15 January Movie Releases That Aren’t Terrible

January movies are notorious for being December’s unwanted children. Because studios know that audiences have mentally checked out after the holidays, they fill theaters with loads of marginal content. But there are always exceptions to the rule, and here are 15 that slipped under the proverbial New Year’s radar…

1. Smokin’ Aces

It certainly is not your parent’s action movie, but¬†Smokin’ Aces is a journey through spectacle, and nuanced creativity. In normal speak, it’s really crazy.¬†Interesting performances by Jeremy Piven and Ray Liotta make it a fun experience. Though not well received by critics, you must ask yourself… what do they know?