Movies: Our Recommendations for October & November 2014


Stars: Matthew Mcconaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain
Director: Christopher Nolan

Landing on the silver screen this November, “Interstellar” looks set to make quite an entrance. Helmed by acclaimed director Christopher Nolan who was behind Hollywood masterpieces such as the recent Batman trilogy and “Inception”, the movie will explore the world of science like no other before it. Looking to continue an incredible run of form, Matthew McConaughey leads a formidable cast including Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine and Jessica Chastain (of “Zero Dark Thirty” fame). Set at time in which extreme climate change is threatening the human existence, the movie follows a group of space travelers who travel through a wormhole to unimaginable consequences.


Dumb And Dumber To
Stars: Jeff Daniels, Jim Carrey, Jennifer Lawrence
Directors: Peter Farrelly & Bobby Farrelly

A full 20 years after dimwits Harry and Lloyd (famously played by Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey) set out on their first harebrained adventure, they return to the screen in “Dumb and Dumber To.” This heavily anticipated sequel to the original 1994 movie, which grossed over $247 million worldwide, follows the gruesome twosome as they head out in search of one of their long lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney. Hinting at the positive reception awaiting this lowbrow gag fest, the trailer received over 20 million of views during the first week of its release.


Horrible Bosses 2
Stars: Jason bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Kevin Spacey
Director: Seth Gordon

In a follow-up to the original 2011 comedy, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day return to exact yet more revenge on their unsuspecting superiors. Building on the endlessly entertaining chemistry apparent in the first movie, “Horrible Bosses 2” is a film that will keep you guffawing all the way through. After trying to form their own business, the three insubordinate employees are duped by an investor before they hatch a plan to kidnap and hold his son ransom until they regain control of their new venture. Mercifully, Jennifer Anniston also returns to resurrect her notoriously kinky character in a comedy that looks to have it all.


Gone Girl
Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris
Director: David Fincher

A menacing story of love and lies, the fictional phenomenon “Gone Girl” by author Gillian Flynn is set to make its screen debut this winter. Ben Affleck plays the character of Nick Dunne, a seemingly loving husband whose beautiful wife Amy, played by Rosamund Pike, goes suddenly missing. Under a media furor and probing police investigations, Dunne’s portrayal of a perfect marital relationship begins to painfully unravel as he himself becomes the number one suspect. Author Flynn, who also wrote the screenplay, has been extensively involved in the movie and has assured apprehensive fans that the mood, tone and spirit of the book remain intact.


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson
Director: Francis Lawrence

The sequel to the successful 2013 movie, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” picks up the story with Jennifer Lawrence’s character Katniss Everdeen having just outsmarted the games once and for all. Now she is in District 13, a place thought by all to have been destroyed during the first rebellion that is actually fully operational and being used as a base for a renewed uprising against the Capitol. Remaining a symbol of hope for all thirteen districts, Everdeen battles to save her friend Peeta, played by Josh Hutcherson, and the nation that is rallying behind her.


Kingsman: The Secret Service
Stars: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine
Director: Matthew Vaughn

Gadgets, explosions, car chases you can’t beat a good spy film; but what about one with an unruly teenager playing the part of a James Bond-like character? Based on the acclaimed comic book, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” sees a veteran secret agent, portrayed by Academy Award winner Colin Firth, take a young protégé under his wing. A little rough around the edges, the street kid apprentice is played by young British actor Taron Egerton whose character enters the agency’s super competitive training program just as a tech genius mounts a bid for world domination.