The last month of autumn 2022 will bring plenty of excitement for fans of different movie genres. Ranging from royal dramas to hilarious music career stories, here is our selection for the month of November.
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (4 November, VOD)
“Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” is a biographical parody film loosely based on the life and career of Alfred Matthew “Weird Al” Yankovic. While there are many parody singers nowadays, very few stand the test of time. Weird Al, however is a true showbiz legend who released hilarious cover versions of songs by artists ranging from Michael Jackson and Dire Straits to Pharrell Williams and Lorde. Quite fittingly, the movie is a satire of the biopic genre, as it intentionally exaggerates and downright fabricates moments in Yankovic‘s life for comical effect. The film is directed by Eric Appel, who co-wrote the screenplay with the man himself. The cast includes the likes of Daniel Radcliffe as Yankovic, alongside EvanRachelWood,RainnWilson, Toby Huss, Julianne Nicholson, and Quinta Brunson in supporting roles.
The Crown Season 5 (9 November, Netflix)
Acclaimed royal drama series The Crown’s fifth season is also set to be released in November. Picking up where the previous season left off, the season will cover the most important events in the United Kingdom in the 1990s, focusing on themes like the crumbing marriage of Prince Charles (who became King Charles III no too long ago) and Princess Diana, the tenure of John Major as Prime Minister, and the rise of Tony Blair. The season will also mark The Crown’s second and final wholesale recasting with Imelda Staunton starring as Elizabeth II, with the likes of members Jonathan Pryce (Prince Philip), Lesley Manville (Princess Margaret),JonnyLeeMiller(JohnMajor), Dominic West (Prince Charles) and Elizabeth Debicki (Princess Diana) all playing major roles.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (11 November)
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, the 30th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is set to hit the cinemas on 11 November (11 November in Hungary). In the film, directed by Ryan Coogler, the leaders of the kingdom of Wakanda are fighting to protect their nation from invading forces in the wake of King T’Challa‘s death, and a new threat emerges from the hidden undersea nation of Talokan. Respecting the memory of the late Chadwick Boseman, the filmmakers decided not to recast T’Challa’s role, with the film focusing on popular supporting character from the first Black Panther installment, such as Princess Shuri (Letitia Wright), War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), and Dora Milaje head Okoye (Danai Gurira). The Talokan cast will include the likes of Tenoch Huerta as Namor the Sub-mariner, Mabel Cabona as Namor’s cousin Namora and Alex Livinalli portraying the Talokan warrior Attuma.
The Fabelmans (23 November)
When asked to name the most famous movie directors of our time, a large chunk of people would certainly answer Steven Spielberg without hesitation, and now, the public will get to know a new side of the Hollywood legend thanks to “The Fabelmans”, a coming-of-age drama loosely based on his early life. Dedicated to the memories of Spielberg’s real-life parents, the film follows a young man named Sammy Fabelman from age 7 to 18 in post-World War II Arizona in his journey to realize how the power of films help him to see the truth after discovering a shattering family secret. Spielberg himself directed and co-wrote the story with Tony Cushner, and the cast includes stars such as Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, and Judd Hirsch.
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