MoviefiedNYC’s Opening This Weekend: November 8

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.

–  Myrna E. Duarte

November 8 

The Book Thief

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 (Limited)

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. 

Ass Backwards (Limited)
Ass Backwards
Ass Backwards is a silly comedy is giving us a taste of the wacky duo (writers and stars Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael) Kate and Chloe (“Chloe and Kate. I’m Chloe. She’s Kate”). This Sundance selected comedy is high energy, and very goofy, there are also great cameos from Vincent D’Onofrio and Breaking Bad star Bob Odenkirk. 

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. 

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

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.

Paris Countdown

Paris Countdown
I can always use a good french film in the fall. Unable to repay their debts, Milan and Victor 
(Olivier Marchal and Jacques Gamblin), best friends and co-owners of a Paris nightclub, are lured into a drug deal that goes bad. Tortured by police, they negotiate their freedom against an overwhelming testimony that condemns their psychotic liaison to prison. Six years later, the men’s nightmare begins again when the pyschopath is granted his freedom. Now, not having talked for years, the old friends are united again in order to survive.

Best Man Down

Best Man Down

The best man at Scott (Justin Long) and Kristin’s (Jess Weixler) Arizona destination wedding, Lumpy (Tyler Labine) is the life of the party, until a long, indulgent night leads to his untimely death. Forced to cancel their honeymoon and fly back to Minneapolis to arrange for his funeral, Scott and Kristin meet Ramsey (Addison Timlin) and learn that Lumpy isn’t quite who they thought he was.

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