By Jack Rico
‘This Week In Movies’ is a weekly article that catches you up on all the new film releases coming out in theaters. This final week of October entering November, we have ten films that grace us with compelling stories and a few laughs. Read on!Obviously, anything Disney makes is a blockbuster and Nutcracker should be just that. Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez plays one of the regent fairies. But there are some other interesting stories for seekers of social justice such as Tiger, a film starring Mickey Rourke about a Sikh who wants to box, but the fighting commission won’t allow him unless he shaves his beard, which is against his belief. Bodied is produced by rapper Eminem and is about battle rapping which features a diverse cast, some laughs and a message. The documentaries on Maria Callas and Ingmar Bergman are sure musts as well. Look at what else is here that you might like to see and GO SEE IT! 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.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (PG, 99 min, Adventure | Family | Fantasy)
Director: Lasse Hallström, Joe Johnston
Cast: Mackenzie Foy, Eugenio Derbez, Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren
Synopsis: A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.
Bohemian Rhapsody (PG-13, 134 min, Biography | Drama | Music)
Director: Bryan Singer
Cast: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello
Synopsis: A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen’s legendary appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert.
Nobody’s Fool (R, 110 min, Comedy | Drama)
Director: Tyler Perry
Cast: Tiffany Haddish, Courtney Henggeler, Missi Pyle, Whoopi Goldberg
Synopsis: A woman is released from prison and reunites with her sister. She soon discovers that her sister is in an online relationship with a man who may not be what he seems.
INDIE & LIMITED RELEASES
Boy Erased (R, 114 min, Biography | Drama)
Director: Joel Edgerton
Cast: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton, Russell Crowe
Synopsis: The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.
Bodied (R, 120 min – Comedy | Drama | Music)
Director: Joseph Kahn
Cast: Walter Perez, Calum Worthy, Jackie Long, Rory Uphold, Jonathan Park
Synopsis: A progressive graduate student finds success and sparks outrage when his interest in battle rap as a thesis subject becomes a competitive obsession.
Maria by Callas (PG, 113 min, Documentary | Biography)
Director: Tom Volf
Cast: Fanny Ardant, Joyce DiDonato, Maria Callas, Aristotle Onassis
Synopsis: An intimate look at the life and work of Greek-American opera singer, Maria Callas, as told in her own words.
Tiger (PG-13, 100 min, Drama)
Director: Alister Grierson
Cast: Mickey Rourke, Janel Parrish, Michael ‘Mick’ Harrity, Marshall Manesh
Synopsis: A practicing Sikh is banned by the boxing commission for refusing to back down from his religious beliefs. Through racial profiling and stereotypical threats, he does what any strong American would do, fight back.
Searching for Ingmar Bergman (99m, Documentary)
Director: Felix Moeller, Margarethe von Trotta, Bettina Böhler
Cast: Liv Ullmann, Ruben Östlund, Olivier Assayas, Mia Hansen-Løve
Synopsis: Internationally renowned director Margarethe von Trotta takes a closer look at Bergman’s life and work and explores his film legacy with Bergman’s closest collaborators, both in front and behind the camera, as well as a new generation of filmmakers. The documentary presents key scenes, recurring themes in his films and his life, and journeys to the places at the center of Bergman’s creative achievement and the focal points of his life such as the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, locations and landscapes from his masterpieces, and the stations from his career in Sweden, France and Germany. Explore the many layers of Bergman’s work and life with INGMAR BERGMAN – LEGACY OF A DEFINING GENIUS.
In Search of Greatness (80m, Documentary)
Director: Gabe Polsky
Cast: Wayne Gretzky, Jerry Rice, Pelé, Ken Robinson
Synopsis: Through the eyes of the greatest athletes of all time, IN SEARCH OF GREATNESS is a cinematic journey into the secrets of genius.
A Private War (R, 106 min, Biography | Drama | War)
Director: Matthew Heineman
Cast: Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Faye Marsay, Stanley Tucci
Synopsis: One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.