2019 January Movies
- Drama, Thriller
The mysterious past of a fishing boat captain comes back to haunt him, when his ex-wife tracks him down with a desperate plea for help, ensnaring his life in a new reality that may not be all that it seems.
This film was officially announced in January 2017, with stars Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway leading the cast. The supporting cast rounded into shape over the next few months, and filming began in July 2017. Serenity was initially scheduled for release in late 2018, but was ultimately pushed back to January 2019.
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- Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Following the conclusion of SPLIT, GLASS finds David Dunn pursuing Kevin Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Elijah Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.
This is the third installment of a trilogy consisting of M. Night Shyamalan's previous films, Unbreakable and Split. The former debuted in 2000 and quickly earned a passionate following. Its depiction of a grounded superhero drama was seen as being ahead of its time. Talk of a sequel went on for several years, but such a film never got off the ground. 2017's Split surprised viewers with a twist that confirmed it was set in the Unbreakable universe.
Shyamalan confirmed he was working on Glass in February 2017, shortly after Split was released in theaters. The film was set for a 2019 release date in April of that year, and it was also confirmed the principal players from Unbreakable and Split would be returning. Principal photography started in October 2017.
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- Drama, Mystery, Horror
Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control, and must use their wits to survive.
The film was first announced in 2017, when it had the title The Maze. It was renamed Escape Room in May 2018. Originally, the movie was supposed to come out in late 2018, but was moved multiple times before the studio settled on the January 2019 premiere date.
- Action, Crime
The world's top assassin, Duncan Vizla, is settling into retirement when his former employer marks him as a liability to the firm. Against his will, he finds himself back in the game going head to head with an army of younger killers.
This film is based on the Dark Horse comic of the same name. It was first announced in 2014, but didn't start to gain traction until 2017 when Mikkelsen signed on to star. Principal photography began in February 2018.
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- Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A scientist becomes obsessed with bringing back his family members who died in a traffic accident.
Principal photography began on this film in August 2016. It screened at the 2018 Night Visions International Film Festival before being acquired by Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures for theatrical distribution.
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- Drama, Comedy
A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.
This is an American remake of the French film The Intouchables, which was released in 2011. The film had been in development since the original foreign film premiered, with the Weinstein Company acquiring the rights. It slowly progressed over the next few years, losing helmsman Paul Feig. Once a cast and crew was set, filming began in January 2017.
The Upside had its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and was originally set for a 2018 theatrical release. However, the project was shelved following the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal and was later picked up by STX Entertainment and Lantern Entertainment. It finally hit the big screen in 2019.
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