[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – November 8, 2019

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Now that Halloween is officially over, are you ready for holiday movies? As Netflix and television channels ready to unleash a slew of new holiday movies, the first one is officially out in theaters this weekend. Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke stars as a woman working as a department store elf and meets a man who seems almost too good to be true.

Also out this weekend is a follow-up to Stephen King’s The Shining starring Ewan MacGregor, a documentary about former first lady of the Phillipines Imelda Marcos, a film about the Battle of Midway from World War II, and much more!

Better Days

When it is time for the Chinese gaokao, the entire country comes to a standstill. For nearly ten million high school students, this two-day national college entrance exam will determine where and if they get to study. It is not uncommon for the fates of entire families to hinge on the results. Like so many others, Nian has been focused on preparing for the exam, at the exclusion of everything else and is all alone. A classmate has committed suicide and she has become the target of relentless bullying. Meanwhile, fate brings her together with small-time criminal Bei and the two of them seal a pact.

Directed by Derek Tsang

Starring: Dongyu Zhou, Jackson Yee, Fang Yim, Jue Huang, Yue Wu

Release date: November 8 (Limited)

Doctor Sleep (R)

Years following the events of “The Shining,” a now-adult Dan Torrance meets a young girl with similar powers as he tries to protect her from a cult known as The True Knot who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.

Directed by Mike Flanagan

Starring: Rebecca Ferguson, Ewan McGregor, Jacob Tremblay, Carel Strucyken, Danny Lloyd

Release date: November 8

Honey Boy (R)

A young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health.

Directed by Alma Har’el

Starring: Shia LeBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe, Byron Bowers, Laura San Giacomo

Release date: November 8

The Kingmaker (R)

Documentary centering on the controversial political career of Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines whose behind-the-scenes influence of her husband Ferdinand’s presidency rocketed her to the global political stage.

Directed by Lauren Greenfield

Starring: Imelda Marcos

Release date: November 8

Last Christmas (PG-13)

Kate is a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. Her last date with disaster? That of having accepted to work as Santa’s elf for a department store. However, she meets Tom there. Her life takes a new turn. For Kate, it seems too good to be true.

Directed by Paul Feig

Starring: Madison Ingoldsby, Emma Thompson, Boris Isakovic, Lucy Miller, Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding

Release date: November 8

Midway (PG-13)

The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it.

Directed by Roland Emmerich

Starring: Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore

Release date: November 8

Mr. Toilet: The World’s #2 Man

Jack Sim, aka “Mr. Toilet,” is a crusader for global sanitation. Born in the Singapore slums, Sim knows firsthand the agonies of not having a proper loo. Now he’s dedicating his life to a crisis no one dares talk about.

Directed by Lily Zepeda

Starring: Jack Sim

Release date: November 8

Playing with Fire (PG)

A crew of rugged firefighters meet their match when attempting to rescue three rambunctious kids.

Directed by Andy Fickman

Starring: Judy Greer, Keegan-Michael Key, John Cena, Brianna Hildebrand, Tyler Mane

Release date: November 8

What new movies will you be seeing this weekend?

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Tori Ann is a Midwest cosplayer, and has been cosplaying since 2014. Her many interests include superheroes, Disney, and all kinds of fantasy. Her first claims to nerd-dom were the anime Sailor Moon and J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. She is also an avid runner and has completed several half-marathons.