november movies



What would Halloween be without at least one horror-thriller, but this one is suspicious for being pretty lame as a teenage girl discovers that her parents made a pact with the devil to save her life. Molly Hartley (Bennett) looks to put her troubled past behind her with a fresh start at a new school, where she sparks with one of the most popular students (Crawford). But can her secrets stay buried, especially as she learns more about the horrific truth that awaits her once she turns 18? When the devil comes to collect, terrible things begin to happen and she must figure out if and how she can save herself. This is Mickey Lidell’s directorial debut and stars actors Haley Bennett and Chace Crawford. Rated PG-13


When a Russian mobster orchestrates a crooked land deal, millions of dollars are up for grabs, and all of London’s criminal underworld wants in on the action. Everyone from a dangerous crime lord to a sexy accountant, a corrupt politician and down-on-their-luck petty thieves conspire, collude and collide with one another in an effort to get rich quick. Starring: Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton, Idris Elba and Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges. Rated R


Lifelong platonic friends Zack (Rogen) and Miri (Banks) look to solve their respective cashflow problems by directing and starring in their own adult film. Kevin Smith (Dogma, Clerks, Jay & Silent Bob) helms this laugh fest with Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks in the title roles. Rated R



When Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria, King Julien, Maurice along with the penguins and the chimps find themselves marooned on the distant shores of Madagascar the zoo crew has to endure. In the face of this obstacle, the New Yorkers have hatched a plan so crazy it just might work. With military precision, the penguins have repaired an old crashed plane- sort of. Once aloft, this unlikely crew stays airborne just long enough to make it to the wildest place of all- the vast plains of Africa, where the members of our zoo-raised crew encounter species of their own kind for the very first time. Africa seems like a great place…but is it better than their Central Park home? Starring: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric The Entertainer, Andy Richter, Bernie Mac, Sherri Shepherd, Alec Baldwin and Rated PG


The two remaining members of the popular soul band, The Real Deal, Floyd Henderson (Samuel L. Jacksonb), now a retired businessman, and ne’er-do-well, ex-convict, Louis Hinds (Bernie Mac), take a road trip to the Apollo Theater for a musical tribute to their recently deceased front man, Marcus Hook. As they travel cross country in a series of adventures and misadventures, they air old grievances about thirty year old betrayals and learn the music’s still in them and agree to participate in a reunion performance at the Apollo Theater to honor their recently deceased band leader. This is Bernie Mac’s last film which is directed by Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man & Spike Lee’s bro). It also stars Sharon Leal (Dreamgirls). Rated R


Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott star as Danny and Wheeler, two fast talking energy drink salesmen. After one of their sex and beer romps gets out of hand, a pair of thirty-something perpetual frat boys are forced to sign up to be Big Brothers at Sturdy Wings, a troubled kids camp, as part of their court-mandated community service. The court gives them a choice: do hard time or spend 150 service hours with a mentorship program. After one day with the kids, however, jail doesn’t look half bad. Danny and Wheeler are forced to tailor their brand of immature wisdom to their charges. And if they can just make it through probation without getting thrown in jail, the world’s worst role models will prove that, sometimes, it takes a village idiot to raise a child. Rated R



This Bond edition continues Daniel Craig’s 007 high-octane adventures of James Bond. Known for his irresistible charms, James is astonished when he is betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M (Judi Dench) interrogate Mr White (Jesper Chistansen) who reveals the organization which blackmailed Vesper is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined. Forensic intelligence links an Mi6 traitor to a bank account in Haiti where a case of mistaken identity introduces Bond to the beautiful but feisty Camille (Olga Kurylenko), a woman who has her own vendetta. Camille leads Bond straight to Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), a ruthless business man and major force within the mysterious organization. From Austria, Italy and South America, Bond discovers that Greene, conspiring to take total control of one of the world’s most important natural resources, is forging a deal with the exiled General Medrano (Joaquin Cosio). Using his associates in the organization, and manipulating his powerful contacts within the CIA and the British government, Greene promises to overthrow the existing regime in a Latin American country, giving the General control of the country in exchange for a seemingly barren piece of land. Bond allies with old friends in a battle to uncover the truth. As he gets closer to finding the man responsible for the betrayal of Vesper, 007 must keep one step ahead of the CIA, the terrorists and even M, to unravel Greene’s sinister plan and stop his organization. Rated PG-13



For super-dog Bolt, every day is filled with adventure, danger and intrigue- at least until the cameras stop rolling. When the canine star of a hit TV show is accidentally shipped from his Hollywood soundstage to New York City, he begins his biggest adventure yet- a cross-country journey through the real world. Armed only with the delusions that all his amazing feats and powers are real, and with the help of two unlikely traveling companions- a jaded, abandoned housecat named Mittens and TV-obsessed hamster in a plastic ball named Rhino- Bolt discovers he doesn’t need superpowers to be a hero. Featuring voices of: John Travolta, Miley Cyrus and Susie Essman. Rated PG


Based on the #1 New York Times Best-Selling series by Stephenie Meyer, this film is a cultural phenomenon, with a dedicated fan base that eagerly awaits this movie. Bella Swan has always been a little bit different, never caring about fitting in with the trendy girls at her Phoenix high school. When her mother re-marries and sends Bella to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen, a boy unlike any she’s ever met. Edward is a vampire, but he doesn’t have fangs and his family is unique in that they choose not to drink human blood. Intelligent and witty, Edward sees straight into Bella’s soul. Soon, they are swept up in a passionate, thrilling and unorthodox romance. But what will Edward & Bella do when a clan of new vampires — James, Laurent and Victoria — come to town and threaten to disrupt their way of life? Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Cam Gigandet, and Nikki Reed Rated PG-13



Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat (Nicole Kidman) who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man (Hugh Jackman) in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.


Jason Statham returns as Frank Martin, the ex-Special Forces operative who specializes in high-risk deliveries. Starring: Jason Statham, Francois Berléand and Robert Knepper. Rated PG-13


During the holiday things can get complicated and reindeer drops hit the fan in this comedy about a married couple Kate and Brad (Witherspoon and Vaughn) find themselves socked in by fog on Christmas morning and have to postpone an island vacation and decide to celebrate and attend four relative-choked festivities. As Brad counts the hours to when he can get away from their parents, step-parents, siblings and an assortment of nieces and nephews, Kate is starting to hear the ticking of a different kind of clock. And by the end of the day, she is beginning to wonder if their crazy families’ choices are not so crazy after all. Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Vince Vaughn and Mary Steenburgen. Rated PG-13