These are my picks (complete with the reason for my choice) for the movies coming to theaters in November, but feel free to check out all of November's releases by visiting the Internet Movie Database's Coming Soon page.
Friday, November 2nd
Director: Rich Moore
Stars: John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman
o Why? Most of our favorite old-school video game characters seem to be represented, along with some newer ones, so this looks like it will be fun for kids and adults too.
Stars: Russell Crowe, Cung Le, Lucy Liu, RZA
o Why? Presented by Quentin Tarantino.
Directors: Kaare Andrews | Ernesto Díaz Espinoza | Thomas Cappelen Malling | Jorge Michel Grau | Anders Morgenthaler | Banjong Pisanthanakun| Timo Tjahjanto | Andrew Traucki | Jake West | Angela Bettis | Hélène Cattet | Jason Eisener | Bruno Forzani | Adrián García Bogliano | Xavier Gens | Lee Hardcastle | Noboru Iguchi | Yoshihiro Nishimura | Simon Rumley | Marcel Sarmiento | Jon Schnepp | Srdjan Spasojevic | Nacho Vigalondo | Ti West | Ben Wheatley | Adam Wingard | Yudai Yamaguchi
o Why? After seeing V/H/S, I'm looking forward to another horror anthology.
Friday, November 9th
Director: Sam Mendes
Stars: Daniel Craig, Helen McCrory, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench
o Why? Bond. James Bond.
Director: Steven Spielberg
o Why? It looks like Spielberg has created a historical epic, and he definitely picked the right leading man.
Friday, November 16th
· Go see Skyfall, Lincoln, or The Man With The Iron Fists a second time, but beware of tween fans of sparkly vampires.
Wednesday, November 21st (Thanksgiving Weekend)
Director: Ang Lee
Stars: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Tabu
o Why? Despite your opinion of Hulk (which I liked), I think Ang Lee is a good director, and this looks like a really interesting story.
Director: Sacha Gervasi
o Why? Between this and HBO's The Girl, there seems to be a renewed interest in Alfred Hitchcock, one of the most well-known horror directors of all time.
Director: Peter Ramsey
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher, Chris Pine
o Why? This looks like an interesting take on some classic legends, and I find it intriguing that Jack Frost is elevated to the same status as Santa and the Easter Bunny.
Friday, November 30th
Director: Andrew Dominik
Stars: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, Scoot McNairy
o Why? Brad Pitt.
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