Spectre, the new James Bond, is haunting this month's releases.
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11 Nov 2015 - 9:50 AM  UPDATED 11 Nov 2015 - 10:38 AM

Out November 5

5 to 7

(USA, comedy/romance)

Director: Victor Levin
Starring: Anton Yelchin, Bérénice Marlohe, Glenn Close
What's it about?
In New York, a young writer falls in love with a glamourous French woman and begins an affair with her. But her open marriage to a diplomat dictates that they can meet only between the hours of 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. But soon, meeting in hotel rooms for these brief hours is no longer enough for the young man, who will learn hard won lessons about life and love.

Freeheld

(USA, romance/drama)

Director: Peter Sollett
Starring: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Steve Carell, Michael Shannon
What's it about?
When New Jersey police detective Laurel Hester is diagnosed with a terminal illness, she seeks to secure her pension benefits to her girlfriend car mechanic Stacie Andree, but they are prevented to doing this by the county officials, Freeholders. Detective Dane Wells, and activist Steven Goldstein, unite in Laurel and Stacie's defense, rallying police officers and ordinary citizens to support their struggle for equality.

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Man Up

(UK/France, comedy/romance)

Director: Ben Palmer
Starring: Simon Pegg, Lake Bell, Dean-Charles Chapman
What's it about?
Nancy is a thirty-something single woman who's given up on dating. But when she is mistaken for a stranger's blind date, she just goes with it just for one night. Strangely, pretending to be someone else helps her being herself, and leads to her finding the perfect boyfriend. But will the latter get over her duplicity when he eventually uncovers the truth?

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Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

(USA, horror/comedy)

Director: Christopher B. Landon
Starring: Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan
What's it about?
Three scouts and lifelong friends join forces with one badass cocktail waitress to become the world’s most unlikely team of heroes. When their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion, they’ll fight for the badge of a lifetime and put their scouting skills to the test to save mankind from the undead.

No Escape

(USA, action/thriller)

Director: John Erick Dowdle
Starring: Owen Wilson, Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan
What's it about?
In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.

‘No Escape’ is a suspenseful but borderline racist thriller

Now Add Honey

(Australia, comedy)

Director: Wayne Hope
Starring: Portia de Rossi, Lucy Fry, Angus Sampson
What's it about?
Caroline Morgan is delighted when her sister, Beth, brings her movie star daughter, Honey Halloway, home for a visit. But when Beth is suddenly sent to rehab, Caroline is forced to have Honey move in to her suburban home. Trapped together in the house, a middle-aged woman and a teen starlet must each wrestle with who they really are.

 

Out November 12

He Named Me Malala

(UAE/USA, documentary)

Director: Davis Guggenheim
What's it about?
An intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who at 15 was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen for speaking out on behalf of girls' education in her region of Swat Valley in Pakistan. Yousafzai survived the attacked and has since emerged as a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwide and in December 2014, she became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

Watch the trailer for 'He Named Me Malala'

Spectre

(UK, action/adventure/crime)

Director: Sam Mendes
Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes
What's it about?
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre.

Stephanie Sigman Joins James Bond Film 'Spectre'
Watch the First Trailer for New James Bond 'Spectre'
Watch Bond surrounded by strong women in 'Spectre' trailer
Sam Smith confirmed to sing James Bond 'Spectre' theme song

Knight of Cups

(USA, drama)

Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Freida Pinto, Antonio Banderas
What's it about?
Rick is a slave to the Hollywood system. He is addicted to success but simultaneously despairs at the emptiness of his life. He is at home in a world of illusions but seeks real life. Like the tarot card of the title, Rick is easily bored and needs outside stimulation. But the Knight of Cups is also an artist, a romantic and an adventurer.

Station to Station

(USA, art/music)

Director: Doug Aitken
What's it about?
Station to Station involves a train that crossed North America housing a constantly changing creative community including artists, musicians, and curators, who collaborated in the creation of recordings, artworks, films, and 10 unique happenings, across the country.

 

Out November 19

99 Homes

(USA, drama)

Director: Ramin Bahrani
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Laura Dern, Michael Shannon
What's it about?
During America's 2008 housing crisis, single father Dennis Nash and his mother are cruelly evicted from their home. Desperate to get his house back, Nash goes to work for the wealthy and ruthless businessman Rick Carver – the very man who repossessed their house.

Read 4-star review: 99 Homes: A fiery parable of income inequality

The Crow's Egg

(India, drama)

Director: M. Manikandan
Starring: Ramesh, J. Vignesh, Iyshwarya Rajesh
What's it about?
When two young brothers from the Chennai slums see an ad for the opening of a nearby pizza shop, they are determined to taste this magical food for the very first time. So begins a great adventure, with triumphs and setbacks, as the resourceful and mischievous brothers try to raise the cash to fund their wish. 

Absolutely Anything

(UK, sci-fi/comedy)

Director: Terry Jones
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Robin Williams, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Simon Pegg, John Cleese
What's it about?
A disillusioned school teacher suddenly finds he has the ability to do anything he wishes, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of aliens watching him from space. As he struggles to deal with these newfound powers and the events that subsequently arise, he calls upon his loyal canine companion Dennis to help him along the way.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

(USA, sci-fic/adventure/action)

Director: Francis Lawrence
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
What's it about?
In this final chapter, after being symbolized as the "Mockingjay", Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.

Secret in Their Eyes

(USA, thriller/mystery/crime/drama)

Director: Billy Ray
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts
What's it about?
This adaptation of Juan José Campanella's 2010 Argentinian film of the same name is helmed by Billy Ray. A tight-knit team of FBI investigators, along with their District Attorney supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.

 

Out November 26

Hotel Transylvania 2

(USA, comedy/animation)

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg
What's it about?
When the old-old-old-fashioned vampire Vlad arrives at the hotel for an impromptu family get-together, Hotel Transylvania is in for a collision of supernatural old-school and modern day cool.

The Program

(UK, drama)

Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Ben Foster, Chris O'Dowd, Dustin Hoffman, Jesse Plemons
What's it about?
An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.

Creed

(USA, drama)

Director: Ryan Coogler
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Graham McTavish
What's it about?
The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed. Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo - the fierce rival who became his closest friend.

Watch: Rocky Balboa mentors Michael B. Jordan in 'Creed' trailer

Love the Coopers

(USA, comedy)

Director: Jessie Nelson
Starring: Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Marisa Tomei, Diane Keaton, John Goodman
What's it about?
When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday.

By the Sea

(USA, drama/romance)

Director: Angelina Jolie
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Niels Arestrup
What's it about?
In 1970s France, an American writer and his wife arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers and village locals, the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives.

Universal acquires Jolie-Pitt film project 'By the Sea'
Watch Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie destroy their marriage in 'By the Sea' trailer

 

 

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