Sunday, November 02, 2008

Movies-and-More: November 2008

Here's the run-down of November release dates for films, music, DVDs and books, as well as my box office predictions.

In Theaters November 7th
The Boy In the Striped Pajamas
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Otto, Or Up With the Dead People
Pray the Devil Back To Hell
Repo: The Genetic Opera
Role Models
Soul Men
The World Unseen

Predictions: 1. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa ($55 million), 2. High School Musical 3: Senior Year ($8.5 m), 3. Role Models ($8 m), 4. Zack and Miri Make a Porno ($6.5 m), 5. Changeling ($5.5 m)

In Theaters November 14th
A Christmas Tale
The Dukes
Faded Memories
House of Sleeping Beauties
How About You
Quantum of Solace
Slumdog Millionaire (On Wednesday)

Predictions: 1. Quantum of Solace ($52 m), 2. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa ($24 m), 3. High School Musical 3: Senior Year ($5.5 m), 4. Zack and Miri Make a Porno ($4 m), 5. Role Models ($3.5 m)

In Theaters November 21st
I Can't Think Straight
Lake City

Predictions: 1. Twilight ($108 m), 2. Bolt ($59 m), 3. Quantum of Solace ($27 m), 4. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa ($9 m), 5. High School Musical 3: Senior Year ($3.5 m)

In Theaters November 26th
Four Christmases
The Secrets
Transporter 3

Predictions: 1. Twilight ($55 m), 2. Bolt ($24 m), 3. Australia ($21 m), 4. Transporter 3 ($18 m), 5. Four Christmases ($16.5 m)

Your Other Entertainment Needs:

November 4th
On DVD: Batman: The Complete Animated Series, Fraggle Rock: Complete Series Collection, Futurama: Bender's Game, Get Smart, Goal 2: Living the Dream, Kung Fu Panda, Popeye the Sailor Man (Volume 3): 1941-1943, Project Runway: Season Four, Reaper: Season One, Spin City: Season One, Shrek the Halls, Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, Transsiberian, When Did You Last See Your Father

On CD: Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman, Harry Conick Jr., Chris Cornell, Dido, Hilary Duff, Jeff Dunham, The Game, Hinder, Brad Paisley, Switchfoot, Travis, Twilight O.S.T.

In Bookstores:
David Baldacci's Divine Justice
Jeff Foxworthy's Complete Redneck Dictionary
Laurell K. Hamilton's Swallowing Darkness
Rachael Ray's Big Orange Book
J.D. Robb's Salvation In Death
Eckhart Tolle's Oneness With All Life
Rick Warren's The Purpose of Christmas

November 11th
On DVD: Beer For My Horses, Firefly: The Complete Series (Blueray), Hellboy II: The Golden Army, The Perfect Holiday, Scrubs: Season Seven, The Sopranos: Complete Series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars

On CD: Brandy, Tracy Chapman, Deborah Cox, Enya, Now! (Volume 28), Luciano Pavaratti, The Rockettes, Seal, Taylor Swift

In Bookstores:
Blenn Beck's The Christmas Sweater
Robert Bolano's 2666
Jeffrey Deaver's Bodies Left Behind
Stephen King's Just After Sunset: Stories
Toni Morrison's A Mercy
Michael F. Riozon's You: Being Beautiful
Paul Simon's Lyrics: 1964-2008
Alexander McCall Smith's The World According To Bertie
Ted Turner's Call Me Ted

November 18th
On DVD: Bones: Season Three, Doctor Who: Season Four, Encounters At the End of the World, Gonzo, Hannah Montana: Season One, Hawaii Five-O: Season Five, The Last Emperor (Criterion Collection), The Odd Couple: The Final Season, Priceless, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, Star Trek: The Original Series: Season Three Remastered, Tropic Thunder, WALL-E

On CD: Belle & Sebastian, Beyonce, Chris Botti, David Cook, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sammy Hagar, Il Divo, Nickelback, Phish, Blake Shelton, Rod Stewart

In Bookstores:
Mary Higgins Clark's Dashing Through the Snow
Eric Jerome Dickey's Dying For Revenge
Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers
Mike Huckabee's Do the Right Thing
Denis Leary's Why We Suck
James Patterson's Cross Country
L.J. Smith's Night World (Volume 2)

November 25th
On DVD: Beverly Hills 90210: Season Six, A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All, Fred Claus, Hancock, Meet Dave, Space Chimp, Superman: Doomsday, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

On CD: Trace Adkins, Akon, Coldplay, Missy Elliot, Guns N Roses, Tom Jones, The Killers, Linkin Park, Ludacris, Barry Manilow, Ricky Martin, Mos Def, Kanye West

In Bookstores:
Clive Cussler's Arctic Drift
Neil Gaiman's Odd and the Frost Giants
Dean Koontz's Your Heart Belongs To Me
Belva Plain's Crossroads

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