Film 2019 – January to March

Greetings my Movie Geeks!

Welcome to Film 2019! The new year is full swing and 10 days in it’s time to begin working. Well, work is a strong word. But, this article will go through some of the most anticipated films of 2019 January to March.

This article is in no way exhaustive, furthermore, there will be movies that have been missed, left out and most likely forgotten. They are basically the movies that look as though they could be entertaining. So let’s not waste time with plugs for my YouTube channel or mentions of the MAaD Movie Podcast. Let’s get straight on into it.

January is a quiet month as a result of the Winter Blockbuster season, we have a period where the smaller movies are released. This year, January is no different. But in amongst them we have two movies that could be surprising.

11th January


Dir: Jeffrey Nachmanoff

Starring Keanu Reeves, Alice Eve & Thomas Middlewitch

Plot: A scientist who specializes in synthetic biology attempts to bring back his family members after they die in a car accident, and comes into conflict with the leaders and staff of a government-controlled laboratory, law enforcement agencies, and the known limits of physical science.


Stan & Ollie

Dir: Jon S. Baird

Starring: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston

Plot: A biopic of the famous Black & White era comedy double act Laurel & Hardy. Set during a period where they embarked on a music Hall tour of the UK & Ireland.

18th January


Dir: M. Night Shyamalan

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, Sarah Paulson, Anya Taylor Joy
Plot: After the reveal that Split was part sequel to 2000’s Unbreakable David Dunn (Willis) pursues Kevin Wendell Crumb’s (McAvoy) superhuman persona The Beast in a series of confrontations. Elijah Price (Jackson) going by his Supervillain name ‘Mr Glass’ emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

25th January

The Kid Who Would Be King

Dir: Joe Cornish

Starring Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Tom Taylor, Angus Imrie, Rebecca Ferguson and Patrick Stewart

Plot: Serkis plays Alex a young boy who isn’t the most popular boy in school. He’s picked on and doesn’t have much about him until he finds and is able to wield Excalibur. He is destined to form a new Round Table of Knights to fight against the evil Morgana (Ferguson). But he’s not alone as Merlin (Stewart/Imrie) takes on the form of a child to watch over Alex.


Dir: Steven Knight

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou

Plot: Interstellar stars McConaughey and Hathaway reunite as an ex-married couple who are thrust back together when Hathaway asks McConaughey to murder her new husband.

8th February

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Dir: Mike Mitchell

Starring: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Tiffany Haddish, Will Arnett, Stephanie Beatriz, Charlie Day

Plot: Sequel to the massive The Lego Movie (2014) we follow straight on with the Duplo Invasion. Bricksburg has been turned into a Post-Apocalyptic world now named Apocalypsburg where every inhabitant has been hardened and ready for a fight. All but Emmet (Pratt) who still thinks everything is awesome. But then all the Master Builders are abducted by General Sweet Mayhem from the Systar System, under the command of shape-shifting Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi. Emmet goes in search and comes across the Galaxy-defending archaeologist, cowboy and raptor trainer Rex Dangervest.

14th February

Alita: Battle Angel

Dir: Robert Rodriguez

Starring: Rosa Salazar, Christophe Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Jackie Earle Haley, Michelle Rodriguez

Plot: A cyborg, Alita (Salazar) is discovered by Dr Ido (Waltz) and given a body. She has no memory, but somehow has knowledge of Cyborg Martial Art Panzer Kunst. Based on the popular Manga series Battle Angel Alita by Yukito Kishiro the movie will take elements of the Manga’s first four books.

8th March

Captain Marvel

Dir: Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck

Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Clark Gregg and Jude Law

Plot: Set in 1995 Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers (Larson) a US Fighter Pilot who becomes Captain Marvel She is part of an elite Kree military team called Starforce, who fight the Skrulls a shape-shifting alien race. But she returns to Earth with questions about her identity and past as the Skrulls attempt to invade Earth.

15th March


Dir: Jordan Peele

Starring Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker

Plot: Husband and Wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson take their children to their beach house hoping to spend time with some friends. But tension and chaos soon spoil the fun when a group of “Strangers” show up.

29th March


Dir: Tim Burton

Starring: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Alan Arkin and a CGI Elephant

Plot: A Live Action remake of the classic Disney film Dumbo released in 1941. It will be a loosely based movie inspired by the original film and from the trailers, it’s easy to see that a lot of the darkness from the original may have been changed. It follows in the footsteps of Maleficent, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast as well as The Jungle Book.

These are just a few of the movies that are to be released in the first three months of 2019. As a result, there will be more articles like this!

Already there are a lot that look good. How many of these will you be going out to watch? Have any movies been missed off this list that should be added?

Nathaniel Jepson

I am the Ultimate Movie Geek and I love movies. I also have a movie based podcast called the Man About a Dog Movie Pod or MAaD Movie Pod.

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