(Cinema 2017 Week 2) New In Theaters for the Week of January 8th

In Theaters This Week

Looking to hit up the theaters this week? Vortex Effect has you covered. Here’s a look at the movies releasing the week of January 8th:

January 13th:

The Bye Bye Man

The Bye Bye ManRELEASE DATE: January 13, 2017
STUDIO: STX Entertainment
DIRECTOR: Stacy Title
MPAA RATING: R (for bloody horror violence, language, and some sexuality)
SCREENWRITER: Jonathan Penner
STARRING: Carrie-Anne Moss, Faye Dunaway, Douglas Smith, Cressida Bonas, Lucien Laviscount, Douglas Jones
GENRE: Thriller, Horror

From the producer of “Oculus” and “The Strangers” comes “The Bye Bye Man,” a chilling horror-thriller that exposes the evil behind the most unspeakable acts committed by man. When three college friends stumble upon the horrific origins of the Bye Bye Man, they discover that there is only one way to avoid his curse: don’t think it, don’t say it. But once the Bye Bye Man gets inside your head, he takes control. Is there a way to survive his possession?

Monster Trucks

Monster Trucks

RELEASE DATE: January 13, 2017
STUDIO: Paramount Animation
DIRECTOR: Chris Wedge
MPAA RATING: PG (for action, peril, brief scary images, and some rude humor)
SCREENWRITERS: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger
STARRING: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Holt McCallany, Barry Pepper, Tucker Albrizzi, Danny Glover, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe, Frank Whaley, Thomas Lennon
GENRE: Animation

Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp (Lucas Till), a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend.

Melding cutting edge visual effects and state-of-the-art CGI, Monster Trucks is an action filled adventure for the whole family that will keep you on the edge of your seat and ultimately touch your heart.


Sleepless movieRELEASE DATE: January 13, 2017
STUDIO: Open Road Films
DIRECTOR: Baran bo Odar
MPAA RATING: R (for strong violence and language throughout)
SCREENWRITER: Andrea Berloff
STARRING: Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney, Gabrielle Union, David Harbour, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Scoot McNairy, Octavius J. Johnson
GENRE: Drama, Action, Crime

“Sleepless” stars Jamie Foxx (“Django Unchained,” “White House Down”) as undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs, who is caught in a high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground. When a heist goes wrong, a crew of homicidal gangsters kidnaps Downs’ teenage son. In one sleepless night he will have to rescue his son, evade an internal affairs investigation and bring the kidnappers to justice.

100 Streets


100 SteetsRELEASE DATE: January 13, 2017 (limited, On Demand)
STUDIO: Samuel Goldwyn Films
DIRECTOR: Jim O’Hanlon
STARRING: Idris Elba, Gemma Arterton, Charlie Creed-Miles, Franz Drameh, Kierston Wareing, Tom Cullen, Ken Stott
GENRE: Drama

“100 Streets,” a powerful ensemble drama, follows three contrasting and interwoven stories as they play out in one square mile of modern day London. A former rugby player, Max (Idris Elba), struggles to find a life off the field while fighting to save his marriage to former actress Emily (Gemma Arterton). Kingsley (Franz Drameh of CW’s “Legends of Tomorrow”) is a small time drug dealer desperately seeking a way off the street. While completing his community service for a misdemeanor, Kinsley meets Terence (Ken Stott), a local thespian, who gives him the push he needs out of his dead end life and into a very different, creative world. George (Charlie Creed-Miles), a cab driver, and his wife Kathy (Kierston Wareing) dream of having kids, but a devastating road accident puts their hopes on hold even testing their otherwise strong marriage. Anybody can make a wrong turn, but it’s the journey that allows us to find the right path.

The Book of Love

The Book of LoveRELEASE DATE: January 13, 2017 (limited)
STUDIO: Electric Entertainment
DIRECTOR: Bill Purple
MPAA RATING: PG-13 (for thematic content, language and drug material)
SCREENWRITER: Bill Purple, Robbie Pickering
STARRING: Jason Sudeikis, Maisie Williams, Jessica Biel, Orlando Jones, Paul Reiser, Mary Steenburgen
GENRE: Drama, Comedy

To fulfill a promise he made to his late wife (Biel), an introverted architect (Sudeikis) pursues an unlikely friendship with an independent teenage girl (Williams). The architect uses his expertise to help the teen with her mysterious goal: to build a raft she intends to use to sail across the sea. Together, they help each other overcome loss and embark on an incredible adventure to do the impossible.

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