January 2015: 5 Must-see movies you won’t want to miss

Two exciting animated films, Paddington and Strange Magic, are out this month and watching them with your family seems like a great way to start the year. Johnny Depp also stars in his first straight-up comedy in years.

1. Taken 3

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Liam Neeson is back as Bryan Mills, an ex-government operative who’s great at finding family members but not so good at holding on to them. Forest Whitaker, Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace also star.

Taken 3 kidnaps audiences on Jan. 9.

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2. Blackhat

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The official world’s sexiest man, Chris Hemsworth, plays Hathaway, a “blackhat” computer hacker currently serving prison time. The U.S. government decides to employ this cyber criminal in a sting operation that takes him all the way to Hong Kong. This dark thriller also stars Viola Davis.

Blackhat hacks into movie theaters Jan. 16

3. Paddington

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Everyone’s favorite hat-wearing bear with “a worrying marmalade habit” finally moves from books to the cinema. Nicole Kidman plays Millicent, a woman determined to bring a terrible fate to this beloved furry bear. Ben Whishaw (Q from Skyfall) lends his voice to Paddington.

Paddington snuggles with the box office Jan. 16.

More: Skyfall movie review — the dark chocolate of Bond films

4. Mortdecai

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Charles Mortdecai (Johnny Depp), is a kooky, hipster art dealer who’s searching for a lost masterpiece that may hold clues to the location of a long-forgotten Nazi fortune. This comedy also stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Olivia Munn.

Mortdecai grooms his mustache Jan. 23.

5. Strange Magic

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The world of the magical and the world of the mysterious have always remained separated — until now. From the mind of George Lucas, this musical animated film features the voices of Evan Rachel Wood, Maya Rudolph and Kristin Chenoweth.

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Strange Magic casts its spell on kids Jan. 23.

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