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Movies - Jan 11, 2018

Must-watch movies this January

Awesome big- and small-screen films to keep you entertained

Whether you’re curling up at home on a cold night or heading out to your local theatre to check out the latest releases, these movies will heat up your January.

American Made

This action-drama from director Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) stars Tom Cruise as real-life pilot Barry Seal, who went from flying commercial airlines to running covert operations for the CIA in Central America.

Where to watch: available on Rogers On Demand starting January 2.

Battle of the Sexes

Tennis great Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) faces off against ace women’s player Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) in this winning dramedy chronicling their historic match and the duo’s respective off-court struggles.

Where to watch: available on Rogers On Demand starting January 2.

IT

Looking for some heart-pounding scares? Check out this chilling big-screen adaptation of the Stephen King bestseller about an evil entity (Bill Skarsgård) terrorizing a group of children in a Maine town.

Where to watch: available on Rogers On Demand starting January 9.

Marshall

Before you see him in next month’s Black Panther, watch Chadwick Boseman step into the shoes of a very different hero – Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court – in this powerful biopic.

Where to watch: available on Rogers On Demand starting January 9.

The Post

This gripping – and incredibly timely – drama follows Washington Post publisher Kay Graham (Meryl Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) as they risk their careers to publish the details of the notorious Pentagon Papers in 1971.

Where to watch: in theatres starting January 12.

Proud Mary

Taraji P. Henson taps into her alter-ego Cookie Lyon’s seemingly bottomless well of fierceness to star as a Boston hit woman – with killer moves and an elaborate arsenal of weapons – in this high-octane action thriller.

Where to watch: in theatres starting January 12.

The Polka King

Jack Black, Jenny Slate and Jason Schwartzman star in this comedic biopic chronicling the rise and fall of polka-music superstar Jan Lewan (Black), whose offstage Ponzi scheme financed his success but eventually landed him in prison.

Where to watch: available on Netflix starting January 12.

Blade Runner 2049

Settle in and behold director Denis Villeneuve’s visually breathtaking – and surprisingly philosophical – science-fiction sequel that follows officer K (Ryan Gosling) and reclusive Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) on a mission to prevent a replicant uprising.

Where to watch: available on Rogers On Demand starting January 16.

Cocaine Godmother

Oscar®-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones trades big-screen glamour for small-screen grit to star in this made-for-TV biopic of notorious drug lord Griselda “The Black Widow” Blanco, who ruled Miami’s cocaine trade in the 1970s and ’80s.

Where to watch: airs on Lifetime on January 20.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

This final film in the trilogy finds Thomas (Dylan O’Brien, who was seriously injured during shooting), Teresa (Kaya Scodelario) and the other “Gladers” attempting to infiltrate Last City in a bid to find out the truth about the experiment.

Where to watch: in theatres starting January 26.

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

This fascinating drama tells the true story of psychologist William Marston (Luke Evans), whose polyamorous relationship with his wife (Rebecca Hall) and another woman (Bella Heathcote) inspired his creation of the Wonder Woman character.

Where to watch: available on Rogers On Demand starting January 30.