By Jack Rico
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you wonderful and loyal readers. I want to personally give thanks to all who have visited the site since its inception and continue to support us. If you’re new to the site, ‘This Week In Movies’ is a weekly article that catches you up on all the new film releases coming out in theaters. You’re in for a treat. With Thanksgiving week here, we have 8 of the best films you will see this year which will inspire you, make you reflect, provoke and entertain you. Read on!Perhaps the best film I’m recommending this week, and one I happen to think will become #1 at the box-office, is Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet. The New York Times is calling it a masterpiece. I’m calling it better than the original and the original I thought was Top 10 animations I’ve seen. But there are many more great films to see too such as Creed. Though not better than the original, it almost drove me to tears towards the end. It plays to the nostalgia of Rocky 4. Then for arthouse fans, The Favourite, with a “u,” is already considered as a favorite to win the Oscar for Best Picture. Look at what else is here that you might like to see. And remember to listen to our podcast every Friday for our review of movies and interviews with filmmakers and other notable figures of American and Latino pop culture.
Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG, 112min, Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy)
Director: Phil Johnston | Rich Moore
Cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson
Synopsis: Six years after the events of “Wreck-It Ralph”, Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.
Creed II (PG-13, 130min, Drama | Sport)
Director: Steven Caple Jr.
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad
Synopsis: Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, light heavyweight contender Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.
Green Book (PG-13, 130min, Biography | Comedy | Drama | Music)
Director: Peter Farrelly
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco
Synopsis: A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.
Robin Hood (PG-13, 116min, Action | Adventure | Thriller)
Director: Otto Bathurst
Cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson
Synopsis: A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance.
INDIE & LIMITED RELEASES
The Favourite (R, 119min, Biography | Drama)
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Cast: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult
Synopsis: In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne (Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Weisz) governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail (Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Becoming Astrid (123min, Biography | Drama)
Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen
Cast: Alba August, Trine Dyrholm, Maria Bonnevie, Björn Gustafsson
Synopsis: Biopic of Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, the author of numerous children’s books and creator of Pippi Longstocking.
Shoplifters (R, 121min, Crime | Drama)
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Cast: Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Moemi Katayama, Sôsuke Ikematsu
Synopsis: A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find on the street.
The World Before Your Feet (1h 35min, Documentary)
Director: Jeremy Workman
Cast: Matt Green
Synopsis: For over six years, and for reasons he can’t explain, Matt Green, 37, has been walking every block of every street in New York City – a journey of more than 8,000 miles. THE WORLD BEFORE YOUR FEET tells the story of one man’s unusual personal quest and the unexpected journey of discovery, humanity, and wonder that ensues.