November looks to be the new July. There are a lot of big name movies coming out this month, including two sequels that should hit triple digits opening weekend.
With the large number of movies coming out does allow for a wide arrange of movies. November had typically been an Oscar movie kind of month, but with the success of Twilight in this month, more and more movies have made the switch to this month, rather then waiting for the summer.
This month, besides the two sequels, we get a couple of new movies for the kiddies, and maybe a few movies that may make their way to the Oscars.
Here’s a list of the top movies coming out this month.
November 1st – Ender’s Game
Starring: Asa Butterfield (Hugo), Hailee Steinfield (Romeo and Juliet), Harrison Ford (Paranoia)
The International Military seek out a leader who can save the human race from an alien attack. Ender Wiggin, a brilliant young mind, is recruited and trained to lead his fellow soldiers into a battle that will determine the future of Earth.
Yet another book series that is going to be adapted to the big screen. In this movie, we get a young boy who is called upon to save the future of Earth. It’s a good movie/series for younger kids, probably around the age of 10 or so, so look for this movie to be good for the kids as well as adults.
November 1st – Last Vegas
Starring: Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook), Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra), Morgan Freeman (Now You See Me), Kevin Kline (No Strings Attached)
Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal.
This movie looks to be a good movie for the older generation. It’s a got some big movie giants in the movie and will look for those names to draw in a crowd. However, since most older people don’t go to movies, I don’t expect it to do well until it’s on DVD. Think The Hangover for the elderly.
November 1st – Free Birds
Starring: Woody Harrelson (Now You See Me), Owen Wilson (The Internship), Dan Fogler (Take me Home Tonight)
Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history – and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.
What makes this book interesting is that it’s not something that’s really been done before. We’ve seen essentially every other major holiday as a cartoon movie, but not Thanksgiving. This movie looks entertaining and might be the movie to see this month for the whole family.
November 1st – The Dallas Buyers Club (Limited)
Starring: Matthew McConaughey (Mud), Jennifer Garner (Butter), Jared Leto (Lonely Hearts)
The story of Texas electrician Ron Woodroof and his battle with the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies after being diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1986, and his search for alternative treatments that helped established a way in which fellow HIV-positive people could join for access to his supplies.
This movie is going to be one of those drama-filled movies that’s going to make you see things a little different then you do. Matthew McConaughey lost a lot of weight for this role and even in the trailer, I can see that he’s done a good job with this role. It’s going to be fun to watch it unfold on the screen, but the limited release and month filled with movies will hurt it at the box office.
November 1st – About Time
Starring: Rachel McAdams (Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows), Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Nighy (The World’s End)
At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think
This movie reminds me a lot of The Time Traveler’s Wife and it doesn’t help that Rachel McAdams was also in that movie. I’m not quite sure it’s going to be as good or better then that movie, but it might be a good movie to see for a date, but not one to see outside of that.
November 8th – Thor 2: The Dark World
Starring: Chris Hemsworth (Rush), Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers) , Natalie Portman (Thor)
Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
Like Iron Man 3, this movie will be a sequel to both Thor and The Avengers. Chris Hemsworth returns to the role that he will probably be forever known as and looks to up the stakes for the movie. The trailer was very enticing and certainly inviting. Definitely one of the top movies to see this month.
November 8th – The Book Thief
Starring: Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush (The Green Lantern), Emily Watson (Anna Karenina)
While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
This movie might be a dark horse for the Oscars. It’s got controversy and the child is the main star. No doubt that this book is going to have some very sad parts, especially since that it take place during the time when Nazis were trying to take over Europe.
November 15th- The Best Man Holiday
Starring: Terrance Howard (Prisoners), Sanaa Lathan (TV’s “The Cleveland Show”), Taye Diggs (TV’s “Private Practice”)
When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited.
This looks like a fun comedy that might be good to see with your friends, but it might just be out a little too early to draw in a crowd, especially because of the other movies coming out this motnh.
November 22nd – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), Josh Hutcherson (Hunger Games), Liam Hemsworth (Paranoia)
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.
This movie is probably the most anticipated movie of the month, and maybe even the year. It’s the sequel to the surprise hit that looks to add to the success. The only thing that is weary about it is the fact that they switched director, but after seeing the trailers that have been released, we might be ok to say that this is going to be good.
November 22nd – The Deliver Man
Starring: Vince Vaughn (The Internship), Chris Pratt (Movie 43), Cobie Smulders (TV’s “How I Met Your Mother)
An affable underachiever finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.
The movie looks like a stereotypical Vince Vaughn movie. The concept is actual a little different and kind of funny, considering, so it might be worth the watch. But like with all his other movies, it’s going to be all about how much you like Vince Vaughn.
November 22nd – Frozen
Starring: Kristen Bell (Movie 43), Josh Gad (The Internship), Idina Menzel (TV’s “Glee”)
Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.
In the latest Disney movie, they look to maybe add another princess to the long list of princesses that they already have. The movie looks like it has quite a bit of action and fast paced sequences, hopefully being able to draw in the male audience (but probably won’t because the main character is a female).
November 27th – Homefront
Starring: Jason Stratham (Parker), James Franco (This is the End), Wionna Ryder (Frankenweenie), Kate Bosworth (Movie 43)
A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord.
This is a little different for Stratham. While it’s got his usual action, kick-ass style, this time around he has a child. He’s done the same kind of role in so many movies, that it’s hard to decipher between them. This one though, we get to see him play that protective father and I think it will be a nice change of pace. Of course, with a good cast behind him in James Franco and Wionna Ryder (who both play bad guys). It will be fun to watch this movie unfold and definitely a movie worth seeing.