We are nearing the end of 2018, which means more blockbuster movies to look forward to! This November is packed with family-oriented films and highly-anticipated film sequels that are going to keep your weekends busy with frequent trips to the cinema. 

Also, don’t miss the 22nd German Film Festival, which showcases a diversity of contemporary German cinema in terms of artistic languages and styles. The festival runs from October 25 to November 11 at GV Plaza.


Bohemian Rhapsody

Release Date: November 1, 2018
Cast: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello
Genre: Drama/Musical

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. (Photo credit: IMDB)

Rami Malek plays the late Freddie Mercury, the frontman of one of the most celebrated bands in the world, Queen. Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, whose music and legacy have been celebrated all over the world. Lead singer Freddie Mercury defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, including the Live Aid concert which is deemed as one of the greatest performances put up by Queen in the history of rock music.


The House With A Clock In Its Walls

Release Date: November 1, 2018
Cast: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan, Collen Camp, Renée Elise
Genre: Action/Adventure

It’s a magical world in the creaky old house. (Photo credit: IMDB)

Based on the 1973 novel of the same name by John Bellairs, The House With A Clock In Its Walls is a family film where fantastical events occur in the most unexpected places. Directed by Eli Roth, the adventure movie stars two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett and Jack Black with Owen Vaccaro as the 10-year-old Lewis who arrives in the creaky old house with a mysterious tick-ticking heart. He soon learns his new town jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches when he accidentally awakens the dead.


Disney’s The Nutcracker And The Four Realms

Release Date: November 1, 2018
Cast: Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman
Genre: Adventure/Fantasy

Keira Knightley as Sugar Plum Fairy. (Photo Credit: IMDB)

The live-action fantasy film, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, is an adaptation of the classic ballet,  tells the story about Clara (Mackenzie Foy) who looks for a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. At her godfather Drosselmeyers’ (Morgan Freeman) annual party, she finds herself in a strange and mysterious parallel world where she encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight). Both of them must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren) in order to return harmony to the mortal world.


First Love [GV Exclusive] (Tagalog)

Release Date: November 1, 2018
Cast: Aga Muhlach, Bea Alonzo
Genre: Drama

Aga Muhlach and Bea Alonzo pair up for the first time in this love story. (Photo Credit: Daily Tribune)

Set in Canada, stars Aga Muhlach and Bea Alonzo pair up as a couple for the first time in this love story between a reserved businessman Nick (Aga Muhlach) and an optimistic photographer Ali (Bea Alonzo). Nick, who seeks closure for his past mistakes, is drawn towards Ali’s spirit and vigour. Despite living with a congenital heart disease and being on the waitlist for a heart transplant, Ali continues to be hopeful about her future. Ali challenges Nick to seize every moment of his life before it’s too late. Meanwhile, Nick finds a way to give Ali a new lease on life – even if it means risking one’s life and their love for each other. 


Rampant (Korean)

Release Date: November 1, 2018
Cast: Hyun Bin, Jang Dong-Gun
Genre: Action/Thriller

Jang Dong-Gun is the ruthless war minister in Rampant. (Photo Credit: IMDB)

Set in the Joseon dynasty, zombie flick Rampant stars Korean A-listers Hyun Bin and Jang Dong-Gun as Prince Ganglim and Minister Kim Ja-joon. Prince Ganglim, who is well-versed in martial arts, returns to his home country in Joseon, only to be greeted with peasants who seem to be infected with a virus. In order to save his country and countrymen, he decides to join Baron Park (Jo Woo-jin) and his men to eliminate all the ‘night demons’ before they reach the royal palace. Meanwhile, Minister of War Kim Ja-joon (JANG Dong-gun) has his eyes set on the throne and uses his authority and influence to gather enough support to dethrone the king and uses the virus to create chaos in the palace… 


The Girl In The Spider’s Web

Release Date: November 6, 2018
Cast: Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason, Lakeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, Stephen Merchant
Genre: Thriller

Claire Foy plays hacker Lisbeth Salander. (Photo Credit: IMDB)

Based on the novel by David Lagercrantz, this 2018 crime thriller is a sequel to David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) where lead actress Rooney Mara earned an Oscar nomination that same year. Taking over the role of the young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander is Golden Globe winner Claire Foy, as she tries to rescue and exact vengeance for battered women. The outcast vigilante defender and journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Sverrir Gudnason) find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.


Sarkar (Tamil)

Release Date: November 6, 2018
Cast: Vijay, Keerthi Suresh, Varalakshmi Sarathkumar, Yogi Babu
Genre: Action

From America to India. (Photo Credit: SocialNews)

An Indian based business tycoon from America, Sundar Ramasamy comes to Chennai, India, to cast his vote at the Tamil Nadu elections. When all seems well and it’s time for him to return back to America, a chain of events that occur that forces him to stay back and fight for the better cause. He must overcome the obstacles and challenges as he takes up the responsibility and fights for good governance. The film’s music is composed by A.R. Rahman (composer of ‘Jai Ho’) and is directed by A. R Murugadoss.


