Mario’s Weekend Movie Roundup + Monthly Review
Well, it could be a November to remember at the box office starting this weekend. November is packed with a ton of new releases coming out just in time for the holiday season. Instead of looking at just this weekend’s movie releases, I thought it would be cool to look at the entire month and give you a sneak peek of what to expect on the big screen in the coming weeks.
‘Flight‘ – Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Denzel Washington, John Goodman, and Don Cheadle. Upon saving a flight from crashing, a pilot discovers some rather unsettling things about the way the aircraft malfunctioned.
‘Wreck-It Ralph‘ (3D) – Starring John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, and Jack McBrayer. When a video game villain grows tired of playing the bad guy, he sets off to discover what else life has in store for him, but ends up joining forces with new friends to protect the arcade world from the ultimate baddie.
‘The Bay‘ (Limited) – Starring Kristen Connolly, Christopher Denham, and Jane McNeill. Parasitic sea creatures attack in this found footage mixer that takes place in a small coastal Maryland town.
‘A Late Quartet‘ (Limited) – Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, and Christopher Walken. When they discover one of their own is dying, a quartet struggles to hold everything together for one last show.
‘Nature Calls‘ – Starring Johnny Knoxville, Maura Tierney, and Rob Riggle. Randy and Kirk are brothers who’ve never gotten along, but things go to the extreme when Randy takes over Kirk’s son’s sleepover for a wacky scouting trip.
‘The Comedy‘ (Limited) – Starring Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, and Roxanne Ferris. An aging hipster listlessly waits for his ailing father to die and hangs out with his friends, who also meander aimlessly through their lives.
‘Lincoln‘ – Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Sally Field. This biopic chronicles the life of our nation’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, and how he helped shape our nation.
‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2‘ — Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner. The ‘Twilight’ saga comes to a close as Bella embraces her new life as a vampire and must protect her new child and family from punishment by the sinister Volturi.
‘Anna Karenina‘ (Limited) – Starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, and Aaron Johnson. Aristocrat Anna Karenina has an affair with an affluent count in 19th century Russia in this adaptation of the classic novel.
‘Life of Pi‘ (3D) – Starring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, and Adil Hussain. A zookeeper’s son finds himself adrift in the ocean with a Bengal tiger, hyena, zebra, and orangutan in this film based on the acclaimed novel of the same name.
‘Rise of the Guardians‘ (3D) – Starring Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, and Chris Pine. Fabled holiday characters come together with the help of the rebellious Jack Frost to protect the world from an evil entity known as Pitch.
‘Silver Linings Playbook‘ – Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert De Niro. After he’s released from a mental institution, a former teacher moves in with his parents and tries to repair his marriage with his ex-wife, but things get complicated when he meets a girl who’s dealing with her own set of issues.
‘Hitchcock‘ (Limited) – Starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, and Jessica Biel. This biopic tracks famed master of mystery Alfred Hitchcock during the making of his beloved classic ‘Psycho.’
‘Rust & Bone‘ (Limited) – Starring Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts. A man named Ali goes to live with his sister and her husband and develops a deep bond with a killer whale trainer after she endures a terrible accident.
‘Killing Them Softly‘ – Starring Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, and Scoot McNairy. Based on the novel ‘Cogan’s Trade,’ this film follows a professional enforcer investigating a mob heist that took place during a poker game.
‘The Collection‘ (Limited) – Starring Josh Stewart, Christopher McDonald, and Navi Rawat. The only survivor of a trap-happy serial killer known as “The Collector” must infiltrate the killer’s home turf to help rescue a man’s daughter from his clutches.