Indie premieres on MOD Highlights for January 2018* (just a selection): Indie Film

 Viewers will find a wide variety of Indie premieres in January from some big-name stars, many already receiving Awards Season buzz and critical acclaim.

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In Last Flag Flying, Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne star as three aging Navy vets – Doc, Sal & Mueller – reunited for the burial of Doc’s son, who was killed in the invasion of Iraq. All three actors are being lauded for their stellar performances.

Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, Claes Bang and Elisabeth Moss star in The Square. An art exhibition area providing a symbolic space where only good things can happen gets over-the-top publicity, but evokes an uproar.

Lucky follows the spiritual journey of Lucky (Harry Dean Stanton), a ninety-year-old atheist. After out living and out smoking his contemporaries, Lucky comes to terms with his mortality and searches for enlightenment. Gaining 7 wins and 9 festival nominations, this film is most noticeable for Harry Dean Stanton’s performance.

Brad’s Status – Premieres 1/02, (same day as DVD), R, Comedy, Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams

 A Question of Faith – Premieres 1/02, (same day as DVD), PG, Drama/Family, Richard T. Jones, C. Thomas Howell

 Una – Premieres 1/02, (same day as DVD), R, Drama/Thriller, Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn

 Lucky – Premieres 1/02, (same day as DVD), TV-14, Drama, Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch

 Breathe – Premieres 1/02, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Drama/Romance, Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy

The Strange Ones – Premieres 1/5, (same day as theatrical release), R, Drama/Action, Alex Pettyfer, James Freedson-Jackson

 Day of the Dead: Bloodline – Premieres 1/5, (same day as theatrical release), R, Horror, Sophie Skelton, Johnathon Schaech

 Blame – Premieres 1/5, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Drama/Thriller, Quinn Shephard, Nadia Alexander

 Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House – Premieres 1/9, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Biography/Thriller/History, Liam Neeson, Diane Lane

 Friend Request – Premieres 1/9, (same day as DVD), R, Horror/Thriller, Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley

 Human Flow – Premieres 1/9, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Documentary, Ai Weiwei

 Marshall – Premieres 1/9, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Drama, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson

 The Tiger Hunter – Premieres 1/9, (same day as DVD), TV-14, Drama/Comedy, Danny Pudi, Jon Heder

Trafficked – Premieres 1/11, (6 Days Before DVD), R, Drama/Action, Ashley Judd, Elisabeth Rohm

 Saturday Church – Premieres 1/12, (same day as DVD), TV-MA, Drama, Luka Kain, Margot Bingham

 Freak Show – Premieres 1/12, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Comedy, Alex Lawther, Ian Nelson

 Acts of Violence – Premieres 1/12, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Action, Bruce Willis, Cole Hauser

 The Lucky Man – Premieres 1/16, (same day as DVD), R, Action, Jesse James, Mariana Paola Vicente

 Same Kind of Different as Me – Premieres 1/16, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Drama, Greg Kinnear, Renee Zellweger

 The Snowman – Premieres 1/16, (same day as DVD), R, Horror/Thriller, Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson

 9/11 – Premieres 1/16, (same day as DVD), R, Action/Drama, Charlie Sheen, Whoopi Goldberg

Small Town Crimes – Premieres 1/19, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Drama/Thriller, John Hawkes, Octavia Spencer

 Mom And Dad – Premieres 1/19, (same day as theatrical release), R, Horror/Thriller, Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair

Jane – Premieres 1/23, (same day as DVD), PG, Documentary, Jane Goodall

BPM (Beats Per Minute) – Premieres 1/23, (same day as DVD), TV-MA, Drama/Romance, Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois

Goodbye Christopher Robin – Premiers 1/23, (same day as DVD), PG, Drama/Family, Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie

 The Clapper – Premieres 1/26, (same day as theatrical release), R, Drama/Romance, Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried

 Please Stand By – Premieres 1/26, (same day as theatrical release), PG-13, Drama/Comedy, Dakota Fanning, Toni Collette

 God’s Own Country – Premieres 1/30, (same day as DVD), TV-MA, Drama/Romance/LGBT, Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu

 The Square – Premieres 1/30, (same day as DVD), R, Drama/Comedy, Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss

 Professor Marston and The Wonder Woman – Premieres 1/30, (same day as DVD), R, Drama/Romance/Biography, Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall

 Last Flag Flying – Premieres 1/30, (same day as DVD), R, Drama/Comedy, Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston

 *MOD schedule is subject to change. Titles, dates, and availability may vary by system. HD and 3D not available in all systems.


Other notable January films inspired by real-life heroes include – Marshall the story of a young Thurgood Marshall – the first African-American Supreme Court Justice. Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad and Kate Hudson star in what was a career-defining case that helped lay the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement. Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House is about Mark Felt (Liam Neeson) aka ‘Deep Throat’ the Watergate whistle-blower, who sacrificed everything for his nation. Diane Lane also stars in this historical thriller as Felt’s wife, Audrey Felt. Based on the inspiring true story of Robin (Andrew Garfield) and Diana Cavendish (Claire Foy)Breathe is about an adventurous couple who refused to give up in the face of a devastating disease and instead celebrated a life of love and human possibility.

Garnering 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, Blame draws modern day parallels to “The Crucible” -stars Chris MessinaNadia Alexander and Trieste Kelly Dunn.  A drama teacher’s taboo relationship with an unstable student, strikes a nerve in her jealous classmate and sparks a vengeful chain of events.

It’s going to be a great month….Indemand

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Always interested in a good indie film, my taste run towards Horror and documentaries. Rom-coms are my least favorite genre, but I will always take a look for the better good of the site. I've reviewed films for seven years and want to do it for about 20 more...we will see.

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