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"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Jan 312018
 
January 2:

Happy Death Day: A college student relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer's identity. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 16)

Lucky: Inspired by the life of Harry Dean Stanton, "Lucky" provides a raw look at one man’s deep self-exploration during his assumed brink of life. Having out lived those closest to him, Lucky (Stanton) starts to reevaluate his lonely, mundane routines (DVD release: Day & Date)

The Snowman: A bone-chilling murder mystery set in the freezing, snowy landscapes of Oslo, Norway, based on the best seller by Jo Nesbo. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 16)

No Solicitors: An esteemed surgeon, his wife and their two kids are considered exemplary citizens in their community. Truth comes to light when a solicitor knocks on their door and is invited to dinner, only to be drugged by this seemingly perfect family that's hiding a secret. (DVD release: Day & date)

Shock Wave: A terrorist who specializes in explosives takes hold of the busy Cross-Harbor Tunnel and threatens to kill hostages if his demands are not met. (Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

The Stolen: Charlotte Lockton has settled in New Zealand with her wealthy husband, David in 1860. But her life's dreams are shattered when he's murdered on their farm and her baby son is kidnapped. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

January 8:

Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Ninth Season: (DVD: March 6)

January 9:

The Departure: The second documentary by award-winning director Lana Wilson, a poetic and deeply moving film that contemplates death as a way of better understanding how we should live. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 9)

Jigsaw: Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one suspect: John Kramer, the man known as Jigsaw, who has been dead for 10 years.(DVD, Blu-ray release: January 23)

Take My Nose … Please: The acclaimed film, directed by the 89 year-old first time filmmaker Joan Kron (former editor at Allure Magazine for over 25 years and at New York Magazine), is a comedic point of view on women and plastic surgery. (Digital only)

Thank You for Your Service: Follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 23)

January 12:

Abe & Phil's Last Poker Game: Paul Sorvino and the late, legendary screen actor Martin Landau, in his final on-screen role, star in this film about personal relationships through aging. (VOD only)

January 16:

Blue World Order: In a world governed by a bio-tech virus, one man remains immune, and the key to freeing the remaining population is also the last child on Earth … his daughter. (DVD, Digital Day & Date)

Extraordinary: Tells the amazing true story of ultra-marathon runner and college professor David Horton, his wife, Nancy, and their attempt to finish their marriage race well. (DVD: Day & Date)

Geostorm: When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate starts to attack Earth, it's a race against the clock for its creator to uncover the real threat before a worldwide Geostorm wipes out everything and everyone. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 23)

Human Flow: The piercing global migrant crisis documentary from world-renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei (Digital only)

It Takes From Within: An unnamed man and woman make preparations to attend a burial in a small, desolate town. After an intense argument separates the two, they find themselves isolated and in emotional turmoil, experiencing disturbing, surreal incidents involving manifestations of dread and despair. (DVD: January 30)

Last Flag Flying: Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 30)

January 23:

City of Rock: A small-town musician plans a benefit concert to save his town’s beloved Rock Park from redevelopment by a corporate real estate agent. (Digital only)

Dark Meridian: A corrupt New Orleans detective gets caught up in a fight between two criminal gangs while on a stake out. To survive the night, he must find a killer on the run and take him out before the killer reaches his other targets. (VOD)

Goodbye Christopher Robin: A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son Christopher Robin Milne. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

Little Bitches: Coming-of-age high-school female-empowerment comedy. (Digital only)

Only the Brave: Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 6)

Suburbicon: The idyllic town of Suburbicon is the perfect place for Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon*) to make a home. But beneath this tranquil surface lies a disturbing reality, where nothing is as it seems. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 6)

Unseen: A true crime documentary about a Cleveland serial killer and the women he preyed on. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

January 26:

The Misguided: After planning to leave the city with his girlfriend, a young man must first betray her in order to save his brother from a deadly situation. (VOD)

January 30:

A French Village Season 7: The first major French television series seriously to address collaboration during the Nazi occupation in World War II.

Napping Princess: In the near future, a high school senior discovers that events in her waking life begin to parallel events in her dreams. Japanese anime by visionary director Kenji Kamiyama. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women: Based on the bold and illuminating true superhero origin story depicting the creation of the beloved comic book character Wonder Woman in 1941 by Dr. William Moulton Marston. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

Roman J. Israel, Esq.: Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defense attorney who is recruited to join a firm led by an ambitious lawyer (Colin Farrell); a turbulent series of events ensue that will put the activism that has defined Roman’s career to the test. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 13)

Wonder: Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. (DVD, Blu-ray release: February 13)

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