New to NOW TV in January

By Nathaniel Dalby - Tue 10th Jan 2017 Features

The best films to catch on NOW TV in January. 

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NOW TV is the only service that allows you to stream the latest movies from Sky Cinema without having to commit to a contract. With a new premiere debuting every day on Sky Cinema, there’s always something new to watch if you have a NOW TV Movies Pass. January brings with it a host of new films, including dynamite blockbusters and critically-acclaimed dramas. Here’s the best of what’s new this month. 

10 Cloverfield Lane (Now)

Whilst the intriguing title might make you think this is a sequel to the polarizing found-footage monster movie Cloverfield, 10 Cloverfield Lane is actually completely unrelated. However, that doesn’t stop it being an enjoyably creepy and tense thriller. Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a car crash victim who wakes up in an underground shelter with survivalist John Goodman, 10 Cloverfield Lane keeps you guessing right until the end.

Goodman’s performance as a man convinced that there’s a threat waiting outside keeps you constantly wondering whether he’s being genuine or just plain nuts. So while you might be disappointed (or thrilled) that this isn’t a real Cloverfield sequel, this taut and cleverly-written thriller is well worth a watch. 

The Witch (Now)

If you’re looking for something spooky to chill you even more during January, 2016’s The Witch is available to stream on NOW TV now. Set in 17th century Puritan England, The Witch follows a woodland community that’s terrorised by an unseen evil that lurks in the trees.

The Witch is one of the most critically-acclaimed horror films in years, blending a gloomy, dark atmosphere with genuine chills that won’t necessarily leave you hiding behind the sofa, but may leave you thinking about the film for days afterwards. 

Alice Through the Looking Glass (20th January)

This sequel to director Tim Burton’s 2010 re-imagining of the classic Lewis Carroll novel takes Burton’s highly unique style and Johnny Depp's captivating performance and elevates them to new heights. The Mad Hatter (Depp) is in trouble and Alice must return to Wonderland to help him regain what’s left of his sanity.

On the way she’ll bump into a classically zany cast of characters including Time himself (Sasha Baron Cohen) and Helena Bonham Carter’s returning Queen of Hearts. If you loved the energetic and stylish first film, Alice Through the Looking Glass delivers more of that whilst building on it. You’ll be able to watch it on January 20th. 

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Now)

It’s the clash of the comic-book titans as two of DC’s biggest superheroes go head-to-head in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The follow up to Man of Steel sees Superman come under scrutiny for his city-destroying antics, despite his struggle to protect people. This leads Batman (Ben Affleck) to take him on, providing a good excuse for an impressively special effects-laden superhero scrap. 

Despite being thrown under the bus critically, Batman v Superman supersedes a slightly wonky performance from Jesse Eisenberg and a far too long running time to be entertaining overall. You can catch Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on NOW TV today. 

The 33 (Now)

This true story of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground for 69 days in 2010 makes for a fascinating and strangely uplifting watch. Antonio Banderas stars as “Super Mario” Sepulveda, the leader of the miners who must keep the group together whilst they’re trapped 2000ft below the ground.

Whilst you’re more than likely to be familiar with the story, seeing it played out on screen is still gripping, with the film taking few fictional liberties thanks to the amazing nature of the real events. The 33 is available to stream on NOW TV now.