New Movie Releases — November 2014
Whether you're looking to see something epic or something hilarious, whether you want to catch one of those buzzed-about potential awards season competitors or maybe you're looking for something a little more family-friendly, November has new movie releases for everyone. From Christopher Nolan's major new sci-fi drama to the next chapter in 'The Hunger Games' franchise, there's plenty to be excited about. Read on for our guide to November's new movie releases!
'Interstellar' (IMAX, expands nationwide November 7) -- Directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain. A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
'21 Years: Richard Linklater' (Limited) -- Directed by Michael Dunaway and Tara Wood. A look at the career and style of director Richard Linklater via friends, directors, and actors.
'Big Hero 6' (3D) -- Directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams. Starring Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, and Jamie Chung. The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.
'Actress' (Limited) -- Directed by Robert Greene. When Brandy Burre decides to re-enter the world of acting, her domestic life begins to deteriorate.
'The Better Angels' (Limited) -- Directed by A.J. Edwards. Starring Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger, and Brit Marling. The story of Abraham Lincoln's childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana and the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him for ever and the two women who guided him to immortality.
'Elsa and Fred' (Limited) -- Directed by Michael Radford. Starring Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, and Marcia Gay Harden. A story about two people in their twilight years who discover that it's never too late to find love.
'Jessabelle' (Limited) -- Directed by Kevin Greutert. Starring Sarah Snook, Mark Webber, and Joelle Carter. Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return -- and has no intention of letting her escape.
'A Merry Friggin' Christmas' (Limited) -- Directed by Tristram Shapeero. Starring Robin Williams, Lauren Graham, and Wendi McLendon-Covey. Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son's gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the eight-hour round trip before sunrise.
'On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter' -- Directed by Dana Brown. Inspired by Bruce Brown's 1971 documentary, 'On Any Sunday,' chronicles the international sport of motorcycle racing.
'Open Windows' (Limited) -- Directed by Nacho Vigalondo. Starring Elijah Wood, Sasha Grey, and Neil Maskell. When Jill skips out on the dinner she was supposed to have with superfan Nick, Nick is contacted by a mysterious man named Chord, who allows Nick to monitor Jill's every move. What starts out as simple stalking quickly escalates into a dangerous game, in which Nick is the pawn and Jill is the ultimate target.
'The Theory of Everything' (Limited) -- Directed by James Marsh. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, and Charlie Cox. A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.
'The Way He Looks' (Limited) -- Directed by Daniel Ribeiro. Starring Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, and Tess Amorim. Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.
'Why Don't You Play in Hell?' (Limited) -- Directed by Shion Sono. Starring Jun Kunimura, Fumi Nikaido, and Shin'ichi Tsutsumi. A renegade film crew becomes embroiled with a yakuza clan feud.
'A Most Violent Year' (Limited) -- Directed by J.C. Chandor. Starring Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac, and David Oyelowo. A crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.
'Beyond the Lights' -- Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Minnie Driver, and Aml Ameen. A talented young musician on the brink of super stardom struggles with the pressure of her newfound success.
'Dumb and Dumber To' -- Directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly. Starring Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, and Laurie Holden. 20 years after the dimwits set out on their first adventure, they head out in search of one of their long lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney.
'Always Woodstock' (Limited) -- Directed by Rita Merson. Starring Katey Sagal, Brittany Snow, and Ryan Guzman. When neurotic, struggling songwriter Catherine Brown's life in New York City falls apart, she is forced to confront her past when she spends the summer at her childhood home in Woodstock, New York, learning that becoming successful means becoming your true self first.
'Foxcatcher' (Limited) -- Directed by Bennett Miller. Starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo. Based on the true story of Mark Schultz, an Olympic wrestler whose relationship with sponsor John du Pont and brother Dave Schultz would lead to unlikely circumstances.
'The Homesman' (Limited) -- Directed by Tommy Lee Jones. Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, and Grace Gummer. A claim jumper and a pioneer woman team up to escort three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa.
'Miss Meadows' (Limited) -- Directed by Karen Leigh Hopkins. Starring Katie Holmes, James Badge Dale, and Callan Mulvey. A story centered on a proper elementary school teacher who moonlights as a vigilante.
'Point and Shoot' (Limited) -- Directed by Marshall Curry. An American sets out with his motorbike to find both adventure and his sense of manhood, leading him on an extraordinary journey he could not have imagined, including fighting in the Libyan Revolution.
'Rosewater' (Limited) -- Directed by Jon Stewart. Starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Shohreh Aghdashloo, and Golshifteh Farahani. A journalist is detained in Iran for more than 100 days and brutally interrogated in prison.
'Wolves' (Limited) -- Directed by David Hayter. Starring Jason Momoa, Lucas Till, and Stephen McHattie. After his parents are murdered, a young man named Cayden Richards is forced to go out on the road on his own. When he comes across a crazy man named Wild Joe, he's sent into a dangerous town called Lupine Ridge, where he's forced to confront his dark past.
'Red Army' (New York, expands in January) -- Directed by Gabe Polsky. This documentary chronicles the Soviet Union the legacy of the Red Army hockey team.
'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' -- Directed by Francis Lawrence. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth. Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.
'Extraterrestrial' (Limited) -- Directed by Colin Minihan. Starring Brittany Allen, Freddie Stroma, and Melanie Papalia. A group of friends on a weekend trip to a cabin in the woods find themselves terrorized by alien visitors.
'The Imitation Game' (Limited) -- Directed by Morten Tyldum. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, and Matthew Goode. English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing, helps crack the Enigma code during World War II.
'Reach Me' (Limited) -- Directed by John Herzfeld. Starring Lauren Cohan, Kyra Sedgwick, and Thomas Jane. A motivational book written by a mysterious man quickly gains popularity, inspiring a group of people that includes a journalist, his editor, a former inmate, a hip-hop mogul, an actor and an undercover cop to re-evaluate their choices and decisions by confronting their fears in hopes of creating more positive lives.
'V/H/S: Viral' (Limited) -- Directed by various. Starring Emmy Argo, Amanda Baker, and Nick Blanco. Follows fame-obsessed teens who unwittingly become stars of the next internet sensation.
'Horrible Bosses 2' -- Directed by Sean Anders. Starring Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis. Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don't go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.
'Penguins of Madagascar' (3D and IMAX 3D) -- Directed by Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, and John Malkovich. A group of elite super spy penguins must join forces with an undercover organization to stop the evil Dr. Octavius Brine.
'Escobar: Paradise Lost' (Limited) -- Directed by Andrea Di Stefano. Starring Benicio Del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, and Brady Corbet. In Colombia, a young surfer meets the woman of his dreams -- and then he meets her uncle, Pablo Escobar.
'The Babadook' (Limited) -- Directed by Jennifer Kent. Starring Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, and Tim Purcell. A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.