You have a lot of entertainment options for this weekend, but there's nothing like seeing a film on the big screen. Want to know what new movies are coming out, and which ones to watch this weekend? We’ve got you covered!
This column is our regular guide to all the best new movies opening each week, from blockbusters to indies bursting with new talent and eye-opening documentaries. Here’s everything new in theaters for the weekend of November 22.
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Elsa and Anna are (finally) back! They’re joined by friends Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf on a new journey to uncover the origins of Elsa’s powers to save their kingdom. FROZEN II takes the characters to a sealed-off enchanted forest, where they meet a whole new group of people as they unravel the secrets of Elsa's powers — and of magic in their land.
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Famed children’s TV host Fred Rogers forms an unlikely but enduring friendship with a skeptical journalist in this unconventional biographical drama. To have Tom Hanks playing Mister Rogers is both an obvious choice (who else could play Fred Rogers) and a stroke of genius in casting that allows one of our favorite actors to bring an American icon back to life. We'll probably need a giant box of tissues for this one. Plus, A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD is directed by Marielle Heller, the filmmaker behind last year’s brilliant CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
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An NYPD detective who was once a promising but is now all but disgraced goes on an all-night effort to capture a pair of cop killers and restore his standing with the department. His big tactic is to completely close off Manhattan by shutting down all entry points to the island — that's 21 bridges in total, hence the title! The action/thriller 21 BRIDGES stars BLACK PANTHER’s Chadwick Boseman, with a supporting cast that includes Taylor Kitsch, J.K. Simmons, and Sienna Miller. Boseman's AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR directors, Joe and Anthony Russo, produced this gritty street-level nailbiter.
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Don’t call it a reboot: CHARLIE’S ANGELS resumes the story that began with the ’70s TV series and continued with two hit movies in the ’00s. This time, the action goes global as the Townsend Agency has taken its business international with a network of badass female super-spies. Kristen Stewart leads this modern trio of angels, which includes Naomi Scott (POWER RANGERS) and Ella Balinska. Together, they work for a new Bosley, played by Elizabeth Banks, who also directed this action-packed adventure.
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This biographical drama from director James Mangold (LOGAN) tells the true story of the automotive designer and race car driver tasked with building a car for Henry Ford that could compete with Ferrari’s legendary – and seemingly unbeatable – race car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Matt Damon plays Carroll Shelby, the automotive designer who teams up with race car driver Ken Miles, played by Christian Bale, to take on this impossible task. It would probably be thrilling to watch these two do just about anything together, so the racing action in FORD V FERRARI should be particularly awesome.
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This sequel to THE SHINING is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. It picks up years after we last saw young Danny Torrance, as he escaped his murderous father at the Overlook Hotel. He's now Dan Torrance (Ewan McGregor), an alcoholic who drinks to suppress his psychic "shining" powers, and the ghosts they allow into his consciousness. When he’s contacted by a young girl (newcomer Kyliegh Curran) with the same gift, however, Dan reluctantly answers her call for help. He's thrust into an epic battle with a supernatural cult, which could be even more dangerous than the ghosts of his past. DOCTOR SLEEP is directed by Mike Flanagan, who already did another great King movie adaptation, GERALD’S GAME. Flanagan pulled in a terrific cast to work with McGregor, too, including Rebecca Ferguson as Rose the Hat, a sort of psychic vampire who feeds on powers like the Shining.
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The epic war drama MIDWAY centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude, and bravery to overcome the odds. INDEPENDENCE DAY filmmaker Roland Emmerich directs a cast that includes Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Etsushi Toyokawa, Tadanobu Asano, Darren Criss, and Keean Johnson, with Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid and Woody Harrelson.
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Kate (Emilia Clarke) hates the holidays. She works year-round in a London Christmas shop, dressed as an elf, and the annoyance she gets from her job complicates a generally stormy outlook on life. Then Tom (Henry Golding) steps into her life, and he seems too good to be true. They become an unlikely pair in a whirlwind romance inspired by the music of George Michael. Michelle Yeoh and Emma Thompson co-star in LAST CHRISTMAS under the direction of Paul Feig (A SIMPLE FAVOR, BRIDESMAIDS).
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You probably know some of the story of Harriet Tubman, who escaped slavery in Maryland, began a new life in Philadelphia, and quickly became a leader — and a fearless guide who shepherded other escaped slaves along the Underground Railroad to freedom. The biopic HARRIET, by filmmaker Kasi Lemmons (EVE'S BAYOU), takes an unfettered approach to the tale of Tubman's life, with a focus on her heroic fight against slavery. Cynthia Erivo, who was so good in WIDOWS and BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE, turns in a powerhouse performance as Tubman. The cast also features Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, and Janelle Monáe.
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Edward Norton stars (and writes and directs) in this 1950s-set detective drama. Lionel Essrog (Norton) is a small-time New York private investigator whose mentor (Bruce Willis) is killed under mysterious circumstances. Together with a couple of not-so-capable colleagues (Bobby Cannavale and Ethan Suplee), Lionel works to unravel the story behind the murder. The odds are stacked against him, however. For one, Lionel suffers from Tourette's Syndrome, which hampers his ability to question people. Then there are the people aligned against him, played by Alec Baldwin and Willem Dafoe, but the gumshoe does get help from a lawyer played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw. MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN adapts the novel of the same name by author Jonathan Lethem.
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THE TERMINATOR creator James Cameron returns to the series as producer and story writer for this sequel which picks up after the events of T2: JUDGMENT DAY. In DARK FATE, a hybrid cyborg woman (Mackenzie Davis), is sent back from the future to protect Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes), whose importance to future human existence is currently a mystery. A new liquid metal Terminator (Gabriel Luna) is also on Dani's trail, but the young woman gets unexpected assistance from Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) and Carl (Arnold Schwarzenegger), an early model T-800 Terminator which gave up its mission to kill Sarah's son John Connor.