While the action-packed, blockbuster season of summer is well and truly behind us, November still affords the city’s cinephiles with plenty of big-screen adventures. From the chilling sequel to The Shining and the suspenseful drama of The Good Liar to the latest reboot of Charlie’s Angels and the eminently child-friendly Frozen II, here’s a round-up of the most anticipated November movies hitting Hong Kong’s big screens.
Doctor Sleep – 9 November
While the chills and thrills of Halloween may be behind us, there’s still one more big-screen encore that looks set to up the scare factor – Doctor Sleep. This Ewan McGregor-starring sequel to Stephen King’s The Shining sees a now-adult Dan Terrance attempt to protect a young girl from The True Knot, a cult hell-bent on doing away with children who have the power of immortality. Perhaps best to give this a miss if the little ones are in tow.
The Good Liar – 14 November
The upcoming drama thriller The Good Liar, based on the novel by Nicholas Searle, follows the travails of a seasoned conman as he grapples with his newest underhanded scheme after growing infatuated with his latest mark, a recently-widowed millionairess. With seasoned big-screen veterans Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren leading the cast, this suspenseful drama will surely have you at the edge of your seats.
Charlie’s Angels – 14 November
While the original Charlie’s Angels TV show was a smash hit, its 2000 reboot met with less-than-stellar results. But perhaps the third time’s the charm, that is, if the franchise’s latest iteration – starring Kristen Steward, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinski and Elizabeth Banks as the beloved Bosley – can attain that perfect blend of jaw-dropping action, humour and character charisma that made the original such a cult classic.
Ford v Ferrari – 14 November
This period drama is truly ones for automobile aficionados, as Ford v Ferrari follows the trials and tribulations of US car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and racing driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) as they battle corporate interests and personal demons to develop a car worthy of toppling Ford Motors.
Frozen II – 26 November
If you’re among the legion of Frozen fans who still love to sing such classics as Let It Go and Love is an Open Door, you’re in for a treat as its long-awaited sequel, Frozen II hits the silver screen this month. Follow the adventures of Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven as they set out to discover the origin of Elsa’s power in order to save their snowy kingdom, while tapping your feet to the wonderful soundtrack along the way.