Cruz Reviews: November trailers


Based on the life of Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything follows the physicist’s (Eddie Redmayne) life as a young student falling in love to the heartbreaking diagnosis given to him, and how he went on to become a tycoon in the world of physics.

I won’t lie, I’ve never been too much of a science kid (no duh, I’m in English), so watching a movie on the life of Stephen Hawking never interested me too much. But it does seem incredible that he was told he wouldn’t live more than a few years after being diagnosed with ALS and went on to prove everyone wrong. Plus, Redmayne looks like he will be a delight onscreen as Hawking (and they look eerily similar).

The Theory of Everything is set to be released on November 7.



Inspired by the memoirs of Amy Albany’s (Elle Fanning) memoirs about her father’s drug addiction, this movie follows the life of famed jazz musician Joe Albany (John Hawkes) as he falls further into the world of heroin as his daughter, then 11, witnesses his addiction.

We’ve seen plenty of films on the lives of jazz musicians—and other musicians, for that matter—getting lost in the world of drugs. But there is something about it being told from the perspective of a child that makes it so much more eye-opening and real. I’m pretty stoked to see how this goes.

Low Down is set to be released on November 7.



Written and directed by Jon Stewart, Rosewater tells the story of real-life journalist Maziar Bahari (Gael García Bernal), who was captured, tortured, and interrogated for 118 days in an Iranian prison. In 2009, after an interview he conducted for The Daily Show, Bahari was detained in Evin Prison and subjected to brutal interrogation. The title of the film came from how Bahari, who spent most of his time blindfolded in the prison, noticed that the interrogator smelled like rosewater.

The film looks like it’ll be an interesting story on the interrogation methods of Iranian prisons and is bound to shed some light on the life of a journalist who goes too far in the eyes of some countries.

Rosewater is set to be released on November 14.



This one is my most anticipated film of the month. Steve Carrell, Mark Ruffalo, and Channing Tatum star in a film that depicts the real-life events of Olympic champions Mark and Dave Schultz, and the paranoid schizophrenic John du Pont, who murdered Dave.

Now, what excites me so much about this horrific event coming to life in film is that Steve Carrell is playing du Pont. I know many people associate him with Michael Scott (The Office) or Evan from Bruce Almighty and Evan Almighty, but Carrell has proved before that he’s worth his salt as a dramatic actor. Even in the two short minutes of the trailer he completely spooked me and didn’t seem like anyone I had seen before.

I cannot wait until this film comes out and I think that, despite its tragic content, the story and the powerful cast (minus Tatum, in my opinion) will be mesmerizing.

Foxcatcher is set to be released on November 28.

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