November. The time of year when Americans have Thanksgiving, and we give thanks that we don’t have to eat a giant turkey twice in five weeks. Eating turkey curry until the second week in January because you’re mother’s bought a turkey bigger than she is is not something I’d want to go through once in a year these days, never mind twice, but I digress. We’ve nearly made it through another year, but there’s still a few cinematic treasures to be found before we get out the stuffing.
Thanksgiving, of course, normally means a big event movie, and now that Potter’s wrapped up and everyone’s losing interest in Rupert Grint (bless), the other big franchise based on popular books has had to step into the fray with a two part finale. Yes, just to eke it out a little longer for the general dissatisfaction of everyone who isn’t a fourteen year old girl, Twilight’s back this month with the first part of the last part, Breaking Dawn. On Thanksgiving itself, the US will be giving thanks for a trio of family films: Arthur Christmas, the new Aardman animation which we are getting this month as well, and Hugo and The Muppets, which sadly we have to wait for. In a sort of cultural exchange, they’re not getting Tintin until Christmas, but I know who’s got the better deal.
Anyway, onto this month’s breakdown. I’ve excluded a couple of the big hitters at the end of the month, Moneyball and 50/50, have fairly generic looking trailers for their type, so while I’m sure I’ll end up seeing them, they’ve not made this list. As well as those listed above, not making the cut this month are Johnny Depp (The Rum Diary), Nicolas Cage (Justice) or a giant human centipede (I’m sure you can guess). Here are the half dozen that did.