New in Theaters This Week for 01/12/18
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 01/12/18, shown in totally random order, because why not? Showtimes are linked on the titles so you can see if it is playing near you.
Proud Mary (Sony/Screen Gems)
Taraji P. Henson is Mary, a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.
Humor Me (Shout! Factory)
A once-acclaimed New York playwright, NATE (Jemaine Clement), is struggling to finish his new play when his wife (Maria Dizzia) leaves him, taking their son. Desolate, broke and unable to pay the rent, Nate begrudgingly moves in with his widowed father, BOB (Elliott Gould), in his New Jersey retirement golf community.
Paddington 2 (Warner Bros)
Following the worldwide hit “Paddington,” one of the most successful family films of all time, this much-anticipated sequel finds Paddington (Ben Whishaw) happily settled with the Brown family in London, where he has become a popular member of the local community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes.
While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.
My Art (Film Movement)
New York City artist Ellie Shine – single and middle-aged – is looking to gain inspiration and tranquility as she house-sits for a friend upstate. Accompanied by her lovable handicapped dog, Bing, she turns the adjoining barn into her new workplace, staging elaborate recreations of classic movie scenes, ranging from “Some Like It Hot” to “A Clockwork Orange.” Business evolves into possible pleasure when Ellie invites three local men to participate in her artistic endeavors.
The Commuter (Lionsgate)
In this action-packed thriller, Liam Neeson plays an insurance salesman, Michael, on his daily commute home, which quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on his train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realizes a deadly plan is unfolding and is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy. One that carries life and death stakes for himself and his fellow passengers.
Freak Show (IFC Films)
Billy Bloom is one-of-a-kind: a fabulous, glitter-bedecked, gender-bending teenager whose razor-sharp wit is matched only his by his outrageous, anything-goes fashion sense. When his glamorous mother is forced to send him to live with his straight-laced father, Billy finds himself a diva-out-of-water at his new ultra-conservative high school. Undaunted by the bullies who don’t understand him, the fearless Billy sets out to make a big statement in his own inimitable way.
Acts of Violence (Lionsgate Premiere)
Three Midwestern brothers, a crime lord, and an incorruptible cop are on a deadly collision course when the youngest brother’s fiancée is kidnapped by human traffickers. To save her, the MacGregor boys call on their military training – and the strength of family – to fight the most important battle of their lives.
Vazante (Music Box Films)
Forced to marry a slave trader and live on his decaying farmhouse in the Brazilian mountains, young Beatriz faces physical and emotional unrest beyond her years in this lyrical and nuanced historical mood piece from director Daniela Thomas.
Condorito: La Pelicula (Lionsgate/Pantelion)
With help from his nephew, a condor embarks on an epic adventure to save his future mother-in-law and Earth from an alien king.
The Insult (Cohen Media Group)
In today’s Beirut, an insult blown out of proportion finds Toni (Adel Karam), a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser (Kamel El Basha), a Palestinian refugee in court.
Hopefully, you found some interesting trailers and maybe went to see a film you normally wouldn’t have. New in Theaters This Week for 01/12/18 brought to you by The Nerd Mentality! Check back each week by bookmarking our Now Playing tag.