What movie are you seeing This Thanksgiving Weekend?

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This Thanksgiving weekend brings a ton of new movies and TV shows to watch between all the Black Friday deals.

This Thanksgiving may be the first holiday back with the family in over a year, which means it will be heartwarming or chaotic, or heartwarming and chaotic. Maybe you’ll need help trying to find family activities to do, so we’ll suggest the easiest one: throwing on a good movie or show to keep the family bickering to a minimum. Besides, it’s the perfect time to catch up on all the entertainment you’ve been putting off for the past few months. To that end, we’ve put together a large helping of films and TV shows to consume with anyone in your Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, or solo watch party this weekend. You’re welcome!

Here are some movies to look out for………

1.The Summit of the Gods

The beauty of The Summit of the Gods, a breathtaking animated feature about a photojournalist’s mission to crack a Mount Everest mystery, is achieved through its less profound moments. Like the close shot of a brooding character leaning over a bridge drinking from a glistening beer bottle. Or one of a nondescript hand depositing a beige envelope into a fire-red mailbox with the dim yellows and greens of a near slumbering city in the backdrop. Backed by a stirring score (composed by Amin Bouhafa), these junctures enliven a film that perfectly captures the delirious pull of pursuing a singular vision.

2.Lady Gaga and Adam Driver in Ridley Scott’s ‘House of Gucci

It pains me to say these words about anything, but House of Gucci is begging to be a Ryan Murphy series. At least then we might actually know whether its frequent lurches into acidic camp were intentional. Ridley Scott’s film is a trashtacular watch that I wouldn’t have missed for the world. But it fails to settle on a consistent tone — overlong and undisciplined as it careens between high drama and opera buffa. “I had no idea I married a monster,” hisses Lady Gaga as the embittered Patrizia Reggiani, once her marriage to fashion scion Maurizio Gucci has soured. “You didn’t,” shoots back Adam Driver in the latter role. “You married a Gucci.”

3.Sandra Bullock in Netflix’s ‘The Unforgivable

A strong cast and tightly focused direction make The Unforgivable an engrossing enough redemption drama, though this Americanized feature adaptation of British TV writer Sally Wainwright’s 2009 miniseries, Unforgiven, doesn’t always benefit from its condensed plotting. A deglammed Sandra Bullock headlines as Ruth Slater, an ex-con attempting to find a quiet place in the free world, who wants only to reconnect with her younger sister after serving 20 years for a violent crime. Following her Berlinale prize winner System Crasher, German director Nora Fingscheidt makes a respectable English-language debut with this somber look at the ripple effects of trauma.

4.Encanto

Disney’s Encanto is, well, enchanting. It’s tricky to make an animated film so infused with exuberant sweetness without it becoming cloying. But this whimsical dose of magic realism set amid the lush greenery of the Colombian mountains benefits as much from the purity of the storytelling as the stunning vibrancy of the visuals. Aside from a quick nod to the inescapable Frozen anthem, “Let It Go,” and a funny throwaway gag about valet parking for burros, there are remarkably few of the usual winking cultural anachronisms designed to pander to contemporary kids. Instead, this is a film that commits to the timeless folklore of its South American setting to a transporting degree.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Will a Ghostbusters sequel ever really please? Who knows, but Jason Reitman’s latest take on reanimating the franchise is certainly trying. Between stars Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, and McKenna Grace, Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a good family-friendly pick for a weekend theater outing.


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