Weekends are never complete without movies, a little bit of laugh, intrigue, thrill, suspense, and stomach butterflies in front of a screen, no matter how big or small. While many people still desire the ultimate movie experience by going to theatres, others can well argue a good film is just as good, notwithstanding whether its on big screens or not.
There’s no doubt that Marvel headlines November 2021 new movie debuts, with the arrival of their star-studded Eternals. However, there are lots of great movies, although with smaller budgets, that still make for great viewing this new month. And if you’re looking to get away on a weekend of “binge-watching,” here are the top new film arrivals to maximize your fun.
Where to watch: Theatres
The Eternals begin millions of years ago when the cosmic beings known as the Celestials genetically experiment on humans, creating the super-powered and near-immortal beings and a more monstrous off-shoot known as the Deviants. The two races move behind the scenes throughout human history while also engaging in cosmic powerplays. Among the Eternals are Ikaris, fueled by cosmic energy; Sersi, who relishes moving amongst humans; and Thena, often mistaken for the Greek goddess Athena.
Cast: Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Gemma Chan, Barry Keoghan, Kit Harington, Chloé Zhao, Brian Tyree Henry, Kevin Feige, et al.
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain
Where to watch: Prime Video
Louis Wain was many things during his incredible life: artist, inventor, entrepreneur, trying his best to care for his five sisters and mother. Two events changed his life forever: meeting Emily, the love of his life, and adopting Peter, a stray kitten. They will become both his family and his inspiration to paint the extraordinary images of cats that made him world famous and changed the way we see life forever.
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrea Riseborough, Toby Jones, Stacy Martin, Will Sharpe, Claire Foy, et al.
Where to watch: Netflix
An unlucky-in-love LA girl (Nina Dobrev) falls for a rugged East Coast guy (Darren Barnet) on a dating app and decides to surprise him for the holidays—only to discover that she’s been catfished by his childhood friend (Jimmy O. Yang).
Cast: Nina Dobrev, Harry Shum Jr., Hernán Jiménez, Jimmy O. Yang, et al.
Where to watch: Theatres
An Interpol-issued Red Notice is a global alert to hunt and capture the world’s most wanted. But when a daring heist brings together the FBI’s top profiler (Johnson) and two rival criminals (Gadot, Reynolds), there’s no telling what will happen.
Cast: Rawson Marshall Thurber, Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, Beau Flynn, Hiram Garcia, Kazi Maubert, Ritu Arya, Dany Garcia, et al.
Where to watch: Apple TV+
Tom Hanks stars as Finch, a robotics engineer and one of the few survivors of a cataclysmic solar event that has left the world a wasteland. But Finch, who has been living in an underground bunker for decade, has built a world of his own that he shares with his dog, Goodyear. Now, though, Finch is terminally ill. With time running out, he creates a robot to watch over Goodyear when he no longer can. As the trio embarks on a perilous journey into a desolate American West, Finch strives to show his creation, who names himself Jeff, the joy and wonder of what it means to be alive and to teach him to become human enough to take care of Goodyear. And Goodyear himself must learn to accept and trust his new master.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Caleb Landry Jones, Miguel Sapochnik, Craig Luck, Samira Wiley, Alexis Raben, Kennedi Butler, Kevin Misher, et al.
Where to watch: Theatres (Limited)
Crime boss Ida “Red” Walker (Oscar winner® Melissa Leo) turns to her son, Wyatt (Josh Hartnett), to pull off one last heist to get out of prison. But with the FBI closing in, Wyatt must choose between family and freedom in this high-octane thriller.
Cast: Melissa Leo, Frank Grillo, William Forsythe, Mark Boone Junior, John Swab, Sofia Hublitz, Deborah Ann Woll, George Carrol, et al.
Which one of these movies are you excited to see? Eternals, Finch, Red Notice, and The Electrical Life of Louis Wain are certainly not bad choices. Don’t forget Love Hard, of course.