The Reel World

By Michael Benninger

The Peanuts Movie
Dream big.
Adventure | Comedy
Starring: Francesca Capaldi, Madisyn Shipman, Noah Schnapp
In theatres: November 6
A bald, depression-prone child struggles with social angst as someone new moves into town, while the lovable loser’s much-cooler canine hops in a plane and hunts down Germany’s deadliest fighter pilot.

Thriller | Action
Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux
In theatres: November 6
After James Bond discovers an ominous underground organization, his former enemy’s widow helps him expose the bad guys.

Break the story. Break the silence.
Thriller | Drama
Starring: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams
In theatres: November 6 In this fact-based film chronicling the true story behind a Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe exposé, a newspaper editor and investigative journalists dig into allegations of abuse in a local church and end up unraveling modern Catholicism’s most widespread scandal.

Are you now or have you ever been...
Drama | Biography
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, Elle Fanning
In theatres: November 6
Set in the 1940s, this film recounts the true story of an outspoken Hollywood screenwriter whose career grinds to a halt when he is blacklisted for his controversial beliefs.

Miss You Already
When life falls apart, friends keep it together.
Drama | Romance
Starring: Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette, Dominic Cooper
In theatres: November 6
While a woman leading an atypical lifestyle tries to get pregnant, her more-successful BFF has to fight breast cancer.

The 33
Discover the miraculous true story.
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Cote de Pablo, Rodrigo Santoro
In theatres: November 13
This dramatization of the true story that captivated the world in 2010 offers an inside look at 33 Chilean miners who became trapped underground for 69 days when the cave in which they were working collapsed.

By the Sea
Drama | Romance
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent
In theatres: November 13
In Brangelina’s first on-screen performance in a decade, the marriage between a former dancer and an American writer is put to the test when the two travel through France in the 1970s.

Drama | Romance
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson
In theatres: November 20
In the conservative 1950s, a young lady lays her eyes on an older married woman in a New York department store, igniting a taboo relationship that neither of them knows how to handle.

Secret in Their Eyes
The truth lies in the most unexpected places.
Mystery | Thriller
Starring: Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Chiwetel Ejiofor
In theatres: November 20
Thirteen years after an enterprising FBI agent’s daughter is slaughtered, the investigator’s partner finally finds the culprit. But when the conviction doesn’t stick, the brokenhearted mother takes matters into her own hands.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
The fire will burn forever.
Adventure | Sci-Fi
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
In theatres: November 20
Katniss Everdeen and her friends incite a rebellious movement to topple the government and take down the sinister President Snow in this final chapter of the wildly successful dystopian saga.

Brothers. Gangsters. Icons.
Crime | Thriller
Starring: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Taron Egerton
In theatres: November 20
In this retelling of actual events that took place in 1960s London, Tom Hardy plays twin brothers (one more violent than the other, but both equally ruthless) who grow to become two of the most gruesome gangsters the world has ever seen.

The Night Before
Their past, present and future. All in one night.
Starring: Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anthony Mackie
In theatres: November 20
Three best buds who reunite in NYC for riotous revelry every Christmas Eve attempt to infiltrate the mother of all holiday parties and end up tripping balls on ‘shrooms and blow.

Your legacy is more than a name.
Drama | Sport
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson
In theatres: November 25
This offshoot of the generation-spanning Rocky series centers on the son of the former boxing champ’s most formidable foe, who struggles to live up to his father’s legacy.

Victor Frankenstein
Meet your makers.
Sci-Fi | Drama
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay
In theatres: November 25
This modern twist on Mary Shelley’s monstrous masterpiece tells the tale of the demented Dr. Frankenstein, who attempts to defeat mortality - but this time the story’s told through the eyes of Igor, the madman’s intelligent assistant.

The Danish Girl
Find the courage to be yourself.
Romance | Drama
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Matthias Schoenaerts
In theatres: November 27
When a Danish artist in the 1920s paints her husband as a woman, her betrothed likes what he sees, ultimately deciding to undergo history’s first male-to-female transgender surgery.