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November Movies: a Bond film, the Peanuts gang, and a Good Dinosaur

By on October 30, 2015

New movies for kids and teens this month include a new James Bond film, the Peanuts gang, a story about a Good Dinosaur and lots more. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s new in theaters and on DVD and Blu-ray in November. Note that release dates are subject to change.


Brooklyn-1PG-13 for a scene of sexuality and brief strong language

In Theaters 11/4 (limited)

Ok for Kids 13+

Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels

“Brooklyn” tells the moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new life is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries.


Spectre-1PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, some disturbing images, sensuality and language

In Theaters 11/6 | Ok for Kids 14+

Reel Preview: 4.5 of 5 Reels

Directed by Sam Mendes, the latest 007 film centers on a cryptic message from the past that sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organization known as SPECTRE. Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny and Q to help him seek out the daughter of his old nemesis Mr. White, who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE and the chilling connection between Bond and his enemy, played by Christoph Waltz.


Peanuts-3Rated G

In Theaters 11/6

Ok for Kids 4+

Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels

Directed by Steve Martino, this brand new Peanuts movie – CGI animated and 3D – finds Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle (and flying ace!) embarking on his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis. Meanwhile back home, his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest. So fun to see the Peanuts gang on the big screen.


THE 33

The-33-1PG-13 for a disaster sequence and some language

In Theaters 11/13 | Ok for Kids 13+

Reel Preview: 3.5 of 5 Reels

In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners were buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men, as their families, friends, and millions of people waited anxiously for any sign of hope. A story of resilience, personal transformation and triumph of the human spirit, “The 33” takes us to the Earth’s darkest depths, revealing the psyches of the men trapped in the mine, and depicting the courage of both the miners and their families who refused to give up. Directed by Patricia Riggen, this movie stars Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin and Lou Diamond Phillips.


My-All-American-1Not yet rated; likely PG-13

In Theaters 11/13 (limited)

Ok for Kids 13+

Reel Preview: 3.5 of 5 Reels

What Freddie Steinmark (Finn Wittrock) wants most in the world is to play football. Deemed too small by the usual athletic standards, his father trains him hard, and Freddie brings a fight to the game that ultimately gets him noticed by legendary University of Texas coach. Awarded a scholarship and a chance to play for the Longhorns, Freddie moves to Austin determined to make the team. Alongside his old teammate, Freddie is put through the paces of a grueling practice schedule. But just as the team is reveling in the success of the season, Freddie suffers an injury that leads to a shocking diagnosis and the biggest challenge he will ever face.


Love-the-Coopers-1PG-13 for thematic elements, language and some sexuality

In Theaters 11/13 | Ok for Kids 13+

Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels

This comedy centers on the Cooper clan, four generations of extended family who come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration. As the evening unfolds, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn things upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday. This movie features an all-star cast, including Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Diane Keaton, Anthony Mackie, Amanda Seyfried, and Olivia Wilde.


Mockingjay-3PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and for some thematic material

In Theaters 11/20 (IMAX, 2D) | Ok for Kids 13+

Reel Preview: 4.5 of 5 Reels

Directed by Francis Lawrence, “The Hunger Games” franchise arrives at its final chapter with “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” in which Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) now fully realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival, they are for the future. With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, she confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with her closest friends, Katniss goes off mission, using the unit from District 13 to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow, who’s intent on destroying her.


Good-Dinosaur-1Not yet rated; likely G or PG | In Theaters 11/25 (3D, 2D)

Ok for Kids 6+

Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels

What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers that he’s stronger than he thought.


Creed-1Not yet rated; likely PG-13 | In Theaters 11/25

Ok for Kids 14+

Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels

Another “Rocky” film? Yes, starring and produced by Sylvester Stallone. Adonis Johnson (Jordan) never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. But there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa. Adonis tracks down Rocky (Stallone) and asks him to be his trainer. Although out of the fight game, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he knew in Apollo and agrees to take him on. Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring. Also stars Phylicia Rashad as Mary Anne Creed, Apollo’s widow; and English pro boxer and former three-time ABA Heavyweight Champion Anthony Bellew as boxing champ “Pretty” Ricky Conlan.


Frankenstein-1PG-13 for macabre images, violence and a sequence of destruction

In Theaters 11/25

Ok for Kids 13+

Reel Preview: 3.5 of 5 Reels

James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in this thrilling twist on the legendary tale written by Mary Shelley. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor’s experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation.


Jane Boursaw is the film critic and editor-in-chief of Reel Life With Jane. Contact her at and check out the shop for fresh editorial content. Images used with permission of the studios and distributors.

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