Catching Fire with the Dark World in Last Vegas (A November 2013 Films Preview)

By Eriq Rivera

The main idea of movie releases in November 2013 seems to be both a combination of Oscar-worthy movies (since it is Oscar season) and blockbusters. Although, after watching ‘Gravity” last month, I’m pretty sure the band that will receive the most Oscar reception as well as box office reception. But I’ll save the phenomena of “Gravity” for some other time.

Nov. 1

The first blockbuster of the month will be Ender’s Game. Ender’s Game is the movie based on Orson Scott Card’s book by the same time about a sci-fi adventure that involves an international military force that has been put together to fight the – survey says – alien attack. The film stars the one an only sci-fi champ Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield.

“Play Freebird!” No, we’ll play Free Birds, because I can’t play the song but I CAN play the film. Free Birds is an animated film with the voices of Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, George Takei and Jimmy Hayword. The film seems to be about two turkers-hahaha that’s all I need to know, definitely watching it now. (Hahaha…turkeys)

Last Vegas has one of the most star studded veteran cast we’ve seen since Red. The ensemble features Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline among others. What can possibly go wrong when you throw a bachelor party with your group of friends who are also 60-something years old?!

Nov. 8

Thor: The Dark World. That is all.

The lovely Rachel McAdams returns in another chick-flick for the ladies who would rather wander off while their boyfriends are watching Thor or something. About Time is a flick that seems to be about a man who can somehow go back in time and change things including getting a girlfriend.

The Book Thief sounds like an interesting. Geoffrey Rush stars in movie about World War II, Germany and story telling by a young jewish girl who has become a refugee.

Nov. 15

Watch out Tyler Perry, Malcolm D. Lee has one of the first holiday movies of the year coming out with The Best Man Holiday.  What happens when a group of friends reunite after 15 years during the holiday season? Shenanigans.

The ever so busy Martin Scorsese returns with his good luck charm, Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street. The movie is about the book by Jordan Belfort on how he earns his rise in Wall Street to his demise when he got involved with crimes and corruption with the federal government. DiCaprio stars alongside Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey and more.

Nov. 22

Let the Hunger Games begin…again. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the continuation of last year’s phenomena blockbuster starring Jennifer Lawrence.

Vince Vaughn stars in Delivery Mana man who fathered 533 children due to various “generous” donations. Twenty years later, some of the children are trying to confront him as they file lawsuits on him.

Nov. 27

Frozen is Disney’s new animated film starring the voices of Kristen Bell (seems to be only noticeable one). The movie is about a journey…in ice.

One is an established badass, the other is an established stoner, Jason Statham and James Franco star in the Odd Couple- I mean Homefront. A good old American/former DEA agent moves into a small town near a…drug lord? Should’ve seen that coming. The film’s screenplay is written by the one and only Sylvester Stallone but the book is written by Chuck Logan.

Black Nativity is a film about a young boy who visits his estranged family, as he does that, he goes through an inspirational journey. The film stars Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, and others. It is also director by Kasi Lemmons.



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