Dramas, a family film and a new holiday classic are what you’ll find hitting theaters this week. Get a lesson in how to write a Christmas classic with The Man Who Invented Christmas starring Dan Stevens as famous 19th-century writer Charles Dickens. If you want something a bit more animated, then grab the kids and catch Coco. But for those of you craving a more serious flick, then you won’t want to miss Denzel Washington in Roman J. Israel, Esq. Check out the full list of films opening in theaters this weekend below. ~Alexa Caruso
Coco – A boy in a Mexican village who wants to be a musician instead of continuing his family’s legacy of being shoemakers discovers an incredible secret when he mysteriously crosses over into the Land of the Dead. Opened wide on Nov. 22. Click here for showtimes. Check out our interview with Anthony Gonzalez, the young actor who voices the lead role of Miguel.
Roman J. Israel, Esq. – A lawyer (Denzel Washington) handling the paperwork in criminal and pro-bono cases is thrown into the dark side of the legal world he never knew, after he’s forced to take over the work in the actual courtroom when something happens to his partner at the firm. Opened wide Nov. 22. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: Roman J. Israel, Esq.
The Man Who Invented Christmas – This soon-to-be Christmas classic shows how one of the world’s greatest writers, Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens), managed to overcome a serious case of writer’s block and pen his holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Opens wide today. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: The Man Who Invented Christmas
The Breadwinner – A young girl living in Afghanistan under Taliban rule decides to cut her hair and pretend to be a boy in order to make money to feed her family after her father is jailed for bringing her to the market, where girls are not allowed. Opens in Toronto today, Vancouver Dec. 1, Ottawa and Montreal Dec. 8 and wide Dec. 15. Click here for showtimes. Click to watch our interview with director Nora Twomey and actor Saara Chaudry, who voices the lead role.
Trailer: The Breadwinner
Last Flag Flying – Three former Marines (Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne) reunite 30 years after serving in the Vietnam War to bury one of their sons who died, while also serving as a Marine. As they take the body of the young man back to his hometown in a roadtrip up the East Coast, they reminisce about old times in the service. Opens today in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and expands Dec. 1. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: Last Flag Flying