November movie preview

Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers ClubNovember 1, 2013

This story is inspired by the true story of Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey, “Magic Mike”), an electrician and rodeo cowboy. Ron after being diagnosed with HIV and being told he has a month to live, looks for alternative treatments in Mexico. After finding treatments that work and have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Woodroof begins selling the drugs to other HIV-positive patients in Texas. Along the way he meets AIDS patient Rayon (Jared Leto, “Mr. Nobody”), a transgender woman who helps Woodroof sell the drugs.

 

 

Ender's Game

Ender’s GameNovember 1, 2013

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In “Ender’s Game” the world comes under attack for the second time by an alien race known as the Formics. The International Military begins the search for a leader who becomes the last hope for the human race. The search is carried out at a battle school filled with promising children who could all potentially become the new leader. Here, Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford, “Paranoia”) discovers and trains Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield, “Hugo”), who eventually becomes the leader of the International Military.

 

 

 

Last VegasLast VegasNovember 1, 2013

60-something-year-olds Billy (Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra”), Paddy (Robert De Niro, “The Family”), Archie (Morgan Freeman, “Now You See Me”) and Sam (Kevin Kline, “The Last of Robin Hood”) go to Vegas for their last and final bachelor party as Billy heads into marriage. They plan to make the trip a reliving of their younger days, but they soon learn they have aged and the city and their friendships have changed considerably since their last trip to Vegas.

 

 

 

Big SurBig SurNovember 1, 2013

Jack Kerouac (Jean-Marc Barr, “And They Call It Summer”), after letting fame from his novel, “On the Road,” go to his head, takes retreat in Big Sur, CA. In California he stays at a cabin, owned by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti (Anthony Edwards, “Flipped”). Not being able to handle the solitude, Kerouac returns to the city. Kerouac, however, continues to visit the cabin for a break from fame and visits three separate times. During his visits Kerouac begins a relationship with Billie (Kate Bosworth, “Movie 43”), his friend Neal Cassady’s (Josh Lucas, “Stolen”) mistress, and Kerouac accidentally introduces Billie to Cassady’s wife, Carolyn (Radha Mitchell, “Silent Hill: Revelation 3D”). During his last trip to Big Sur Kerouac suffers a nervous breakdown.

 

 

DianaDianaNovember 1, 2013

This story is inspired by the true story of Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey, “Magic Mike”), an electrician and rodeo cowboy. Ron after being diagnosed with HIV and being told he has a month to live, looks for alternative treatments in Mexico. After finding treatments that work and have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Woodroof begins selling the drugs to other HIV-positive patients in Texas. Along the way he meets AIDS patient Rayon (Jared Leto, “Mr. Nobody”), a transgender woman who helps Woodroof sell the drugs.

 

 

12 Years a Slave12 Years a SlaveNovember 1, 2013

Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Savannah”), a free African-American from the North in the days of slavery, gets kidnapped and sold into slave trade, leaving behind his successful life and family in New York. The film is based on a true story and follows Northup’s journey as a slave and fight for freedom. His slave owner (Michael Fassbender, “Prometheus”) and Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt, “World War Z”) make lasting impacts on Northup’s life both positively and negatively.

 

 

 

Free BirdsFree BirdsNovember 1, 2013

“Free Birds” is a children’s animated movie about two turkeys, Reggie (Owen Wilson, “You Are Here”) and Jake (Woody Harrelson, “Now You See Me”), from the opposite sides of town. Despite their differences, they come together to make sure no turkey will ever be eaten again as Thanksgiving dinner. The turkeys have a week to defeat the humans and ensure their safety from the dinner menu.

 

 

 

Man of Tai ChiMan of Tai ChiNovember 1, 2013

Chen Lin-Hu or the Man of Tai Chi (Tiger Hu Chen, “Kung Fu Hero”), a prodigy in Tai Chi, after learning his temple faces financial issues and may be torn down begins fighting in an underground fight club to raise funds. Going against his master’s wishes he continues to fight for the club. His employer Donaka Mark (Keanu Reeves, “Generation Um…”) begins asking more and more of Chen Lin-Hu, testing both his morals and beliefs. This film is Keanu Reeves’ directing debut.

