November 2015: Year of the Movie
For those of you new to this segment, I cover some of the biggest movies coming out in a particular month. Some I am excited for while others I dread. Here are some of the movies coming your way in November.
The Peanuts Movie
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The beloved Peanuts gang is back together for another movie. This time Charlie Brown and his best friend Snoopy deal with the arrival of the little red-headed girl. Meanwhile Snoopy takes to skies to do battle with his arch-nemesis.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Starring:Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Dave Bautista
Are you ready for Daniel Craig’s final Bond movie? I’m so excited for this film. This film has Bond going on a secret mission to uncover a sinister organization. He is able to unravel that dark secrets behind SPECTRE and what it means for the future. The film looks good, and while it may not be able to live up to the high standards which Skyfall presented us, I expect this film to be among the better Bond films all the same.
Genre: Biopic, Drama, History
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Liev Strieber, Mark Ruffalo, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup,
The story of how journalists for the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese. Events which forever altered the Catholic church and shook it to its very foundation. It has a tremendous cast and covers a very daunting topic. I’d be interested to see how it plays out.
Starring: Josh Brolin, Juliette Binoche, Lou Diamond-Phillips, Antonio Banderas
The true story of 33 miners trapped for 69 days
It’s about a historical moment in public history. I always find these more interesting than most biopics. You may know the ending, but not how it reached that end and that is what is worth watching. Also, Brolin, Binoche, Diamond-Phillips and Banderas: a great cast always makes a story better.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore
If you are a Hunger Games fan, then you are eagerly awaiting the final movie in the wildly successful franchise. I’ve never understood the love, but again I never read the series and frankly I don’t believe I was ever the targeted audience and that’s okay. (Young women need movies to watch, too ) Great cast and a great story-line coming to an exciting conclusion. I may be against taking two movies to finish one book, but it certainly has proven beneficial at the box-office.
The Night Before
Starring: Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anthony Mackie, Mindy Kaling, Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, Michael Shannon
Three best friends who celebrate Christmas Eve together with a night of drunken madness and overall debauchery look to find the best party in New York City in what may be their long-held traditions final night.
Genre: Biography, Crime, Thriller
Starring: Tom Hardy, Christopher Eccleston
IMDb: 7.5 of 10,083 ratings
The movie has a good cast, it has done very well overseas. Discussing the most notorious identical twin brothers who happened to be gangsters in England during the 1960’s, particularly around the East End of London.
Genre: Drama, Sport
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan
When I heard that they were going to make another Rocky related film, I suddenly took ill. How come Stallone can’t let it go! I wasn’t looking forward to this film at all, until I saw the trailer. I thought it was a refreshing take on the Rocky franchise. This time following in the footsteps of Apollo Creed’s son who wants to be a boxer like his father. He must contend with everyone’s belief that he is a mere shadow of his father (no substance). With the help of Rocky Balboa, he looks to train hard enough to earn the right to be call a champion.
The Good Dinosaur
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Starring: Steve Zahn
A Disney Pixar film where an Apatosaurus named Arlo befriends a human. (I know, I know,SCIENCE, but think animated film for children). I’m not as excited for this film as I was for Inside Out earlier this year. However, it is a Pixar movie and that means there is a legitimate chance of it being good.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Science-Fiction
Starring:Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy
I love the story of Frankenstein and have long waited for a good movie about the character. (That 1990’s film was close, but not good enough.) This film was that hope all until I saw the trailer. It comes at you from a completely different tone than expected. This one is told from Igor’s (Radcliffe) perspective. I will keep open-minded for now, but gradually my hopes are dissipating. Who knows, maybe it will feel great. They did get it in before the presumed dreaded post-Thanksgiving cruse.