Weekend Box Office: November 11, 2016

We have another weekend with a ton of movies. Get you pointer finger ready, there’s a ton of trailers to play.

Rock On 2 is an Indian Hindi musical drama. The first Bollywood musical sequel, it followed Rock On!! and finds that film’s band reuniting with new members.

Kiki, Love to Love features five interconnected stories about love and romance.

USS Indianapolis: Men Of Courage is our third Nicholas Cage film in two weeks! It’s going to be a happy day at Red Box next spring for my dad. The film tells the story of the naval ship which delivered an atomic bomb and was later sunk while patrolling the Philippines.

No Pay, Nudity stars Frances Conroy, Nathan Lane, and Gabriel Byrne. Byrne is an aging actor helped through his Wilderness Years by his friends. Should I tell Gabriel Byrne I’ve been hot for him ever since Little Women? Would that help?

Asperger’s Are Us is a documentary about four friends on the autism spectrum and their comedy troupe, Asperger’s Are Us.

Come And Find Me stars Aaron Paul as a man looking for his missing girlfriend.

Chaar Sahibzaade 2 – Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur is an animated Punjabi film. It details sikh history.

The Anthropologist is a documentary about two anthropologists. From the site: “Margaret Mead, who popularized cultural anthropology in America; and Susie Crate, an environmental anthropologist currently studying the impact of climate change. Uniquely revealed from their daughters’ perspectives, Mead and Crate demonstrate a fascination with how societies are forced to negotiate the disruption of their traditional ways of life, whether through encounters with the outside world or the unprecedented change wrought by melting permafrost, receding glaciers and rising tides.”

National Bird is a documentary about drones.

The Drama Club is a drama-comedy with a recurring theme: a bunch of bored adults meet 20 years after their heyday to remember why they don’t hang out anymore.

Dreamland stars Johnny Simmons, Amy Landecker, and Jason Schwartzman. A man wants to open a piano bar but lacks the funds to do so.

The Monster stars Zoe Kazan as a mother who must confront a young monster after her car breaks down on a rural route.

Almost Christmas stars Danny Glover as a widower who invites his grown children home for the holiday. The film also stars Kimberly Elise, Mo’Nique, Nicole Ari Parker, Gabrielle Union, Jessie Usher, Omar Epps, John Michael Higgins, and Romany Malco

Loving stars Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, and Michael Shannon. Edgerton and Negga are the Lovings, whose interracial marriage spurred Loving v. Virginia.

Elle is a thriller from Paul Verhoeven. It is based on the novel Oh… by Philippe Djian. The film stars Isabelle Huppert as a woman who stalks her rapist. Despite Verhoeven’s undeserved reputation in America, it has been well-received by critics, in America and at Cannes.

Arrival is a hotly anticipated sci-fi drama. Aliens arrive and a linguist (Amy Adams) is tasked with communicating with the visitors. She is aided by Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker. The film is based on the short story “Story Of Your Life” by Ted Chiang.

Lazy Eye is a drama from Tim Kirkman. I think the description from YouTube is accurate: “Passions ignite and hidden secrets are revealed when a graphic designer in Los Angeles reconnects with an ex-boyfriend he hasn’t seen or heard from in 15 years. Over the course of a weekend at a vacation house in the desert, they must determine whether or not they have a future together.”

The Love Witch is a horror comedy about a witch whose desire is the love of a man. The film is written and directed by Anna Biller, and do you think she would be my friend? The film uses ’60s melodrama and camp AND IT’S FILMED ON 35MM.

Shut In stars Naomi Watts as a widow who must save a young boy despite a raging winter storm.

The Fiancee is a horror film with an absurd premise: a beautiful woman, engaged to an old man, becomes a vicious hellbeast after she’s bitten by Bigfoot. This is why you get a job, buy your own shit, and stay out of the woods.

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk is the drama I’ll see when Loving isn’t playing in Frederick, Maryland. But it’s directed by Ang Lee, so I have marginally less complaints for a film that is probably good. (People liked the book.) The film is based on the acclaimed novel by Ben Fountain and stars Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Steve Martin, Chris Tucker, and Vin Diesel.

Disturbing The Peace is a documentary which interviews Israeli and Palestinian soldiers no longer interested in fighting amongst each other.

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