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hmv.com previews... Five of November's Best Movies
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hmv.com previews... Five of November's Best Movies

hmv.com previews five of the most exciting movies that will be coming to your cinema screens in November...

 

Supernova

(Out November 27th)

 

Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci come together for this heartbreaking new drama, which has been tipped to have a big part to play in 2021's awards season.

The pair play Sam and Tusker, who are travelling across England in their old campervan visiting friends, family and places from their past.

Tusker was diagnosed with young-onset dementia two years ago and the pair are still coming to terms with it.

As the trip progresses, the consequences of the diagnosis begin to have more and more effect on the pair's life and their relationship...

James Dreyfus, Pippa Haywood and Sarah Woodward are in supporting roles alongside Firth and Tucci.

Harry Macqueen, best known for TV drama Hinterland, writes and directs. 

 

Another Round

(Out November 20th)

 

Fresh from winning Best Film at the London Film Festival, the Mads Mikkelsen-powered drama arrives into cinemas in the middle of next month. 

Mikkelsen plays a disillusioned teacher, who, along with a small group of colleagues, decide to test an obscure theory that humans should have been born with a small amount of alcohol in our blood. 

Together, they undertake a risky experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication throughout the workday. 

Initial results are positive, but as the stakes are raised, things start to go awry...

Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang and Lars Ranthe star alongside Mikkelsen.

Thomas Vinterberg, whose credits include submarine thriller Kursk and the 2015 take on Far From The Madding Crowd, directs. He co-wrote the script with Borgen writer Tobias Lindholm. 

 

Freaky

(Out November 13th)

 

Vince Vaughn leads this bloody, tongue-in-cheek new take on classic comedy Freaky Friday. 

Freaky follows 17-year-old Millie Kessler, who is nearing the end of her time at high school. Then, suddenly, she becomes the newest target of The Butcher, her town’s infamous serial killer. 

But, when The Butcher’s mystical ancient dagger causes him and Millie to wake up in each other’s bodies, Millie learns that she has just 24 hours to get her body back before the switch becomes permanent and she’s trapped in the form of a middle-aged maniac forever...

Kathryn Newton, star of  Blockers and Big Little Lies, plays Kessler, with Vince Vaughn portraying the killer. 

Celeste O'Connor, Misha Osherovich, Uriah Shelton, Alan Ruck and Katie Finneran co-star.

Christopher Landon, director of the Happy Death Day franchise, takes charge, while horror supremo Jason Blum produces.

 

County Lines

(Out November 20th)

 

Rising star Henry Blake writes and directs this gritty new drama, which was inspired by the stories he heard while mentoring children at an East London pupil referral unit. 

Newcomer Conrad Khan plays 14-year-old Tyler, whose mum Toni is struggling to provide for him and his sister.

Excluded from school, Tyler becomes a train-bound narcotics courier for a local criminal named Simon, a life full of danger and menace. 

Harris Dickinson, Ashley Madekwe, Marcus Rutherford and Chizzy Akudolu co-star. 

 

A Christmas Gift From Bob

(Out November 6th)

 

The sequel to much-loved drama A Street Cat Named Bob arrives at the start of next month. 

The film follows up the 2016 hit, which starred Luke Treadaway and was adapted from James Bowen's bestselling memoir of the same name. 

Bowen, a homeless man recovering from heroin addiction, was at his lowest ebb, a stray cat wandered into his life and, as Bowen tells it, saved him from certain death with companionship and by giving him a reason to live. 

The sequel sees Treadaway return to play Bowen once again, with Tim Plester and Ella Jarvis among the supporting cast. 

The new film, which is taken from Bowen's follow-up A Gift From Bob, will focus on the last Christmas the pair spent on the streets, trying to get through the festive period, as animal welfare works try to separate them. 

Bob, who played himself in the original movie, returned to play himself once again in the sequel. He sadly died earlier this year after shooting wrapped. 

Charles Martin Smith is directing the sequel, which has been written by Garry Jenkins. 

You can check out the original here in hmv's online store. 

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