2018 November Movies

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald/Fantastic Beasts 2 (2018)

  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™.

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

The film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp. The cast also includes, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, and Poppy Corby-Tuech.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling. The film is produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram. Slated for release on November 16, 2018, the film will be distributed worldwide in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2018)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Sci-Fi

A continuation of the X-Men: First Class timeline that explores Jean Grey’s (Sophie Turner) transformation into Dark Phoenix.

The transformation of Jean Grey into a Dark Phoenix will be explored in the upcoming movie, X-Men: Dark Phoenix. The story is set 10 years after the events that occurred in X-Men: Apocalypse where Jean Grey was led into unleashing the full power of her Phoenix abilities in order to help her team defeat the ancient and powerful mutant, En Sabah Nur, played by Oscar Isaac.

The upcoming movie is not the first to explore the transformation of Jean into her dark alter ego. This had already been explored in the third X-Men movie The Last Stand, wherein the character of Jean Grey was played by actress Famke Janssen. 

Unlike the previous adaptation of the transformation, the upcoming movie will be a close adaptation of Chris Claremont’s “Dark Phoenix Saga.” The movie is directed by Simon Kinberg, who is also the writer and co-producer of the film.

Turner will reprise her role once again together with James McAvoy as Professor X, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, and Evan Peters as Quicksilver. 

Jessica Chastain will join the cast to play the empress of the villainous Shi’ar, who is out to destroy Phoenix while actress Summer Fontana has been cast as the young Jean Grey.

Filming is already underway and the movie is set to hit theaters on November 2, 2018.

Robin Hood (2018)

  • Genre: Adventure

A retelling of Robin Hood’s origins, following his experiences fighting in the Crusades. Poster artwork is not official.

Creed 2 (2018)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Action, Drama, Sports

This is the sequel to 2015’s Creed, which was a spinoff of the Rocky film franchise that introduced audiences to Michael B. Jordan’s Adonis Johnson, son of Apollo Creed. Sylvester Stallone reprised his iconic Rocky Balboa character and earned a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his performance.

The Rocky series started in 1976, when the original movie was a box office hit and won Best Picture at the Oscars. It was followed by five sequels, beginning with Rocky II in 1979. The third and fourth installments were released in 1982 and 1985, respectively, and Rocky did not return until 1990’s Rocky V. Widely seen as the worst of the series, its reception left a bitter taste in Stallone’s mouth, inspiring him to come back for one more round in Rocky Balboa, which debuted in 2006.

Creed was the brainchild of director Ryan Coogler, who pitched the idea to Stallone and got him onboard. The film saw Rocky move into a mentor role as he trained Adonis, who was looking to follow his late father’s footsteps and become a great fighter. Creed was a box office success and earned the best reviews the series had seen in decades, which prompted interest in a sequel. Coogler will not return to direct due to his commitment to Marvel’s Black Panther, so Stallone is handling writing and directing responsibilities. Creed 2 will see the return of Dolph Lundgren’s Ivan Drago, the villain in Rocky IV who killed Apollo in the ring.

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Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (2018)

  • Genre: Animation

“Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” leaves Litwaks’ video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet—which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking.

Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet—the netizens—to help navigate their way, including a webite entrepreneur named Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site “Buzztube.”

Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia”, “Wreck-It Ralph”) and Phil Johnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph”, “Cedar Rapids”, co-writer “Zootopia”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt”), “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” hits theaters on November 21, 2018.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web (2018)

  • Genre: Mystery

The next chapter in the Millennium movie series, The Girl in the Spider’s Web follows Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist as they investigate a story that involves spies, cybercriminals, and government operatives – some willing to kill to protect their secrets.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)

  • Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical

All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.

Widows (2018)

  • Genre: Crime, Drama

When a gang of criminals are killed during a job-gone-wrong, their widowed spouses pick up where they left off. Poster is from the original 2002 TV mini-series that inspired the film.