a lock-box that his dad left him the key to.

Based on Jonathan Safran Foer's novel of the same name, directed by Stephen Daldry and produced by Scott Rudin (The Social Network, No Country for Old Men, There Will be Blood); Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close stars Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, Viola Davis, Jeffrey Wright and John Goodman.

Opens: January 20, 2012 Runtime: 2 hr. 09 min. Genre: Drama Rated: PG-13


Haywire


Freelance covert operative Mallory Kane is hired out by her handler to various global entities to perform jobs that governments can't authorize and heads of state would rather not know about. After a mission to rescue a hostage in Barcelona, Mallory is quickly dispatched on another mission to Dublin. When the operation goes awry and Mallory finds she has been double crossed, she needs to use all of her skills, tricks, and abilities to escape an international manhunt, make it back to the United States, protect her family, and exact revenge on those that have betrayed her.

Directed by  Steven Soderbergh, Haywire stars Gina Carano, Antonio Banderas, Michael Douglas, Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender and Bill Paxton. 

Opens: January 20, 2012 Runtime: 1 hr. 32 min. Genre: Action, Thriller Rated: R

Red Tails


A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II. As the war in Europe continues to take its toll on Allied forces, the Pentagon brass has no recourse but to consider unorthodox options -- including the untried and untested African-American pilots of the experimental Tuskegee training program. Against all the odds these intrepid young airmen take to the skies to fight for their country.
Directed by Anthony Hemingway, Produced by George Lucas; and starring Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Tristan Wilds, Method Man and Ne-Yo.

Opens: January 20, 2012 Runtime: n/a Genre: Action, Adventure Rated: PG-13

Underworld Awakening

Six months after the events of Underworld: Evolution, Selene was captured by humans. Eventually both government officials and the public learn about the existence of the two immortal species of Vampires and Lycans (werewolves). After being imprisoned in cryogenic suspension for 12 years, Selene manages to escape the facility to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species


Directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein, screenplay by Len Wiseman and starring Kate Beckinsale, Sandrine Holt, Michael Ealy, Stephen Rea and India Eisley.

Opens: January 20, 2012 Runtime: n/a Genre: Action, Horror Rated: R

The Grey


A group of oil-rig roughnecks are left stranded on the sub-arctic tundra after their plane experiences a complete mechanical failure and crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness. The survivors, battling mortal injuries, biting cold and ravenous hunger, are relentlessly hunted and pursued by a vicious pack of rogue wolves.

Directed by Joe Carnahan, produced by  Ridley and Tony Scott, The Grey stars Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, Dermont Mulroney and James Badge Dale.

Opens: January 27, 2012 Runtime: n/a Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller Rated: n/a

Man on a Ledge


A fugitive claiming his innocence feigns an attempt to commit suicide by jumping off a ledge, while his brother carries out a massive diamond heist, to prove that he was set up.

Directed by Asger Leth, and starring Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell and Ed Harris.

Opens: January 27, 2012 Runtime: n/a Genre: Action, Thriller Rated: PG-13

One for the Money

A down-on-her-luck New Jersey woman convinces her bail bondsman cousin to give her a shot as a bounty hunter. Her first assignment is to track down a former cop on the run for murder--the same man who broke her heart years before.


Directed by Julie Anne Robinson, it stars Katherine Heigl, Jason O'Mara, Debbie Reynolds, Daniel Sunjata and Sherri Shepherd.

Opens: January 27, 2012 Runtime: n/a Genre: Comedy, Thriller Rated: PG-13