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November 1st:

the film: About Time
the directing: Richard Curtis
the acting: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy
the trailer: YouTube / IMDb

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This one crept up on me. It wasn’t until its trailer came up in a movie theater I learned of its existence. Everything having to do with About Time runs right up my alley. A loving relationship charted through a long period of time. It’s British, which helps the tone, keeping it from being a Hollywood rom-com. Gleeson’s character appears to be three dimensional from what I can see in the trailer. I realize this film is not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, so for you ladies, think “date movie,” and for you guys on those dates, there’s time travel.

“Hear it Through the Grape Vine” Honorable Mention: Ender’s Game

 

November 8th:

the film: Thor: The Dark World
the directing: Alan Taylor
the acting: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston
the trailer: YouTube / IMDb

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Besides an About Time wide release, Dark World is up against nothing of real importance. With late pushes, this film now has two weeks to garner up as much money as possible before they see a challenge. From the trailer and what I’ve heard, DW looks exponentially better than its first installment. I for one am ready for a non-assemble Marvel film to be of quality this year. 

 

November 15th:

Well, Wolf of Wall Street got pushed to a Christmas release so… consider this a catch-up week, go see something you might have missed.

Kinda Honorable Mention: Nebraska

 

November 22nd:

the film: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
the directing: Francis Lawrence
the acting: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Donald Sutherland
the trailer: YouTube / IMDb

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First of all, nothing else is really coming out this week. Makes sense, who wants to fight with this franchise? Still, the Hunger Games franchise makes me somewhat bitter, not for lack of quality, but more because it is taking Jennifer Lawrence away from the indie scene. But she is in it so I will see it. And someone told me the plot of this one and it sounds pretty cool, a lot of action coming our way. Maybe if we’re lucky this film can beat out box office records held by Twilight! Ha, good one me. 

 

November 27th:

the film: Oldboy
the directing: Spike Lee
the acting: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley
the trailer: YouTube / IMDb

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I have an agenda going into this film. It is to find and point out any and every flaw this film may possess. Most people spending money to see this film will have seen the original already, making it even tougher for this film to succeed. Luckily, the cast is a solid group with a healthy amount of talent. No red flags there. It is the director that gives me worries. We will see Mr. Lee, we will see.

Honorable Mention: Philomena

 

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