November 2015 Movie Preview

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Connor Panse

2015 has already graced the world of cinema with some fantastic films, from the adrenaline fueled action of Mad Max: Fury Road, to the deeply emotional and introspective Inside Out. However, the year is not over and there are still plenty of potential hits yet to be released. As 2015 begins its run to the end, let’s check out the biggest movies in theaters this November.

 

The Peanuts Movie

Release date: Friday, November 6
Rating: G
Family Animated Comedy
20th Century Fox

Fans of Charles Schulz’s classic comic strip will be excited to see the series’ first full length 3D animated movie. The movie unites all of the characters of the legendary comic, including favorites like Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and Woodstock. Charles’ son, Craig Schulz, wrote the screenplay, which stars Noah Schnapp as Charlie Brown.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVR4E6Q6u5g

 

Room

Release date: Friday, November 6
Rating: R
Drama
A24 Films

Room, based on the Emma Donoghue novel of the same name, tells the tale of a mother and child trapped in a neighbor’s garden shed, nicknamed the room. Told through the eyes of a five year old boy, Room explores the undying love that a mother shares with her child, even in the worst circumstances. Brie Larson (21 Jump Street) stars as the mother with Jacob Tremblay playing her young child Jack.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C6fZ-fwDws

 

Spectre

Release date: Friday, November 6
Rating: PG-13
Spy Action Thriller
Sony Pictures

2015 brings us the meteoric return of agent 007. Spectre marks the 24th official Bond film since the series started in 1962. The film features Daniel Craig in his fourth performance as the popular action hero, his others being Skyfall (2012), Quantum of Solace (2008), and Casino Royale (2006). Spectre details the aftermath of the events featured in Skyfall, and Bond’s run in with a global criminal organization named SPECTRE. Sam Mendes directed the film, which was written by John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4UDNzXD3qA

 

The 33

Release date: Friday, November 13
Rating: PG-13
Survival Drama, Based on a true story
Warner Bros. Pictures

The 33 recounts the events of the 2010 mining disaster that left thirty-three miners trapped in the San José Mine in Chile for two months. Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots) stars as Mario Sepúlveda, nicknamed “Super Mario”, a miner who sent videos to the rescuers to document the condition of the miners. The 33 promises a gripping tale of loss and desperation, as well as the hope that persists, even 200 stories underground.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOoIBOYqHyw

 

By The Sea

Release date: Friday, November 13
Rating: R
Romance Drama
Universal Pictures

Starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, By The Sea follows an American couple on vacation in France during a crisis in their marriage. By spending time with other vacationing couples, they begin to come to terms with issues in their life. By The Sea marks the first time Jolie and Pitt have worked together since Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2005, with Jolie taking the helm as writer and director.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8lMbJTsUGU

 

My All American

Release date: Friday, November 13
Rating: PG
Biographical Sports Drama, Based on a true story
Clarius Entertainment

My All American tells the true story of Freddie Steinmark (Finn Wittrock), an aspiring football player who is told he is ‘too small’ to play. With training help from his dad (Michael Reilly Burke), he catches the eye of University of Texas coach Darrell Royal. Royal is played by Aaron Eckhart, who moviegoers may recognize from his dynamite performance as Two-Face in The Dark Knight, and the movie is being directed by Angelo Pizzo (Rudy).

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTahmkL8QzM

 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

Release date: Friday, November 20
Rating: PG-13
Action Thriller
Lionsgate

This November, Hunger Games fans can finally witness the epic conclusion to the sega, which grossed $2.2 billion at the worldwide box office from its first three movies. Jennifer Lawrence reprises her role as Katniss Everdeen, with Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth returning as Peeta Mellark and Gale Hawthorne respectively. The film picks up where The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 left off, with Panem in a full scale war. The stakes have never been higher as Katniss must navigate traps and enemies set by the Capitol as she and a small squad of friends work to liberate the entire nation of Panem. Peter Craig and Danny Strong are adapting the screenplay from Suzanne Collins’ novel Mockingjay, and the movie is being directed by Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend).

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0wdVrC4OM4

 

Spotlight

Release Date: Friday, November 20
Rating: R
Drama, Based on a true story
Open Road Films

Based on a true story, Spotlight tells the tale of the The Boston Globe’s “Spotlight” team, a group of investigative reporters, during their coverage of the Massachusetts Catholic sex abuse scandal. The film stars Michael Keaton (Birdman) as Spotlight team editor Walter “Robby” Robinson, during the midst of the team’s uncovery of this monumental scandal that had been ignored by authorities for years. Spotlight also stars Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers), as well as Rachel McAdams (The Notebook), and was directed by Thomas McCarthy, writer of Pixar’s Up.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg5zSVxx9JM

 

Secret In Their Eyes

Release Date: Friday, November 20
Rating: PG-13
Crime Thriller
STX Entertainment

Secret In Their Eyes follows investigator Ray (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and his group of raising FBI agents who are torn apart by the sudden murder of Ray’s daughter. Thirteen years later, Ray discovers a clue that he believes will finally lead him to his daughter’s killer. Directed by Billy Ray (The Hunger Games), Secret In Their Eyes weaves past and present to create an intense crime drama that shows just how far some people will go.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3b0PFCrayE

 

The Night Before

Release Date: Wednesday, November 25
Rating: R
Holiday Comedy
Sony Pictures

Featuring an all-star cast of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, and Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), The Night Before is a hilarious romp through New York City with best friends Ethan (Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Rogen), and Chris (Mackie). As the three enter adulthood, the group’s tradition of an awesome Christmas Eve reunion is brought to an end, but not before one last night of crazy partying.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShIAH_G-Iuw

 

The Good Dinosaur

Release Date: Wednesday, November 25
Rating: PG
Animated Family Adventure
Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios

Not content with simply releasing one knock out hit in 2015, Pixar follows Inside Out with their second family movie of the year. Set in an alternate timeline Earth, The Good Dinosaur proposes the theory that the asteroid that changed life on Earth all those years ago never actually hit the planet. The film follows an Apatosaurus named Arlo (Raymond Ochoa) and his human friend Spot (Jack Bright) as they face their fears in a treacherous landscape.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-RgquKVTPE

 

Victor Frankenstein

Release Date: Wednesday, November 25
Rating: PG-13
Science Fiction Horror
20th Century Fox

Director Paul McGuigan puts a spin on the classic tale of Frankenstein’s monster by telling the story from the perspective of the doctor’s assistant, Igor Strausman. Portrayed by Daniel Radcliffe, Igor must help save Frankenstein (James McAvoy) from himself and his creation. The movie features Max Landis (Chronicle) as the screenwriter, adapting the screenplay from contemporary versions of Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, Frankenstein.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pxZxY_Siyc

 

Creed

Release Date: Wednesday, November 25
Rating: PG-13
Sports Drama
Warner Bros. Pictures

The seventh Rocky Balboa movie since the first movie’s debut in 1976, Creed follows the son of Rocky’s friend-turned-rival Apollo Creed. Wanting to follow in his late father’s footsteps, Adonis Creed travels to Philadelphia to ask Rocky to train him. The film stars Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle) as the titular character, with Sylvester Stallone reprising his role as Rocky.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv554B7YHk4

 

This month packs a wealth of options for movie-goers to enjoy. With such a great variety of movies coming out, there’s sure to be a film or two that will hold people down until a certain J.J. Abrams movie comes out next month.