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6 Flicks Picks for January 2018 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Thursday, January 4, 2018
Welcome to another edition of 6 Flicks Picks, wherein I list all of the upcoming films that are scheduled to be released in the United States for the month which is about to begin and break down which ones I'll be watching in theaters, which ones I'll wait to rent at home, and which ones I'll be skipping out on entirely. After going through the list, I'll choose which six films stand out to me as the ones I want to see the most, even if there are more or less than six that interest me.

Note: The list below is based primarily off the expanded nationwide USA release dates on IMDB as well as some other random outlets if possible, so some information may be different. If I am missing some of the limited releases or the dates conflict in some fashion, please let me know in the comments below and any adjustments and corrections will be made!

Without further ado, another new month means another new set of films, so what's coming soon to theaters in January 2018?

What movies are coming out January 2018 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: January 5, 2018

Insidious: The Last Key

Synopsis: Parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet - in her own family home.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: January 12, 2018

The Commuter

Synopsis: A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

Will I watch? = No

Paddington 2

Synopsis: Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

Will I watch? = No

Proud Mary

Synopsis: Taraji P. Henson is Mary, a hitwoman working for an organized crime family in Boston. Mary's life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes awry.

Will I watch? = No

Condorito: The Movie

Synopsis: Condorito embarks in a hilarious adventure to save the planet and his loved ones from an evil alien.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: January 19, 2018

12 Strong

Synopsis: 12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

Will I watch? = No

Den of Thieves

Synopsis: A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.

Will I watch? = No

The Leisure Seeker

Synopsis: A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker.

Will I watch? = No

The Final Year

Synopsis: THE FINAL YEAR is a unique insiders' account of President Barack Obama's foreign policy team during their last year in office. Featuring unprecedented access inside the White House and State Department, THE FINAL YEAR offers an uncompromising view of the inner workings of the Obama Administration as they prepare to leave power after eight years.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: January 26, 2018

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Synopsis: Young hero Thomas embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as the "Flare".

Will I watch? = Yes

White Boy Rick

Synopsis: The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.

Will I watch? = No

Forever My Girl

Synopsis: After being gone for a decade a country star returns home to the love he left behind.

Will I watch? = No


Which films make the cut? Well, this is a horrible month, so I'm really stretching, more than ever before with this segment. I really have nothing positive to say, so keep that in mind, because I'm not actually going to see any of these even at home, except for one of them...

6. 12 Strong — Maybe there's a good shootout action scene?

5. Den of Thieves — Maybe there's a good shootout action scene?

4. White Boy Rick — This seems like an attempt at Oscar bait, but McConaughey is normally good and maybe it'll at least be as interesting as Black Mass was.

3. Proud Mary — I have no idea. I'm grasping at straws. Taraji P. Henson as a hitwoman edges out the others because meh, why not?

2. The Commuter — Maybe there's a good shootout action scene?

1. Maze Runner: The Death Cure — This is the only one I actually have any interest in seeing, having watched its two predecessors.


Tony Mango is the founder, editor-in-chief, head writer and podcast host of Fanboys Anonymous as well as all other A Mango Tree branches including Smark Out Moment. He is a pundit, creative director/consultant, fiction writer and more. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.