Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Movies-and-More: January 2009

Here's the run-down of January release dates for films, books, DVDs and music, as well as my box office predictions.

In Theaters Friday January 9nd
Bride Wars
Gran Torino
Not Easily Broken
The Reader
The Unborn
Yonkers Joe
Predictions: 1. Bride Wars ($34 million), 2. Marley and Me ($12 m) 3. The Unborn ($10 m), 4. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ($9 m), 5. The Reader ($7.5 m)
In Theaters Friday January 16th
Last Chance Harvey
My Bloody Valentine 3-D
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Predictions: 1. Paul Blart: Mall Cop ($28 m), 2. My Bloody Valentine 3-D ($21 m), 3. Bride Wars ($19 m), 4. Notorious ($18 m), 5. Defiance ($15 m)
In Theaters January 23rd
The Dark Knight (Re-issue)
Hotel For Dogs
Of Time and the City (On Wednesday)
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Predictions: 1. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans ($30 m), 2. Paul Blart: Mall Cop ($17 m), 3. Inkheart ($15 m), 4. My Bloody Valentine 3-D ($10 m), 5. Possession ($8.5 m)
In Theaters January 30th
The Class
New In Town
The Taken
The Uninvited
Predictions: 1. The Uninvited ($27 m), 2. New In Town ($18 m), 3. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans ($17 m), 4. The Taken ($12 m), 5. Paul Blart: Mall Cop ($9.5 m)

Your Other Entertainment Needs:

January 6th
On DVD: Babylon A.D., Bangkok Dangerous, Battlestar Galactica: Season Four, Disaster Movie, Pineapple Express, Righteous Kill, The Tudors: Season Two

On CD: Glasvegas, Erin McCarley

In Bookstores:
Janet Evanovich's Plum Spooky
His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Becoming Enlightened
Richard North Patterson's Eclipse
Daniel Suarez's Daemon

January 13th
On DVD: Appaloosa, Ben 10 Alien Force: Season One: Volume Two, Brideshead Revisited, Dallas: Season Ten, Mirrors, My Best Friend's Girl, Swing Vote, Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys

On CD: Billy Ray Cyrus, The Derek Trucks Band, Heather Headley

In Bookstores:
Ann Brashares's 3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows
Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Volume 3): The Last Straw
Kimberla Lawson Roby's The Best of Everything
Evan Thomas's A Long Time Coming
Stuart Woods's Mounting Fear

January 20th
On DVD: City of Ember, El Norte (Criterion Collection), The Express, Magnificent Obsession (Criterion Collection), Max Payne, Moonlight: The Complete Series, Powerpuff Girls: The Complete Series, Saw V
On CD: Antony and the Johnsons, Mariah Carey, Lisa Hannigan, Bon Iver, Jane Monheit, Thom Yorke

In Bookstores:
Jimmy Carter's We Can Have Peace In the Holy Land
Bernard Cornwell's Agincourt
Gwen Ifill's The Breakthrough
Lauren Willig's The Tempatation of the Night Jasmine

January 27th
On DVD: Blossom: Seasons 1 & 2, Cheers: The Final Season, Fireproof, Lakeview Terrace, Mary Poppins, Open Season 2, The Rocker, Vicky Christina Barcelona, You're a Good Sport Charlie Brown

On CD: The Bird and the Bee, Andrew Bird, Ciara, Franz Ferdinand, Pat Green, Hoobastank, James Ingram, Leona Lewis, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez, Dean Martin, Paul McCartney, Renee Olstead, Duncan Sheik, Bruce Springsteen
In Bookstores:
Suzanne Brockmann's Dark of Night
John Grisham's The Associate
Jack Higgins's A Darker Place
Alison Weir's Mistress of the Monarchy: The Life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster

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