Cool Movies of January

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Poster Inherent ViceInherent Vice

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
IAC Films
Ghoulardi Film Company
January 9, 2015

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia, The Master), based on a book by Thomas Pynchon (The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity’s Rainbow), starring a few of my sometimes-crushes (Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio Del Toro, Owen Wilson), and centered on a plotline seeped in hallucinations, I am very much looking forward to Inherent Vice. It was first released in October of 2014, but will be released to all theaters on January 9th.

— Romona


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Still Alice

Directors: Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland
Killer Films, Backup Media, Big Indie Pictures, BSM Studio
January 16, 2015

Based on the novel by the same name, by Lisa Genova, starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, and Kate Bosworth, Still Alice seems to have amazing potential. The story of a linguistics professor diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease sounds immediately heartbreaking. However, I am mostly excited to see Baldwin and Moore on the same screen again.

— Al Rosenberg


The Woman in Black 2 posterThe Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death

Tom Harper
Hammer Film Productions, Entertainment One
January 2, 2015

The first movie, The Woman in Black, was based on a classic English story of foggy marshlands, decrepit Victorian mansions, and a mysterious woman draped in a black veil. The sequel brings us back to Eel Marsh House when a bus full of kids bed down in the haunted house during the London bombing of World War 2, unaware that it’s the abode of a ghost who lures children to their death. I’m looking forward to more brooding Gothic style, and hope the movie won’t have too many cheap jump scares instead.

— Sarah


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Megan Purdy

Publisher of all this. Megan was born in Toronto. She's still there. Philosopher, space vampire, heart of a killer.