Hollywood movies October/ November 2019

By Vineel Dean

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. (Sci-Fi Action, adventure)  

It’s back! Flashing lightsabers, far out spaceships, and the usual motley crew of humans, aliens, and robots! The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga at the end of the ancient conflict between the Jedi and the Sith. Director: J.J. Abrams. Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Daisy Ridley, and Lupita ’ Nyong’ o.

  • Frozen 2. (Animation, Fantasy, Musical) 

In this sequel, Elsa (Idina Menzel) discovers that the past isn’t what it seems. To find the truth behind her powers, she must go on a dangerous journey north, into the unknown. However, she’s not alone. Her sister Anna (Kristen Bell) and their friends Olaf (Josh Gad) and Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) go with her on the journey. Along with with Sven the reindeer, they travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They need to find the origin of Elsa’s powers to save their kingdom. Though her skills were once feared to be too much for this world, now ’it’s hoped ’they’ll be strong enough to save it. Director: Chris Buck, Jennifer, Lee Anna.

  • Terminator Dark Fate (Sci Fi Action, Adventure) 

Sarah Connor has returned from far away, and ’she’s gearing up with a team of agents who will fight against T-1000 robot. More than two decades after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Sarah Connor sets out to protect a group of young people headed by Dani Ramos, a young woman, and her friends. A liquid metal Terminator from the future wants to terminate them. The film stars Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, and John Connor—reuniting after twenty-eight years. The film also stars Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, and Diego Boneta.

  • Harriet (Drama, Historical Biopic)

Based on the true thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and later helps free dozens of people from servitude with the Underground Railroad in the face of growing pre-Civil War adversity. She also serves as a spy for the Union and also fights for a woman’s right to vote. The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes is now on the big screen. Tubman’s ingenuity and tenacity changed the course of American history. Director: Kasi Lemmons. Stars: Joe Alwyn, Cynthia Erivo, and Janelle Monáe.

  • Arctic Dogs (Animation, Comedy, Adventure) 

Swifty, the Arctic Fox, works in the mailroom of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service but dreams of one day becoming a Top Dog (the ’Arctic’s star husky courier). To prove himself worthy of the Top Dog role, Swifty secretly commandeers one of the sleds and assembles a rag-tag group of inexperienced heroes. Combining to thwart the evil Otto Von Walrus, the animals band together to save the day when Otto hatches a sinister scheme to accelerate global warming and melt the Arctic Circle. Directed by Aaron Woodley. Starring Jeremy Renner, James Franco, Michael Madsen, Alec Baldwin. Omar Sy. Walrus, voiced by John Cleese.