There are some really great movies coming out this month and I’m actually hoping to get out to see more than one this time! Last month, I saw The Martian and it was totally worth it. I really enjoyed it. Matt Damon played Mark Whatley really well, of course, and the rest of the cast was amazing as well. Loved the scenery and the action and all of it. I recommend both the book and the movie if you’re at all interested in them. But that was all I saw.
This month, I’m hoping to get out to the new Peanuts movie and I already have plans to see Mockingjay Part 2 (who doesn’t? Are you guys excited for it?) and my husband is seeing Spectre. We’re a little torn on the new Pixar movie and the Frankenstein movie, though. Lots of possible movies for when they’re released on video. Here are the ones that look most interesting to me.
Spectre: November 6
SPECTRE!! How long have you guys been waiting for this movie? I must admit that I’m not much of a James Bond fan but I will also admit that I watched Skyfall and thought it was really good. So I can see why people are really excited for this one. I hope it’ll live up to Skyfall and its previews.
The Peanuts Movie: November 6
We are actually going to see this movie in the theaters! Do you guys even know how excited that makes me? I love movies but my kids are pretty hesitant to see them in the theaters, I think the dark and the previews scare them. But after watching this trailer together, they are pumped for the movie! And I agree, it looks pretty cute. It’ll be weird seeing the Peanuts characters differently but I’m excited to finally have another story from them.
Love the Coopers: November 13
It’s Christmas movie time! This, of course, intrigues me. I can’t help it. It looks like a combination of Love, Actually and The Family Stone. It might be terrible, it’s so hard to tell with these movies. But it just doesn’t seem like anything original. But did you see the cast? How can I not watch it? Yeah, I’ll probably see this one.
Man Up: November 13
In case you didn’t know, I love Simon Pegg. So yes, I’ll see this one. Probably when it comes out on video, or is available to stream if that’s what it’s called now, but I’ll definitely see it. Again, I’m not sure how original it will be but it looks funny and enjoyable and a perfect rom com. Minus that fake British accent.
Secret in Their Eyes: November 20
A new Julia Roberts movie! Guys, this one looks intense. Really. I won’t see this because it looks scary and just too intense for me but it looks really good. Plus, I love Chiwetel Ejiofor. Yes, it’s only PG-13 but it looks much too emotional and violent for me. If you like these kinds of movies, I hope you’ll see it and I hope it’s good!
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2: November 20
CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS! We’re all waiting for this one, right? It looks so good. But I’m also so nervous to see this. Between knowing what happens in this part and knowing it’ll make me sad and wondering how the adaptation is going to be and what they’re going to leave out or change, it’s scary. Plus, once this one is out, it’s all over. This series has been pretty good as far as adaptations go, I just hope it doesn’t pull an HP #8 and go completely off the book.
Victor Frankenstein: November 25
Speaking of Harry Potter, this one has Daniel Radcliffe in it! And James McAvoy! Yes! I’d actually see this one. I don’t know if it’ll be any good but it looks kind of funny and it has great actors in it. I spotted Moriarty in the preview as well!
The Good Dinosaur: November 25
A new Pixar movie? I didn’t know about this one. It looks like they decided to remake The Land Before Time (released almost exactly 27 years ago). I loved that movie as a kid. Have you guys even heard of it? It’s about a young dinosaur who ends up alone and sets off on a journey home, finding friends and enemies along the way. Yep, sounds similar. Though I do like this set up. I’m interested to see if my kids will want to see this and how it’ll be. Though, it’s Pixar so at least we know the adults will cry.
Also releasing this month are Legend where Tom Hardy plays twin mobsters in London, The Night Before with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen about their holiday traditions and then with some sort of random drug montage a-la Knocked Up, and By the Sea starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as a married couple (what?!) on vacation in the 70’s that reads like an uplifting marriage movie but looks disturbing. Those are all definite no’s from me.
What are you guys going to see this month?