New Movies - Information on the Latest Movie Releases
November has been quite a month for movies as several interesting ones have been released in the past several weeks.
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2"This movie, the last installment of "The Hunger Games" film series, has been highly anticipated by fans who have been following this story since the first one was released in 2012. It came out on Nov. 20, almost a year to the day after "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" was released: Nov. 21, 2014.
In "Part 2," Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) realizes that she is no longer simply battling for her own survival but for that of the nation of Panem, which is in the midst of a horrific war. She and Finnick, Gale and Peeta look to navigate past choices, enemies and traps in an attempt to get to President Snow, who has become obsessed with killing Katniss.
The movie made $103 million in showings across the United States and Canada its first weekend, the 31st-highest total in history.
"The Night Before"This comedy is a great one to watch to get into the Christmas spirit - in a more adult manner. In this film, friends Chris (Anthony Mackie), Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Isaac (Seth Rogen), who have been having annual nights of debauchery every Christmas Eve for quite some time, realize that this tradition will be coming to an end soon as Isaac is going to become a father for the first time.
What they decide to do is have a night that tops all of the previous ones. At its focus is the Nutcracker Ball, which is supposed to be the best Christmas party in New York. However, each of them will have had a night to remember before they are even able to find out the location of the Nutcracker Ball.
One of the movie's most memorable scenes features the three singing at a karaoke bar while wearing some pretty memorable ugly Christmas sweaters.
"Creed"Like "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2," this film is part of a series of movies. However, the "Rocky" series dates much longer than three years as "Rocky," the first of the seven that comprise this series, was released in 1976. "Creed" is the first one to be released since "Rocky Balboa" came out nine years ago.
Sylvester Stallone reprises his famous role as the title character of the film series. The focus point of the film, however, is Adonis Johnson Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of Apollo Creed, Rocky's opponent and friend in earlier films. Adonis, who was born after his father passed away, looks to live his dream, to be a boxer, and he seeks out Rocky and asks him to be his trainer.
"Creed" was released on Nov. 25, the 40th anniversary of Rocky's bout with Spider Rico, the first scene of the first film of the series.
"The Good Dinosaur"It has to be said that this computer-animated film is an emotional one.
"The Good Dinosaur" features an alternate timeline in which dinosaurs have not been made extinct by an asteroid hitting earth as it safely passes by the planet instead. In the present day, Arlo, a young timid Apatosaurus, is put in charge of protecting his family's silo from pests. However, he ends up catching a human boy and allowing him to escape. His upset father, Henry, and he start tracking him, leading to some tremendously growing moments for Arlo.
"The Good Dinosaur" was originally scheduled to be released nearly two years ago, on Nov. 27, 2013, before being pushed back six months and then to its eventual release date of Nov. 25. These delays were mainly to rework the story into one that the producers were happy with.
"The Peanuts Movie"In 1980, "Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!)," was released. Unfortunately, it seemed like he really would not come back as the fourth Peanuts feature film was the final one until "The Peanuts Movie" became the fifth of the series when it was released 35 years later, on Nov. 6. The timing of this release was significant too as it came 65 years after the comic strip originated and 50 years after "A Charlie Brown Christmas" first aired on CBS.
Charles M. Schulz's son, Craig, was the impetus behind this newest installment; he and his son, Bryan, a screenwriter, worked together to make this film a reality.
Those who have enjoyed reading about Charlie Brown's attempts to get noticed by the Little Red-Haired Girl were pleased to find out that this served as the film's main plotline.
"The 33"Those who remember hearing about the mining disaster in Chile five years ago have found this movie especially intriguing as it told the stories of those brave miners - "The 33" - who were trapped for 69 days below ground. The most well known actor in the movie is Antonio Banderas; he portrayed Mario Sepulveda, the man who had hosted videos that were sent from below ground to the outside world, informing them on how they were surviving down there.
Filming for "The 33" took place from December 2013 to February 2014 in various locations in Colombia and Chile, including Copiapo, Chile, which is where the mining accident occurred.
The movie is also known as one of the final two that James Horner composed the score for before he tragically passed away in a single-passenger plane crash in June; the other was "Southpaw," a film that was released in July.