A new Marvel movie, a murder mystery, and films starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Timothée Chalamet came to theaters this month! November 2022 was an exciting month for the small screen as well, with a new series from the co-creators of ‘Dark’, ‘Modern Family’ stars Sarah Hyland and Adam DeVine reuniting for a Peacock series, and Warwick Davis returning as Willow in a Disney+ show.
We’ve compiled a list of must-watch new series that premiered this month and movies released in November 2022 –
Starring Anya Taylor-Joy (‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ ‘The Northman’) and Nicholas Hoult (‘The Great,’ ‘X-Men: First Class’), ‘The Menu’ is a dark-comedy/horror film that sees a young couple travel to an island to dine at an exclusive restaurant Hawthorne. It is run by a chef named Julian Slowik, played by Ralph Fiennes (‘Schindler’s List’, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’). He has prepared a lavish menu for the patrons but everything is not as it seems, as someone ends up dead. The film has been penned by Seth Reiss and Will Tracy (‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’) and directed by Mark Mylod.
The cast also includes Hong Chau (‘The Whale’), Paul Adelstein (‘Prison Break’, ‘Private Practice’), Janet McTeer (‘Ozark’, ‘Me Before You’), and Aimee Carrero, among others.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Marvel Studio’s ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ sees Wakanda coping with the loss of their King T’Challa, the Black Panther. The nation is vulnerable without its Black Panther to the world’s powers, therefore, Queen Ramonda, Princess Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye, and the Dora Milaje strive to protect it. The film has been directed by Ryan Coogler (‘Black Panther’, ‘Creed’) and he co-wrote it with Joe Robert Cole. The film brings back Martin Freeman’s Everett Ross and introduces us to Dominique Thorne’s Riri Williams, who is set to star in the upcoming Disney+ series ‘Ironheart’ as the titular character.
‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ stars Letitia Wright (‘Sing 2’), Angela Bassett (‘9-1-1’), Tenoch Huerta (‘Narcos: Mexico’), Danai Gurira (‘The Walking Dead’), Lupita Nyong’o (‘Us’), Michaela Coel (‘I May Destroy You’), and Winston Duke (‘Us’).
The legendary director Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Fabelmans’ is loosely based on his childhood. He penned the script with Tony Kushner, the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play for ‘Angels in America’. This semi-autobiographical film follows the fictional Sammy Fabelman, who falls in love with movies at a young age. He discovered this passion after his parents took him to see “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Young Sammy learns about the power of films and begins making them. Many challenges stand in the way of pursuing his dreams, but his passion for filmmaking is greater than any obstacle. The Oscar-winning director co-produced ‘The Fabelmans’ with Kushner and Kristie Macosko Krieger.
Gabriel LaBelle, Michelle Williams (‘The Greatest Showman’, ‘Dawson’s Creek’), Paul Dano (‘The Batman’, ‘Prisoners’), David Lynch (‘Twin Peaks’), Julia Butters (‘Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood’), Seth Rogen (‘This is the End’, ‘Neighbors’), Judd Hirsch (‘Independence Day’, ‘Dear John’), and more are a part of this film.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Featuring a star-studded cast, ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’ sees Daniel Craig as detective Benoit Blanc in this Rian Johnson whodunit. This murder mystery doesn’t correlate to ‘Knives Out’ and features new suspects. In this film, Blanc heads to tech billionaire Miles Bron’s (Edward Norton, ‘Fight Club’, ‘The Incredible Hulk’) private Greek island. The detective is put on a case when someone is found dead on this island surrounded by Bron’s crew of friends.
Apart from the James Bond star Daniel Craig, the cast of ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’ includes Kate Hudson (‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’, ‘Bride Wars’), Janelle Monáe (‘Hidden Figures’, ‘Moonlight’), Madelyn Cline (‘Outer Banks’), Jessica Henwick (‘The Gray Man’, ‘The Matrix Resurrections’), Leslie Odom Jr. (‘Hamilton’), Kathryn Hahn (‘WandaVision’, ‘Bad Moms’), and Dave Bautista (‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, ‘Army of the Dead’). Rian Johnson also wrote the script and produced the film alongside Ram Bergman.
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Get ready for an adventure in a strange world in Disney’s latest animation offering for the big screen! The film follows the Crade family, known as the greatest explorers to have lived. One of them is Searcher Clade, who doesn’t seem to have similar interests as his family. He doesn’t want to be a dangerous explorer, but you don’t always get what you want. They came across a strange world with whimsical creatures. The searcher must put aside his quiet life and explore this strange world.
