10 Movies to Watch This Month

Gulliver’s Travels, The Tourist, Little Fockers, The Green Hornet, and more hit the big screen this month.

What movies will hit the big screen this month? SPOT.ph lists 10 flicks to watch for. (Opening dates subject to change without prior notice.)

 

 

1. Gulliver’s Travels
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure 
Running time: 93 min.
Director: Rob Letterman
Writers: Joe Stillman, Nicholas Stoller, and Jonathan Swift
Stars: Jack Black, Emily Blunt, and Jason Segel
Synopsis: Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver (Jack Black) takes on an assignment to the Bermuda Triangle but ends up on the island of Liliput where he towers over its little citizens.     
Opens on: January 8

 

 

2. The Tourist
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Running time: 103 min.
Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Writers: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Christopher McQuarrie, Julian Fellowes, and Jérôme Salle
Stars: Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie and Paul Bettany
Synopsis: The film tells the story of Frank (Johnny Depp), an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. During his visit, he meets Elis (Angelina Jolie), an extraordinary woman who captures his attention.
Opens on: January 8

 

3. Little Fockers
Genre: Comedy
Running time: 98 min.
Director: Paul Weitz
Writers: John Hamburg, Larry Stuckey, Greg Glienna, and Mary Ruth Clarke    
Stars: Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, and Robert De Niro
Synopsis: Family-patriarch Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) wants to choose his successor. His son-in-law Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) struggles to prove that he is worthy of the role. With kids already part of the family, could the two men be actually brought closer together?   
Opens on: January 8

 

 

4. Morning Glory
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Running time: 107 min.
Director: Roger Michell
Writer: Aline Brosh McKenna
Stars: Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, and Diane Keaton
Synopsis: Becky Fuller (Rachel McAdams), a television producer, accepts the challenge of reviving a dying and struggling morning show program with warring hosts.
Opens on: January 19

 

5. The Green Hornet
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Running time: Not available
Director: Michel Gondry
Writers: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and George W. Trendle
Stars: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, and Christoph Waltz   
Synopsis: Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is a newspaper publisher by day and a masked superhero by night known as The Green Hornet. Together with his sidekick Kato (Jay Chou), they fight the evil forces that lurk in the streets.
Opens on: January 19

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6. Hereafter
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Running time: 129 min.
Director: Clint Eastwood
Writers: Peter Morgan
Stars: Matt Damon, Cécile De France, and Frankie McLaren
Synopsis: The film tells the story of three people who are touched by the same death in different ways: George (Matt Damaon), a blue-collar American who can communicate with souls from the afterlife; Marie (Cécile De France), a French journalist; and Marcus (Frankie McLaren), a London schoolboy.
Opens on: Opening date to be announced

 

7. Love and Other Drugs
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Running time: 112 min.
Director: Edward Zwick
Writers: Charles Randolph, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, and Judy Greer
Synopsis: Maggie(Anne Hathaway) is a free-spirited and independent woman who won’t let anyone or anything stop her from doing what she wants to do. Jamie (Jake Gyllenhaal) on the other hand, is a ladies’ man who gets his way with girls easily, thanks to his charm. The lives of the two completely change when they meet each other and find themselves under the influence of the most powerful drug--love.
Opens on: Opening date to be announced

 

 

8. Yogi Bear
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Running time: 80 min.
Director: Eric Brevig
Writers: Jeffrey Ventimilia, Joshua Sternin, and Brad Copeland
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake, and Anna Faris
Synopsis: A documentary filmmaker visits Jellystone Park for his latest project and comes across the infamous Yogi Bear and his sidekick Boo-Boo. Ranger Smith from the original animated series is also present in the film and continues to get bugged by the crazy antics of Yogi and Boo-Boo.
Opens on: Opening date to be announced

 

9. Season of the Witch
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Running time: 113 min.
Director: Dominic Sena
Writer: Bragi F. Schut
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Stephen Campbell Moore, and Stephen Graham
Synopsis: A 14th century crusader (Nicolas Cage) and his comrade (Ron Perlman) return to their homeland after a Black Plague. The two are commanded to transport a suspected witch to a remote abbey. More characters join them in their mission as they try to battle the forces of the wilderness and find out the fate of the girl.
Opens on: Opening date to be announced

 

 

10. Bulong
Genre: Horror
Running time: Not available
Director: Chito S. Rono
Stars: Vhong Navarro, Angelica Panganiban, and Bangs Garcia
Synopsis: Bulong tells the story of a nurse (Vhong Navarro) who desperately wants to be noticed by the girl of his dreams (Bangs Garcia). The nurse seeks the help of a paranormal expert (Angelica Panganiban) who tells him to whisper his wish to the dead. He gets what he asked for, but his actions lead to mysterious incidents.
Opens on: Opening date to be announced

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Artwork by Warren Espejo.

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