November tends to be one of my favorite months of the year, not only because of the brisk and beautiful autumn weather, but because some of the best films are typically released during this month.
Here are some of the best-looking movies coming to a theatre near you in November.
“Spectre” (Nov. 6): The 24th James Bond movie has a lot to live up to, especially because its predecessor is the highest-grossing film of the entire franchise. This one takes place not long after the events of “Skyfall,” as we see Bond trying to find the truth behind the sinister organization, SPECTRE.
“The Peanuts Movie” (Nov. 6): This is the first feature film based on the beloved Peanuts characters, and we see Charlie Brown embarking on a life-changing quest. It’ll be interesting to see how the timeless franchise is depicted to a new generation.
“Trumbo” (Nov. 6): Bryan Cranston, from “Breaking Bad,” stars as Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who rallied against the injustices brought upon him when he’s blacklisted because of his political beliefs. I’m sure we’ll be seeing this one at this year’s awards shows.
“By The Sea” (Nov. 13): This film, written and directed by Angelina Jolie, sees her alongside Brad Pitt. The two play a married couple facing a crossroad in their relationship. It’s been 10 years since they played Mr. and Mrs. Smith in the comedic action film; however, “By The Sea” takes a serious approach to marriage problems.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” (Nov. 20): The long-awaited grand finale to the biggest young adult franchise since “Harry Potter” will finally be here soon, and fans will experience the epic showdown between Katniss and President Snow. I know that I’m not emotionally prepared for this one.
“The Night Before” (Nov. 20): It’s that time of year, folks: the time when raunchy holiday films are released. This one, however, stars Seth Rogan and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, along with Anthony Mackie. The three friends seek out the Holy Grail of Christmas parties, since their annual reunions may be coming to an end. I’m sure what will ensue is the most hilarious Christmas film since “Home Alone.”
“The Danish Girl” (Nov. 27): Eddie Redmayne stars as Lili Elbe, the first person to receive gender reassignment surgery. It’s a story of how Lili’s decision to receive the surgery strains her marriage, as well as a subsequent love triangle. After Redmayne received an Academy Award for playing Stephen Hawking in last year’s “The Theory of Everything,” I’m sure he’ll be recognized again for this performance.
Other films to look for this month include “Creed,” “The Good Dinosaur” and “Victor Frankenstein.” It’s going to be a good month for the box office!