Start The New Year Off With An Entertaining Flick: January 2012 Movies


Mark Wahlberg leads the cast of ‘Contraband,’ a white-knuckle action-thriller about a man trying to stay out of a world he worked hard to leave behind and the family he’ll do anything to protect. Set in New Orleans, the film explores the cutthroat underground world of international smuggling–full of desperate criminals and corrupt officials, high-stakes and big payoffs–where loyalty rarely exists and death is one wrong turn away.

Chris Farraday (Wahlberg) long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after his brother-in-law, Andy (Caleb Landry Jones), botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi), Chris is forced back into doing what he does best–running contraband–to settle Andy’s debt. Chris is a legendary smuggler and quickly assembles a crew with the help of his best friend, Sebastian (Ben Foster), to head to Panama and return with millions in counterfeit bills.

Things quickly fall apart and with only hours to reach the cash, Chris must use his rusty skills to successfully navigate a treacherous criminal network of brutal drug lords, cops and hit men before his wife, Kate (Kate Beckinsale), and sons become their target.

Genre(s): Action

Theatrical Release Date: 01/13/2012

Director(s): Baltasar Kormákur

Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Giovanni Ribisi, Lukas Haas

To read more or watch the trailer, click here.

joyful-noiseJoyful Noise

The small town of Pacashau, Georgia, has fallen on hard times, but the people are counting on the Divinity Church Choir to lift their spirits by winning the National Joyful Noise Competition. The choir has always known how to sing in harmony, but the discord between its two leading ladies now threatens to tear them apart. Their newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill (Queen Latifah), stubbornly wants to stick with their tried-and-true traditional style, while the fiery G.G. Sparrow (Dolly Parton) thinks tried-and-true translates to tired-and-old.

Shaking things up even more is the arrival of G.G.’s rebellious grandson, Randy (Jeremy Jordan). Randy has an ear for music, but he also has an eye for Vi Rose’s beautiful and talented daughter, Olivia (Keke Palmer), and the sparks between the two teenagers are causing even more heat between G.G. and Vi Rose.

If these two strong-willed women can overcome their differences and find a common voice, they–and their choir–may make the most joyful noise of all.

Genre(s): Comedy

Run Time: 118min.

Theatrical Release Date: 01/13/2012

Distributor(s): Warner Bros.

Director(s): Todd Graff

Starring: Dolly Parton, Queen Latifah, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Jordan, Dexter Darden

To read more or watch the trailer, click here.

man-on-ledgeMan on a Ledge

In the heart-pounding thriller ‘Man on a Ledge,’ Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) makes a desperate and life-threatening move to prove his innocence after he is framed for the theft of a rare, prized diamond. Recently escaped from prison and with nowhere else to go, Nick climbs onto the ledge of a towering skyscraper, inviting the eyes of New York City to anxiously watch as one wrong step could mean plunging to his death. But as one police negotiator soon learns, Nick’s daredevil stunt, captivating the eyes of the public and media, masks a dangerous ploy to reveal the truth about his tarnished name. With the help of his brother and with time running out, Nick’s intricate plan must work perfectly, but when you’re on the 25th floor ledge of a building, going down takes on an entirely more hair-raising meaning.

Genre(s): Thriller

Theatrical Release Date: 01/27/2012

Distributor(s): Summit Entertainment

Director(s): Asger Leth

Starring: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, Edward Burns

To read more or watch the trailer, click here.

big-miracleBig Miracle

Genre(s): Drama

Theatrical Release Date: 02/03/2012

Distributor(s): Universal Pictures

Director(s): Ken Kwapis

Starring: Kristen Bell, Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski

To read more or watch the trailer, click here.

Here are all the movies coming out in January 2012:

Wednesday, January 4

Title Cast Trailer
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia Muhammet Uzuner / Yilmaz Erdogan

Friday, January 6

Title Cast Trailer
The Devil Inside Fernanda Andrade / Simon Quarterman
Roadie (2010) Ron Eldard / Jill Hennessy
Beneath the Darkness Dennis Quaid / Tony Oller

Wednesday, January 11

Title Cast Trailer
Loosies Peter Facinelli / Jaimie Alexander

Friday, January 13

Title Cast Trailer
Contraband (2012) Kate Beckinsale / Mark Wahlberg
Joyful Noise (2011) Dolly Parton / Queen Latifah
The Divide (2012) Michael Biehn / Milo Ventimiglia
Beauty and the Beast 3D (1991) Paige O’Hara / Robby Benson
Albatross (2010)

Wednesday, January 18

Title Cast Trailer
Crazy Horse (2011)

Friday, January 20

Title Cast Trailer
Haywire (2010) Gina Carano / Michael Douglas
Underworld Awakening Kate Beckinsale
Red Tails Terrence Howard / Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Coriolanus (2011) Ralph Fiennes / Gerard Butler
Watching TV With The Red Chinese

Friday, January 27

Title Cast Trailer
Man on a Ledge (2012) Sam Worthington / Elizabeth Banks
One for the Money (2011) Katherine Heigl / Jason O’Mara
The Grey (2012) Liam Neeson / Dermot Mulroney
Albert Nobbs Glenn Close / Mia Wasikowska
We Need to Talk About Kevin John C. Reilly / Tilda Swinton
The Wicker Tree Brittania Nicol / Brianna Nichols
Rampart (2010) Woody Harrelson / Sigourney Weaver

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