I remember when November was when real thoughtful movies came out, and now it's all action all the time. I imagine once something like Thor or Hunger Games was placed in the month other studios quickly wanted to join in and make money where they could. I won't complain about good movies coming out but it won't be fun having to sift through major releases looking for the other side of film, the more serious and deeper side.
November Movie Preview
|1. Ender's Game|
Nov. 1st: After nearly 30 years of waiting science fiction nerds can finally be happy an Ender's Game movie has made it to theaters. Can it really hold up to decades of waiting? Probably not. Lets hope it's an enjoyable movie at least.
|2. Thor: The Dark World|
Nov. 8th: The post Avengers era may change how we view comic book films. No longer do simple and light story lines suffice, character development and more serious story may be needed. It's nice to see the genre mature, and so quickly, I just hope it's still good.
|3. The Book Thief|
Nov 8th: This is supposed to be Oscar season and yet we're seeing more films fitting for the summer rather than the middle of November. The Book Thief is the Oscar bait to end all Oscar bait but could also turn into a good film to go see. Still strange to see such a serious film standing next to Thor at the theaters.
|4. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire|
Nov. 22nd: The first Hunger Games was a bit of a surprise hit, not every book adaptation works out especially one so blatantly made in a post Harry Potter/Twilight world. But it did work and all the sudden Jennifer Lawrence almost seems to big for these films. Lets hope the changing story can keep fans hooked.
Nov. 27th: Remaking this classic can't be an easy job. The hyper violence and unique story made Oldboy a much talked about classic. Throw is some great style, like the hallway fight scene, and the idea of a remake worries me more than it excites me. But with the right level of admiration this could be something great. Or a horrible flop.