2012 is here and movie fans are pretty excited, as the year twenty-twelve promises some highly anticipated sci-fi films (Prometheus), some promising animated originals (Brave, Paranorman), the usual awards season art house entries (Licoln, Great Gatsby), and a super-powered showdown between Marvel’s The Avengers, and DC/Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight Rises.

Should that Mayan doomsday prophecy turn out to be true, it’ll be hard to say that we didn’t go out on a high note, as far as movies are concerned.

In our guide we’ll take a look at the movies of 2012 that will be occupying our weekends at the theater all throughout the year. We’ll also keep this post updated as release dates are shifted and new movies are added to the calendar, so be sure to bookmark this post for future reference.

For your convenience, we’ve separated the 2012 movie releases into the the months of the year. Be sure to check back each month for the latest on the movies that will be at theaters near you. We’ll keep things current with new images, casting news, release date shifts and late additions. January is listed on this page and you can click any one of the links below to jump to a specific month.

January 2012 MOVIES


The Devil Inside

January 6th

In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism.


Beauty and the Beast 3D

January 13th

Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead and discovers her captor to be an enchanted prince. The 1991 Disney animated film now converted into 3D.


January 13th

To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler (Mark Wahlberg) heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills. Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Giovanni Ribisi co-star.


The Divide

January 13th (U.S. – Limited)

Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.


Joyful Noise

January 13th

Two choir members have differing opinions on how to win the national choir competition. Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton star.

The Iron Lady

January 13th (U.S.)

A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep), the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.


We Need to Talk About Kevin

January 13th (U.S. – Limited Release)

The mother of a teenage boy who went on a high-school killing spree tries to deal with her grief – and feelings of responsibility for her child’s actions. Tilda Winton and John C. Reilly star as the parents, Ezra Miller plays the titular Kevin.


January 20th (U.S. – Limited Release)

In this modern vision of a Shakespeare classic, a banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city. Ralph Fiennes stars and directs, Gerard Butler, Jessica Chastain, Vanessa Redgrave, James Nesbitt and Brian Cox co-star.


Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

January 20th (Expansion to Wide Release)

A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist (Thomas Horn) searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father (Tom Hanks), who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Sandra Bullock, John Goodman, Max Von Sydow, Viola Davis and Jeffrey Wright co-star.



January 20th (U.S.)

A black ops super soldier (MMA star Gina Carano) seeks payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission. Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGrego, Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas and Bill Paxton co-star.


Red Tails

January 20th

A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard. Cuba Gooding Jr., David Oyelowo, Method Man, Tristan Wilds, Ne-Yo, Lee Tergesen, Gerald McRaney, Terrence Howard, Josh Dallas, and Bryan Cranston star.



Underworld Awakening

January 20th

When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrioress Selene (Kate Beckinsale) leads the battle against humankind.


The Grey

January 27th

In Alaska, an oil drilling team struggle to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wild. Hunting the humans are a pack of wolves who see them as intruders. Liam Neeson and Dermot Mulroney star.


Man on a Ledge

January 27th

As a police psychologist works to talk down an ex-con who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop, the biggest diamond heist ever committed is in motion. Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, Kyra Sedgwick, Ed Burns, Anthony Mackie and William Sadler star.


One for the Money

January 27th

Unemployed and newly-divorced Stephanie Plum (Katherine Heigl) lands a job at her cousin’s bail-bond business, where her first assignment puts her on the trail of a wanted local cop from her romantic past (Jason O’Mara).



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