January movie preview

Movie Previews compiled by Kelly Ireland and Jacob Holley-Kline

January 3

paranormal activityParanormal Activity: The Marked Ones

When Jesse (Andrew Jacobs, “Major Crimes”) goes into an apartment downstairs of a party he is attending he finds pictures of himself, tapes from “Paranormal Activity 3” and a bunch of what appears to be black magic ritual items. After entering the apartment Jesse witnesses strange events and becomes a marked one.





January 10

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Lone SurvivorLone Survivor

“Lone Survivor” is based on the true events of Operation Red Wings accounted in Marcus Luttrell’s book of the same title. SEAL Team 10 must capture and kill Ahmed Shahd (Yousuf Azami, “Touch”), a Taliban leader. The mission failed, but the story accounts the courageous acts of Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg, “2 Guns”) and comrades Mike Murphy (Taylor Kitsch, “The Grand Seduction”), Lt. Cmdr. Erik S. Kristensen (Eric Bana, “Closed Circuit”), Danny Dietz (Emile Hirsch, “Prince Avalanche”), Matt Axelson (Ben Foster, “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”) and Shane Patton (Alexander Ludwig, “Grown Ups 2”).



January 17

Jack Ryan Shadow RecruitJack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Based on the Tom Clancy novels of the same titular character, “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” details the exploits of covert CIA analyst Ryan (Chris Pine, “Star Trek: Into Darkness”) pitted against Russian terrorists as they hatch a plot to bring down the U.S. economy.




Ride AlongRide Along

Ben Barber (Kevin Hart, “School Dance”) is looking to marry James’ (Ice Cube, “21 Jump Street”) sister, Angela (Tika Sumpter, “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas”), and must go along with James on a 24-hour shift patrolling the streets of Atlanta to get James’ approval. The two end up getting called into a crazy investigation that requires Ben and James to work together in order not to get killed or hurt.



Devil's DueDevil’s Due

Zach and Allison McCall’s (Zach Gilford, “The Last Stand,” Allison Miller, “Go On”) honeymoon was picture perfect, but there’s one night they can’t remember. Allison comes home with an unplanned pregnancy and as the days go on, she begins to act more aggressive and violent. Zach begins to think something darker than mere mental health is at worth.



Nut JobThe Nut Job

After a botched attempt at stealing a food vendor’s nuts destroys his family’s only source of food for the winter, Surly the squirrel (Will Arnett, “Arrested Development”) is banished from the park. From then on, he must learn to survive in the city alone.





January 24

I, FrankensteinI, Frankenstein

Adam (Aaron Eckhart, “Olympus Has Fallen”), a Frankenstein creation that has been around for hundreds of years, gets caught up in a war of two separate immortal clans, despite his hesitations and trepidations about joining in the war. One clan is a group of demons led by Naberius (Bill Nighy, “About Time”), one of the fallen angels of Satan’s Rebellion. The other clan is a band of gargoyles led by Leonore (Miranda Otto, “The Turning”), the queen of the gargoyles, and Gideon (Jai Courtney, “Felony”), the leader of the gargoyle army. The story is set in a present-day dystopia, where the war has ravaged the city. The film is based on Darkstorm Studios’ graphic novel of the same title that was created by Kevin Grevioux.



January 31

Labor DayLabor Day

Adele (Kate Winslet, “Movie 43”) and son Henry (Dylan Minnette as young Henry, “Prisoners” and Tobey Maguire as older Henry, “The Great Gatsby”) offer Frank (Josh Brolin, “Gangster Squad”), a man they meet at the store, a ride and a stay in their home. They soon learn he is wanted for escaping prison and was convicted of murder. During his stay Adele and Henry learn that Frank is not who everyone thinks he is. They do everything they can to keep Frank a secret. Adele and Frank fall in love along the way.


That Awkward MomentThat Awkward Moment

Three best friends, Jason (Zac Efron, “High School Musical”), Daniel (Miles Teller, “21 & Over”) and Mikey (Michael B. Jordan, “Fruitvale Station”) make a vow to stay single until they all find someone to stay with. This pact doesn’t last long, and the consequences begin to rear their heads.