Oh my, what a month it has been for me. Whilst I have seemed to be neglecting my blog once again, at least I have been watching a lot of films in the meantime. Aside from Mandy which didn’t seem to be showing at a local Cineworld for me to see, I managed to see all of my anticipated films of October. I will be releasing reviews of the films I saw this past month over the course of the week.
As well as this, I managed to get some TV in as well. With ten episodes of BoJack Horseman watched and the first episode of The Haunting of Hill House through, it is safe to say that Netflix has had a fantastic month for launches. And that doesn’t even include Daredevil!
November is full of cinema releases as we finally get to the Christmas period, yet the quality seems far from the October releases. I plan to see Halloween in the next week after finally catching up on the 1978 original, yet there is not much from November that excites there. There seems to be some Oscar contenders that look rather promising, but even the big blockbuster of the month, The Crimes of Grindelwald, seems lacklustre and after the first Fantastic Beasts film disappointed me, I am not even considering this one to be on my anticipated list for the month.
With that all said, here is my list of the top five most anticipated UK cinema releases of November 2018:
1. Ralph Breaks the Internet, which is going to be released on November 30th. I mean, is there any shock that this is my most anticipated film of the month? A disney sequel to a film that I absolutely adore, and now with added princesses and Disney references? I am slightly worried that the amount of Easter Eggs and cameos will halt the story and this seems completely different from any other Disney animated movie, but this looks like a blast and I am ready to enjoy every minute of this.
2. Widows, which is going to be released on November 6th. Steve McQueen is an extraordinary director, as he has proved in the past with 12 Years a Slave. This film looks dramatic and bold, and I am interested to see what twists and turns come about in this story. With a stellar cast that includes one of the upcoming actors of our generation, Daniel Kaluuya, I have high expectations that this will become an Oscar worthy film.
3. Suspiria, which is going to be released on November 16th. This is another remake of a classic film, and once again I have not seen the original. However, I do want to go into this film knowing as little as possible apart from the fact that Dakota Johnson is proving everyone that she is a good actress outside of the Fifty Shades franchise and just like Kristen Stewart can break out of the stereotypes of her past characters. I have heard great things about this film and I hope that I too enjoy this one.
4. Won’t You Be My Neighbour?, which is going to be released on November 9th. This is one that I feel I am going to miss, judging by the fact that I cannot seem to book tickets for this film in Cineworld. I seriously hope that my local filmhouse is showing this film, as it looks so charming and as a young British person, I was unaware of Mr. Rogers before this film came up but I have heard nothing but amazing things about this film.
5. Robin Hood, which is going to be released on November 21st. You may be wondering why I chose this over The Crimes of Grindelwald, and yes this film will probably be worse than it. However, I have a love for Taron Egerton since the Kingsman franchise and I want to see his abilities outside of the character of Eggsy. I think Robin Hood is a great choice for him and I am still desperate for a good film adaptation of this legend.
Is there any upcoming films that I have missed off of this list? Are you looking forward to Ralph Breaks the Internet as much as me, or are you eagerly waiting for the next film from the Wizarding World? Let me know in the comments below and I will make sure to check them out.
Until next time, that was some film for thought.