Movie Lounge – November 2

Code Name Dynastud

Movie Lounge – November 2

The week’s 10 best-sounding movies, ranked strictly by how much they might be worth seeing. I didn’t include the documentary MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A at the Columbus Theatre on Friday night because that one already sold out.

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November 2 – November 8

1. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
directed by Marielle Heller
starring Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, and Dolly Wells
playing daily at Mystic Luxury Cinemas

2. Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood
directed by Matt Tyrnauer
featuring Scotty Bowers, Peter Bart, and Stephen Fry
playing daily through November 6 at Avon Cinema

3. The Princess Bride (1987)
directed by Rob Reiner
starring Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, and Robin Wright
featuring a moderated post-film discussion with Cary Elwes
screening Friday 11/2 at The VETS (8pm)

4. Code Name: Dynastud
directed by Richard Griffin
starring Anthony Gaudette, Derek Laurendeau, and Bruce Church
screening Sunday 11/4 at Route One Cinema Pub (6pm)

5. Beautiful Boy
directed by Felix van Groeningen
starring Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, and Maura Tierney
playing daily at Jane Pickens Theater, Cinemaworld Lincoln, Showcase Cinemas Warwick, and Regal Cinemas Bellingham

6. Keep the Change
directed by Rachel Israel
starring Brandon Polansky, Samantha Elisofson, and Jessica Walter
Q&A session with director/writer Rachel Israel, producer Kurt Enger and lead actor Brandon Polansky follows the screening
screening Monday 11/5 at Granoff Center for the Arts (7pm)

7. The Price of Everything
directed by Nathaniel Kahn
featuring Amy Cappellazzo, George Condo, and Njideka Akunyili Crosby
screening Wednesday 11/7 at Granoff Center for the Arts (7pm)
followed by a discussion with the director

8. The Hate U Give
directed by George Tillman Jr.
starring Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, and Russell Hornsby
playing daily at Showcase Cinemas (Providence Place/Seekonk/Warwick Mall/Attleboro), Cinemaworld Lincoln, Regal Cinemas (Swansea/Bellingham), and Entertainment South Kingstown

9. Nobody’s Fool
directed by Tyler Perry
starring Tiffany Haddish, Tina Sumpter, and Whoopi Goldberg
playing daily at all the big movie theaters

10. Trabajo sucio
Dominican Republic / Spanish with English subtitles
directed by David Pagan Mariñez
starring Ana Maria Arias, Victor Baujour, and Sarodj Bertin
playing daily at Showcase Cinemas Providence Place

Also opening this week

Bohemian Rhapsody
The Cakemaker
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Still in Theaters

A Simple Favor (****) (East Providence 10)

* All the big movie theaters:
Cinemaworld Lincoln
Entertainment South Kingstown
Island Cinema 10
Picture Show at South Coast Marketplace
Regal Cinemas Bellingham
Regal Cinemas Stadium Swansea
Showcase Cinemas North Attleboro
Showcase Cinemas Providence Place
Showcase Cinemas Seekonk
Showcase Cinemas Warwick
Showcase Cinemas Warwick Mall