7 Most Anticipated Movies of November 2016

Movies of November 2016

We take a look at the biggest movie releases hitting cinemas across SA this month!

The holiday season is fast approaching, and November kicks off the much-needed festive movie season, with some big-name comic-book blockbusters, high-profile sequels, and some other intriguing projects. Here are our most anticipated films for November 2016:

Doctor Strange

Release date: 4 November 2016

Doctor Strange is Marvel’s second big movie of 2016 (following Captain America: Civil War), introducing fans to the more magical elements of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the titular surgeon who becomes a powerful sorcerer in order to battle the forces of evil. It’s Marvel’s most trippy and surreal film to date, and one which should give a new look at the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe we’ve come to know The cast also includes Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Scott Adkins, Amy Landecker and Mads Mikkelsen.

Hell or High Water

Release date: 4 November 2016

This part heist film, part Western follows a pair of estranged Texan brothers are reunited against a common foe – the bank that gypped their father into signing away the family farm and now threatens to foreclose on the loan. Straight arrow Toby (Chris Pine) and ex-con loose cannon Tanner (Ben Foster) stage a series of heists against various branches of the bank, all the while pursued by Jeff Bridges, on deliciously crusty form as a Texas ranger nearing the end of his career.

The Arrival

Release date: 11 November 2016

Director  Dennis Villeneuve, who helmed Sicario and the incredibly underrated Prisoners, steps behind the camera once again for The Arrival, which shifts his grounded film-making style to a sci-fi setting. Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner star in this mysterious film about aliens making contact with Earth, and what exactly they’re here for. The trailer exhibits just the right amount of creepiness, tension, wonder, and anticipation, and we can’t wait to see this one when it touches down later this year.

Shut In

Release date: 11 November 2016

This intense thriller starring Naomi Watts is as creepy and unnerving as they come. Following a recent accident that took the life of her husband and left her son paralyzed, a female psychologist (Watts) finds herself isolated in her own home caring for her child. Cut off from the outside world during a deadly storm, she starts to believe someone is inside her house trying to harm them.


Friday, 18 November 2016

It’s been a while since we’ve had a good buddy-cop flick, and Skiptrace could be something to fill that void this weekend. Bennie Chan (Jackie Chan), a detective from Hong Kong, has been investigating a notorious criminal named Victor Wong for over a decade. When his niece gets involved with Wong’s syndicate, Chan must track down and convince Connor Watts (Johnny Knoxville), a fast-talking American gambler, to team up and return to China in order to rescue his niece and foil the Chinese kingpin.

Blood Father

Release date: 18 November 2016

Mel Gibson has had a few ups and downs in recent years, but there’s no denying his capability as an actor. For his new film, he’s starring in Blood Father, as an ex-con proecting his daughter from drug dealers. It’s French-produced movie, from director Jean-Francois Richet, who helmed the US remake of Assault On Precinct 13. It’s the kind of Euro-thriller that helped turned Liam Neeson into such a bankable action movie star, by the looks of it.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Release date: 25 November 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars in the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter blockbusters. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt”s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

What movie are you most excited for this month? Let us know in the comments below and tweet us @MenStuffZA!

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