Nov 1, PG-13
The first of two movies based on books releasing this month that interested me into reading the stories before their movies came out. This one caught my attention with it's cast full of favorites; Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Breslin, and after reading the book (which I recommend -- it was very good) my interest has been holding steady. Since it came out today I already know what critics generally think. They say it's not quite as good as the book, but still faithful to it. So I'll probably enjoy it and forgive any little slip-ups, but I'm hoping the visual side will be spectacular if nothing else. I'm already sure the acting will be great though -- with a cast like that, it could hardly be otherwise. Definitely seeing this. The only question is, "when?"
Thor: The Dark World
Nov 8, PG-13
Finally Loki gets his own movie... What? Never mind that title! Okay, okay, so Chris Hemsworth is still the title hero here. And we all know for sure that the Ninth Doctor, Chrisopher Eccleston is the baddie, Malekith. So the question is, which side will Tom Hiddleston's Loki fall to this time? Mostly I'm just worried he won't make it to the end alive... But, besides my pessimistic fangirly conjecture, this movie is looking great -- visually and scope-wise, several steps above the first, with an intriguing plot (particularly for Loki fans) and promises of lots and lots of action, drama, and comedy. I doubt we'll see anything groundbreaking though... besides Thor's hammer in many cool action sequences that is. Hugely anticipated, absolutely-must-see, and I expect very much to love it.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Nov 22, PG-13
even really need to say anything? This looks crazy good. Crazy. I loved
the first one, and I'm prepared to love this one even more. The trailer
looks fantastic, breath-taking, and everything seems to be in order for
this to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the year. The returning
cast led by Jennifer Lawrence promises to be better than ever, and the
and the new characters appear to be adapted flawlessly. I have one tiny
reservation, and that is Sam Claflin as Finnick... I have yet to be
impressed with his acting skills, but, I cannot deny he looks the part,
and movies like Pirates 4 and Snow White and the Huntsman aren't exactly
where you'd expect to find great acting anyway, so I'm hopeful. All I
can do now is wait with anxious excitement. And maybe read the book one
Nov 27, PG
This movie reminds me very much
of Tangled. Which is what they were going for I'm sure. (The titles are
even similar.) So if you've read my review of Tangled
you know that I love it, but you'll also know that I had absolutely no
desire to see it based on it's horribly boring and stupid first trailer.
That's pretty much the case here, except that now that I know the movie
will likely be better than the trailer, I'm more willing to reserve
judgement. Starring Kristen Bell, with the awesome Idina Menzel and Alan
Tudyk, with a plot that mixes Disney Princesses with Narnia (eternal
winter anyone?) and cheesiness and apparently a love triangle, (and the
strangest "animal" sidekick EVER) it looks almost unbearably silly, but I
can still hope this animation flick will follow in Rapunzel's
Series Premiere: Nov 4th
One of New Zealand's finest, Karl Urban stars in this new FOX series set in a futuristic world where cop are assigned robots for partners. And Karl is ah... a Renaissance man -- he doesn't like robots, ever since they were the cause of his human partner's death and his own robotic leg. So he gets assigned to a weird one that acts like a regular, emotional human (Michael Ealy). Do you get it? They're both almost human. Since this is a FOX series I'll try to not let myself get too attached, but in my opinion, Karl Urban in a weekly futuristic crime drama is a must-see.
Note: Well, the premiere date was the 4th, but now is pushed back to the 17th (Sun, after football to draw in more viewers) with the next episode in its normal slot on the 18th. They're calling it a "2-night series premiere."
Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: The Day of The Doctor
Matt Smith and the Eleventh Doctor say "goodbye." David Tennant and Billie Piper say "hello again," (and "did you miss me?" for extra awesome. (Oh, yes.)) and then "goodbye again" as the Tenth Doctor and Rose. And Jenna Coleman as Clara says "hello" to Peter Capaldi as Twelve (hopefully). I don't know what John Hurt is gonna be doing, or saying. And I don't know what the plot is gonna be. But I am way beyond excited. But also way beyond dreading, because Sarah will have to say "goodbye" to her two favorite Doctors at once, and she's not sure she can handle it. She might be going crazy already -- she's talking about herself in the third person...
What are you most excited to see this month?