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New Films Take Theaters This November: Must Sees for Your Holidays

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November is full of historical, super hero, and book-to-movie films. This November includes the Agatha Christie novel, Murder on the Orient Express, which has been reviewed and compared to the novel and 1974 film of the same name, here:

Murder on the Orient Express Movie Review

Due to that fact, it has been excluded from the list below.

Coco + Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
Released: November 22, 2017
Rating: PG
As the Frozen bandwagon heats up in the next year or two (with Frozen the musical and Frozen 2), fans of the film will have to make due with the twenty minute holiday short featuring everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf (Josh Gad), as he tries to find a holiday tradition for the royal family to share. After, Coco takes center stage with the story of a young boy, Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), who just wants to play music despite his family’s ban on it. After breaking into the tomb of Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt), his idol, he finds himself in the Land of the Dead. Traveling through the colorful new world with his dog, Dante, Miguel meets Hector (Gael García Bernal) and befriends him. Together they search for his family to find the history of why music, what he loves, has been banned.

Thor: Ragnarok
Released: November 3, 2017
Rating: PG-13
The third film in the Thor franchise starts off with, and continues, the action and comedy known to work for the Marvel Universe. In the comics, Ragnarok was the end of everything- of Asgard (Thor’s home world), of the Gods located in it, and of their people. After a surprising turn of events, Hela (Cate Blanchett), the goddess of death, is released into the universe with the sole want of ruling all. As Hela attempts her takeover, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself stuck in a gladiatorial battle against the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). With the help from other fan favorites such as the god of mischief, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), and newer characters such as Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) or Korg (Taika Waititi), will this rag-tag bunch of ‘Revengers’ be able to stop Hela?

My Friend Dahmer
Released: November 3, 2017
Rating: R
Jeffrey Dahmer has been known to the world as an infamous cannibal and serial killer of the 1970s. However, though he’s a topic that has been covered before, no one knows what it was like to have known and befriended him in high school, just before he began his spree. Based off the graphic novel of the same name by John Backderf, a friend of Dahmer’s in high school, this film looks at the making of a serial killer through casting a ‘golden boy’ actor, Ross Lynch, into a role that no one could have pictured the Disney Channel star to play.

Intent to Destroy
Released: November 10, 2017
Rating: NR
“A century of censorship and denial could not extinguish the truth.” The Turkish government spends millions of dollars a year trying to cover up the atrocities committed during World War I on the Armenian people. This documentary attempts to explore the horrific history of the Armenian Genocide and the legacy of Turkish suppression and denial over the past century. Going behind the scenes of an Armenian Schindler’s List type film titled The Promise and talking to historians and scholars, Joe Berlinger, the filmmaker takes scenes from the film and juxtaposes them next to images of the genocide that swept away the lives of 1.5 million. Dealing with facts that can be a bit to hard to swallow, Intent to Destroy shines light on an atrocity that has yet to garner the attention it deserves.

Darkest Hour
Released: November 22, 2017
Rating: PG-13
Taking place at the time where Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) had just been elected to be the Prime Minister of Great Britain, audiences watch as Churchill’s enemies attempt to have him removed from office during the beginning of World War II. Having to decide between fighting for the freedoms of his nation or compiling a treaty with Adolf Hitler, this drama captivates audiences by explaining that “You cannot reason with a tiger when your head is in its mouth!”

Wonder
Released: November 17, 2017
Rating: PG
Wonder, the book turned film, talks about the struggle of a young fifth grader with a facial deformity. August Pullman (Jacob Tremblay) was born with Treacher Collins syndrome. Though he’s been in and out of hospitals, Auggie, as he is lovingly nicknamed, begins his school year at a new school, Beecher Prep. As things grow harder for Auggie at school, as some kids just don’t understand that he had no choice in the matter of his deformity, this comedy-drama plays on the audience’s’ heart strings.

Justice League
Released: November 17, 2017
Rating: PG-13
After the great excitement that was Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman, the new Justice League film has been met with criticism and praise alike. Through the actions of Superman, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Diana Prince (Gal Gadot), or as they’re better known: Batman and Wonder Woman, attempt to establish a superhero team to combat one of the greatest threats to mankind. After recruiting the likes of Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Erza Miller), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher), they go after Steppenwolf as he attempts to collect Mother Boxes to appease his master, Darkseid, and remake Earth. At 115 minutes, a minute longer than Suicide Squad, the film has much to be missed regarding plot and a strong villain; however, it is worth a look as countless others have commended the film for it’s fun ‘Avengers’-like atmosphere.

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