Sunday, November 15, 2009

Highlights of November movies out in theaters

Here are some movies I'm looking forward to seeing in November:

Pirate Radio (now playing): Attention Philip Seymour Hoffman fans! During the 1960s rock radio is banned in Britain and a group of DJs (including Hoffman) broadcast rock music from a ship in the Atlantic Ocean. Written and directed by Bill Curtis (Love, Actually). Also starring Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, and Kenneth Branagh.

Precious (now playing): Sapphire's book Push is the basis for this movie about an illiterate teenager who is pregnant for the second time by her father and living with an abusive mother. Comedian Mo'Nique plays the role of the mother in a performance many critics say is Oscar-worthy.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (November 20): The second novel in the popular vampire series by Stephenie Meyer comes to the screen. Teenage Bella's (Kristen Stewart) heart has been broken by her vampire boyfriend Edward (Robert Pattinson). She finds comfort in friend Jacob (Taylor Lautner), who is quite changed from how we saw him in the first movie.

Me and Orson Welles (November 25 in limited release): Teenage Richard (Zac Efron) is a last minute addition to the Orson Welles Mercury Theater Company's stage production of Julius Caesar in 1937. Claire Danes is the older woman he falls for and Christian McKay plays Orson Welles.

The Road (November 25): Based on the postapocolyptic novel of the same name by Cormac McCarthy, The Road stars Viggo Mortenson as a father traveling with his son through an eerily isolated and lifeless American landscape. My brother informs me that based on the trailer, "The movie looks exactly like the book."

What are some recently released or soon to be released movies you look forward to seeing?