2018 November Movies

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.

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

  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

J.K. Rowling wrote the screenplay for the film, which opens in 1927, a few months after Newt helped to unveil and capture the infamous Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. However, as he promised he would, Grindelwald has made a dramatic escape and has been gathering more followers to his cause—elevating wizards above all non-magical beings. The only one who might be able to stop him is the wizard he once called his dearest friend, Albus Dumbledore. But Dumbledore will need help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander. The adventure reunites Newt with Tina, Queenie and Jacob, but his mission will also test their loyalties as they face new perils in an increasingly dangerous and divided wizarding world.

The poster artwork is from the first Fantastic Beasts movie.

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 Litwak’s 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 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 website entrepreneur named Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making website “Buzztube”.

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.