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6 Flicks Picks for November 2015 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Sunday, November 1, 2015
Welcome to another edition of 6 Flicks Picks, wherein I list all of the upcoming films scheduled to be released in the United States this month and break down which ones I'll be watching in theaters, which ones I'll wait to rent at home, and which ones I'll be skipping entirely. At the end of the list, I'll choose which six films stand out to me as the ones I would be most willing to see, even if there are more or fewer than six that actually interest me.

Note: The information and release dates below come primarily from the expanded nationwide U.S. release dates on IMDB as well as some other outlets if possible. Thus some information may be different or inaccurate. If I am missing some of the limited releases or the dates conflict in any way, please let me know in the comments below, and I will confirm and adjust/correct as needed.

Without further ado, a new month means a new set of films, so what's coming to theaters in November 2015?

What movies are coming out November 2015 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: November 6, 2015


Synopsis: A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

Will I watch? = Yes, a million times over, yes

The Peanuts Movie

Synopsis: Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their archnemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home.

Will I watch? = Maybe


Synopsis: The true story of how The Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and the coverup within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Will I watch? = No

The Outskirts

Synopsis: After falling victim to a humiliating prank by the high school "queen bee," best friends and world-class geeks Mindy and Jodi decide to get their revenge by uniting the outcasts of the school against her and her circle of friends.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: The successful career of Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo comes to an end when he is blacklisted in the 1940s for being a Communist.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.

Will I watch? = No

Miss You Already

Synopsis: The friendship between two lifelong girlfriends is put to the test when one starts a family and the other falls ill.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.

Will I watch? = No

My Nazi Legacy

Synopsis: Three men travel together across Europe. For two of them the journey involves a confrontation with the acts of their fathers, who were both senior Nazi officers. For the third, the eminent human rights lawyer and author Philippe Sands, it means visiting the place where much of his own Jewish family was destroyed by the fathers of the other two men. It is an emotional and , psychological exploration of three men wrestling with their past, the present of Europe, and conflicting versions of the truth.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: November 13, 2015

By the Sea

Synopsis: Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer, and her husband Roland, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café keeper and a hotel owner.

Will I watch? = No

The 33

Synopsis: Based on a real-life event. A gold and copper mine collapses, trapping 33 miners underground for 69 days.

Will I watch? = No

Love the Coopers

Synopsis: When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday.

Will I watch? = No

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

Synopsis: A king who is loved by his subjects wants to lead a normal life away from all the responsibilities and his kingdom, while his stepbrother plans to steal the throne from him. But things are changed when the king finds a common man who looks exactly like him and they swap identities with each other temporarily.

Will I watch? = No

James White

Synopsis: A coming-of-age story about a young New Yorker struggling to take control of his reckless, self-destructive behavior in the face of momentous family challenges.

Will I watch? = No

Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words

Synopsis: A captivating look behind the scenes of the remarkable life of a young Swedish girl who became one of the most celebrated actresses of American and world cinema.

Will I watch? = No

My All American

Synopsis: Freddie Steinmark, an underdog on the gridiron, faces the toughest challenge of his life after leading his team to a championship season.

Will I watch? = No

Kilo Two Bravo

Synopsis: At Kajaki Dam in 2006, a company of young British soldiers encounter an unexpected, terrifying enemy: a dried-out river bed where under every step lies the possibility of an antipersonnel mine that could cost you your leg—or your life.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: November 20, 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

Synopsis: After being symbolized as the "Mockingjay," Katniss Everdeen and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the autocratic Capitol.

Will I watch? = Yes

The Night Before

Synopsis: In New York City for their annual tradition of Christmas Eve debauchery, three lifelong best friends set out to find the holy grail of Christmas parties because their yearly reunion might be coming to an end.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Secret in Their Eyes

Synopsis: A tight-knit team of rising investigators, along with their supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.

Will I watch? = Maybe


Synopsis: The story of the identical twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, and their organized crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s.

