It'll be a week before we start getting a full schedule of films for the new year. But at least one new mainstream film will open on Friday against the "Star Wars" horde:
"The Grudge": So, you think only people — and maybe a few animals — can feel resentment? And nourish a feeling for revenge? This film argues that a house can. Shades of "The Amityville Horror." (Actually, this is a reboot of the 2002 Japanese original, which was made into a 2004 U.S. horror film and spawned a couple of sequels.)
As for the Magic Lantern, one movie is tentatively listed:
"Queen & Slim": A couple's first date goes way wrong. (This is a pick up from the mainstream circuit.)
As usual, I'll update when the area theaters finalize their bookings.