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6 Flicks Picks for January 2020 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Friday, January 3, 2020
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 2020?

What movies are coming out January 2020 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: January 3, 2020

The Grudge

Synopsis: A house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: January 10, 2020

Like a Boss

Synopsis: Two friends with very different ideals start a beauty company together. One is more practical while the other wants to earn her fortune and live a lavish lifestyle.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A crew of aquatic researchers work to get to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory. But the crew has more than the ocean seabed to fear.

Will I watch? = No

The Informer

Synopsis: An ex-convict working undercover intentionally gets himself incarcerated again in order to infiltrate the mob at a maximum security prison.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: January 17, 2020

Bad Boys for Life

Synopsis: Marcus Burnett is now a police inspector and Mike Lowery is in a midlife crisis. They unite again when an Albanian mercenary, whose brother they killed, promises them an important bonus.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A physician discovers that he can talk to animals.

Will I watch? = Maybe

RELEASE DATE: January 24, 2020

The Gentlemen

Synopsis: A British drug lord tries to sell off his highly profitable empire to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A home schooled teenager begins to suspect her mother is keeping a dark secret from her.

Will I watch? = No

The Turning

Synopsis: A young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after the deaths of their parents. A modern take on Henry James' novella "The Turn of the Screw".

Will I watch? = No

The Last Full Measure

Synopsis: Thirty-four years after his death, Airman William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr. ("Pits") is awarded the nation's highest military honor, for his actions on the battlefield.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: January 31, 2020

The Rhythm Section

Synopsis: A woman seeks revenge against those who orchestrated a plane crash that killed her family.

Will I watch? = No

Gretel & Hansel

Synopsis: A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.

Will I watch? = No


Which films make the cut?

Oh boy...this month is not good. There are so few picks to begin with and I'm not interested in a single one of them.

6. Underwater — No interest in this, but I had to pick something and it wasn't going to be Like a Boss.

5. The Gentleman — Guy Ritchie's gangster movies have disappointed me in the past and I didn't even come close to smirking at this trailer. But crime is more my speed than some of the other options here.

4. The Informer — Again, crime over horror.

3. The Rhythm Section — Again...crime over horror.

2. Bad Boys for Life — I saw Bad Boys 2. Oddly enough, I didn't see Bad Boys 1. At least this will be stupid action fun.

1. Dolittle — Maybe this is interesting or heartfelt enough to not make me feel like I wasted my time. However, even this is a movie I just know that I'm not going to bother watching.


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