[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – January 17, 2020

In Theaters 1.17.20

January is now in full swing, and with it comes even more new movies than the previous weekends. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reunite one last time for a Bad Boys film, Robert Downey Jr. gains the ability to talk to animals as the famous Dr. Dolittle, a comedy about the hazards of VHS ownership, and more!

Bad Boys For Life (R)

The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett are back together for one last ride in the highly anticipated Bad Boys for Life.

Directed by Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah

Starring: Will Smith, Alexander Ludwig, Vanessa Hudgens, Martin Lawrence, Joe Pantoliano

Release date: January 17

Dolittle (PG)

A physician discovers that he can talk to animals.

Directed by Stephen Gaghan

Starring:  Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Jessie Buckley

Release date: January 17


This bizarre retro comedy, shot entirely on VHS and Beta, follows 12-year-old Ralph as he accidentally records home videos and his favorite late night shows over his parents’ wedding tape.

Directed by Jack Henry Robbins

Starring: Kerri Kenney, Thomas Lennon, Mark Proksch, Courtney Pauroso, Charlyne Yi

Release date: January 12 (Limited)

The Wave (R)

Frank, an opportunistic insurance lawyer, thinks he’s in for the time of his life when he goes out on the town to celebrate an upcoming promotion with his co-worker, Jeff. But their night takes a turn for the bizarre when Frank is dosed with a hallucinogen that completely alters his perception of the world, taking him on a psychedelic quest through board meetings, nightclubs, shootouts, and alternate dimensions. As Frank ping-pongs between reality and fantasy, he finds himself on a mission to find a missing girl, himself – and his wallet.

Directed by Gille Klabin

Starring: Justin Long, Tommy Flanagan, Katia Winter, Donald Faison, Sheila Vand

Release date: January 17

What new movies will you be seeing in theaters this weekend?

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Tori Ann is a Midwest cosplayer, and has been cosplaying since 2014. Her many interests include superheroes, Disney, and all kinds of fantasy. Her first claims to nerd-dom were the anime Sailor Moon and J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. She is also an avid runner and has completed several half-marathons.