“127 Hours” (Limited Release)
In recent years, Fox has delivered many Academy Award–winning films. “Slumdog Millionaire” captured eight Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director (Danny Boyle) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Simon Beaufoy). Boyle and Beaufoy have re-teamed to create a compelling, captivating and inspiring film based on the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s struggle to survive during his 127 hours trapped under a boulder in an isolated Utah canyon. Don’t be surprised if James Franco garners acclamation as Aron Ralston after returning to his dramatic roots with his portrayal of Allen Ginsberg in “Howl.”
Todd Philips and Zach Galifianakis reunite from “The Hangover” in another hilarious comedy. Robert Downey Jr. stars as Peter Highman, a man who discovers he is on the no-fly list and must drive across country with bumbling buffoon/aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay (Galifianakis) to arrive at his child’s birth. Galifianakis and Downey complement each other in this farcical buddy film.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”
The most engaging saga is ending as the final chapter in the Harry Potter series winds down. Voldemort’s power grows stronger as Harry gears up for the battle of a lifetime. During the past decade, we have witnessed Harry, Hermione and Ron mature before our very eyes. The final book is divided into two movies, which will leave filmgoers yearning for July 15, 2011.
“Love & Other Drugs”
Director Edward Zwick (“Defiance”) delivers the remarkable romantic comedy “Love & Other Drugs,” which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as lothario Jamie Randall. Women fall for Jamie’s every enigmatic move and compelling charm in the pharmaceutical sales world. After meeting Maggie Murdock (Anne Hathaway), Jamie finds he might have encountered his perfect match.
“The King’s Speech” (Limited Release)
Colin Firth should return for Academy Award consideration for his portrayal of King George VI in “The King’s Speech.” After his brother Edward VIII (Guy Pearce) abdicates the throne, George must rule England. However, he possesses a significant stuttering predicament. Through speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), George discovers his voice to lead his country into war. With a stellar supporting ensemble cast lead by Michael Gambon and Helena Bonham Carter, bank on Firth to grab an Academy Award nomination and possibly grasp the Best Actor Oscar.
Other notable films to check out in theaters include: “Fair Game” starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn and “Megamind” starring Will Ferrell and Brad Pitt on 11/5/2010; “Morning Glory” starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton on 11/12/2010; “The Next Three Days” starring Russell Crow and Elizabeth Banks on 11/19/2010; “Burlesque” starring Christina Aguilera, Kristen Bell and Cher and “Faster” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on 11/24/2010.