 

 

About TimeAbout TimeNovember 8, 2013

21-year-old Tim (Domhnall Gleeson, “Black Mirror”) is told by his father (Bill Nighy, “The Hungry Corpse”) that the males of the family have the ability to time travel. Tim then takes advantage of this ability to make the moments with the love of his life, Mary (Rachel McAdams, “Passion”), perfect. Along the way he learns there are consequences for his time travel and that time always eventually catches up to him.

 

 

 

Thor The Dark WorldThor: The Dark WorldNovember 8, 2013

In “Thor: The Dark World,” the sequel to “Thor,” Thor (Chris Hemsworth, “Rush”) sets out on a journey to save the Nine Realms from Malekith (Christopher Eccleston, “Emily”). Thor must seek help from Jane Foster (Natalie Portman, “Illusions & Mirrors”) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston, “Out of Darkness”), who is imprisoned.

 

 

 

 

The Starving GamesThe Starving GamesNovember 8, 2013

This film is a spoof on the highly popular Hunger Games. The movie features Kantmiss Evershot (Maiara Walsh, “Switched at Birth”), who is a participant in the 75th annual Starving Games. Participants fight for their lives as well as food. The movie has a lot of pop culture references and takes a whole new look at the “Hunger Games.”

 

 

 

 

The Book ThiefThe Book ThiefNovember 8, 2013

In “The Book Thief,” Liesel Meminger (Sophie Nélisse, “Esimésac,”), an adopted girl living in WWII days, steals books and shares them with others.  Her parents, Hans Hubermann (Geoffrey Rush, “The Best Offer”) and Rosa Hubermann (Emily Watson, “Belle”) also hide a Jewish refugee named Max Vandenburg (Ben Schnetzer, “Happy Town”). Her family must fight to stay together and ensure their rebellious acts aren’t discovered. The movie is a film adaptation of Markus Zusak’s novel “The Book Thief” that is narrated by Death.

 

 

The Wolf of Wall StreetThe Wolf of Wall Street; November 15, 2013

In this true story, Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Great Gatsby”), a stockbroker from Wall Street, quickly rises to success. He then gets sucked into a world of corruption and crime with friends Mark Hanna (Mathew McConaughey, “Magic Mike”) and Donnie Azoff (Jonah Hill, “This Is the End”).

 

 

 

 

The Best Man HolidayThe Best Man HolidayNovember 15, 2013

“The Best Man Holiday” is a tale of friends who get together for Christmas after 15 years of being apart. The groups reunion brings up many unsolved romances and competition between the friends, and they must work out their feelings. The film has Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Harold Perrineau, Monica Calhoun and Melissa De Sousa.

 

 

 

Charlie CountrymanCharlie CountrymanNovember 15, 2013

Charlie Countryman (Shia LaBeouf, “The Company You Keep”) on a plane ride has the man sitting next to him die. Charlie then meets the daughter of the man, Gabi Banyai (Evan Rachel Wood, “The Ides of March”), and falls madly in love with her. Gabi however has been marred to mob boss, Nigel (Mads Mikkelsen, “Move On”), who still believes Gabi is his own. Charlie must battle against Nigel in order to stay with Gabi. Rupert Grint also stars in this movie as Charlie’s friend Carl.

 

 

Catching FireThe Hunger Games: Catching FireNovember 22, 2013

Victors of the 74th Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence, “Serena”) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson, “Epic”) get punished for their defiance in the 74th games and are placed in a victors-only Hunger Games, the 75th Hunger Games. The two’s defiance in the 74th games created a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. The capitol, in response to the rebellion, comes up with the victors-only Hunger Games to diminish hope and prove that revolution will not be permissible. This film is a sequel to “The Hunger Games.”

