Entertainment Tuesday- Movie Picks for January 2015

It’s the first Tuesday of the month, which means it’s time for my Monthly Movie recommendations. I love movies, but sadly can’t see every one in the theaters (if I had the time for that….) Instead I’ll share with you my top two picks for the month, the two I’d skip, and finally one that left me scratching my head.

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2015 is off to a pretty jampacked start,  the number of movies out this month is huge, hoping to capitalize on what will probably be a very cold month for most of us I’m sure.  While watching all of the previews for the month I immediately noticed a theme, which I’ve dubbed the American Hustle effect, after last year’s success there is a slew of crime based period pieces all hoping to continue the success of Cooper and company.  In addition to that you’ll find a slim number of children movies for the month in my opinion, anyway lets get to the point – Will K’s January 2015 Recommendations for the Cineplex

The Must See Films –

1 – Predestination – Ethan Hawke, Time Travel, the opportunity to change the future.  I’ve been dying for another Sci-Fi film lately so this makes it to number one for my viewing.  I think that it has enough of the standard elements to pull people in, but will give them a twist on the standard protocol.  Checkout the trailer here

2 – Blackhat – There is a huge chance that I’ll regret having this on my must see list, it could be horrible, actually I’d venture to say that it will be, BUT, I loved Hackers back in the early 90’s so I’ve gotta give this one a shot.  Checkout the trailer here

Bonus Must See – Selma – I personally won’t see this in the theater, as it’s the type of film that I prefer to watch at home, but one that I would highly recommend based on the trailer alone!  Checkout the trailer here

Avoid at all costs! –

1 – Preservation – This looks like it could have been a great film, if it had came out years ago.  The trailer doesn’t seem to hint at anything different in anyway, it looks to be a copy of the genre, if you enjoy that great, but when I’ve got as many options as I do at the box office this isn’t going to grab my attention enough to take a ticket from something else.  Checkout the trailer here

2 – Paddington – EEEEK. I am so creeper out just from watching the trailer that I don’t want to be in the same room with a stuffed animal for quite awhile.  I will never understand the appeal of this one, Paddington is just scary looking.  If you’re a parent and want to have your children afraid of teddy bears for some reason, this might just do it! Checkout the trailer here

You’ve got my attention –

Spare Parts – I’m not typically a huge George Lopez fan, but this movie looks promising.  I work at a technology school so anytime I see competition such as these in the mainstream it grabs my attention.  This film doesn’t look to be groundbreaking by any means, will probably be similar to Dangerous Minds & The Freedom Writers Club, but it looks like a great story!  Checkout the trailer here

What movies are you planning to see this month?

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