New Movie Releases — November 2013
Looking for a way to escape the cooler fall temperatures this November? The fall movie season is in full-swing, and November's releases are packed with action, from superheroes to survivalist fantasies. Whether you want to take in a prestige picture or a good ol' fashioned dose of action spectacle, read on for our guide to the new movie releases hitting theaters in November.
'Ender's Game' (IMAX) -- Directed by Gavin Hood. Starring Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, and Hailee Steinfeld. The International Military seek out a leader who can save the human race from an alien attack. Ender Wiggin, a brilliant young mind, is recruited and trained to lead his fellow soldiers into a battle that will determine the future of Earth.
'Free Birds' (3D) -- Directed by Jimmy Hayward. Starring Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, and Dan Fogler. Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history -- and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.
'Last Vegas' -- Directed by Jon Turteltaub. Starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, and Morgan Freeman. Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal.
'About Time' (Limited) -- Directed by Richard Curtis. Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, and Bill Nighy. At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.
'Dallas Buyers Club' (Limited) -- Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, and Jennifer Garner. The story of Texas electrician Ron Woodroof and his battle with the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies after being diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1986, and his search for alternative treatments that helped established a way in which fellow HIV-positive people could join for access to his supplies.
'Diana' (Limited) -- Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel. Starring Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, and Douglas Hodge. During the last two years of her life, Princess Diana embarks on a final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.
'Man of Tai Chi' (Limited) -- Directed by Keanu Reeves. Starring Tiger Hu Chen, Keanu Reeves, and Karen Mok. A young martial artist's unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club.
'Mr. Nobody' (Limited) -- Directed by Jaco Van Dormael. Starring Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, and Diane Kruger. A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? An infinity of possibilities rise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible.
'The Book Thief' -- Directed by Brian Percival. Starring Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush, and Emily Watson. While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
'Thor: The Dark World' (3D) -- Directed by Alan Taylor. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Tom Hiddleston. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
'The Armstrong Lie' (Limited) -- Directed by Alex Gibney. An exposition of cyclist Lance Armstrong as he trains for his eighth Tour de France victory.
'Ass Backwards' (Limited) -- Directed by Chris Nelson. Starring June Diane Raphael, Casey Wilson, and Jon Cryer. Two best friends (Kate and Chloe) embark on a cross country trip back to their hometown to attempt to win a pageant that eluded them as children.
'How I Live Now' (Limited) -- Directed by Kevin Macdonald. Starring Saoirse Ronan, George MacKay, and Tom Holland. An American girl on holiday in the English countryside with her family finds herself in hiding and fighting for her survival as the third world war breaks out.
'The Best Man Holiday' -- Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. Starring Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, and Taye Diggs. When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited.
'Charlie Countryman' (Limited) -- Directed by Fredrik Bond. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, and Mads Mikkelsen. A guy falls for a woman who's claimed by a violent crime boss.
'Nebraska' (Limited) -- Directed by Alexander Payne. Starring Bruce Dern, Will Forte, and June Squibb. An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.
'Delivery Man' -- Directed by Ken Scott. Starring Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, and Cobie Smulders. An affable underachiever finds out he's fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.
'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' (IMAX) -- Directed by Francis Lawrence. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.
'Philomena' (Limited) -- Directed by Stephen Frears. Starring Steve Coogan, Judi Dench, and Michelle Fairley. A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.
'Black Nativity' -- Directed by Kasi Lemmons. Starring Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, and Jennifer Hudson. A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey.
'Frozen' (3D) -- Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. Starring Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, and Idina Menzel. Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.
'Homefront' -- Directed by Gary Fleder. Starring Jason Statham, James Franco, and Winona Ryder. A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord.
'Oldboy' -- Directed by Spike Lee. Starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, and Samuel L. Jackson. Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked up into solitary confinement for 20 years without reason.
'Out of the Furnace' (Limited) -- Directed by Scott Cooper. Starring Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, and Zoe Saldana. When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement fails to follow through, his older brother, Russell, takes matters into his own hands to find justice.
'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' (Limited) -- Directed by Justin Chadwick. Starring Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, and Terry Pheto. A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
'The Punk Singer' (Limited) -- Directed by Sini Anderson. A look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s.