New in Theaters This Week for 01/05/18
Welcome to a newer recurring feature here at The Nerd Mentality. As movie lovers we often scramble to find all the films coming out in a given week. We thought we would take some of the guesswork out for our readers. We’ll be showcasing both wide and limited releases. So sit back watch some trailers and you might find something new to go watch this weekend. These films are what’s New in Theaters This Week for 01/05/18, shown in totally random order, because why not? Showtimes are linked on the titles so you can see if it is playing near you.
Goldbuster (Well Go USA)
A quirky internet star, a pair of retired gangsters, and the black sheep of a prolific family of herbalists are a few of the oddball tenants that call the dilapidated apartments of Humble Grove home. Fearful of being locked out by a ruthless property developer with his eye on the building, they’ve stayed inside for years. So, when supernatural incidents befall them all on one night, instead of running, they turn to flamboyant ghost hunter Golden Ling to perform a most unusual exorcism. With a cast of comedic glitterati including Sandra Ng, Francis Ng, Alex Fong, Zhang Yi, Yue Yunpeng, Shen Teng, Papi, Jiao Junyan, and Pan Binlong, GOLDBUSTER (YAO LING LING) is the most anticipated comedy of the year!
Blame (Orion Pictures)
It’s the start of a new year at a small suburban high school. Abigail (Quinn Shephard) is an outcast who seeks solace in the worlds of the characters she reads about, much to the amusement of her manipulative classmate, Melissa (Nadia Alexander). When an intriguing new drama teacher (Chris Messina) casts Abigail over Melissa in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Abigail’s confidence blooms, and soon her relationship with Jeremy begins to move beyond just fantasy. Melissa, fueled by vengeful jealousy, begins to spiral out of control and concocts a plot against Abigail. This triggers a chain of events that will come to affect everyone around them, as well as reveal some dark truths.
Insidious: The Last Key (Universal Pictures)
Brilliant parapsychologist Elise Rainier receives a disturbing phone call from a man who claims that his house is haunted. Even more disturbing is the address — 413 Apple Tree Lane in Five Keys, N.M. — the home where Elise grew up as a child. Accompanied by her two investigative partners, Rainier travels to Five Keys to confront and destroy her greatest fear — the demon that she accidentally set free years earlier.
The Strange Ones (Vertical Entertainment)
Mysterious events surround two travelers, presumably brothers, as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets.
Madtown (SP Releasing)
A troubled young man, Briggs (Milo Ventimiglia), flashes back to the demons of his past when his sister is released from her twenty-year prison sentence for the murder of their parents. Briggs must confront his estranged sister and deal with the past, while fighting to protect his future and the life he has rebuilt for himself.
Day of the Dead: Bloodline (Saban Films)
DAY OF THE DEAD: BLOODLINE is set in a post-apocalyptic, zombie-filled world where a former med school student is tormented by a dark figure from her past. The only thing is, he’s a half-human, half-zombie hell-bent on destroying her world.
Sheikh Jackson (Cleopatra Entertainment)
An Islamic cleric in Egypt, who greatly admires Michael Jackson, questions his faith when he learns of the pop star’s death and becomes even more obsessed with the late singer.
Project Eden Vol. 1 (Alarm Pictures)
Aided by an ex-military officer, a young woman becomes an unwitting fugitive after discovering that her son’s catatonic state may be at the heart of a global conspiracy.
I usually pride myself each week in trying to find just about every film in a theater. This week has a whole bevy of films with today’s release date, but I’ll be damned if I can find times for them. Unfortunately, this week my list may be incomplete.
Surviving the Wild, Namiya, and Stratton all list a release date today. I’m glad films are made for so cheap that there is no need to do the bare minimum marketing and make it so we can go to the movie.
In Between is 2016 film that has one theater in NY playing it. Bob Le Flambeur is a film from the 50’s getting a limited run re-release. Devil’s Gate is an IFC Midnight film that is probably only being run in their own personal theater they have in NY, but usually those are still listed, so I don’t know. Django has showtimes available but not in a generic list like the above links I use, have to put in your ZIP code. In the Land of Pomegranates also looks interesting but also only has one theater in NY.
Hopefully, you found some interesting trailers and maybe went to see a film you normally wouldn’t have. Until next time! New in Theaters This Week for 01/05/18 brought to you by The Nerd Mentality! Check back each week by bookmarking our Now Playing tag.