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6 Flicks Picks for January 2019 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Friday, January 4, 2019
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 2019?

What movies are coming out January 2019 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: January 4, 2019


Synopsis: A boy receiving treatment for his auto-immune disorder discovers that the house he's living isn't as safe as he thought.

Will I watch? = No

Escape Room

Synopsis: Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control, and must use their wits to survive.

Will I watch? = No

Great Great Great

Synopsis: A young couple's decision to get engaged threatens to break them apart.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: January 11, 2019

The Upside

Synopsis: A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.

Will I watch? = No

A Dog's Way Home

Synopsis: A dog travels 400 miles in search of her owner.

Will I watch? = No

Perfect Strangers

Synopsis: Seven friends gather for dinner and decide to play a game in which all incoming messages and calls will be on display for the entire group, leading to a series of revelations that gradually unravels their 'normal' lives.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A scientist becomes obsessed with bringing back his family members who died in a traffic accident.

Will I watch? = No

The Untold Story

Synopsis: Edward Forester's career and personal life have hit rock bottom-but not his spirit. At 64, the handsome bachelor moves in to a tiny apartment and must start over again.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: January 18, 2019


Synopsis: Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities.

Will I watch? = Yes

The Heiresses

Synopsis: Chela and Chiquita are both descended from wealthy families in AsunciĆ³n and have been together for over 30 years. But recently, their financial situation has worsened and they begin selling off their inherited possessions. But when their debts lead to Chiquita being imprisoned on fraud charges, Chela is forced to face a new reality. Driving for the first time in years, she begins to provide a local taxi service to a group of elderly wealthy ladies. As Chela settles into her new life, she encounters the much younger Angy, forging a fresh and invigorating new connection. Chela finally begins to break out of her shell and engage with the world, embarking on her own personal, intimate revolution.

Will I watch? = No

Arctic Justice

Synopsis: Swifty the Arctic fox works in the mail room of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service but dreams of one day becoming a Top Dog (the Arctic's star husky couriers). To prove himself worthy of the Top Dog role, Swifty secretly commandeers one of the sleds and delivers a package to a mysterious location. He stumbles upon a secret fortress where he comes face to face with Otto Von Walrus, a blubbery evil genius who walks around on mechanical legs and commands a loyal army of oddly polite puffin henchmen. Swifty soon discovers Von Walrus' plan to melt the polar ice caps and flood the world in order to reign supreme. Now, Swifty has to enlist the help of his friends: PB, a concerned polar bear, Lemmy, a scatterbrained albatross, Bertha and Leopold, two conspiracy theorist otters and Jade, a worldly fox. This ragtag group of Arctic misfits has to band together to stop Von Walrus' sinister plans and save the day.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: January 25, 2019


Synopsis: The mysterious past of a fishing boat captain comes back to haunt him, when his ex-wife tracks him down with a desperate plea for help, ensnaring his life in a new reality that may not be all that it seems.

Will I watch? = No

The Kid Who Would Be King

Synopsis: A band of kids embark on an epic quest to thwart a medieval menace.

Will I watch? = No

The Invisibles

Synopsis: Four young Jews survive the Third Reich in the middle of Berlin by living so recklessly that they become "invisible."

Will I watch? = No


Which films make the cut?

#6 and #5. (holdovers from December) — Can I cheat on my own thing and choose these two as two movies from December that I didn't get to see yet in Ralph Breaks the Internet and Vice? If not, I don't know, give it to Escape Room and Eli for all I care.

4. The Upside — Maybe there are some good jokes in it or a poignant moment or two.

3. Replicas — I have no idea.

2. Serenity — I know better than to get sucked in by a trailer promising mystery with a hot naked blonde Anne Hathaway, but this is a weak month.

1. Glass — This was almost on my 6 Flicks Picks for the entire year, just narrowly missing out at the #7 ranking. Yeah, ONE off. Of course this is my top pick and the only one that I'm actually interested in seeing this month.


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.