THE BOOK OF LIFE
It’s an animated feature produced by Guillermo Del Toro, obviously it’s going to be both stylistically original and visually stimulating. The story follows Manolo, a young man that must battle his deepest fears through a Diá de los Muertos’esque setting in order to be with the love of his life. Well, I’m sold.
The Book of Life features the voices of Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Kate del Castillo, Ron Perlman, Cheech Marin, Héctor Elizondo, Plácido Domingo, Anan de la Reguera, Eugenio Derbez, Gabriel Iglesias, Ricardo Sanchez, and Danny Trejo. Written by Jorge Gutierrez and Doug Langdale. Directed by Jorge Gutierrez. In theaters October 17.
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
A seemingly touching story about the relationship between world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking and his now ex-wife Jane. The film showcases how the couple met and chronicles their lives together as Stephen made significant scientific breakthroughs amidst his early battles with ALS.
The Theory of Everything stars Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, and Simon McBurney. Based on the book Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde with a screenplay adapted by Anthony McCarten and directed by James Marsh. In theaters November 7.
THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR
Everyone’s favorite characters from DreamWorks’ Madagascar, The Penguins, finally get their own feature. As we learn more about their past and where they come from, we’ll also follow Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private as they join forces with another crew of animal vigilantes on a silly new journey as they attempt to take down an evil octopus named Dr. Octavius Brine. From the looks of it, this should be a lot of fun. That Cheeto gag cracks me up.
The Penguins of Madagascar features the voices of Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, John DiMaggio, Christopher Knights, Benedict Cumberbatch, and John Malkovich. Written by Michael Colton and John Aboud. Directed by Simon J. Smith and Eric Darnell. In theaters November 26.