 

 

Delivery ManDelivery ManNovember 22, 2013

David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn, “The Internship”) 20 years ago gave samples of his semen to a semen bank and now is finding out he has fathered 533 kids. 142 of the children want to file a lawsuit to find out who their father is. David, who doesn’t feel he has a place in life, must decide if he wants to come forward to these kids. Receiving the profiles of all of his children, he looks to improve their lives as much as he can with the help of friend Brett (Chris Pratt, “Parks and Recreation”) and girlfriend Emma (Cobie Smulders, “How I Met Your Mother”).

 

 

NebraskaNebraskaNovember 22, 2013

Estranged father and son Woody (Bruce Dern, “Northern Borders”) and David Grant (Will Forte, “The Cleveland Show”) go on a cross-country trip to claim a million-dollar prize that Woody has won. David finds out about the prize when picking up Woody from the police after he is taken in for trying to hitchhike to Nebraska from Montana for the prize money. David believes the prize is a scam, but he agrees to take Woody to Nebraska to claim the million.

 

 

 

Black NativityBlack NativityNovember 27, 2013

Single mother (Jennifer Hudson, “2013 MTV VMAs”) sends her son Langston (Jacob Latimore, “The Finder”) to stay with estranged relatives in attempts to bring the family back together. Reverend Cornell (Forest Whitaker, “Out of the Furnace”) and Aretha Cobbs (Angela Bassett, “American Horror Story”) set rules that Langston doesn’t like, and he struggles with wishing he could go back home to his mom. His mother encourages him to stay, and Langston remains learning a lot about life and family. “Black Nativity” is an adaptation of Langston Hughes’ play, “Black Nativity.”

 

 

FrozenFrozenNovember 27, 2013

In the animated film, “Frozen,” Princess Elsa (Idina Menzel, “Glee”) discovers she has powers freeze things. She is ashamed of her skill, and when everyone finds out and ostracizes her for it she runs away to hide herself in solitude. The land becomes covered in snow and ice after Elsa leaves. Her sister, Anna (Kristen Bell, “Parks and Recreation”), with help of friend Kristoff (Jonathan Groff, “C.O.G.”), sets out after Elsa to make things right and to convince Elsa to control and be proud of her gift. Along the way they also meet the snowman Olaf (Josh Gad, “The Internship”) who helps the two in their quest.

 

 

HomefrontHomefrontNovember 27, 2013

Former DEA agent Phil Broker (Jason Statham, “Redemption”) moves his family to a quaint small town to escape his past and give his daughter a better life. Phil soon finds he can’t escape, crossing paths with drug lord Gator (James Franco, “The Mindy Project”) after his daughter beats up the son of Gator’s girlfriend.

 

 

 

 

PhilomenaPhilomenaNovember 27, 2013

Philomena (Judi Dench, “Skyfall”), with help from political journalist, Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan “Alan Patridge: Alpha Papa”), sets out to find her son who was taken from her as a teenager when she was forced to join a convent and keep her son a secret.

 

 

 

 

OldboyOldboyNovember 27, 2013

Joe Doucett (Josh Brolin, “Labor Day”), after being locked in solitary confinement for 20 years is released. Shortly after his release he learns his daughter has been kidnapped. Joe goes on a journey to find the man and save his daughter. Joe also seeks vengeance on those who have ruined his name while away. In addition, Joe tries to make amends with his daughter who thought he ran away and murdered a man. This film is an adaptation of a South Korean film of the same name.

 

 

 

Mandela Long Walk to FreedomMandela: Long Walk to FreedomNovember 29, 2013

This film follows the life of Nelson Mandela (Idris Elba, “Luther”) from childhood to his term as the first black president of South Africa. His rise to presidency was a challenge as he was dubbed an outlaw and a revolutionary for fighting against an apartheid government (apartheid governments separate people according to race). Mandela was even imprisoned for fighting for his beliefs in democracy, but still was elected as president when the apartheid government was overthrown.