UPCOMING MOVIES - November 2014

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INTERSTELLAR   PG-13 – Adventure | Mystery | Sci-Fi

The star of Interstellar is director Christopher Nolan.  After The Dark Knight Trilogy, Nolan envisions a not-too-distant future where Earth is inhospitable.  A group of scientists and explorers set out through an inter-galactic wormhole to save humanity on a mysterious mission – or just themselves.  Based on the research of theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan’s screenplay bends time and reality to explore the far reaches of the cosmos and the role of man’s survival in it.  Matthew McConaughey stars – let’s hope he goes all True Detective on us.  Batman’s Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine also star.  After Inception, Nolan can do no wrong.  In Theaters:  Nov. 7, 2014.

 

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING   PG-13 – Drama

Theory of Everything is a British biopic-drama based on the life of physicist Stephen Hawking.  It stars Eddie Redmayne as Hawking and Felicity Jones as his wife Jane, and chronicles their relationship from his early development of ALS to his success in physics.  Will the film show Hawking’s messy divorce from Jane and the claims he was abused following his second marriage to one of his nurses?  If the film focuses on Hawking’s sensational personal life, it will be worth plowing through all the mathematics!  In Theaters:  Nov. 7, 2014. 

 

JESSABELLE   PG-13 – Horror | Thriller

From the mastermind producer of Paranormal Activity and Insidious, comes the ghostly tale of Jessabelle.  Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle (Sarah Snook of Sleeping Beauty) comes face-to-face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return – with no intention of letting her escape.  Also Starring: Mark Webber, Joelle Carter.  In Theaters:  Nov. 7, 2014.

 

FOXCATCHER   R – Drama | Sport

The story of Olympic Wrestling Champion Mark Schultz and how paranoid schizophrenic John du Pont killed Schultz’s brother, Olympic Champion Dave Schultz.  Directed by Bennett Miller.  Screenplay by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman.  Channing Tatum stars as Mark Schultz and said the role was “the hardest acting challenge I’ve had to date.”  Ah, come on Channing – we saw Magic Mike!  Starring: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo.  In Theaters:  Nov. 14, 2014.

 

BEYOND THE LIGHTS   PG-13 – Drama

This romantic drama film is directed and written by Gina Prince-Bythewood.  A talented young musician on the brink of super stardom struggles with the pressure of her newfound success.  Don’t you just hate it when that happens?  The film stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Minnie Driver, Nate Parker and Danny Glover.  In Theaters:  Nov. 14, 2014.

 

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY, PT 1   PG-13 – Sci-Fi | Fantasy

The Hunger Games saga continues in this sequel that finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) faced with a decision that could sway the fate of a nation.  In the wake of the Quarter Quell, the Hunger Games have been changed forever, and Katniss ends up in District 13.  The brave young heroine whose courage inspired a nation heeds friends’ advice and sets out to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson).  Meanwhile, Katniss’ fragile alliance with President Coin (Julianne Moore) could lead to disaster.  In Theaters:  Nov. 21, 2014.  

 

THE IMITATION GAME   PG-13 – Drama | Thriller

The film portrays the race against time by Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his team of code-breakers at Britain’s top-secret school during the darkest days of World War II.  It spans the key periods of Turing’s life, from his unhappy teenage years at boarding school and his secret wartime work on breaking 3,000 Enigma-generated naval codes a day, to the tragedy of his post-war decline, following his conviction for a now outdated criminal offence for being a homosexual. The Cumberbitches will be ecstatic, but will there be any love scenes?  In Theaters:  Nov. 21, 2014.  

 

HORRIBLE BOSSES 2   R – Comedy 

Horrible Bosses was Jennifer Aniston’s certified hit.  Will she go even further in HB-2?  Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business, but things don’t go as planned because of a slick investor prompting the trio to pull-off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.  Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis are back with evil boss Kevin Spacey.  But what about Colin Farrell and his dislike of fat people?  Director: Sean Anders. Also Starring: Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz.  In Theaters:  Nov. 26, 2014. 

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