Ah, November. The fall foliage is in its deepest throes, and the school children are ecstatic to have off because of countless teachers’ conventions. And then, at the end of this gorgeous month, we gorge ourselves on food, and then push each other out of the way to get the best deal on underwear. What could be better?
Oh, a couple of teenagers battling it out to the death, Nazi Germany, and all of space and time. That would make my November perfect. Lucky for me, and probably you as well, this November has something for everyone.
If you haven’t jumped on the Hunger Games bandwagon yet, there’s still time. With the second installment of this trilogy, we’re only half-way through this exciting series since the third movie will be split into two, ala the Harry Potter sequence.
What You Need To Know Before You Go: Jennifer Lawrence is amazing. Prepare for a stunning performance from her. The rest is a high-stakes thrill ride. At the center is a dystopia that is on the brink of rebellion, with a powerful government attempting to do some deadly damage control. Jennifer Lawrence’s character, Katniss Everdeen, is the literal spark that will set off a chain of events that will endanger everything she knows and loves if she can’t contain the wildfire. Yes, there is a bit of a love triangle in there, but there will be so much action you won’t have time to complain about it.
See it on: NOVEMBER 22, 2013
As an ex-English major, you should absolutely believe me when I say that this was the best book I have ever read. Period. If you haven’t read it yet, then you have not lived, and that is an understatement. There is no over-hyping this book, and I hope it will be the same for this film.
What You Need to Know Before You Go: This book is an absolutely beautiful, multi-layered story set in Nazi Germany. It follows a young girl named Liesel, who loves the written word. Hers is a story of triumph and survival in the face of all odds. If you’ve got time to read the book before you go, I highly recommend it. Actually, that’s a lie. If I was president of the world, I would make a law that would make everyone read this book. I don’t want to give too much away, so I’m going to stop there.
See it on: NOVEMBER 15, 2013
If this is your first time on my blog, then welcome. And you should know that I am a huge Doctor Who fan, and that I wrote one of my theses on it. That’s a new level of fandom, I’d say. If this isn’t your first time, I’m sorry about the redundancy. So, I’m a little biased when I say that the 50th year anniversary of Doctor Who is going to be mind-blowingly amazing. Even if you are not familiar with this sci-fi fantasy, you have to admit, 50 years is a long time for one show, and that’s pretty impressive.
What You Need to Know Before You Go: Doctor Who is basically about a time-traveling alien, his human companions and their numerous travels across time and space as they save the universe. This particular episode will be great because the main character, the Doctor, has regenerated several times, and his previous regenerations will accompany him. To put it another way, it’s like having a television reunion with every single character that has ever played a role in the show. This can be difficult when you are because the show revolves around time itself, and there are consequences when you mess with time, but you get the picture. This will also be the first time that all audiences will be able to watch Doctor Who at the same time, since it is a British import and there’s typically a time difference between airings. So, for Doctor Who fans this is an extremely special special.
See it on: November 23, 2013
Yes, you will have a couple of busy weekends in November. But I can assure you, it will be worth it! Also, stay away from this blog if you don’t go and see any of these programs in theaters because there will be some spoilers!