There are nine new movies starting today. Two start everywhere and another seven are in limited release. I’m a bit behind in posting things this week, but here are this Friday’s new movie choices.
Nationwide – New Movies for Friday, November 4th:
Movie: Tower Heist (PG-13)
Starring: Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda & Matthew Broderick
Synopsis: The staff of a luxurious and highly secured New York residential building find out that they have lost all their pensions. The penthouse tenant, a big Wall Street financier, had been asked to invest it for them and he took their money just like everyone else he stole from. With the FBI guarding the man that defrauded him, as he is under house arrest, they decide to steal back his hidden nest egg that is believed to be hidden in his residence. To help out, one of the staff goes to a childhood friend that is a thief. Since they know the building better than anyone, the think they can pull it off.
First Thoughts: Thought it was going to be another so-so comedy, but was happily surprised to fully enjoy myself. This is a very good comedy wrapped around a solid, if a bit ridiculous, heist thriller.
Movie: A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (R)
Starring: John Cho, Kal Penn & Neil Patrick Harris
Synopsis: The Christmas misadventures of the stoner duo as they reunite after growing apart of the last few years.
First Thoughts: Never seen the previous two, so probably won’t be seeing this one anytime soon.
Limited – New Movies for Friday, November 4th:
- Charlotte Rampling: The Look – Biographical documentary of Rampling told through her conversations with friends and collaborators.
- Dragonslayer – A lost kid falls in love in the suburban surroundings of Fullerton, CA.
- Five Star Day – Drama about a guy with a horoscope predicting the best day ever that turns out to be his worst and then sets out to find others born at the same time to see what happened to them.
- Killing Bono – Comedy drama about two Irish brothers that struggle to make their own way in the 1980’s music scene, while at the same time watching their old school pals U2’s meteoric rise. I saw this back in June during the Seattle International Film Festival and it remains one of the best movies I’ve seen all year. If you find that it is playing in a theater near you over the next few weeks, I highly recommend going to see it.
- The Last Rites of Joe May – Drama about an aging money hustler that looks back on his life after getting out of the hospital.
- The Son of No One – Suspense thriller starring Al Pacino and Channing Tatum about a police detective looking into a cold case after new information comes in.
- Young Goethe in Love – Drama.
There are two new movies playing in my area this week. They are Tower Heist and A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. Of the nine new movies starting this Friday, which one are you most looking forward to watching?