The upcoming movies of November 2010 definitely reflect the fact that Oscar season is nigh, but there are a few fun films in the mix that might be worth watching, even if they aren’t award-worthy. So from possible Oscar contenders to animated movies and aliens, there’s sure to be some upcoming movies of November 2010 here for everyone:
Best Upcoming Movies of November 2010: November 5th Release Date
Megamind – This is definitely one of the must-see upcoming movies of November 2010 for families, as this animated flick seeks to put its own twist on the classic superhero tale, a la ‘The Incredibles’. It’s an interesting look at what happens when a supervillain finally defeats his hero nemesis; instead of taking over the world as one would imagine, Megamind instead starts missing his old rival and turns a fanboy into a new hero to butt heads with. Unfortunately, the roles are reversed when his self-made superman decides it’s more fun to be bad than good, and Megamind is forced to try on the good guy’s boots (hopefully not made from baby seal skin like his own). The premise definitely has promise, and this superhero flick definitely has a super cast of voiceover work, including Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, and Jonah Hill. Megamind still might not be able to beat a box of toys come Oscar time, but it looks like the whole family still might enjoy this one, too.
127 Hours – And this is one of the upcoming movies of November 2010 that’s definitely not for everyone, although it might end up getting plenty of Oscar love. The guy who gave us ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ directs James Franco in this unforgettable true story of survival based on the tale of mountain climber Aron Ralston, who had to make the terrifying choice to amputate his own arm after a huge boulder pinned him down with no hope of help. I wouldn’t expect any of the ‘Slumdog’ smile breaks here, as it’s so intense that medics apparently had to be called to a recent screening. However, it could be worth struggling through for James Franco’s performance and simply to see how this story was turned into a full-length movie.
Due Date – This might be one of your best bets when it comes to upcoming comedies of November 2010, although I haven’t been too impressed with the trailer. This one looks like ‘The Hangover’ meets ‘Planes, Trains & Automobiles’, with Robert Downey, Jr. filling in for Steve Martin; Zach Galifianakis playing the quirky John Candy role; and a dog in an Elizabethan collar taking the place of the baby from ‘The Hangover’. Todd Phillips is directing the tale of a man trying to make it to the hospital to witness the birth of his child, finding himself forced to hitch a ride with an aspiring actor to get there, so hopefully he’ll at least provide us with some hangover hilarity left over from his last runaway hit (if nothing else, I am glad this is a rated R comedy).
For Colored Girls – While I’m glad Tyler Perry didn’t slap his name on the title, I’m not sure how he’s going to handle this Madea-less drama based on a popular play. The film focuses on the struggles of a group of black women whose lives cross paths at a 12-step healing program, a premise that gives Mr. Perry an excuse to cast the likes of Thandie Newton, Whoopi Goldberg, and Janet Jackson, to name a few. I’m not sure how Oscar will react to Tyler Perry’s attempt at impressing it, but this at least should be one of the upcoming movies of November 2010 worth watching for the performances in it.
Best Upcoming Movies of November 2010: November 12th Release Date
Skyline – And here’s one of the best upcoming movies of November 2010 for sci-fi fans, as aliens invade the Earth yet again. Like ‘Cloverfield’, this one focuses on a group of friends trying to survive the invasion, but at least an attempt is made at being unique by having humans sucked up in the air en masse by strange lights in the sky. But why are the aliens vacuuming us up? Are they clearing our planet to take it over themselves? Do they plan on turning humans into their slaves? Or are they actually benevolent beings evacuating our planet before a cataclysmic event? There might not end up be an interesting twist in the storyline, but ‘Skyline’ should at least be worth watching for the special effects.
Best Upcoming Movies of November 2010: November 12th Release Date
Made in Dagenham – Many of the upcoming movies of November 2010 are all about the girl power, and this one by the director of ‘Calendar Girls’ could be one of the best. It’s based on the 1968 strike at the Dagenham Ford plant, where women protested sexual discrimination by organizing a walk out. Sally Hawkins could earn a shot at Oscar here, and it’s hard to resist seeing a 60’s period piece for the fashion alone (female ‘Mad Men’ fans might not want to miss this one).
Best Upcoming Movies of November 2010: November 26th Release Date
Tangled – Here’s another of the upcoming movies of November 2010 for families: the boys get their animated superhero movie, and the girls get yet another Disney princess flick. This tangled tale based on ‘Rapunzel’ obviously twists the classic, turning Prince Charming into a bit of a bandit and showing a Rapunzel that has trained on how to use her mane as a weapon. Disney ditched the old-school animation style for this one, but it still looks pretty and promising (and it might inspire many a young lass to grow out their locks, so mothers beware next time you try to seat them in that dreaded salon chair).
Burlesque – This is one of the upcoming movies of 2010 that won’t likely be getting a lot of Oscar buzz (although I could see possible best song or costume design noms coming out of it), but it’s one of those guilty pleasures that might be worth seeing. The diva-licious cast includes ageless Cher as the owner of a burlesque club where Kristen Bell is one of her brightest stars…until upstart Christina Aguilera steps in to steal the spotlight. Sure it sounds a bit like ‘Coyote Ugly’ in a different setting, but it’s going to be hard to resist simply for the skimpy outfits and over-the-top song and dance numbers.
The King’s Speech – This is one of the upcoming movies of November 2010 that’s getting loads of Oscar buzz, so it’s probably worth giving a chance. So will Colin Firth finally be crowned an Oscar king for playing a stuttering royal? And will costars Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham find themselves getting a little award buzz of their own? It’s hard to see a flick about King George VI’s speech impediment being all that impressive, but I love a good period piece, and it’s looking like this one might even have a very good shot at best picture.
Love and Other Drugs – It’s honestly a little hard for me to get excited about a movie starring Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal, but I’ll give this romance/pharmaceutical industry attack a chance. Jake stars as a Viagra salesman/ladies’ man who falls in love with a free-spirited woman with a fatal disease, and it looks like actor and actress are both using this vehicle as an attempt at impressing the Academy (although I’m thinking it will be a little weird watching this since Anne’s character in the movie is named Maggie).
So from salesmen, sexy women, and lights in the sky to stutters and shockers, there’s sure to be some upcoming movies of November 2010 for every film fan.