Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Movie Releases This Week

The Descendants
Release Date: November 16, 2011 (NY, LA; limited release: November 18)
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Director: Alexander Payne
Screenwriter: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Starring: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges, Robert Forster, Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard, Nick Krause, Amara Miller, Mary Birdsong, Rob Huebel, Patricia Hastie
Genre: Comedy, Drama
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning "Sideways," set in Hawaii, "The Descendants" is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.


Happy Feet Two

Release Date: November 18, 2011 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: George Miller
Screenwriter: George Miller, Gary Eck, Warren Coleman, Paul Livingston
Starring: Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hank Azaria, Alecia Moore (P!nk), Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Sofia Vergara, Common, Hugo Weaving, Magda Szubanski, Anthony LaPaglia, Richard Carter, Benjamin "Lil P-Nut" Flores, Jr.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
MPAA Rating: PG (for some rude humor and mild peril)
Plot Summary: The sequel to the Academy Award winning animated smash hit, "Happy Feet Two" returns audiences to the magnificent landscape of Antarctica in superb 3D. Mumble, The Master of Tap, has a problem because his tiny son Erik is choreo-phobic. Reluctant to dance, Erik runs away and encounters The Mighty Sven - a penguin who can fly!! Mumble has no hope of competing with this charismatic new role model. But things get worse when the world is shaken by powerful forces. Erik learns of his father's 'guts and grit' as Mumble brings together the penguin nations and all manner of fabulous creatures - from tiny Krill to giant Elephant Seals - to put things right.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Release Date: November 18, 2011
Studio: Summit Entertainment
Director: Bill Condon
Screenwriter: Melissa Rosenberg
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Billy Burke, Rami Malek, Maggie Grace, Mackenzie Foy, Tracey Heggins, Judi Shekoni, Omar Metwally, Andrea Gabriel, Rami Malek, Angela Sarafyan, Marlane Barnes, Lisa Howard, Patrick Brennan, Noel Fisher, Guri Weinberg, Lee Pace, Toni Trucks, Bill Tangradi, Erik Odom, Valorie Curry, Joe Anderson, Olga Fonda, Janelle Froehlich, Masami Kosaka, Sebastiao Lemos, Amadou Ly, Ty Olsson, Wendell Pierce, Carolina Virguez
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for disturbing images, violence, sexuality/partial nudity and some thematic elements)
Plot Summary: "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" will be released as two separate films with the first of the two slated to be released in theatres on November 18, 2011.
The project, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series, is currently being written by Melissa Rosenberg with Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt and Stephenie Meyer producing. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" will start production in the fall.
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

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