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The 5 most anticipated movies of January 2020

2020 starts strong with the return to theaters of great directors such as Clint Eastwood, Sam Mendes or Robert Eggers.
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Movies of January 2020
This first month of 2020 the billboard is full of good films that promise to be the best of the year, from the promising film by the filmmaker Sam Mendes, '1917', to the new Clint Eastwood, 'Richard Jewell'. All this without forgetting the expected film of 'The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle' with Robert Downey Jr. as the protagonist, after his departure from Marvel, or the praised film 'The Lighthouse', with Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson as star actors of this peculiar black and white work of Robert Eggers.

Also worth mentioning is the comedy 'Jojo Rabbit', written and directed by Taika Waititi, which presents a curious story set in Nazi Germany with Scarlett Johansson and Sam Rockwell as part of the main cast.

Then, the five most anticipated films of January and that you can not miss this month:

1. 'Richard Jewell'

Veteran actor, director, producer and composer, Clint Eastwood returns to theaters on January 1 with his new and expected film ' Richard Jewell ', which has not stopped receiving compliments since its US premiere in December 2019.


After directing ' Mula ' and '15:17 Train to Paris ' in 2018, Eastwood returns to directing this drama based on real events and dealing with what happens when a piece of false news published in the media hides the truth. ' Richard Jewell ' focuses on the case of Richard Jewell, the security guard who reported finding the terrorist attack device that took place at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. At first, he was presented as a hero, since his quick reaction allowed him to save many lives. However, in a matter of days, the aspiring police officer became the number one suspect in the FBI.

2. '1917'

Sam Mendes, the director of the Oscar-winning ' American Beauty ' and ' Road to Perdition ', returns to the billboard after five years since his last film, ' Specter ', and this time he arrives on top with the nominee for Golden Globe for best film drama, ' 1917 '.


With a script written by Mendes himself with Krysty Wilson-Cairns, this war film is set in the First World War and focuses on two young British soldiers, Schofield, played by George MacKay, known as ' Captain Fantastic ', and Blake, played by Dean-Charles Chapman, actor of Tommen Baratheon in ' Game of Thrones '. These receive a seemingly impossible mission, and in a race against the clock, they must cross the enemy territory to deliver a message that will prevent a deadly attack against hundreds of soldiers, including Blake's own brother.

In addition, it is worth mentioning that apart from the aforementioned protagonists, ' 1917 ' has in its cast great names such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, and Mark Strong, among many others, which make this film an essential part of This January.

3. 'The lighthouse'

With two luxury protagonists, Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, director Robert Eggers, known for the praised horror tape ' The Witch ', premieres on January 10 the movie ' The Lighthouse '.


With a script by Robert Eggers and Max Eggers, 'The Lighthouse' is a black and white film, recorded in 4: 3 format, which is set in the late 19th century. The film tells the story of two lighthouse keepers who work together on a remote and mysterious island of New England. Both face against total isolation and end up deteriorating their mental health and fighting against their worst nightmares. The tension will increase until both characters reach a point of no return from which everything will go downhill.

4. 'Jojo Rabbit'

Nominated for two Golden Globes in 2020, for best comedy film and best actor, ' Jojo Rabbit ' arrives in theaters on Friday, January 17 with great expectation due to all the good opinions received since its US premiere in October of 2019, even being considered by many critics as one of the best films of the past year.


This comedy is about a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy named Jojo, played by Roman Griffin Davis, whose vision of the world turns upside down, when he discovers that his single mother, Rosie, is hiding a Young Jew, named Elsa, in the attic. With the only help of his imaginary friend Adolf Hitler, played by Taika Waititi himself, Jojo must face his blind nationalism.

In the main cast of 'Jojo Rabbit', in addition to those already mentioned above, we find Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, and Alfie Allen; the latter known for playing Theon in ' Game of Thrones '.

5. 'The adventures of Doctor Dolittle'

After the great success of the 1998 film, ' Dr. Dolittle ', starring Eddie Murphy, and the release of his second part in 2001, the well-known character Doctor Dolittle created by British writer Hugh Lofting returns to theaters on the 24th of January with ' The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle '.


In this film, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle, a renowned doctor, and veterinarian of Victorian England lives locked in himself since he lost his wife, with the only company in his collection of exotic animals. However, when Queen Victoria, played by Jessie Buckley, falls seriously ill, Dolittle will have to leave her hermit's life to embark on a dangerous journey to an island in search of a cure. In his mission, he will be joined by a young apprentice, Tommy Stubbins, played by Harry Collett, and a loud and annoying animal court, which includes a restless gorilla, an enthusiastic duck, a duo of cynical ostriches, a cheerful polar bear and a stubborn parrot. Among the voices of these animals, in the original version of the tape, we find such famous names as Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, Tom Holland, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Marion Cotillard or Octavia Spencer.
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