[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – November 22, 2019

To many, it may seem like the only movie coming out this weekend is Frozen II. The hype for the sequel to 2013’s massive success is quite palpable, but in fact there are quite a few other new movies this weekend. Tom Hanks brings public-access star Fred Rogers back to life, Chadwick Boseman portrays a NYPD detective that uncovers a conspiracy while hunting down two cop killers, a photographer who dedicated her life to documenting the life and crimes of the Italian mafia is given a documentary, Depeche Mode’s 2017 tour is documented through the eyes of their fans, and much more!

21 Bridges (R)

An embattled NYPD detective is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy.

Directed by Brian Kirk

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, J.K. Simmons, Sienna Miller, Taylor Kitsch, Keith David

Release date: November 22

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (PG)

Two-time Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor.

Directed by Marielle Heller

Starring: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper, Susan Kelechi Watson, Maryann Plunkett

Release date: November 22

Citizen K

The strange case of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once believed to be the wealthiest man in Russia, who rocketed to prosperity and prominence in the 1990s, served a decade in prison, and became an unlikely martyr for the anti-Putin movement.

Directed by Alex Gibney

Starring: Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Vladimir Putin, Leonid Nevzlin, Boris Berezovsky, Igor Malashenko

Release date: November 22

Dark Waters (PG-13)

A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.

Directed by Todd Haynes

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, William Jackson Harper, Bill Pullman

Release date: November 22

Frozen II (PG)

Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa’s powers in order to save their kingdom.

Directed by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

Starring: Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Idina Menzel, Evan Rachel Wood, Sterling K. Brown

Release date: November 22

Hala (R)

Muslim teenager Hala copes with the unraveling of her family as she comes into her own.

Directed by Minhal Baig

Starring: Geraldine Viswanathan, Jack Kilmer, Gabriel Luna, Purbi Joshi, Azad Khan

Release date: November 22 (Limited)

Shooting the Mafia

Italian photographer Letizia Battaglia spends her career documenting the life and crimes of the Mafia.

Directed by Kim Longinotto

Starring: Letizia Battaglia

Release date: November 15

Spirits in the Forest

A look at Depeche Mode’s final moments of their 2017 Global Spirit Tour, featuring intimate stories from select fans.

Directed by Anton Corbijn, Pasqual Gutierrez, Anton Korbijn, John Merizalde, John Merizalde

Starring: Bismarck, Daniel Cassus, Depeche Mode, Andrew Fletcher, David Gahan

Release date: November 21

When Lambs Become Lions

In the Kenyan bush, a small-time ivory dealer fights to stay on top while forces mobilize to destroy his trade. When he turns to his younger cousin, a conflicted wildlife ranger who hasn’t been paid in months, they both see a possible lifeline.

Directed by Jon Kasbe

Release date: November 22

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.