January sees a new collection of Sky Original films coming your way, with Jason Isaacs and Ann Dowd starring in the raw drama Mass, while John Boyega stars in the Naked Singularity that pitches his ordered world on its head after he gets involved in wrongdoing.
Also this month, you can catch animated comedy The Croods 2: A New Age and Milla Jovovich in the fantasy actioner Monster Hunter.
Mass – A Sky Original
Emmy Award® winner Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale), Jason Isaacs (The Death of Stalin), Martha Plimpton (The Good Wife) and Tony Award® winner Reed Birney (House of Cards) star in Fran Kranz’s (Cabin in the Woods) writer-director debut, releasing in cinemas and on Sky Cinema on 20th January, across the UK & Ireland. A thoughtful examination of grief, anger and acceptance, this visually unique film centres on two sets of parents who years after an unspeakable tragedy tore their lives apart, agree to talk privately in an attempt to move forward.
Sky Cinema and streaming service NOW – 20 January
Naked Singularity – A Sky Original
Casi (John Boyega) is a promising young NYC public defender whose idealism is beginning to crack under the daily injustices of the very justice system he’s trying to make right. Doubting all he has worked for and seeing signs of the universe collapsing all around him, he is pulled into a dangerous high-stakes drug heist by an unpredictable former client (Olivia Cooke) in an effort to beat the broken system at its own game. Also starring Bill Skarsgård and Ed Skrein.
Sky Cinema and streaming service NOW – 2 January
One Shot – A Sky Original
In an effort to prevent a terrorist attack on Washington D.C., an elite squad of Navy SEALs led by Lt. Blake Harris (Scott Adkins) and a junior CIA analyst Zoe Anderson (Ashley Greene) must retrieve a prisoner from a CIA black site island prison. Tensions flare as Deputy Site Manager Tom Shields (Ryan Phillippe) refuses to release the suspected terrorist based solely on Anderson’s intel, but when the base comes under attack by waves of insurgents they must band together to complete the mission.
Sky Cinema and streaming service NOW – 29 January
The Paper Tigers
As teenagers, kung fu disciples Danny (Alain Uy), Hing (Ron Yuan) and insurance (Mykel Shannon Jenkins) were inseparable. Fast forward 25 years and each has grown into a washed-up middle-ages man seemingly one kick away from pulling a hamstring – and not at all preoccupied with thoughts of martial arts or their childhood best friends. But when their old master is murdered, the trio reunite, soon learning that avenging their sifu will require conquering old grudges and a dangerous hitman still armed with ample knee cartilage.
Sky Cinema and streaming service NOW – 15 January
The Croods 2: A New Age
Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Leslie Mann and Peter Dinklage all lend their vocal talents for this animated adventure sequel. Searching for a safer habitat, the prehistoric Crood family discovers an idyllic, walled-in paradise that meets all of its needs. Unfortunately, they must also learn to live with the Bettermans – a family that’s a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. As tensions between the new neighbours start to rise, a new threat soon propels both clans on an epic adventure that forces them to embrace their differences, draw strength from one another, and survive together.
Sky Cinema and streaming service NOW – 1 January
Behind our world, there is another — a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Lt. Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her loyal soldiers are transported from our world to the new one, the unflappable lieutenant receives the shock of her life. In a desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers and unstoppable, terrifying attacks, Artemis teams up with a mysterious hunter who has found a way to fight back. Action-packed fantasy directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (the Resident Evil series) based on the global smash hit video game series.
Sky Cinema and streaming service NOW – 28 January.