New Movies This Week: Cats, The Cleansing Hour and more!

Plan your week ahead and choose which of these movie openings this January 8, 2020, you'll see on the big screen first.

Directed by Tom Hooper, it is based on the stage musical of the same name by Andrew Lloyd Webber. A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.

The Cleansing Hour

HORROR | R-16 | 1hr 35mins

Directed by Damien LeVeck, it follows millennial entrepreneurs Max and Drew who run a popular webcast that streams "live exorcisms" which are staged hoaxes watched by millions. Their fortunes take a turn when during one of their webcasts, Drew's fiancee is mysteriously possessed by a real demon that takes all of them hostage.

The Assent

HORROR, THRILLER | R-13 | 1hr 33mins

Written and directed by Pearry Reginald Teo, it follows Joel who is a young single father and suspects that his young son may be possessed after a series of disturbing supernatural events in his home.

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