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New Movie Releases: What Hits Theaters in January 2014

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January 3


Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones – Directed by Christopher Landon. Starring Andrew Jacobs, Molly Ephraim, and Richard Cabral. After being “marked,” Jesse begins to be pursued by mysterious forces while his family and friends try to save him.

Open Grave (Limited) — Directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego. Starring Sharlto Copley, Joseph Morgan, and Thomas Kretschmann. A man wakes up in the wilderness, in a pit full of dead bodies, with no memory and must determine if the murderer is one of the strangers who rescued him, or if he himself is the killer.

Beyond Outrage (Limited) — Directed by Takeshi Kitano. Starring Takeshi Kitano, Ryo Kase, Toshiyuki Yashida. As the police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, it ignites a national yakuza struggle between the Sanno of the East and Hanabishi of the West.

January 10

The Legend of Hercules (3D) — Directed by Renny Harlin. Starring Kellan Lutz, Scott Adkins, and Gaia Weiss. The origin story of the the mythical Greek hero. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom.

Lone Survivor – Directed by Peter Berg. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, and Ben Foster. Based on the failed June 28, 2005 mission “Operation Red Wings”. Four members of SEAL Team 10 were tasked with the mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shahd.

Her (Expands) — Directed by Spike Jonze. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, and Amy Adams. A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need.

Raze (Limited) — Directed by Josh C. Waller. Starring Zoe Bell, Rachel Nichols, and Tracie Thoms. Raze, a horror/action film, focuses on two abducted women and 50 other women who are forced to fight each other using their bare hands.

Cold Comes the Night (Limited) — Directed by Tze Chun. Starring Bryan Cranston, Alice Eve, and Logan Marshall-Green. A struggling motel owner and her daughter are taken hostage by a nearly blind career criminal to be his eyes as he attempts to retrieve his cash package from a crooked cop.

The Truth About Emanuel (Limited) — Directed by Francesca Gregorini. Starring Jessica Biel, Kaya Scodelario, and Alfred Molina. A troubled young woman becomes obsessed with her mysterious new neighbor, who bears a striking resemblance to the girl’s dead mother.

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