7 Films We Can't Wait to Watch This January

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From local to international releases, here are the most anticipated films premiering this month, so you can already start planning your movie nights! 

Mary Poppins Returns 
Premieres on: January 8

Mary Poppins is the sequel to Mary Poppins and will be following the titular character who's back to help the Banks family bring back the joy in their lives after experiencing a personal loss. Emily Blunt will be taking on the role of the nanny with unique magical skills, and she will be joined by Lin-Manuel Miranda who plays her lamplighter friend Jack. The film is directed by Rob Marshall. 

Bumblebee
Premieres on: 
January 8

Set in 1987, the film centers on Bumblebee, who is found by almost-18-year old Charlie in a junkyard of a small Californian beach town. After Charlie revives him, she realizes that Bumblebee isn't just an ordinary, yellow VW Beetle. It stars Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lenderborg Jr., and will be featuring the voices of Dylan O'Brien, Peter Cullen, and Grey Griffin. 

Sakaling Maging Tayo
Premieres on: January 16

Starring Ellise Joson and McCoy De Leon,  Sakaling Maging Tayo is the first film from Black Sheep Productions this year and will be about Pol who has feelings for Laya but has troubles in confessing to her. 

Glass
Premieres on: January 16

In Glass, M. Night Shyamalan will be bringing together the stories of two of his films - Unbreakable and Split - in one thriller film. The film follows the conclusion of Split , and will be following David Dunn as he pursues Kevin Wendell Crumb's The Beast and his superhuman figure, while Elijah Price acts as the orchestrator holding the two men's secrets. Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson will be returning as David Dunn and Elijah Price (a.k.a. Mr. Glass), while James McAvoy will be reprising their roles as Kevin Wendell Crumb and his multiple identities.

The Mule
Premieres on: January 20

The Mule follows a broke man in his 80s who's offered a job that simply requires him to drive. What he doesn't know, though, is that he's about to become a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. Clint Eastwood directs and stars in the film, and he will be joined by Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña, Alison Eastwood, Taissa Farmiga, and more. 

The King Who Would Be King
Premieres on: 
January 23

The King Who Would Be King is about a boy named Alex who is often picked on at school and does not look to be special at all. When he finds King Arthur's sword, Excaliber, he realizes that he's destined to form a round table and battle the villain Morgana who's out to summon evil and rule the world. 

BTS World Tour: Love Yourself in Seoul
Premieres on: January 26

Love Yourself in Seoul, shot at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, is set give ARMY an immersive experience of what it's like to see a BTS show live. The concert will be featuring a performance of BTS' songs from their old albums, as well as those from the recently-concluded Love Yourself series. The setlist includes the members' solo songs, as well as their chart-topping hits, "DNA", "Fake Love", and "Idol". 

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