Thugs of Hindostan (Hindi)

Release Date: November 7, 2018
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Fatima Sana Shaikh
Genre: Action/Adventure

The movie is set 1795. (Photo Credit: SantaBanta)

Vijay Krishna Acharya (Victor), the writer-director of the all-time YRF blockbuster DHOOM:3, teams up once again with Aamir Khan in Thugs of Hindostan, along with Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif in this epic action-adventure film. Set in 1795, the film follows a band of thugs who aspires to free Hindostan, an Indian subcontinent from the rule of the British East India Company. The movie is said to be the most expensive Bollywood film ever, which promises to present audiences with the biggest jaw-dropping action sequences.



Release Date: November 8, 2018
Cast: Wyatt Russell, John Magaro, Pilou Asbæk
Genre: Action/Horror

They are on a mission to defeat the Nazi zombies. (Photo Credit: IMDB)

The American war horror film, Overlord tells the story of several American soldiers who were stuck behind enemy lines after their plane crashes on a mission to destroy their enemy’s German Radio Tower. After reaching their target, they discover secret Nazi experiments in the form of horrifying, violent zombies. Directed by Julius Avery, the film stars Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Jacob Anderson and John Magaro.


Fans’ Screening: Gintama 2: Rules Are Made To Be Broken 

Release Date: November 8, 2018
Cast: Shun Oguri, Masaki Suda, Kanna Hashimoto, Masami Nagasawa
Genre: Action/Adventure

Ahhhhhh! (Photo Credit: IMDB)

Based on the manga, Gintama 2: Rules Are Made to Be Broken is the sequel to the 2017 hit Japanese action-comedy. Gintoki Sakata, Shinpachi Shimura and Kagura are in need of money in order to continue running their Yorozuya office. The bumbling detectives decide to do take on part-time jobs to pay their rent. Strangely, whenever it is their shift at the shop, they meet Shogun-sama. Around that time, the special police forces Shinsengumi, led by Isao Kondo is divided among itself. The internal conflict of Shinsengumi connects the conspiracy involving Shogun-sama.


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Release Date: November 15, 2018
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Jude Law, Johnny Depp
Genre: Adventure/Fantasy

What adventures await behind that door? (Photo Credit: IMDB)

The end of the first instalment of the Fantastic Beasts series set in J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world saw the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But now Grindelwald has escaped custody and has set about gathering followers to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander to thwart his plans while facing new threats in a more divided wizarding world.


Disney’s Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-In-Ralph

Release Date: November 22, 2018
Cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Gal Gadot
Genre: Animation

Ralph and Vanellope explore the Internet. (Photo Credit: IMDB)

Six years after the events of Wreck-It-Ralph, new buddies Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) discover a WiFi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure. They navigate the vast and dynamic world wide web in search of a replacement steering wheel to save Vanellope’s game, Sugar Rush. To do that, they need money, leading them to join a free-to-play violent racing game, Slaughter Race, where they meet Shank (Gal Gadot), one of the game’s drivers. Shank quickly becomes Vanellope’s big sister figure, making Ralph concerned that she has no intentions of returning to her game.


The Grinch

Release Date: November 29, 2018
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch
Genre: Animation

Benedict Cumberbatch is the voice of the Grinch. (Photo Credit: IMDB)

The upcoming Christmas animation takes on Dr. Seuss’ beloved holiday classic, The Grinch, a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas and ruin the festival for the village of Whoville. He enjoys living a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. The Grinch carefully carries out his plan, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit. Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch voices the titular character in this funny and heartwarming screen adaptation for the family.


Creed II

Release Date: November 29, 2018
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris
Genre: Drama

It’s back to the boxing ring. (Photo Credit: IMDB)

Michael B. Jordan returns as Adonis Creed in the sequel to the 2015 boxing film, and the eighth instalment in the Rocky film series. Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), the newly crowned light heavyweight champion faces off against his biggest challenger of his life – Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago – his father’s killer in the ring more than 30 years ago. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family.


2.0 (Tamil)

Release Date: November 29, 2018
Cast: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson
Genre: Sci-Fiction

Whose head is that? (Photo Credit: Studio Flicks)

Indian science fiction film 2.0 is the sequel to the 2010 Tamil film, Enthiran. Rajinikanth reprises his roles of Dr. Vaseegaran and his android Chitti in the S. Shankar-directed feature. As the government fails to mitigate a recent threat that is beyond the current understanding of science, they seek help from prominent scientists from the country. Dr Vaseegaran suggests reassembling Chitti to fight against it. 


Robin Hood: Origins

Release Date: November 29, 2018
Cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Jamie Dornan, Eve Hewson
Genre: Action, Adventure

Taron Egerton as Robin Hood. (Photo Credit: IMDB)

Starring Kingsman’s Taron Egerton, the action-adventure film produced by Leonardo DiCaprio is a remake based on the tale of Robin Hood. Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) a war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance. Directed by Otto Bathurst, the film also stars Ben MendelsohnEve HewsonTim Minchin and Jamie Dornan.


Sources: IMDB, Studioflicks, Santabanta, Daily Tribune, Social News