Four films in theaters this month

By Tuesday Mahrle, November 2019 Issue.

Doctor Sleep

In theaters November 8 | Rated R | 153 minutes | Horror

Danny Torrance is all grown up, 40 years after his time at the Overlook Hotel and he’s facing some new supernatural forces. Teaming up with a young girl named Abra who also possesses the “shine”, they fight Rose the Hat, a member of a dangerous cult called The True Knot. The cult members prey on children who have the gift of the shining. Written by Stephen King and Mike Flanagan, Doctor Sleep has all the thrills and chills you’ve waited for since you could utter the word “Redrum.”

Honey Boy

In theaters November 4 | Rated R | 93 Minutes | Drama

Art is often used

as form of therapy. In Honey Boy, Shia LaBeouf makes his screenplay

debut with a movie based on his personal life experiences. The story follows a

young, troubled actor as he crosses into adulthood in Hollywood. Abuse,

addiction, and recovery are at the forefront of this story. LaBeouf takes on a

daring role — portraying his own father, an ex-rodeo clown and felon. Artist

and Musician FKA Twigs makes her acting debut in the art piece that inspires

important conversations about family bonds, disease, and mental illness.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

In theaters November 22 | Not Rated | 107 minutes | Drama

Tom Hanks transforms himself into the loveable Fred Rogers, who brought joy to millions of young boys and girls throughout the years through his PBS television program. In this true story, centered around Fred and his journalist friend Tom Junod, Hanks brings a joy all his own, with a cable-knit sweater and a sunny disposition. When a magazine reporter is tasked with writing a story on Fred Rogers, he finds himself drawn in and pleasantly surprised by the authenticity that the gentle, kind, empathetic man exudes. You’ll leave the theater with a smile in your heart and asking the people around you, “Won’t you be my neighbor?”

Dark Waters

In theaters November 22 | Not Rated | 107 minutes | Biography, Drama, History

Large corporations polluting local water is not a fresh news story to the public. Dark Waters brings the true story from the headlines to the screen and follows the lawyer who is set to bring them down. As an attorney who usually represents conglomerates, Robert Bilott (played by Mark Ruffalo) risks everything he holds dear to expose the corporate dumping. The truth hurts, and for this man, it could kill.

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