Film Releases For January 2022

January 2022 is Set to Bring Laughs, Tears, and Screams with a Lineup of Reboots and Original Content Alike. 

January 1:
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts
Wizards and muggles alike are not going to want to miss this. Following the 20th anniversary of the first movie in the franchise Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone’s release, the original cast of the 7 books/8 movies worldwide phenomenon is gathering to share behind-the-scenes secrets and tales from their early days of filming, and more. With Emma Watson who brought benevolent and bookish Hermione Granger to life just being confirmed to attend the reunion, Potterheads are getting pumped up to be swept back up into the wizarding world.

January 7:
See for Me

The 355
A dream team of formidable female stars comes together in a hard-driving original approach to the globe-trotting espionage genre in The 355. When a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, wild card CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown (Oscar®-nominated actress Jessica Chastain) will need to join forces with rival badass German agent Marie (Diane Kruger, In the Fade), former MI6 ally and cutting-edge computer specialist Khadijah (Oscar® winner Lupita Nyong’o), and skilled Colombian psychologist Graciela (Oscar® winner Penélope Cruz) on a lethal, breakneck mission to retrieve it, while also staying one step ahead of a mysterious woman, Lin Mi Sheng (Bingbing Fan, X-Men: Days of Future Past), who is tracking their every move. As the action rockets around the globe from the cafes of Paris to the markets of Morocco to the opulent auction houses of Shanghai, the quartet of women will forge a tenuous loyalty that could protect the world—or get them killed.

January 14:
Belle
Suzu is a 17-year-old high school student living in a rural town with her father. Wounded by the loss of her mother at a young age, Suzu one day discovers the massive online world “U” and dives into this alternate reality as her avatar, Belle. Before long, all of U’s eyes are fixed on Belle, when, suddenly, a mysterious dragon-like figure appears before her.

A Cops and Robbers Story
In the 1980s, Corey Pegues was embroiled in a life of crime as a member of New York City’s infamous Supreme Team gang. After a near-death gang confrontation, Pegues flees the city, only to return years later as a rising star in the NYPD. When Pegues speaks publicly in support of police reform, he becomes a target within the department and details of his former life are thrust into the spotlight.

The Pink Cloud
A deadly pink cloud appears in the sky, forcing everyone to stay home. Strangers at first, Giovana and Yago try to take on the role of being a couple as years of lockdown pass. While Yago is living in a utopia, Giovana feels trapped inside.

Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America
Interweaving lecture, personal anecdotes, interviews, and shocking revelations, in WHO WE ARE — A Chronicle of Racism in America, criminal defense/civil rights lawyer Jeffery Robinson draws a stark timeline of anti-Black racism in the United States, from slavery to the modern myth of a post-racial America.

Scream
90’s horror fans are, pun intended, screaming while awaiting the release of this cult classic reboot. The movie poster has been trending on social media for a while as it features the ominous and perfectly fitting slogan of “the killer is on this poster”. The movie will also feature the return of the series’s most iconic characters. Neve Campbell, David Arquette, and Courtney Cox are set to return, the question is will this new Scream film measure up to its predecessors?

January 21:
The Tiger Rising
Queen Latifah and Dennis Quaid star in this beloved tale based on the New York Times best-selling book by Kate DiCamillo. When 12-year-old Rob Horton (Christian Convery) discovers a caged tiger in the woods near his home, his imagination runs wild and life begins to change in the most unexpected ways. With the help of a wise and mysterious maid, Willie May (Queen Latifah) and the stubborn new girl in school (Madalen Mills), he navigates through childhood memories, heartache, and wondrous adventures in this heartwarming adaptation. 

The King’s Daughter
 Based on Vonda N. McIntyre’s novel ‘The Moon and the Sun’ Adapted for the Screen by Barry Berman and James Schamus Synopsis: King Louis XIV’s (Brosnan) quest for immortality leads him to capture a mermaid’s (Fan) life force, but his immovable will is challenged when his long-hidden illegitimate daughter (Scodelario) forms a bond with the magical creature. Directed by: Sean McNamara and starring: Pierce Brosnan, Kaya Scodelario, Benjamin Walker, Rachel Griffiths, Bingbing Fan, and William Hurt. Narrated by: Julie Andrews.

January 26:
Compartment Number 6
A young Finnish woman escapes an enigmatic love affair in Moscow by boarding a train to the Arctic port of Murmansk. Forced to share the long ride and a tiny sleeping car with a larger-than-life Russian miner, the unexpected encounter leads the occupants of Compartment No. 6 to face major truths about human connection.

January 28:
Charli XCX: Alone Together
Seeking solace in music during the COVID-19 pandemic, global pop star Charli XCX asks her fans to help her make an album while quarantined at home. Charli embarks on a creative and emotional journey as she confronts mental health issues, rekindles her relationship with her boyfriend, connects with her fans, and ultimately produces the music for how I’m feeling now.

Clean
A garbage collector (Adrien Brody) sucked into the orbit of a local crime boss must face the violence of his past to find redemption in this bloody thrill ride. Director: Paul Solet, starring: Adrien Brody, Glenn Fleshler, Michelle Wilson & Richie Merritt.

Cyrano
Experience the greatest love story ever told.  Directed By: Joe Wright Cast: Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Bashir Salahuddin, and Ben Mendelsohn