Flashforward: November’s Most Anticipated Films

This month’s Flashforward has been sadly delayed partly due to our Bond Week coverage and mostly due to other business. Check out this month’s movie releases below (many of which are already in theaters):

Movie of the Month: Creed

Release date: November 25, 2015

Director: Ryan Coogler

Starring: Michael B Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Pylicia Rashad, Tony Bellow

Synopsis: The son of Apollo Creed, Adonis Johnson Creed, travels to Philadelphia, where he meets Rocky Balboa and requests that the elder boxer train him.


ALREADY RELEASED:

Brooklyn

Release date: November 4, 2015

Director:john Crowley

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters

Synopsis: An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a new romance. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Current Rotten Tomatoes Score: 99%

Spectre

Release date: November 6, 2015

Director: Sam Mendes

Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes

Synopsis: A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal.  Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as Spectre.

FB/BS’s Take: Check out our full review posted last week HERE.

Current Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Spotlight

Release date: November 6, 2015

Director: Tom McCarthy

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci

Synopsis: The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Current Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

Peanuts

Release date: November 6, 2015

Director: Steve Martino

Starring: Noah Schnapp, Hadley Belle Miller, Mariel Sheets, Alex Garfin, Francesca Angelucci Capaldi, Noah Johnston

Synopsis: Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home.

Current Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Trumbo

Release date: November 6, 2015

Director: Jay Roach

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Michael Stuhlbarg, Helen Mirren

Synopsis: Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was a Hollywood screenwriter who, in 1947, was jailed and blacklisted along with other artists for refusing to testify to the United States Congress regarding alleged Communist propaganda in Hollywood films.

Current Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

The 33

Release date: November 13, 2015

Director: Patricia Riggen

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin, Lou Diamond Phillips

Synopsis: Disaster strikes on Aug. 5, 2010, as a copper and gold mine collapses in Chile, trapping 33 men underground. With more than 2,000 feet of rock in their way, members of a rescue team work tirelessly for 69 days to save the seemingly doomed crew. Beneath the rubble, the miners begin an epic quest to survive, contending with suffocating heat and the need for food and water. With family, friends and the rest of the world watching, it becomes a race against time and a true test of the human spirit.

Current Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%


SOON TO BE RELEASED:

Carol

Release date: November 20, 2015

Director: Todd Haynes

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler

Synopsis: Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) spots the beautiful, elegant Carol (Cate Blanchett) perusing the doll displays in a 1950s Manhattan department store. The two women develop a fast bond that becomes a love with complicated consequences.

Projected Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

Release date: November 20, 2015

Director: Francis Lawrence

StarringJennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland

Synopsis: With the nation of Panem in a full-scale revolutionary war, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), Cressida (Natalie Dormer) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the District 13 unit as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem.

Current Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

The Danish Girl

Release date: November 27, 2015

Director: Tom Hooper

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Ben Whishaw, Sebastian Koch, Amber Heard, Matthias Schoenaerts

Synopsis: In early 1920s Copenhagen, the illustrator and artist Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) asks her husband, Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne), to stand in for a female model. The popularity of the portraits leads to Gerda painting her husband in further pictures as a woman. Einar develops an attraction for a female physical appearance and begins living as a woman named Lili Elbe. 

FB/BS’s take:

Current Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Legend

Release date: November 20, 2015

Director: Brian Gelgeland

Starring: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Duffy, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri

Synopsis: The film focuses on the life of Reggie Kray as he seeks to control the psychotic tendencies of his twin, Ronald Kray.

Current Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

The Good Dinosaur

Release date: November 25, 2015

Director: Peter Sohn

Starring: Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright, Sam Elliott, Anna Paquin, A. J. Buckley, Steve Zahn, Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Marcus Scribner, Maleah Padilla

Synopsis: In an alternate timeline in which Earth was never hit by an asteroid and dinosaurs never became extinct, a young Apatosaurus named Arlo loses his father in a tragic accident. One day, Arlo falls into a river and gets knocked out by a rock, finding himself far away from his home. While trying to find a way back to the Clawed-Tooth Mountains, he befriends a human caveboy that he names Spot.

Victor Frankenstein

Release date: November 25, 2015

Director: Paul McGuigan

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, Charles Dance

Synopsis: James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor’s experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation.

The Night Before

Release date: November 20, 2015

Director: Jonathan Levine

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie

Synopsis: Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly Christmas Eve reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity. Now that they’re entering adulthood, the tradition is coming to an end, and to make it as memorable as possible, they set out to find the Nutcracka Ball – the Holy Grail of Christmas

#Horror

Release date: November 20, 2015

Director: Tara Subkoff

Starring: Sadie Seelert, Haley Murphy, Bridget McGarry

Synopsis: Inspired by actual events, a group of 12 year old girls face a night of horror when the compulsive addiction of an online social media game turns a moment of cyber bullying into a night of insanity.


NON-FILM RELEASES THIS MONTH:

Netflix’s Jessica Jones

Release date: November 20, 2015

CreatorMelissa Rosenberg

StarringKrysten Ritter, David Tennant, Mike Colter

SynopsisA former super-heroine decides to reboot her life by becoming a private investigator.

Netflix’s Master of None 

Release date: November 6, 2015

Creator: Aziz Ansari, Alan Yang

Starring: Aziz Ansari, Noël Wells, Lena Waithe

Synopsis: The personal and professional life of Dev, a 30-year-old actor in New York.


2015 Overall List:

Most Anticipated Film of 2015: Mad Max: Fury Road

Least Anticipated Film of 2015: Pixels

Thanks for reading!

Damien from Flashback/Backslide

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