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Movie Minute: ’12 Strong,′ ‘Den of Thieves,’ ‘Phantom Thread’ open in theaters

January 18, 2018 GMT

Movie Minute: ’12 Strong,′ ‘Den of Thieves,’ ‘Phantom Thread’ open in theaters

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Is this the week “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is knocked off its perch atop the box office chart?

“12 Strong,” a war movie set in Afghanistan in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, has the best chance to do it. It stars superhero movie veterans Chris Hemsworth (“Thor”), Michael Shannon (“Man of Steel”) and Michael Pena (“Ant-Man”).

There’s also “Den of Thieves,” a gritty L.A. heist movie in the vein of “Heat.” Finally, three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis appears in his final film after announcing his retirement from acting in “Phantom Thread.”

Check out all three new movies in the video, above.

12 STRONG

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena

Director: Nicolai Fuglsig

Rated: R

Google synopsis: In the wake of Sept. 11, Capt. Mitch Nelson leads a U.S. Special Forces team into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. Once there, the soldiers develop an uneasy partnership with the Northern Alliance to take down the Taliban and its al-Qaida allies. Outgunned and outnumbered, Nelson and his forces face overwhelming odds in a fight against a ruthless enemy that takes no prisoners.

DEN OF THIEVES

Starring: Gerard Butler, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr.

Director: Christian Gudegast

Rated: R

Google synopsis: An elite unit from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department squares off against a crew of successful thieves who plan a seemingly impossible heist -- the city’s Federal Reserve Bank.

PHANTOM THREAD

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Rated: R

Google synopsis: Set in the glamour of 1950′s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutantes and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.