[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – November 17, 2023

Too often Thanksgiving in the US is a bit overlooked in favor of late December holidays, but one could suppose that the holiday finally gets its comeuppance with its own horror film about a Thanksgiving-inspired killer who terrorizes the birthplace of the holiday premiering this week. In addition to that, this week sees the release of a docu-concert film about the legendary Billy Idol, a prequel to the highly popular Hunger Games series, a drama about the infamously bad American Samoa soccer team, and much more!

Billy Idol: State Line

A docu-concert feature film that starts with a mini-doc about HOOVER DAM and finishes with the first ever Rock and Roll show performed and filmed at the world famous landmark. The live event took place on 8th April 2023.

Directed by Vincent Adam Paul, George Scott

Starring: Billy Idol, Steve Jones, Alison Mosshart, Tony Kanal, Steve Stevens

Release date: November 15

Dolly Parton Rockstar: Global First Listen Event

A theatrical premiere for Dolly Parton’s “Rockstar” album, featuring selected tracks, a music video for the title track, interviews, and exclusive performances of “9 to 5” and a holiday song.

Starring: Dolly Parton, Eddie Trunk

Release date: November 15

Do Not Disturb

Love is all consuming in this narcotic nightmare crafted by writer/director John Ainslie. Do Not Disturb is a psychedelic exploration of love, lust and carnal desire.

Directed by John Ainslie

Starring: Kimberly Laferriere, Rogan Christopher, Janet Porter, Christian McKenna, Rupinder Nagra

Release date: November 17

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes (PG-13)

Coriolanus Snow mentors and develops feelings for the female District 12 tribute during the 10th Hunger Games.

Directed by Francis Lawrence

Starring: Rachel Zegler, Tom Blyth, Viola Davis, Dexter Sol Ansell, Rosa Gotzler

Release date: November 17

Next Goal Wins (PG-13)

The story of the infamously terrible American Samoa soccer team, known for a brutal 2001 FIFA match they lost 31-0.

Directed by Taika Waititi

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Oscar Kightley, Kaimana, David Fane, Will Arnett

Release date: November 17

Thanksgiving (R)

After a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy, a mysterious Thanksgiving-inspired killer terrorizes Plymouth, Massachusetts – the birthplace of the infamous holiday.

Directed by Eli Roth

Starring: Patrick Dempsey, Rick Hoffman, Gina Gershon, Milo Manheim, Addison Rae

Release date: November 17

Trolls Band Together (PG)

Directed by Walt Dohrn, Tim Heitz

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Timberlake, Kevin Michael Rich, Kenan Thompson

Release date: November 17

What new releases are you looking forward to seeing this weekend?

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