Here are the films of November 2016 that were alright to terrible. Some could be good depending on the viewer and their taste in movies.
Matter of Taste
IMDb: 7.2 of 4,000+ ratings
A biopic/romance drama featuring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. If you like well acted romance films with an exciting finish, then Allied may be for you. I’ve been warned several times that Allied is slower than you’d hope. Well acted, but a slow burn. Be prepared.
IMDb: 6.5 of 210 ratings* (not enough ratings to fully know how well this film will be.)
A political thriller featuring Jessica Chastain and Jonathan Lithgow. A cut throat power broker finds herself in a bad situation where victory would mean great sacrifice, perhaps too great. All I can say is that if you are a fan of Chastain’s acting abilities, you’ll probably like the film. Otherwise, pass on it.
Bleed For This
IMDb: 6.7 of 1,000+ ratings
Miles Teller plays the inspiring boxer Vinny Pazienza who is in a terrible car accident, but fights his way back literally and figuratively to become a champion once more. Teller is often a good bet and you can add in Aaron Eckhart and Katey Sagal for good measure. If you love a good boxing story, this is a film for you.
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
IMDb: 7.2 of 2,000 ratings
Ang Lee’s latest film which discusses the troubles of PTSD in American soldiers after the Second Iraq War. A movie which the reality of the situations contrast with the perception of what happened.
IMDb: 6.7 of 7,000
Given how dreadful it looked, and how I a lover of animated films refused to see it. I’m surprised this film wasn’t ghastly. I will wind up watching it, but certainly not in theaters
My good friends at JumpcutUk just so happened to have reviewed this movie. Check out the review below.
Just Making It: (Watch at Your Own Risk)
Almost Christmas– If you need some light-hearted comedy. Perhaps this movie featuring Omar Epps, Danny Glover, and Mo’Nique. Maybe look for this film, but if you are looking for the next great comedy, pass on this and continue waiting.
Rules Don’t Apply– A rom com that while not infamous, may merely be quite forgettable.
The good man at Reel Dude Reviews watched this one so you don’t have to. Please check out what he had to say about it.
Rotten: Save Your Money for Better Films
Bad Santa 2- What a shock, another garbage sequel this year. Wake up, Hollywood! Not everything can be a franchise. Try throwing some money towards an original project now and again.
Shut In- Not every film like Room (2015) is going to work (great acting and direction is required). This film for example failed and in a big way.