Release Radar – Nov. 24th, 2023

Just because it’s Thanksgiving week, that doesn’t mean there’s any slowdown when it comes to releases. I am going to enjoy the holiday time with my family, so I am not going to comment on every trailer but I wanted to at least get the list together for your convenience. Happy Holidays!

New In Theaters

Napolean (Nov. 22nd)

Director: Ridley Scott | Writer: David Scarpa

Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Vanessa Kirby, Mark Bonnar

I did take a moment to check this one out before Thanksgiving and enjoyed it. Say what you will about Ridley Scott but he has a unique understanding of scope and scale, and he’s got the confidence and conviction to pull it off. However, don’t go into this one expecting Gladiator.

Wish (Nov. 22nd)

Directors: Chris Buck, Fawn Veerasunthorn | Writers: Jennifer Lee, Allison Moore, Chris Buck, Fawn Veerasunthorn, Carlos Lópe Estrada, Andrew Rothschild

Stars: Ariana DeBose, Chris Pine, Alan Tudyk

Deep Sea (Nov. 24th)

Written & Directed by: Xiaopeng Tian

Stars (Voices): TIngwen Wang, Su Xin, Kuixing Teng

Limited Release

Leave the World Behind (Nov. 22nd + Netflix Dec. 8th)

Director: Sam Esmail | Writer: Sam Esmail, Rumaan Alam (novel)

Stars: Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, Ethan Hawke

Maestro (Nov. 22nd + Netflix Dec. 20th)

Director: Bradley Coopers | Writer: Josh Singer, Bradley Cooper

Stars: Bradley Cooper, Carey Mulligan, Matt Bomer

Run Nixon (Nov. 22nd)

Director: SkyDirects | Writer: SkyDirects, Michelle Vital

Stars: Bryant Smith, Robert Sophyne West, Wavvy Jonez

Menus Plaisirs – Les Troisgros (Nov. 22nd)

Director: Frederick Wiseman

Monster (Nov. 22nd)

Director: Kore-eda Hirokazu | Writer: Yûji Sakamoto

Stars: Sakura Ando, Eira Nagayama, Soya Kurokawa

Robot Dreams (Nov. 22nd)

Director: Pablo Berger | Writer: Pablo Berger, Sara Varon (graphic novel)

Stars (voices): Ivan Labanda, José García Tos, Graciela Molina

Due Justice (Nov. 24th)

Written & Directed by: Javier Reyna

Stars: Jeff Fahey, Kellan Lutz, Efren Ramirez

Billion Dollar Babies (Nov. 24th)

Director: Andrew Jenks

Stars (voice): Neil Patrick Harris

Smoke Sauna Sisterhood (Nov. 24th)

Written & Directed by: Anna Hints

Stars: Kadi Kivilo, Maria Meresaar, Elsa Saks

Streaming & Digital

Liberty (VOD/Digitial Nov. 21st)

Written & Directed by: Phil De Witte

Stars: Nicholas Michael McGovern, Alice Barrett, Samantha Smart

Relative (VOD/Digitial Nov. 21st)

Director: Tracey Arcabasso Smith

Bye Bye Barry (VOD/Digitial Nov. 21st)

Directors: Paul Monusky, Micaela Powers, Angela Torma

Stars: Tim Allen, Bill Belichick, Jeff Daniels

Do Not Disturb (VOD/Digital Nov. 21st)

Written & Directed by: John Ainslie

Stars: Kimberly Laferrier, Rogan Christopher, Janet Porter

Leo (Netflix Nov. 21st)

Directors: Robert Marianetti, Robert Smigel, David Wachtenheim | Writer: Robert Smigel, Adam Sandler, Paul Sado

Stars: Adam Sandler, Bill Burr, Cecily Strong

I Don’t Expect Anyone to Believe Me (Netflix Nov. 22nd)

Director: Fernando Frias | Writers: Maria Camila Arias, Fernando Frias, Juan Pablo Villalobos

Stars: Anna Castillo, Bruna Cusí, Dario Yazbek Bernal

The Velveteen Rabbit (Apple TV+ Nov. 22nd)

Directors: Jennifer Perrott, Rick Thiele | Writers: Tom Bidwell, Margery Williams

Stars: Phoenix Laroche, Ellie Mejia, Samantha Colley

Genie (Peacock Nov. 22nd)

Director: Sam Boyd | Writer: Richard Curtis

Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Paapa Essiedu, Denée Benton

Good Burger 2 (Paramount+ Nov. 22nd)

Director: Phil Traill | Writers: Kevin Kopelow, Heath Seifert, Dan Schneider

Stars: Kel Mitchell, Keenan Thompson, Pete Davidson

The Naughty Nine (Disney+ Nov. 23rd)

Director: Alberto Belli | Writers: Jed Elinoff, Scott Thomas

Stars: Danny Glover, Derek Theler, Winslow Fegley

Bad GCI Gator (VOD/Digital Nov. 24th)

Director: Danny Draven | Writer: Zalman Band

Stars: Michael Bonini, Sarah Buchanan, Cooper Drippe

Last Call for Istanbul (Netflix Nov. 24th)

Director: Gonenc Uyanik | Writer: Nuran Evren Sit

Stars: Kivanç Tatlitug, Beren Saat, John Bradford

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