Opening This Weekend: November 15

Toni Servillo in The Great Beauty

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 fareAbout 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 15 

The Best Man Holiday
College friends reunite after fifteen years over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited.

Charlie Countryman (Limited)

Charlie Countryman
Shia LaBeouf is back in music video director Fredrik Bond’s first film, Sundance indie, Charlie Countryman, This the story of a young guy (LaBeouf) who finds himself in love with a European woman (Evan Rachel Wood) who has a dangerous suitor (Mads Mikkelsen) from her past not willing to let her go. It’s a love story with style, action and a great soundtrack.

Nebraska (Limited) MoviefiedNYC’s Most Anticipated 
Moviefied Review by John David West

Premiering at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, the newest film from director Alexander Payne (About Schmidt and The Descendants) opens this weekend, in all its black and white glory. Nebraska takes us on quirky road trip that son (Will Forte) must take with his grumpy old father (Bruce Dern) as they embark on a trip to claim a sweepstakes prize that the patriarch thinks he’s won. This definitely appears to have the charm and drama between laughter we’ve come to expect from Payne.

Sunlight Jr.

Sunlight Jr.

In Sunlight Jr. hard-working convenience store clerk Melissa (Naomi Watts) and her disabled boyfriend, Richie (Matt Dillon), are trapped by of poverty but as their luck seems to be about to change when they learn that Melissa is pregnant. But As soon as she loses her job and they get evicted from the motel they live in, their joy vanishes (no surprise there). Through all these difficulties, the couple realizes that they can never lose everything as long as they have each other. Sunlight Jr. looks good but certainly no light hearted romp here! 

The Great Beauty  (La Grande Bellezza) 
The Great Beauty 

Journalist Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo) has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city’s literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafes to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

12-12-12 made by filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story), is a behind the scenes documentary film about the Hurricane Sandy relief fund-raiser organized by Harvey Weinstein, James L. Dolan and John Syke. The concert brought together an unprecedented gathering of talent who turned up on stage and behind the scenes to raise over $50 million in one night for the Robin Hood Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund to support organizations helping victims in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The evening’s Emmy Award-nominated telecast included performances by some of the music industry’s legendary acts: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Roger Waters, Eddie Vedder, Chris Martin, Michael Stipe, Adam Sandler, Eric Clapton, Jon Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Kanye West and included involvement from entertainment and media elite such as Billy Crystal,Susan Sarandon, Paul Shaffer, Brian Williams, Kristen Stewart, Jon Stewart, Chelsea Clinton, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Sean Combs, Olivia Wilde, Steve Buscemi, Chris Rock, Seth Meyers, Jake Gyllenhaal, Blake Lively, Katie Holmes, Jason Sudekis, Jamie Foxx, Quentin Tarantino, and Christoph Waltz on this historic night.

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