January movie releases that you need to know about

Time to kick off the new year with back-to-back blockbusters.

words by: Alee Kwong
Jan 1, 2022

We have just finished up two horrible years of uncertainty and isolation. There’s really no telling what 2022 has prepared for us, but there’s one thing that 2020 and 2021 taught us — movies can make the pain go away (temporarily). The later half of 2021 was a busy time for movies (mostly due to the fact that theaters started opening up again). If you got movie fatigue as of late, be prepared for full exhaustion in 2022. Things are just getting started so prepare yourself for some great releases this year — starting off strong in January.


The 355


Release date: January 7, 2022

Where to watch it: Netflix

An espionage movie with (literally) killer femme fatales. CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown (played by Jessica Chastain) joins forces with a rival German agent (played by Diane Kruger), a former MI-6 ally and cutting-edge computer specialist (played by Lupita Nyong’o) and a Colombian psychologist (played by Penélope Cruz) when a top-secret weapon falls into the hands of a group of mercenaries — while also staying one-step ahead of a mysterious woman, Lin Mi Sheng (played by Bingbing Fan), who is tracking their every move.




Release date: January 14, 2022

Where to watch it: In theaters

Horror franchise reboots have been a huge trend recently and cult favorite Scream is no exception. Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, California, a new killer takes on the Ghostface mantle and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past.




Release date: January 28, 2022

Edit – Most likely due to the spike in COVID-19 cases, the release of Morbius was pushed back once again and the new release date is April 1, 2022.

Where to watch it: In theaters

Sony Pictures is extending their Marvel universe by introducing us to Morbius, the Living Vampire. The movie centers around biochemist Michael Morbius, who tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease. When his experiment goes wrong, he inadvertently infects himself and becomes a vampire instead. It is unclear whether or not this character has links to previous Sony-verse and MCU characters such as Venom and Spider-Man, but the introduction of this character is exciting nonetheless.


For more movie-related content, read about how COVID-19 is delaying some huge blockbusters and our Spider-Man movie rankings.


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