It’s Thanksgiving weekend in the States, which means there are plenty of great movies opening in theaters, from wide releases such as Robin Hood, Ralph Breaks the Internet and the TIFF People’s Choice Award winner Green Book, to smaller foreign films. Have a look at what’s playing so you can decide what to go see this weekend at the movies! ~Alexandra Heilbron
Ralph Breaks the Internet – Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) feels stuck in the same old routine, so Ralph (John C. Reilly) makes changes to her racing game, which inadvertently causes the steering wheel to break. Because the game is so old, the only place to get a replacement wheel is on eBay, so the two best friends head out on the Internet to get it. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: Ralph Breaks the Internet
Robin Hood – A young man (Taron Egerton) is trained by his commander Little John (Jamie Foxx) to mount an audacious revolt against the Sheriff of Nottingham (Ben Mendelsohn) and the corrupt English crown in an effort to help the struggling and downtrodden peasants. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: Robin Hood
Green Book – Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), an Italian-American bouncer who’s good with his fists, is hired to drive celebrated pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) on a concert tour through the Deep South. They rely on the “Negro Motorist Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for blacks. Confronted with racism, danger — as well as unexpected humanity and humor — the mismatched pair are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: Green Book
The Front Runner – Senator Gary Hart (Hugh Jackman) is considered the front runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination. He’s young, handsome, charming and has a supportive wife and daughter. When rumors of an extramarital activity surface, he gets angry and challenges the media to follow him. Big mistake. They do and discover he’s having an affair with a much younger woman. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: The Front Runner
Creed II – In 1985, Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) lost his father, Apollo Creed, who was killed by Russian boxer Ivan Drago during a boxing match. Against the wishes of his trainer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), Adonis accepts a challenge from Drago’s son Viktor, who’s also a boxer. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: Creed II
Border – Tina, who was born with a facial disfiguration due to a chromosome disorder, works as a border guard. She has the ability to sense how people feel, especially when they are fearful or ill at ease. When Vore, a man with the same facial features and a knowing smirk crosses her path, Tina is immediately attracted to him. They begin a relationship that uncovers secrets in Tina’s life. In Swedish with English subtitles. Opens in Toronto and Montreal. Click here for showtimes.
The Price of Everything – Examining the role of art and artistic passion in today’s money-driven, consumer-based society. This film exposes deep contradictions as it holds a mirror up to contemporary values and times, coaxing out the dynamics at play in pricing the priceless. Opens in Toronto and Victoria. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: The Price of Everything
At Eternity’s Gate – A journey inside the world and mind of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh (Willem Dafoe) — a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. Opens in Toronto. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: At Eternity’s Gate