|Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham in Great Expectations|
November is chock full of family, friends, holiday plans, and movies to see. While you’re deciding on which recipe you will use for the stuffing or if three pumpkin pies are enough, take a break and head to the movie theaters which are overstuffed (pun intended) with amazing autumn fare–About Time, Last Vegas, Free Birds, The Book Thief, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Frozen, Mr. Nobody, Black Nativity, Nebraska, and Old Boy, are just a few that have caught my eye. You certainly don’t want to cram all these in right before awards season begins. So, whether you choose to check out that indie you heard so much about or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title to view the trailer. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.
|The Book Thief|
The Book Thief, based on Markus Zusak’s bestelling novel of the same name, is set in the heart of Nazi Germany, Liesel Meminger (Sophie Nélisse) a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist: books. With the help of her foster father (Geoffrey Rush), she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her family’s basement.
Thor: The Dark World (3D)
|Thor: The Dark World|
The God of Thunder is back! And so are all of his Asgardian friends in the Alan Taylor-directed sequel. Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor, along with Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Tom Hiddleston as Loki (YAY) and Jaimie Alexander as Sif. In this Marvel adventure Loki and Thor must team up to take on the Dark Elves.
|The Armstrong Lie|
Alex Gibney’s (We Steal Secrets) new doc The Armstrong Lie, tells the brutally honest and intimate story of cyclist Lance Armstrong and his years of lying about doping. Gibney began making this doc to tell the story of Lance’s return to the Tour de France, but as the story about his doping evolved, the doc evolved into a story about his lies.
How I Live Now (Limited)
|How I Live|
How I Live Now adapted from Meg Rosoff’s novel, starring Saoirse Ronan (The Host and Byzantium). It begins like any other romantic drama, with a girl falls for a handsome guy (George MacKay), but then things take a big twist half way through. A nuclear device is detonated, it’s WWIII, and they’re on the run for their lives while trying to get home from the English countryside.
Orphan Pip rises from humble beginnings thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Moving through London’s class-ridden world as a gentleman, Pip uses his new status to pursue Estella, a beautiful, heartless heiress he’s always loved. The shocking truth behind his fortune will have devastating consequences for everything he holds dear. Quietly opening this weekend with an amazing cast that includes Ralph Fiennes, Sally Hawkins and Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham.