November Movies

DUE DATE Peter Highman (Robert Downey Jr.) is an expectant first-time father whose wife’s due date is a mere five days away. As Peter hurries to catch a flight home from Atlanta when a chance encounter with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis) forces Peter to hitch a ride with Ethan on what turns out to be a cross-country road trip that will ultimately destroy several cars, numerous friendships and Peter’s last nerve. Rated R.

FOR COLORED GIRLS Tyler Perry brings Ntozake Shange’s Obie Award-winning play about nine different women to the big screen. Joanna, Tangie, Crystal, Gilda, Kelly, Juanita, Yasmine, Nyla and Alice move into and out of one another’s existences; some are well-known to one another, others are as yet strangers. Starring: Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Michael Ealy, Kimberly Elise, Omari Hardwick, Hill Harper, Thandie Newton, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Tessa Thompson, Kerry Washington, Whoopi Goldberg, Macy Gray, Khalil Kain and Richard Lawson. Rated R.
MEGAMIND He’s the most brilliant super-villain the world has ever known… and the least successful and a colossal failure thanks to the caped superhero known as “Metro Man.” Unexpectedly, Megamind actually defeats MM in one of his botched evil plans and the fate of Metro City is threatened when a new villain arrives and chaos runs rampant. Featuring the voices of Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey and Jonah Hill. Rated PG.

MORNING GLORY When hard-working TV producer Becky Fuller is fired from a local news program, she takes a job at “Daybreak,” the last-place national morning news show. Becky decides to revitalize the show by bringing on legendary TV anchor Mike Pomeroy, who refuses to cover morning show staples like celebrity gossip, weather, fashion and detests his co-host, Colleen Peck. Starring: Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Patrick Wilson and Jeff Goldblum. Rated PG-13.

SKYLINE In this sci-fi thriller strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth. Starring: Eric Balfour, Scottie Thompson, Brittany Daniel with David Zayas and Donald Faison. Rated PG-13.

UNSTOPPABLE A runaway train carrying a cargo of toxic chemicals is out of control. The film pits an engineer and his conductor in a race against time. They’re chasing the runaway train in a separate locomotive and need to bring it under control before it derails on a curve and causes a toxic spill that will decimate a town. Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson and Kevin Chapman. Rated PG-13.

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1 Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction- the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy, John Hurt, Rhys Ifans, Helena Bonham Carter and Robbie Coltrane. Rated PG-13.

THE NEXT THREE DAYS Life seems perfect for John Brennan until his wife, Lara, is arrested for a gruesome murder she says she didn’t commit. With the rejection of their final appeal, Lara becomes suicidal and John decides there is only one possible, bearable solution: to break his wife out of prison. Starring: Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson and Brian Dennehy. Rated PG-13.

BURLESQUE Ali (Christina Aguilera) is a small-town girl with a big voice who follows her dreams and moves to LA. After stumbling upon the Burlesque Lounge, Ali lands a job as a cocktail waitress from Tess (Cher), the club’s proprietor and headliner. Ali builds a friendship with a featured dancer (Julianne Hough), finds an enemy in a troubled, jealous performer (Kristen Bell), and garners the affection of Jack (Cam Gigandet), a bartender and fellow musician. With the help of a sharp-witted stage manager (Stanley Tucci) and gender-bending host (Alan Cumming), Ali makes her way from the bar to the stage.

FASTER After 10 years in prison, Driver (Dwayne Johnson) has a singular focus- to avenge the murder of his brother during the botched bank robbery that led to his imprisonment. Now a free man he’s finally on his mission…but with two men on his trail – a veteran cop (Billy Bob Thornton) and a young egocentric hitman (Oliver Jackson-­Cohen). Rated R.

RED DAWN An American city awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky- shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerilla group of fighters. Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Rated PG-13.