New year, new… releases! Kick off 2020 with these great titles set to be released in January. Heading into awards season there are award-nominees, Australian favourites, action-packed blockbusters and so much more…
MA15+ | Drama | January 8
Arthur Fleck is a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events.
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz
MA15+ | Drama | January 15
Working as a stripper to make ends meet, Destiny’s life changes forever when she becomes friends with Ramona–the club’s top money earner. Ramona soon shows Destiny how to finagle her way around the wealthy Wall Street clientele who frequent the club. But when the 2008 economic collapse cuts into their profits, the gals and two other dancers devise a daring scheme to take their lives back.
Cast: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles
Zombieland: Double Tap
MA15+ | Action | January 22
Zombie slayers Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita and Little Rock leave the confines of the White House to travel to Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. Along the way, they encounter other post-apocalyptic warriors and a group of survivors who find refuge in a commune. The scrappy fighters must now rely on their wits and weapons more than ever, as they soon find themselves in a relentless battle against smarter, faster and seemingly indestructible zombies.
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone
M | Action | January 22
Returned hit-man Henry Brogan is forced on the run by a young, highly skilled operative who will stop at nothing to eliminate his target. Now on a race around the globe, Henry must outsmart the mysterious assassin at every step–but how far will he go once they finally come face to face?
Cast: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen
Ride Like a Girl
PG | Drama | January 8
Acclaimed Golden Globe winning actress Rachel Griffiths makes her feature film directorial debut to tell the incredible true story of jockey Michelle Payne, who beat catastrophic injury and odds of 100-1, to become the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.
Cast: Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill, Sullivan Stapleton
M | Drama | January 22
Winter 1968: Showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at the Talk of the town, 30 years after she shot to stardom in The Wizard of Oz. After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted–haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood and gripped by a desire to be back home with her kids. Will she have the strength to go on?
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Rufus Sewell, Jessie Buckley
M | Drama | January 22 | LOTE
Tired of toiling in the rice fields, 14-year-old Chakra leaves Cambodia in search of a Bangkok factory job. After paying smugglers to ferry him over the border, the boy is instead traded to a seafood trawler where violence and murder are a routine occurrence, all under the watch of ruthless and sadistic captain Rom Ran.
Cast: Sarm Heng, Thanawut Kasro, Mony Ros
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
PG | Action | January 22
Maleficent travels to a grand old castle to celebrate young Aurora’s upcoming wedding to Prince Phillip. While there, she meets Aurora’s future mother-in-law–a conniving queen who hatches a devious plot to destroy the land’s fairies. Hoping to stop her, Maleficent joins forces with a seasoned warrior and a group of outcasts to battle the queen and her powerful army.
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Harris Dickinson
Dora and the Lost City of Gold
PG | Adventure | January 8
Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure ever – High School. When her parents mysteriously disappear while searching for the Lost City of Gold, Dora must swing into action and lead a group of ill-equipped high schoolers on a wild quest to save them.
Cast: Isabela Merced, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña
G | Animated | January 8
In Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. When Moxy and the Uglydolls discover Perfection, a town where dolls are seen through a strict model of attractiveness, they confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved and ultimately discover that you do not have to be perfect to be amazing.
Cast: Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe
Sanditon: Season 1
M | Drama | January 8
An eight-part period-drama adaptation of Jane Austin’s final novel. The story follows Charlotte as she moves to the quiet fishing village of Sanditon for a fresh start, only to meet Sidney, a charming man who has ambitions to turn the tranquil seaside residence into a luxury resort.
You: Season 1
MA15+ | Drama| January 15
You is a 21st century love story that asks, “What would you do for love?” When a brilliant bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring writer, he uses the internet and social media as tools to get close to her. His charming and awkward crush quickly becomes an obsession, as he removes every obstacle–and person – in his way. Based on the novel by Caroline Kepnes.
PG | Documentary | January 15
The cinematic film version of Bruce Springsteen’s latest globally successful album of the same name. Offering fans the world over their only opportunity to see Springsteen perform all 13 songs on the album, backed up by a band and a full orchestra, under the cathedral ceiling of his historic nearly 100-year-old barn. Touching on themes of love and loss, loneliness and family and the inexorable passage of time, the documentary film weaves archival footage and Springsteen’s personal narration with song to tell the story.
M | Documentary | January 22
An in-depth, no holds barred look at the life, career and lasting legacy of the musical icon. Dubbed “The People’s Tenor”, Pavarotti was the rare combination of personality, genius and celebrity and he used his prodigious gifts to spread the gospel of opera as entertainment and something to be enjoyed by all music lovers. Featuring rare interviews with his family and colleagues, never-before-seen footage.
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