The best movies, TV shows, books and music of November
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Ridley Scott was hit (The Martian) or miss (The last duel) over the past few years, but at 83 it’s amazing how willing he is to try new genres and ideas. Here he recounts how Patrizia Reggiani, Maurizio Gucci’s ex-wife, plotted to kill her husband (the grandson of fashion designer Guccio Gucci). And Scott’s enlisted Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jared Leto and Lady Gaga to make it happen… all with what appears to be hilarious Italian accents. (11/24, theaters)
More new movies coming to big and small screen: Eternals (11/5, theaters); A cop movie (11/5, Netflix); The Electric Life of Louis Wain (11/5, Prime Video); Pinson (11/5, Apple TV +); Mark, Mary and others (11/5, VOD); Passage (11/10, Netflix); Home Sweet Home Alone (12/11, Disney +); Red notice (11/12, Netflix); Psych 3: This Is Gus (11/18, Peacock); Ghostbusters: Afterlife (11/19, theaters); tick, tick… BOOM! (11/19, Netflix); Contused (11/24, Netflix); Humans (11/24, Showtime); 8-bit Christmas (11/25, HBO Max).
Honestly, I’m not going to tell you not to watch this trashy sequel to the trash doc that got everyone through their 40s. The story resumes here with Joe Exotic behind bars (and looking for forgiveness) as Carole Baskin tries to take over her zoo. (11/17, Netflix)
Returning TV Series and Specials: Class Leader (11/4, HBO Max); Animaniacs (11/5, Hulu); Big Mouth (11/5, Netflix); Narcos: Mexico (11/5, Netflix); Dexter: New Blood (7/11, Showtime); Yellowstone (11/7, Paramount +); The Game (11/11, Paramount +); Big hits in the season (17/17, HBO); The Great (19/19, Hulu); Hanna (11/24, Prime Video)
Do not expect Presenter-like antics in this comedy-drama limited series, based on a true story about an unconventional 30-year relationship between Marty (Will Ferrell) and his over-the-top therapist, Dr. Ike (Paul Rudd). (11/12, Apple TV +)
More new series: Yellowjackets (11/14, Showtime); Marvel’s Hit-Monkey (11/17, Hulu); Student sex life (11/18, HBO Max); Cowboy Bebop (11/19, Netflix); Hell (11/19, Netflix); Wheel of Time (11/19, Prime Video); Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye (11/24, Disney +); Super crooks (25/11, Netflix)
The latest version in this long-running FPS series takes all the action to WWII, where you can fight your way through a single player campaign all over the world (France, North Africa, air battles in the Pacific , etc.). In addition, the multiplayer action promises the return of the popular “Zombies” mode, a Battle Royale option and frequent free post-launch updates. (11/5)
More new game suites: Forza Horizon 5 (11/9); Battlefield 2042 (11/19)
Taken from 60 hours of never-before-seen footage shot over 21 days in 1969 and over 150 hours of never-before-seen audio, this docusery directed by Peter Jackson tells the story of the Fab Four’s attempt to write and record an album in just three weeks. preparing their first concert to years. Spoiler alert: Brilliant people in combustible creative relationships under less than ideal conditions rarely last. (Disney +, 11/25 – 11/27)
More new documentaries: Attica (11/6, Showtime); King Richard (19/19, HBO Max); The Hot Zone: Anthrax (11/28, Nat Geo); 14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible (11/29, Netflix)
The definitive oral history of the comedy series that you keep gorging on. (Is it just me, or is it the show always when you’re in a hotel and surfing the channels?) With commentary from all the cast and behind-the-scenes talent, the book is co-authored by Brian Baumgartner, aka Kevin, who did well post-Office with a full podcast on the show while cleaning Cameo.
More new non-fiction: Can I Mix You a Drink by T-Pain and Maxwell Britten; My body of Emily Ratajkowski; (11/2); Twelve and a half by Gary Vaynerchuk (11/9); Death & Co. Welcome home; The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones (11/16)
New fiction: Our Campaign Friends by Gary Shteyngart (11/2); Termination shock by Neal Stephenson (11/16)
The flagship release of the grunge band’s major label no matter turned 30 in August; This month, the album gets a 5-CD reissue with a remastered version of the original, a 40-page hardcover book with photos, as well as four full live shows and a Blu-ray featuring a show filmed in. direct from Amsterdam in 1991. An 8 LP box set will follow next year. (11/12)
More new music: ABBA; Brian fallon (11/5); Damon Albarn; Jake Shimabukuro; Rod Stewart; They could be giants (11/12); Adele; Darkness; Robert Plant and Alison Krauss; Sting (11/19)
Archive publications: François black; The black keys; Radiohead (11/5); Taylor Swift (11/12); Oasis; Bruce springsteen (19/11)
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