November's Movie Watchlist
Story by Savannah Ho
Every few months or so, movies are released in bulk, especially as the holiday season approaches. November is rounding the corner, so we compiled a list of a movies coming out for you and your family to consider catching.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (NOV 2) – This year’s very first holiday movie is a family-oriented one focused on a symbol that’s only seen around Christmastime: a nutcracker. Follow a young girl on her journey through a parallel universe as she befriends fantastical characters, including a toy soldier and a trio of mice, on her quest to save a newly discovered magical kingdom.
The Grinch (NOV 9) – In this newly animated version of a Christmas classic, viewers are treated to bright colors and even some new songs to bring this story to life once again. Slightly more comical than the original run of the tale, this edition of the Grinch seems to cater towards a younger audience. Expect some hearty laughs elicited by the hilarious interactions between the grumpy-old Grinch and his loyal, happy-go-lucky dog Max.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web (NOV 9) – The fourth installment in the popular Millennium series, this is the first movie to take after the first book written by David Lagercrantz, who continued writing the series after the original author, Stieg Larsson, finished the original trilogy. The movie picks up where the last one left off, but through a new character’s perspective. A female super-hacker has grabbed the attention of a journalist who reaches out for help in dealing with this rogue computer genius; however, the tendencies of this hacker seem all-too familiar to the journalist’s friend. For someone looking for a movie that balances mystery-thriller with drama, this is the movie to see.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (NOV 15) – In hot pursuit of its greatly successfully predecessor, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, this movie serves as the second chapter of this five-part series. For those who haven’t read the books yet, spoilers will be withheld. Viewers should expect another magical adventure, except this time, it isn’t all cute creatures and fun times (though cute creatures will make an appearance). The plot will have Potterheads and Muggles alike questioning the strength of loyalty and friendship of everyone on screen, and I really mean everyone.
Ralph Breaks the Internet (NOV 21) – Also known as Wreck-It Ralph 2, this is the sequel to the first movie. It’s expected to be just as fun and entertaining, if not better. As a movie that I’ve been dying to see, I hope that’s true. In this movie, viewers are reunited with dynamic duo Ralph and Vanellope as they venture into new territory beyond their arcade: the world wide web. The pair make new friends with iconic characters while exploring the digital frontier. With cameos from familiar faces and references to current memes, this movie is gearing up to be jam-packed with good times and big laughs.
So, there you have it. A few movies that have spotlighted to make your decision of which movie to catch a little easier this coming Thanksgiving holiday. Make sure to be grateful for moviemakers who have worked hard all year to produce these films.