January is rich not only with action and thriller. Nine new drama movies reach the cinema theatres to please the tastes of the more elaborated audience. So get ready for a sparkling bunch of famous actors and actresses to engage you into touching stories. Choose the favourite or watch them all!
Director: Theodore Melf
Written by: Theodore Melf, Allison Schroeder, Margot Lee Shetterly
Starring: Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Glen Powell, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge
Plot Synopsis: The incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) - brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
Director: Jim Ohanlon
Written by: Leon Butler
Starring: Idris Elba, Gemma Arterton, Franz Drameh, Tom Cullen, Ken Stott, Charlie Creed-Miles, Kierston Wareing
Plot Synopsis: A layered and gripping drama, which takes a fresh look at the vibrant and compelling life of residents in contemporary London – destination capital of the world.
ALONE IN BERLIN
Director: Vincent Perez
Written by: Vincent Perez, Achim von Borries, Bettine von Borries
Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Emma Thompson, Daniel Bruhl, Mikael Persbrandt, Katharina Schuttler
Plot Synopsis: How did an ordinary, middle-aged couple become a symbol of defiance against Nazi brutality? This true-life tale of courage unfolds against the tumultuous backdrop of Berlin in 1940. Otto and Anna Quangel (Brendan Gleeson & Emma Thompson) are a working class husband and wife doing their best to ride out the war. When their son is killed fighting on the frontlines, however, everything changes. They begin pouring their rage and grief into postcards emblazoned with anti-Nazi slogans, risking everything to disseminate their messages of protest across the city. But this seemingly small act of subversion rattles the regime, including a police inspector (Daniel Brühl) who will not rest until the culprits have been caught.
Director: Mattew Ogens
Written by: Mattew Ogens, Kyle Lierman
Starring: Jacob Lofland, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Patrick Schwarzenegger, James Bloor, Joshua Close
Plot Synopsis: A few years from now, something will happen that will change our world. A global event that causes pandemonium, chaos, and death. Life as we know it will never be the same. Left behind are abandoned buildings, empty streets, and other painful reminders of a better yesterday. Not a single adult remains, all victims of this global catastrophe. The only survivors are teenagers and children, living on the streets in the hollowed out shell of a once great city. This is their world now. They make their own rules and enforce their own laws. Some are merely trying to survive, while others rule by force.
LIVE BY NIGHT
Director: Ben Affleck
Written by: Dennis Lehane, Ben Affleck
Starring: Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Sienna Miller, Scott Eastwood, Elle Fanning, Anthony Michael Hall, Chris Messina, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Cooper, Max Casella, Chris Sullivan
Plot Synopsis: The film is is set in the roaring '20s, when Prohibition hasn’t stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and nerve, and Joe Coughlin, the son of the Boston Police Superintendent, long ago turned his back on his strict upbringing for the spoils of being an outlaw. But even among criminals there are rules, and Joe breaks a big one: crossing a powerful mob boss by stealing his money and his moll. The fiery affair ends in tragedy, setting Joe on a path of revenge, ambition, romance and betrayal that propels him out of Boston and up the ladder of Tampa’s steamy rum-running underworld.
THE BOOK OF LOVE
Director: Bill Purple
Written by: Robbie Pickering, Bill Purple
Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Maisie Williams, Jessica Biel, Orlando Jones, Paul Reiser, Mary Steenburgen, Bryan Batt.
Plot Synopsis: Henry (Jason Sudeikis) is an introverted architect. After the death of his wife in a car accident, he sets out to help Millie (Maisie Williams), a homeless teen, to build a raft to sail across the Atlantic. Featuring original music by Justin Timberlake, an emotional, funny and life-affirming story of how a widower's life is given new meaning thanks to a friendship with a most unusual young drifter.
Director: John Lee Hancock
Written by: Robert D. Siegel
Starring: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Patrick Wilson, Linda Cardellini, Laura Dern, B.J. Novak, Mike Pniewski, Steve Coulter
Plot Synopsis: The story of Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), who joined McDonald's in 1954 and built it into the most successful fast food operation in the world. The film tells the tale of how Illinois salesman Ray Kroc pushed out the original owners of the drive-thru business, Mac and Dic McDonald, and turned the fast food chain into a national franchise.
Director: Stephen Gaghan
Written by: Stephen Gaghan, Patrick Massett, John Zinman
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramirez, Bryce Dallas Howard, Corey Stoll, Bruce Greenwood, Toby Kebbell
Plot Synopsis: An unlikely pair venture to the Indonesian jungle in search of gold. Based on the Bre-X mining scandal of 1997 and inspired by a true story of a modern-day prospector who, desperate for a lucky break, teams up with a similarly eager geologist in order to find gold in the deepest, darkest Indonesia - sparking an adventure that goes right through to the boardrooms of Wall Street.
I AM MICHAEL
Director: Justin Kelly
Written by: Justin Kelly, Stacey Miller
Starring: James Franco, Emma Roberts, Zachary Quinto, Leven Rambin, Daryl Hannah
Plot Synopsis: The controversial true story depicts a gay activist Michael Glatze (played by James Franco) who rejects his homosexuality and becomes a Christian pastor.