November Movies

Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios

Sydney Rogalsky, Arts & Entertainment Editor

While September and October brought some blockbuster hits like “Insidious 2” and “Gravity,” nothing has captured audiences quite like the upcoming November films are expected to.

Premiering this Friday, November 8th, is “Thor II: The Dark World.” The much anticipated sequel to its original has been in the works for a couple years now. Fans are eagerly awaiting the film’s release. Not only will the film provide a more in depth look into Asgard and the trials and tribulations occurring there, it will also bring back Tom Hiddleston’s character of Loki in an Asgardian prison and Natalie Portman’s Jane who actually visits Thor’s home world.

On the subject of upcoming sequels, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” will be released on November 22nd. Many fans of the book-to-film series will be attending midnight premieres at Movies at Wellington where there will be a showing of the first movie and the sequel on the 21st—and at Regal Cinemas. The film will bring fans back into the world of Panem and will show the aftermath of the 74th Games, the Victors’ Tour, and of course, Katniss and Peeta’s return to the arena for the Quarter Quell. Directed by Francis Lawrence rather than Gary Ross, the film is rumored to be more true to the book and will be a thrill ride for fans both in and out of the arena.

Another anticipated book-to-movie adaptation also premiering on the 22nd is “The Book Thief.” Following a young girl in World War II stricken Germany, the novel was a huge success—even becoming the Palm Beach County Book Club book a few years ago—and the movie is expected to do just as well. Though “The Book Thief” may lose numbers to “Catching Fire’s” same day premiere, it’s sure to be a box office success across all audiences in contrast with “The Hunger Games’s” younger target audience.

For younger audiences, Disney’s “Frozen” will be released on the 29th and will tell the story of two sisters who have taken severely different paths in their lives. Anna must reunite with her sister Elsa in order to save the kingdom which Elsa has trapped in an eternal winter. Paired with a silly reindeer and a quirky snowman, the film is sure to be loved and enjoyed by both children and parents alike.

November is sure to be jam-packed with lots of box-office hits that all audiences can enjoy. Have fun, movie-goers!