Hey look! Movies are still be released!

Many theaters are still not open in the US. Some have had to close again due to health restrictions being put back in place or simply due to a lack of people coming in. While many big-name movies are pushing their release dates back even further, or choosing to premiere overseas first, a number of movies are still determined to make their way to theaters.

Thanksgiving is this week in the US, so there are a couple of mid-week releases in addition to the usual Friday movie releases. This week we have yet another version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, a sequel to 2013’s The Croods, a film about the last days of poet Dylan Thomas, a documentary about legendary musician Frank Zappa, and much more!

A Christmas Carol

A radical animated retelling of the holiday classic that starts with a Victorian performance of the Charles Dickens tale before diving into the imagination of one of the children in the audience, taking the story to a darker fantasy realm.

Directed by Jacqui Morris

Starring: Carey Mulligan, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Leslie Caron

Release Date: November 27

The Croods: A New Age (PG)

The prehistoric family the Croods are challenged by a rival family the Bettermans, who claim to be better and more evolved.

Directed by Joel Crawford

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman

Release date: November 25

Dutch (R)

Dutch: The First of a Trilogy. James Bernard Jr., a.k.a. Dutch, has become the most dangerous criminal in New Jersey. From his early skill as a car thief, Dutch recognized the opportunity to rule the streets and he seized it. With both the protection and respect of the Mafia, Dutch becomes the most terrifying force on the streets. District Attorney Anthony Jacobs is determined to take down Dutch and his crew, and he’s confident that his witnesses will testify against them.

Directed by Preston A. Whitmore II, David Wolfgang

Starring: Natasha Marc, Robert Costanzo, Jeremy Meeks, Lance Gross, Malcolm David Kelley

Release date: November 27

Last Call

The last days of the poet Dylan Thomas as he dreams and drinks.

Directed by Steven Bernstein

Starring: John Malkovich, Rodrigo Santoro, Rhys Ifans, Romola Garai, Tony Hale

Release date: November 25


An in-depth look into the life and work of musician Frank Zappa.

Directed by Alex Winter

Starring: Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres, Gail Zappa, Ian Underwood

Release date: November 27

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