Plenty of box office hits for November Reply

By Krista DeJulio, Tristan Davis, Rose Leger, and Haleigh Santilli – Co-Editor-in-Chief, Features, Copy, and Arts Editors

“Trumbo” – Now Playing

“Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston’s latest role depicts successful screenwriter Dal- ton Trumbo, blacklisted in 1947 Hollywood for allegedly using Communist propaganda in his films.

The movie co-stars Louis CK (“Louie”) and Helen Mirren (“Woman
in Gold”) and holds a 67 percent on the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, while also being described as loosely-written, ill-conceived, and lackluster. – T. Davis

“Spectre” – Now Playing

The long-awaited return of fast cars, beautiful women, and Daniel Craig’s signature smolder had audiences giddy. The box office reflected that notion. The film collected $70.4 million its opening weekend. Reviews of the film seem to fall into only one of two catego- ries; really bad or really good. Although it seems to have fallen short of Bond greatness, viewers left entertained and, if anything, dimly satisfied. – T. Davis

“The Good Dinosaur” – November 25

“The Good Dinosaur” will be the movie
our childhood never had. The film is about a dinosaur, Arlo (Raymond Ochoa), who makes an unlikely human friend, Spot ( Jack Bright), in a world where the asteroid never hit Earth and dinosaurs never became extinct. This will be the first time ever Disney/Pixar has released two films in one year, as “Inside Out” was released in June. – K. DeJulio

“Victor Frankenstein” – November 25

The Halloween season is over, but if a Frankenstein-reboot gives me an excuse to pig out on candy, that’s fine with me. The latest installment of the famous monster franchise stars James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe as Victor Frankenstein and his outspoken handy- man Igor, respectively. Critics are typically hard on movies of this genre, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying a new take on these nostalgic monsters. – T. Davis

 

“The Night Before” – November 20
‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house Isaac (Seth Rogen) is on a wild, drugged out trip with Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) singing with Miley Cyrus, while Chris (Anthony Mackie) is just along for the ride. “The Night Before” follows the out-of- control antics of three best friends on Christmas Eve. Their goal for the night? Find the most epic Christmas party ever for their last big hurrah. – H. Santilli

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” – November 20

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” concludes the four-part film series based off the novel trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Katniss Everdeen ( Jennifer Lawrence) returns to end the fight against The Capital of her dystopian city, Panem. Katniss is joined by her friends Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Peeta ( Josh Hutcherson), and Finnick (Sam Claflin) to ignite war on their own leader, President Snow (Donald Sutherland). – R. Leger

 

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