November is peak movie time, really: we find ourselves in the center of award season build up, and for the most part the films are truly breathtaking – there’s always one that holds you and just won’t let go. I remember seeing Her about this time last year, and so my expectations are naturally high – don’t let me down, Interstellar!
So, whether you choose to checkout that indie movie you’ve heard so much about or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title below to view the trailer. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Synopsis: The rebellion in Panem is growing stronger, and following the events from the previous Hunger Games instalment, Katniss has been taken to safety to lead the rebellion from below. However, Peeta still remains a captive of President Snow, and ultimately becomes a useful pawn of the Capitol. Katniss must choose between the fate of her people and the one she loves.
Two Cents: I’m still mad that they split it into two films, but of course I’m going to pay (twice) to see this film.
The Imitation Game
Synopsis: Based on the true story of Alan Turing, The Imitation Game explores one man’s journey to fight for his country and his freedom, even when the two collide. Turing was recruited by British Intelligence to crack the world’s toughest code – Enigma – used by the Germans during the World War. Under constant scrutiny, Turing develops the world’s first computer, capable of decrypting code in a matter of minutes. However, he is forced to question his whole life when rumours concerning his sexuality arise, and threaten to compromise not only his work but his freedom.
Two Cents: Cumberbatch is simply breathtaking, and even manages to make Keira Knightley smile.
Synopsis: Harry, a self-professed playboy, has had young and old alike. However, he runs into a big problem when he meets Grace, who might just be the one to break his one-night streak. As true love nears, he realises that he slept with her married mother a number of months ago, culminating in one, very clichéd, weekend when he ‘meets’ her parents.
Two Cents: This honestly looks so stupid the words I’m currently using might be a waste.
Synopsis: A small town seems to be unaware that a beautiful yet strange vampire stalks their streets at night, provoking the interest of a number of gentlemen.
Two Cents: The trailer is breathtakingly beautiful, and I am openly calling it that Ana Lily Amirpour is one to watch.
Synopsis: A self-help book touches the lives of a huge variety of people in desperate situations, but there is just one problem – no-one knows where or who the author is. In a bid to track him down and thank him, people collide and find the true meaning of courage.
Two Cents: The premise is quite dorky but the acting looks rather fantastic (yes, even from you, Stallone)
Synopsis: I think this film is about a group of teenagers who watch a collection of video tapes that recorded bizarre ghostly activity and attacks of a gang. I think the ghosts/people are now after them. I think.
Two Cents: I watched the trailer four times and still couldn’t figure out what the plot was. Generic sequel to generic unoriginal horror film.