As the air gets crisper for many of us, November is the perfect time to cozy up with your favorite beverage and find yourself in a different world. These stories promise to deliver everything from nostalgic holiday cheer, to frightful fantasy elements and pieces of history that are new to the puzzle of real life and fiction alike.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
Over a decade ago, Suzanne Collins created a series that consumed us all. The Hunger Games has been a fan favorite for years and the movies have only amplified the story and its success. Now, see the movie that asks the question, “what are the Hunger Games for?” and see young Coriolanus Snow (played by Tom Blyth) before he became the tyrannical leader and decades before Katniss Everdeen shifted the future of Panem.
The Marsh King’s Daughter
Based on the international bestseller by Karen Dionne, The Marsh King’s Daughter is a tense thriller about a woman named Helena, who for years has tried to bury her dark past where she was once held captive by her own father. When the one they call ‘The Marsh King’ escapes from prison, Helena must face her dangerous father, all while trying to save her own family in this nail-biting adaptation.
This month, get ready for a cinematic masterpiece from Academy Award-winning writer/director Sofia Coppola, starring Jacob Elordi and Cailee Spaeny. Priscilla, inspired by Priscilla Presley’s 1985 memoir, delves into her captivating journey, firmly spotlighting her unique narrative separate from her superstar spouse.
Brie Larson returns as Carol Danvers, also known as Captain Marvel, who seeks to save the universe after her powers become entangled with those of super-fan, Kamala Khan, and her estranged niece, Captain Monica Rambeau. Starring Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani, and an ensemble cast, this highly-anticipated film explores their unlikely team-up to restore balance and prevent chaos in the cosmos
Best. Christmas. Ever.
Okay let’s be honest – now that Halloween is over, it’s basically Christmas. And no, we are not sleeping on Thanksgiving. In fact, the new Netflix Christmas movie, starring the adored Brandy, is the perfect cozy Christmas film to watch with family while you try not to burn the turkey. Also starring Heather Graham, Brandy Norwood, Jason Biggs and Matt Cedeño!
In the epic action film Napoleon, Oscar-winner Joaquin Phoenix portrays the iconic French Emperor’s rise and fall. Directed by the iconic Ridley Scott, the movie showcases Napoleon’s relentless pursuit of power, focusing on his tumultuous relationship with Josephine and featuring dynamic battle sequences.
Sometimes you just need to switch things up and get lost in a great TV show. This month we have some of our favorite books coming to TV, and even some new stories that we can’t wait to obsess over!
All the Light We Cannot See
If you’re currently engrossed in the historical fiction genre, it’s highly likely that Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning WWII novel, All the Light We Cannot See, has found a place on your radar, your TBR list, or among your recently cherished favorites. Now, you can experience it come to life on Netflix this November! The four-episode dramaseries is directed by Shawn Levy and features a cast that includes Louis Hofmann, Lars Eidinger, Marion Bailey, alongside the talented Hugh Laurie and Mark Ruffalo, and newcomer Aria Mia Loberti.
Coming soon to Hulu, Black Cake is a New York Times bestseller that unravels the story of two estranged siblings as they delve into their mother’s hidden past and its connection to a traditional Caribbean black cake. With captivating characters and accolades from various sources, Charmaine Wilkerson’s debut novel explores the inheritance of secrets, memories, and the quest to reclaim family bonds in the face of revelations.
A Murder at the End of the World
Darby Hart (Emma Corrin) is a Gen Z amateur detective and tech-savvy hacker. When her and 8 others are invited by a reclusive billionaire (Clive Owen) to a remote retreat, one of the other guests winds up dead, and it’s up to Darby to put her skillset to use before the killer strikes again.
Monarch: Legacy of Monsters
Spooky season might be over but that doesn’t mean we’ve had our fill of monsters. In this series, monsters walk the Earth and the world is not ours alone. Follow two siblings as they try to uncover generations of family secrets, their connection to the apocalyptic reality, and a secretive organization called Monarch.