Top January Film Releases Part 2

Posted 8 years ago by myetvmedia

Our top picks for January include comedy, animation, drama, thriller, documentary and Canadian Screen Award nominated Rhymes for Young Ghouls, a film shot in Quebec by Canadian director Jeff Barnaby, nominated for best performance by an actress in a leading role.

Ride Along

The Nut Job

The Past



Rhymes for Young Ghouls

Tim’s Vermeer


Ride Along

Fri Jan 17th

Genre: Comedy

Director: Tim Story

Studio: Universal Pictures

Starring: Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, Tika Sumpter, John Leguizamo, Bryan Callen, Bruce McGill

Synopsis: The latest film from the director and the producer of the blockbuster comedy Think Like a Man. When a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend’s brother, a hot-tempered cop to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer’s latest case. Now, in order to prove that he deserves his future bride, he must survive the most insane 24 hours of his life.



The Nut Job

Fri Jan 17th

Genre: Animation

Director: Peter Lepeniotis

Studio: Entertainment One

Starring: Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, Sarah Gadon, Gabriel Iglesias, Jeff Dunham, Liam Neeson

Synopsis: The Nut Job is an action-packed comedy that follows Surly (voiced by Will Arnett), a mischievous squirrel, who must plan a heist to get into his town’s biggest nut shop in order to help his pals in the park gather food to survive the winter. Together with his sidekick, Buddy, he will assemble a ragtag crew to help him get inside and take them on a fun-filled adventure they’ll never forget.



The Past

Fri Jan 17th

Genre: Drama

Director: Asghar Farhadi

Studio: Mongrel Media

Starring: Berenice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet

Synopsis: Following a four year separation, Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) returns to Paris from Tehran at the request of his estranged French wife Marie (Bérénice Bejo). The purpose of the visit is to finalize their divorce procedure so Marie can marry her new boyfriend Samir (Tahar Rahim). During Ahmad’s tense while brief stay, he discovers the challenging nature of Marie’s relationship with her teenage daughter Lucie (Pauline Burlet). Ahmad’s efforts to improve this relationship soon unveil a secret from their past.

See full review here.

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