Here’s a closer look at some of the movies that are coming to the big screen this November.
CITY OF LIES (01 NOVEMBER)
Directed by Brad Furman and written by Christian Contreras, City of Lies is based on the book LAbyrinth by Randall Sullivan and deals with the events surrounding the murder investigations of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. respectively. The plot tells the story of former LAPD detective Russell Poole (played by Johnny Depp), who in 1997 is working the homicide investigations of rappers Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. A reporter named Jack Jackson (Forest Whitaker) teams up with Poole after nearly two decades to find out the truth.
BLACK AND BLUE (08 NOVEMBER)
Black and Blue is an action thriller about a rookie cop (Naomie Harris) who inadvertently captures the murder of a young drug dealer on her body cam. After realising that the murder was committed by corrupt cops, she teams up with the one person from her community who is willing to help her (Tyrese Gibson) as she tries to escape both the criminals out for revenge and the police who are desperate to destroy the incriminating footage.
DOCTOR SLEEP (08 NOVEMBER)
Still irrevocably scarred by a trauma he endured as a child, Dan Torrance (Ewan McGregor) has since fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the ‘shine.’ Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality.
CHARLIE’S ANGELS (15 NOVEMBER)
Charlie’s Angels have always provided security and investigative skills to private clients. Now the Townsend Agency has expanded internationally with the smartest and most highly-trained women from all over the globe. However, when a young systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, these Angels are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect people.
MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN (15 NOVEMBER)
Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette’s Syndrome, as he ventures to solve his friend’s murder. Armed only with a few clues and the powerful engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely-guarded secrets that hold the fate of the whole city in the balance.
COUNTDOWN (15 NOVEMBER)
When a nurse downloads an app that claims to predict the moment a person will die, it tells her she only has three days to live. With the clock ticking and a figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.
KNIVES OUT (29 NOVEMBER)
When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death.
THE GOOD LIAR (29 NOVEMBER)
Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.