Will I watch? = Maybe


Synopsis: Set in 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Inspired by actual events, a group of 12-year-old girls face a night of horror when the compulsive addiction of an online social media game turns a moment of cyberbullying into a night of insanity.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: November 27, 2015

The Good Dinosaur

Synopsis: An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

Will I watch? = Maybe


Synopsis: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

Will I watch? = Yes

Victor Frankenstein

Synopsis: Told from Igor's perspective, we see the troubled young assistant's dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man—and the legend—we know today.

Will I watch? = Yes

The Danish Girl

Synopsis: The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Will I watch? = No

I Saw the Light

Synopsis: A biography of Hank Williams.

Will I watch? = No

Janis: Little Girl Blue

Synopsis: currently n/a.

Will I watch? = No

Killing Them Softly

Synopsis: In the early 2000s, two brothers found tremendous success when their company began selling a device that has been called "the biggest revolution in law enforcement since the radio." But as their company grew, they made decisions that would have lasting impact on both the public and their increasingly skeptical customer base.

Will I watch? = No


Based on all of the information above, if I had to pick six movies to check out, which films would make the cut?

6. The Peanuts Movie or The Good Dinosaur — While I don't expect to pay to see some of the movies on this list in theaters, I do know that I won't be paying to see both of these films in November. Both have their positives, but at the same time, neither really strike me as must-see material. I have no problem with films geared toward children if they're still just flat-out good movies (see: damn near every Pixar film out there), but I do think I have a limit of how often I can watch them. My instinct is to say that I would sooner check out The Good Dinosaur rather than The Peanuts Movie, but the determining factor will be the buzz versus the ratings. If one of them is rated clearly above the other in terms of quality, then that will win out. If they're about even, I'll have to see what the other trailers are able to do to hook me.

5. Legend — When it comes to Legend, I'm getting the feeling it may be overrated. Of course, I say that without having seen any of the film and not knowing all that much about it, but from what I have seen, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Tom Hardy's performance is the only real positive that helps boost the perception of the film. That being said, looking at the list of the films coming out in November, this definitely does stand out as a potential watch.

4. Victor Frankenstein — There's something about this movie that really intrigues me. I'm not fascinated by this story, as I've seen it a million times already, but I still am curious about this interpretation. Despite an imperfect record, Max Landis has been able to sell me on various pitches over the past few years, so if this is something he was passionate about, I'm sold.

3. Creed — Holy shit, I care about Rocky Balboa? When the hell did that happen? I've never been huge on this franchise, and when Rocky Balboa came out, I saw it in theaters mostly because my buddy wanted to go. I enjoyed it enough to not feel angry that I spent money on it, but I'm actually legitimately interested in Creed in more ways than one. Will Rocky die? Is there a scene where Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan frolic in the ocean? Why is Milo Ventimiglia not involved? This is easily my third most anticipated movie of November, even though at the beginning of the year, I didn't have it down as a movie I wanted to see at all in 2015.

2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 — I got into the Katniss Everdeen story late; the second film, Catching Fire, was the first one I saw in theaters. [Relax, I watched the first film the night before rather than seeing things out of order.] I thought the third film was okay at first, but with time I've realized just how disappointing it was. This story didn't need to be split into two movies, even if that makes more sense financially. Here's hoping this final film makes up for the previous one and takes the series out with a bang.

1. Spectre — I purchased my tickets for this weeks ago, and I actually already have plans to see it a second time. The James Bond franchise is one of my absolute favorites. I've been a fan of the character since I was in sixth grade [that's about 16 or 17 years ago, for those of you who are counting]. With Skyfall, they started to address some of the things that had bugged me about Daniel Craig's run with the character. Now that Q and Moneypenny are in the mix, the next step is to reintroduce Ernst Stavro Blofeld, so as soon as the title to this movie was announced, I was ecstatic. There's potential for this to be my favorite Bond film ever, so not only was it a guarantee that I would buy advanced tickets for opening night, but my friends and I have already decided when we're having a special screening just for us so we can geek out with just each other as well.


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