November is going to be the most exciting month of the year for me regarding film releases, as it includes two of my most anticipated films! See below for the two films that I am anxiously awaiting to find time to go and see, as well as a list of extras for those of you looking for something a little different this month.
1) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 – In Theatres Friday November 20th
The final instalment of the exceptional Hunger Games book to film adaptation series, Mockingjay – Part 2, is almost here! Mockingjay – Part 1 ended with Katniss watching helplessly as a “hijacked” Peeta fought against his restraints, while simultaneously Coin announced the new objective for District 13 to seize the Capitol’s military base in District 2. This ending has set the stage for the final film, as Katniss and her allies will need to band together to fight their way through the streets of the Capitol, in order to dethrone President Snow once and for all.
Ever since I initially read the impressive trilogy by Suzanne Collins I have been eagerly awaiting the release of each film, and have been blown away by every adaptation. I am full of bittersweet excitement, as I cannot wait to see the final storyline unfold but I’m equally as sad that it’s officially coming to a close. However, I will be harnessing this excitement with a mini-movie marathon in the coming weeks leading up to the final release, and I will continue this marathon tradition in years to come!
2) Spectre 007 – In Theatres Friday November 6th
I have thoroughly enjoyed the last three films starring Daniel Craig as the iconic Agent James Bond 007. Therefore, similar to Mockingjay – Part 2 I have been anxiously awaiting the release of the fourth instalment of the Daniel Craig-bond era. The third film, Skyfall, concluded with Mallory (Ralph Fiennes) taking over the head role of M, the clever reveal of Eve Moneypenny (Naomie Harris), and Bond receiving his next mission as a fully re-enstated MI6 agent. Spectre will follow Bond after he receives a secret message from his past, which will lead him to seek out a global crime organization called Spectre. I personally loved Javier Bardem’s performance in Skyfall as ex-agent Raoul Silva, but I can’t wait for Christoph Waltz to slay his role as the newest Bond villain, Spectre mastermind Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
- Legend (In Theatres – Friday November 20th): is a British crime thriller film that follows the rise and eventually fall of the gangster Kray twins during their organized crime terrorization of London in the 50s and 60s. I’m excited to see how Tom Hardy will balance his performance of each twin, as they have extremely conflicting personalities.
- Secret in Their Eyes (In Theatres – Friday November 20th): is a crime thriller film that features an unraveling team of FBI agents (Chiwetel Ejiofor & Julia Roberts) and their supervising District Attorney (Nicole Kidman), after an agent’s daughter is viciously murdered.
- The Good Dinosaur (In Theatres – Wednesday Nov 25th): is Pixar’s newest animated comedy-drama film that is set in a universe where an asteroid never hit Earth. The story follows a young dinosaur who is accidentally stranded from home and his journey back once he befriends a local caveboy.
- Victor Frankenstein (In Theatres – Wednesday November 25th): is a science-fiction horror film adapted from Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein. This well-known tale is told from the perspective of Igor (Daniel Radcliffe), which highlights his dark origin-story and his friendship with the legendary Dr. Victor Frankenstein throughout their attempts to create life from death.
- Creed (In Theatres – Wednesday November 25th): is a sports drama film that is the seventh instalment of the Rocky series that will be releasing on the 40th anniversary of the date of the opening scene in the original Rocky. This film focuses on the journey of Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), son of Apollo Creed, after he travels to Philadelphia to train with the iconic Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone).
- The Danish Girl (In Theatres – Friday November 27th): is a biographical drama film set in the 1920s that features Eddie Redmayne in the lead role. The story follows artist Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) and her husband after he stands in for a female model, begins to identify as Lili Elbe, and eventually becomes the first ever recipient of male to female sex reassignment surgery.