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New Movies for November 25, 2016/ by /

25 Nov

Okay, so TECHNICALLY the new releases came out on Wednesday due to American Thanksgiving, but whatevah. They’re still fresh! Five new ones, so let’s take a look.

MOANA – Disney’s latest is a big hit across the board, but for some reason it’s not in any of the premium theatres downtown, so you’ll have to get there early for a good seat. Also, there will be many, many children. But it’ll be worth it.

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA – Another early Oscar favorite, Casey Affleck kills it as man forced to raise his nephew after his brother’s sudden death. Writer/director Kenneth Lonergan had a rough go with his last film MARGARET, but this one is firing on all cylinders, attracting gold attention for Affleck and Michelle Williams as his girlfriend. If you’ve suffered a loss, this one will hit you hard, but in a good way.

RULES DON’T APPLY – Warren Beatty has been trying to make this film for decades, and sadly he’s just too old to be playing Howard Hughes. Luckily the bulk of the film follows Alden Ehrenreich and Lily Collins, two young kids trying to find love until old Howard butts in. A Warren Beatty film is a rare treat these days, but sadly this one’s past due.

ALLIED – Robert Zemeckis heads back to WWII for this romance starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. Sadly, the screenplay is a bit undercooked and they just try to coast on the appeal of the leads and the surroundings. It’s a shame, this could have been something special.

BAD SANTA 2 – Comedy sequels almost never work, and this just reinforces that theory. They got Billy Bob, the elf, and the kid back, and added Kathy Bates as Billy’s mom, but without original director Terry Zwigoff’s deft touch the material is just mean and unfunny. Shame, really.


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