New Movie Releases in Malaysia: January 2020

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A fantastic line-up of movies to kick of the new decade with are ready with raving reviews, and here are some you might enjoy!

The Grudge

Do something different and make the first movie of your year a horrific one! Get the blood pumping and nerves tingling with this 2004-set reboot of the original Japanese Ju-On movie that sent a whole new era of scares fleeing across the globe. From the trailer alone, this remake already has us anticipating a way better box office performance than its previous interpretations!

Release date: 2nd January 2020
Genre: Horror
Stars: John Cho, Andrea Riseborough, Junko Bailey, Betty Gilpin, Lin Shaye
Link: Kayako


When a super eruption from Baekdu Mountain literally shakes the Korean peninsular apart, disgraced seismologist Professor Kang Bong-Rae is brought back to the government to predict the potential wave his previous readings detected but were not heeded. Utilising a task force, a team is sent to the frontlines to detonate a series of strategic explosives to stop the disaster in its tracks. Given Korean films’ melodramatic touch to even zombie films, this movie is bound to really shake up your insides.

Release date: 2nd January 2020
Genre: Disaster, Action, Drama
Stars: Lee Byung Hun, Ha Jung Woo, Ma Dong Seok, Jeon Hye Jin, Bae Su Zy
Link: Volcano


A subterranean facility at the bottom of the ocean uncovers something seven miles drilling below the ocean floor. The crumbling facility and diminishing oxygen supplies will be the least of their worries as an unknown creature increases their struggle making it back to the surface.

Release date: 9th January 2020
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Action
Stars: Kirsten Stewart, Vincent Cassel, T.J. Miller
Link: Submarine

The Mystery of the Dragon Seal: Journey To China

A sequel to the 2014 Journey to China or Viy, English cartographer Jonathon Green sets off once again, this time to the land of Russia. He is detoured in China however, by a bizzare Chinese royal, and is threatened with the reemergence of dragons.

Release date: 9th January 2020
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Stars: Jackie Chan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rutger Hauer, Charles Dance, Jason Flemyng
Link: Dragon

Bad Boys For Life

The boys are back at it again with a midlife crisis and their bad buddy cop badges! With a ruthless drug cartel slowly gripping Miami, the duo pull out some old tricks out of the bag and back onto the streets for one last case before retiring.


Release date: 23rd January 2020
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, DJ Khaled
Link: AMMO


Set in 19th century England, Dr John Dolittle spends most of his time conversing with all manner of exotic animals behind the walls of his lush manor. But when Queen Victoria falls ill, he sets off to find a cure on a mythical island.

Release date: 23rd January 2020
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Stars: Robert Downey Jr, Antonio Banderas, Selena Gomez, Michael Sheen
Link: Animal-whisperer

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