Coming to Video-On-Demand in January 2017

Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones star in "Inferno.," from the Dan Brown novel, directed by Ron Howard

Inferno, the big screen version of the bestselling Dan Brown novel starring Tom Hanks as symbologist Robert Langdon, and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, with Tom Cruise as Lee Child’s maverick hero, highlight the movies arriving from theaters to video-on-demand in the month of January. It’s a month of star-powered thrillers and action pictures, including The Accountant with Ben Affleck as a math savant and assassin and Deepwater Horizon with Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russell.

Family friendly offerings include Disney’s The Queen of Katwe, based on the true story of a Uganda girl who rises from the slums to become a world class chess champion, and Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, a comedy based on the bestselling juvenile novel by James Patterson.

Also coming in January: Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation, about the Nat Turner-led uprising against enslavement in antebellum South, the acclaimed dramas Denial with Rachel Weisz and Tom Wilkinson and Christine with Rebecca Hall and Michael C. Hall, both based on true stories, and the thriller The Girl on the Train, adapted from the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins and starring Emily Blunt.

Available On Demand same day as theaters are the cyber-thriller The Crash with Minnie Driver and John Leguizamo, the crime drama Trespass Against Us starring Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson, and the indie drama I Am Michael starring James Franco and Zachary Quinto.

Here are the notable arrivals coming to VOD in January

January 3
Blair Witch
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
Operation Avalanche

January 6
The Bronx Bull

January 10
The Accountant
The Birth of a Nation
Deepwater Horizon
Kevin Hart: What Now?
Max Steel

January 13
100 Streets
Alone in Berlin
Bad Kids Of Crestview Academy
The Book of Love
Claire in Motion
The Crash

January 17
The Girl on the Train
Keeping Up with the Joneses
Ouija: Origin of Evil
A Street Cat Named Bob
Trespass Against Us

January 24
I’m Not Ashamed
The Light Between Oceans
Down by Love

January 27
I Am Michael
Lost in Florence

January 31
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
The Queen of Katwe
Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween

Dates are subject to change without notice.

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Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears at, Turner Classic Movies online, The Film Noir Foundation, and Parallax View.

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