New in Theaters This Week for 01/26/18
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 of it 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 01/26/18, shown in totally random order, because why not? Showtimes are linked on the titles so you can see if it is playing near you.
If you are wondering why things like Hostiles and Desolation aren’t listed. They actually came out about a month ago. It’s so hard to track when things are going to expand. If you find something you like be sure to bookmark this page or the showtime page, so you know when it will be coming near you. If you’re curious about Desolation you can read my review.
Unfortunately, four different films got moved off this week. So you’ll have to wait for films like Primal Rage and Pad Man. You should watch the trailer for the latter, you’ll love it so much you won’t be able to stand these next two weeks without it! Others like Michael Peña’s Extinction, just disappeared.
Please Stand By (Magnolia Pictures)
A young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in order to boldly go and deliver her 500-page Star Trek script to a writing competition in Hollywood. On an adventure full of laughter and tears, Wendy, played with exquisite delicacy by Dakota Fanning, follows the guiding spirit of Mr. Spock on her journey into the unknown. “It is there for us to conquer, not to fear.”
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (20th Century Disney)
In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.
Have a Nice Day (Strand Releasing)
A hard rain is about to fall on a small town in Southern China. In a desperate attempt to find money to save his fiancee’s failed plastic surgery, Xiao Zhang, a mere driver, steals a bag containing 1 million from his boss. News of the robbery spreads fast within the town and, over the course of one night, everyone starts looking for Xiao Zhang and his money. Liu Jian delivers a whirlwind neo-noir, cementing his place as a pioneering force in independent Chinese animation.
Like Me (Kino Lorber)
A reckless loner (Addison Timlin, Little Sister) sets out on a crime spree that she broadcasts on social media. After releasing a video of herself robbing a convenience store, she amasses a huge following. While traveling along the coast, she encounters a drifter, an Internet troll, and a paint huffing outsider who are all pulled into her circle of chaos, junk food, and drugs. Robert Mockler’s visually arresting debut feature, produced by indie horror veteran Larry Fessenden, takes the viewer into a world of fabricated personalities and offers a thought-provoking portrait of isolation in our increasingly digital world.
Kickboxer: Retaliation (Well Go USA)
One year after finding vengeance for his murdered brother, MMA champion Kurt Sloane finds himself back in Thailand – kidnapped and imprisoned there by a powerful gangster (Christopher Lambert). His only shot at freedom is to win an underground death match against a 400lb killer enhanced with state-of the-art drugs (Game of Thrones’ Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson) . To make it out alive, he seeks training unlike anything he’s ever endured, with the help of the legendary Master Durand (Jean-Claude Van Damme) and fellow prisoner Briggs (Mike Tyson).
The Misguided (Indie Rights)
Levi is a homeless dropout who begins a romance with Sanja, the ex-girlfriend of his drug-addicted brother Wendel. His loyalties and sense of familial duty soon get tested when Wendel winds up in a deadly predicament.
American Folk (Good Deed Entertainment)
Filmed over 3500 miles in 14 states, musicians Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth star as two strangers, both folk musicians, whose fates become intertwined after their plane is grounded in California following the September 11th attacks. Both desperately needing to get back to New York, they embark on a cross-country journey in a 1972 Chevy Van. Along the way, the duo finds solace in their mutual love of classic folk songs, and raising their voices with everyday people they meet on the road. They re-discover the healing nature of music and bear witness to a nation of people who lift each other up in the wake of tragedy.
The Clapper (Momentum Pictures)
EDDIE and his friend CHRIS, clap for a living as audience members on infomercials. They live a simple and content life, scraping by as the glitzy circus of Hollywood show-biz swirls around them. Eddie’s only real excitement is his romance with local gas station attendant, JUDY, a beacon of light in a sea of monotony. But soon, Eddie’s life is turned upside down when talk-show host JAYME STILLERMAN takes an interest in Eddie, launching a citywide media craze to uncover his true identity. The newfound fame costs him his job and Judy, who disappears without a trace. With no other choice, Eddie embarks into the world of late-night TV on a quest to hunt down his lost love.
The Competition (Gravitas Ventures)
Lauren, famously known as the “Pig Slayer” by her numerous fans, is a scientist turned blogger with a strict policy in regards to men. According to her infidelity formula, boyfriends are likely to cheat after six months of dating. When her sister Gena catches wind that she’s writing a book on her theory, she plots to have her longtime friend Calvin be the man to convince Lauren to have faith in relationships and shut down her blog for good.
West of the Jordan River (Kino Lorber)
Amos Gitai (Rabin, The Last Day; Kadosh; Free Zone) returns to the occupied territories for the first time since his 1982 documentary Field Diary with this portrait of the citizens, Israelis and Palestinians, who are trying to overcome the consequences of occupation. West of the Jordan River shows the human ties woven by the military, human rights activists, journalists, mourning mothers, and even Jewish settlers. Faced with the failure of politics to solve the occupation issue, these men and women rise and act in the name of their civic consciousness. This human energy is a proposal for long-overdue change.
Hopefully, you found some interesting trailers and maybe plan to see a film you normally wouldn’t have. New in Theaters This Week for 01/26/18 brought to you by The Nerd Mentality! Check back each week by bookmarking our Now Playing tag.