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.
week of November 3
Synopsis: Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.
Director: Taika Waititi
Why? It's Thor and the Hulk. What's not to love?
week of November 10
Synopsis: A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish & suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of thirteen stranded strangers & one man's race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Why? I'm not sure I ever saw the original, but this is quite a cast they have assembled.
Synopsis: Brad and Dusty must deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.
Director: Sean Anders
Why? The first one was hilarious, so if this is half as good, I'm sure we'll be fine.
week of November 17
Synopsis: Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.
Director: Zack Snyder
Why? As much as I enjoy the Marvel movies, I'm a DC Comics fan at heart, so this is a dream come true!!
week of November 24
Synopsis: Aspiring musician Miguel teams up with charming trickster Hector on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead.
Why? I have a soft spot for Pixar's Thanksgiving releases, which started all the way back with Toy Story.
Synopsis: High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn't take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end.
Director: Lars Klevberg
Why? A haunted Polaroid? Nice. Based on the trailer I watched, it feels like The Ring, except instead of watching a video, you die after getting your picture taken.
Synopsis: The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless tale that would redefine the holiday.
Director: Bharat Nalluri
Why? Seems like a good selection for getting into the holiday spirit… especially if you plan to do battle on Black Friday.
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