Unlike glorious December, January tends to be a slow month for the film industry. It is almost traditional to release inferior films during the month. Statistically speaking, January is the lowest grossing month of the year. This is highlighted by 2017 with the major release being a movie called ‘Monster Trucks’ featuring a monster living inside… a truck. Any ways I will do my best to find five movies I am excited to see…
5. Bad Kids of Crestview Academy
Based off the best selling graphic novel and the sequel to 2012’s Bad Kids go to Hell. Four years after the original the detention room is filled with an all new group of troublesome kids of the prestigious Crestview Academy. Gruesomely and hilariously each kid falls victim to ‘accidents’ while trying to escape.
This comedy features Owen Wilson and Ed Helms as brothers, who are on a search for their biological father which they were lead to believe was deceased. The more they uncover the more disturbing information they discover of their mothers past.
M. Night Shyamalan returns to writing and directing psychological thrillers with this disturbing film. James McAvoy plays a mentally ill patient with 23 differing personalities and a 24th that is about to be released and cause havoc. The film has been described as the long awaited sequel to 2000’s Unbreakable.
2. Railroad Tigers
Jackie Chan returns to the leading role of this Chinese action comedy. Heading a team of freedom fighters sabotaging Japanese troops during the 1941 occupation of China. The film should be an introspective action piece on a part of the war that has never been told to a mass audience before.
1. A Monster Calls
Based off the 2011 popular Children’s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness. The story features a young English boy coming to grips with his mothers terminal illness. Making the strangest of friends who helps him fix his life, in the form of a giant, Groot-looking, talking tree. The cast features big names, such as Sigourney Weaver and Liam Neeson.
Thanks booknerds, happy new… movies.