November is over flowing with movies to see, with more side dishes than the best Thanksgivings meal we are invited to see old friends (The Peanuts Movie, Spectre, Creed and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2), some fresh, new, possibly Oscar worthy fare (Carol, The Danish Girl, Trumbo, Spotlight and Brooklyn) and few that just are too enticing to miss(The Secret In Their Eyes, The Night Before and Legend). 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.
-Myrna E. Duarte
Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Matt Glynn, Brid Brennan
Directed By: John Crowley
Synopsis: In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Eilis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.
Our Two Cents: Oscar time for Saoirse Ronan?
Stars: Trombone Shorty, Rebecca Bloom, Anastasia Bredikhina
Directed By: Steve Martino
Synopsis: Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home.
Our Two Cents: I’ve been resisting this! But it is slowly winning me over.
Stars: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux
Directed By: Sam Mendes
Synopsis: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Our Two Cents: Craig continues his fine take on the legendary icon.
The Hallow (Limited)
Stars: Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton
Directed By: Corin Hardy
Synopsis: A family who move into a remote mill house in Ireland find themselves in a fight for survival with demonic creatures living in the woods.
Our Two Cents: Director Corin Hardy confident debut with a supernatural horror.
Miss You Already (Limited)
Stars: Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette, Dominic Cooper
Directed By: Catherine Hardwicke
Synopsis: The friendship between two life-long girlfriends is put to the test when one starts a family and the other falls ill.
Our Two Cents: Collette and Barrymore, I like them both too much not to see this. (I want them as my BFF)
Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams
Directed By: Tom McCarthy
Synopsis: The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
Our Two Cents: This looks like an intense procedural and a morality play rolled into one. I’m definitely excited to see it.
Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren
Directed By: Jay Roach
Synopsis: In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.
Our Two Cents: Cranston as Trumbo, I’m in!
Stars: Naomi Scott, Cote de Pablo, Antonio Banderas
Directed By: Patricia Riggen
Synopsis: Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.
Our Two Cents: Painful true story, but it looks like a not so good TV docu-drama.
Stars: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Mélanie Laurent
Directed By: Angelina Jolie
Synopsis: Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer, and her husband Roland, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper and a hotel owner.
Our Two Cents: Feels like a big drama for Oscar season.
Stars: Tye Sheridan, Michael Cera, Lotte Verbeek
Directed By: Rick Alverson
Synopsis: En route to meet his estranged daughter and attempting to revive his dwindling career, a broken, aging comedian plays a string of dead-end shows in the Mojave desert.
Our Two Cents:
Love the Coopers (Limited)
Stars: Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Marisa Tomei
Directed By: Jessie Nelson
Synopsis: When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday.
Our Two Cents: We have seen this movie many times before.
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
Directed By: Francis Lawrence
Synopsis: As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts by the Capitol, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.
Our Two Cents: JLaw!
Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts
Directed By: Billy Ray
Synopsis: A tight-knit team of rising investigators, along with their supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.
Our Two Cents: The 2009 “El secreto de sus ojos” was amazing, this looks like it is doing it is following in the same foot steps.
Stars: Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Cate Blanchett
Directed By: Todd Haynes
Synopsis: Set in 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
Our Two Cents: Oscar darling!
Stars: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Taron Egerton
Directed By: Brian Helgeland
Synopsis: The film tells the story of the identical twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, and their organised crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s.
Our Two Cents: I am curious to Hardy as the Kray twins.
November 25 (Wednesday – Thanksgiving)
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson
Directed By: Ryan Coogler
Synopsis: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.
Our Two Cents: I am always in the mood for another Rocky!
The Good Dinosaur (3D)
Stars: Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright, Steve Zahn
Directed By: Peter Sohn
Synopsis: An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.
Our Two Cents: Looks very sweet.
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lizzy Caplan, Seth Rogen
Directed By: Jonathan Levine
Synopsis: In New York City for their annual tradition of Christmas Eve debauchery, three lifelong best friends set out to find the Holy Grail of Christmas parties since their yearly reunion might be coming to an end.
Our Two Cents: The trailers make me laugh, don’t judge me.
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown
Directed By: Paul McGuigan
Synopsis: Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man – and the legend – we know today.
Our Two Cents: Sounds like an interesting twist on the classic tale.
The Danish Girl (Limited)
Stars: Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Eddie Redmayne
Directed By: Tom Hooper
Synopsis: The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
Our Two Cents: The Danish Girl appears stunning to look at and Redmayne is rumored to deliver a tremendous performance.
Janis: Little Girl Blue (Limited)
Stars: Cat Power
Directed By: Amy Berg
Synopsis: Janis: Little Girl Blue is a 2015 American documentary film directed by Amy J. Berg about the American singer-songwriter Janis Joplin.
Our Two Cents: Berg and Joplin together, I’m all about it.