Don Hall (‘Raya and the Last Dragon’, ‘Big Hero 6’) directed ‘Strange World,’ while Qui Nguyen wrote the film. Some of the characters in this film have been voiced by Jake Gyllenhaal (‘Nightcrawler’, ‘Brokeback Mountain’), Jaboukie Young-White (‘Rap Sh!t’), Gabrielle Union (‘Bring It On’), Dennis Quaid (‘The Parent Trap’), Alan Tudyk (‘Moana’), Lucy Liu (‘Charlie’s Angels’, ‘Kill Bill: Volume 1’), and Karan Soni (‘Deadpool’).
Bones and All
Directed by Luca Guadagnino (‘Suspiria’), ‘Bones and All’ follows two young people, Maren and Lee, who fall in love. In this Timothée Chalamet (‘Dune’, ‘Little Women’), and Taylor Russell-starrer (‘Lost in Space’, ‘Escape Room’), Maren is “a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee, an intense and disenfranchised drifter.” ‘Bone and All’ written by David Kajganich (‘A Bigger Splash’, ‘Suspiria’) sees these two young people explore their identities.
Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’ sees Wednesday Addams investigate a murder spree while attending Nevermore Academy. She also makes new friends and enemies there during this time just like any other student and at the same time tries to “master her emerging psychic ability.” The horror-comedy stars Jenna Ortega (‘Scream’, ‘X’), Catherine Zeta-Jones (‘The Mask of Zorro’), Luis Guzmán (‘Narcos’), Gwendoline Christie (‘Game of Thrones’), Emma Myers, Isaac Ordonez, and Georgie Farmer (‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’). Alfred Gough (‘Shanghai Noon’) and Miles Millar (‘The Shannara Chronicles’) are the co-creators and executive producers of the show, alongside Tim Burton and others.
Watch ‘Wednesday’ on Netflix: HERE
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Co-created by Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, the creators of Netflix’s ‘Dark’, ‘1899’ is an eight-episode series on Netflix. The new mystery sees an immigrant ship heading to New York in 1899 that finds another ship in the sea. Traveling from London, the passengers who have new aspirations for the future stumble upon something that turns their dreams into a nightmare. The cast of ‘1899’ includes Andreas Pietschmann (‘Dark’), Mathilde Ollivier (‘Overlord’), Miguel Bernardeau (‘Elite’), Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Emily Beecham (‘Into the Badlands’), Aneurin Barnard (‘The White Queen’), and Clara Rosager (‘The Rain’).
Stream ‘1899’ on Netflix: HERE
Warwick Davis returns as Willow in the Disney+ series of the same name after starring in the 1988 film, also titled ‘Willow’. It all started when an aspiring sorcerer finds an infant girl whom he must protect from an evil queen named Bavmorda. The girl is destined to defeat her, and the two team up to destroy the queen.
“Now, in a magical world where brownies, sorcerers, trolls, and other mystical creatures flourish, the adventure continues, as an unlikely group of heroes set off on a dangerous quest to places far beyond their home, where they must face their inner demons and come together to save their world,” reads the synopsis of the show on Disney+.
Cast members in this fantasy series include Joanne Whalley (‘Scandal’), Erin Kellyman (‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’), Ellie Bamber (‘Nocturnal Animals’), Christian Slater (‘Heather’), Ruby Cruz (‘Mare of Easttown’), Dempsey Bryk, Amar Chadha-Patel (‘The Wheel of Time’), and Talisa García. George Lucas, Ron Howard, and Jonathan Kasdan created the show.
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Welcome to Chippendales
Hulu’s ‘Welcome to Chippendales’, based on a true story, follows an Indian immigrant Somen “Steve” Banerjee, who founded Chippendales, the most famous male revue. The show stars Kumail Nanjiani (‘Eternals’), Nicola Peltz (‘Bates Motel’), Juliette Lewis (‘Yellowjackets’), Murray Bartlett (‘The White Lotus’), Dan Stevens (‘Beauty and the Beast’), Annaleigh Ashford (‘American Crime Story’), and Robin de Jesús (‘Tick, Tick… Boom’), among others.
Find ‘Welcome to Chippendales’ on Hulu: HERE
Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin
‘Modern Family’ stars Sarah Hyland and Adam DeVine reunite for ‘Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin’. The series is set a decade after ‘Pitch Perfect’ and sees Bumper move to Berlin to pursue his musical dreams. Apart from DeVine and Hyland, the cast members of the show include Jameela Jamil (‘The Good Place’), Flula Borg (‘Pitch Perfect 2’), Lera Abova, and Ryan Wichert (‘The Queen’s Gambit’).