New Movies To Watch This Nov 2016
Doctor Strange (Nov 4th)
No other movie has me more excited for November than Marvel's "Doctor Strange". This looks like a next-level, superhero version of Christopher Nolan's "Inception," and I think it will add a mystical layer that is still missing from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Benedict Cumberbatch seems like the absolute perfect choice for this character to keep his powerful aura and yet present a relatable side to him as well. I'm really excited that Marvel Studios and Disney seem to be taking chances and are moving the superhero genre further. This film looks different from everything else that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has given us so far.
Arrival (Nov 11th)
We don't know much about "Arrival," but the marketing people behind the film has released just the right amount of footage to get a lot of people pumped for it. Seems like yet another great Amy Adams project, with a very different take on the stereotypical 'alien invasion' genre of movies. It is based on a short story called "The Story Of Your Life" by Ted Chiang and it was written by Eric Heisserer, who has previously done mostly horror remakes, reboots, and sequels.
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (Nov 18th)
My excitement equals my anxiety when it comes to "Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them." Though I look forward to going back to the wizarding world set by the "Harry Potter" franchise, I sincerely hope that this movie has a compelling story to tell and isn't just trying to expand a universe that was perfectly executed in the eight Potter movies. I've seen Warner Bros try to recapture the "Lord of the Rings" phenomenon with "The Hobbit" trilogy, and how that didn't work out quite as great. I trust JK Rowling and the team behind "Fantastic Beasts" can stay aware of the expectations surrounding this movie and will deliver a new franchise for Potterheads to love.
Moana (Nov 23rd)
I mean, where do I start? Between "Wreck-It Ralph," "Frozen," "Big Hero 6," and "Zootopia," Walt Disney Animation Studios has been on a freaking roll. "Moana" is the new project from a brilliant and long standing animation studio that has been trying to recapture its glory days and compete with its very own sister-studio Pixar Animation. "Moana" has the star-power of Dwayne Johnson, the veteran Disney directors Ron Clements and John Musker, and music by Broadway sensation Lin-Manuel Miranda. There are so many incredible elements to this film, I just can't see how it can possibly not be wonderful.