November usually include some of the biggest releases of the year. The latest release from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, an animated Disney picture, and a number of movies that have no connection with the Mouse House are being released. From documentaries to genre cinema, the month has a lot to offer. Here are some of the movies to look out for.
My Policeman (November 4; Prime Video)
Don’t Worry Darling may be getting all the headlines, but it is not Harry Style’s only starring vehicle of 2022. Making its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, My Policeman is the story of a gay police officer who is involved in a relationship with another man. Being that it is the 1950s, the secret has to be carefully guarded or else lives will be ruined.
Weird: The Al Yankovich Story (November 4; Roku)
Al Yankovich has been showing a trailer starring Aaron Paul as Al and Olivia Wilde as Madonna for this movie for years at his shows so the “revelation” that no research was done about Al’s actual life is completely expected. If there were even a specter of truth in this biopic, it would be a huge disappointment. Al broke big in the early 1980s and has been delighting audiences since. A biopic about him is well deserved and should be one of the most fun and ridiculous movies of the year.
Meet Me in the Bathroom (November 8; Theaters)
Taking its name from a song by The Strokes, Meet Me in the Bathroom looks back on the New York music scene of the early 2000’s. For those who grew up during the period, it was the era where music became something more organic and genuine. The trailer showcases early footage of The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Interpol and instills a sense of nostalgia that is a reminder of how fun those days were.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (November 11; Theaters)
It is not surprising when the biggest release of a month goes to the movie from Marvel Studios, but this one has added impact. Along with the next Black Panther movie being the last film in Phase Four, it is also looks like it will be paying tribute to Chadwick Boseman. Yes, there are going to be story elements, but this Marvel movie is going to have a different feeling than any before.
The Friendship Game (November 11; Theaters, On Demand, digital)
Starring Peyton List from Cobra Kai this horror movie is about a group of teenaged friends who encounter a strange object that tests their bonds with increasingly destructive results. Director Scooter Corkle seems to be looking to tell a deep story. He has said the movie visits themes of friendship and madness in a Lovecraftian tale.
The Menu (November 18; Theaters)
Ralph Fiennes somehow manages to turn up the intensity while Anya Taylor-Joy (The Northman) and Nicholas Hoult (The Favourite) are their usual great selves in this dark comedy that skewers food culture. The plot focuses on a couple who manage to get tickets to an exclusive restaurant run by a celebrity chef. Well written and hilarious, this should end up being one of the best movie’s of the month.
Strange World (November 22; Theaters)
Between the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Disney+, it is easy to forget there was a time when Disney’s animated pics were their most important releases of the year. Inspired by Journey to the Center of the Earth and pulp magazines, the movie has a distinctive look. The plot focuses on a family of brave explorers who must rely on each other to survive a treacherous land.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (November 23; Theaters)
In one of the most interesting release schedules of the year, the Knives Out sequel has a week-long theatrical release before moving to Netflix in December. Daniel Craig returns as master detective Benoit Blanc and is joined by an ensemble cast consisting of Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, and Dave Bautista. Benoit is on a getaway to a private cruise when someone turns up dead and he is put on the case.
Good Night Oppy (November 23; Prime Video)
Opportunity is a robotic rover that was active on Mars from 2004 through 2018. The mission was planned for 90 days but continued for almost 15 years. The documentary is a oral history of what happened and a testament to human ingenuity and technology. Those looking for a different type of inspirational story should enjoy this.
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