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gXp Top 5 Anticipated Films of January 2018

*Synopses provided by Metacritic.com and Wikipedia.org.

Insidious: The Last Key

Directed by: Adam Robitel
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Genre: Horror, Supernatural
Starring: Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Josh Stewart, Caitlin Gerard
Release date: January 5, 2018

Synopsis: After the events in Insidious: Chapter 3, Elise Rainier goes on to investigate the recent supernatural disturbances occurring in a family’s home in New Mexico, a house in which she used to live in her youth, diving her deeper into The Further.

Freak Show

Directed by: Trudie Styler
Distributed by: IFC Films
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Starring: Alex Lawther, Abigail Breslin, Bette Midler, AnnaSophia Robb, Ian Nelson, Lorraine Toussaint, Laverne Cox
Release date: January 12, 2018

Synopsis: Billy Bloom is a gender-bending teenager whose razor-sharp wit is matched only his by his outrageous, anything-goes fashion sense. When his glamorous mother is forced to send him to live with his straight-laced father, Billy finds himself a diva-out-of-water at his new ultra-conservative high school. Undaunted by the bullies who don’t understand him, Billy sets out to make a big statement in his own inimitable way: challenging for the title of homecoming queen.

Proud Mary

Directed by: Babak Najafi
Distributed by: Screen Jems
Genre: Action, Thriller
Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Billy Brown, Danny Glover, Neal McDonough, Xander Berkeley, Margaret Avery
Release date: January 12, 2018

Synopsis: Mary is a successful hitwoman working for an organized crime family in Boston. However, her life is completely shifted when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes wrong and she leaves the boy orphaned.

12 Strong

Directed by: Nicolai Fuglsig
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
Genre: Drama, War
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Trevante Rhodes
Release date: January 19, 2018

Synopsis: Following the September 11 attacks, Task Force Dagger, including CIA paramilitary officers and a US Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha 595 12-member team, are sent to Afghanistan. They join forces with General Abdul Rashid Dostum of the Northern Alliance to help conduct unconventional warfare against Taliban forces.

Den of Thieves

Directed by: Christian Gudegast
Distributed by: STXfilms
Genre: Action, Heist, Thriller
Starring: Gerard Butler, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Evan Jones, Dawn Olivieri, Mo McRae, Max Holloway
Release date: January 19, 2018

Synopsis: A Los Angeles crime saga which follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Department and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of downtown Los Angeles.

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