Spend time with your family at the movies this Thanksgiving weekend with this week’s new theatrical releases. “The Good Dinosaur”, the second Disney/Pixar film to hit theaters this year, is among the new movies coming out this Wednesday, and follows a young dinosaur trying to find his family with the help of a cave boy. “Creed” promises to be a new spin on the “Rocky” franchise, with Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky training the son of his former nemesis Apollo Creed to boxing greatness. “Victor Frankenstein” also looks to provide a new twist on a classic story that has been filmed numerous times; this retelling of scientist Frankenstein’s (James McAvoy) creation of his monster is told from his assistant Igor’s (Daniel Radcliffe) perspective, and look to be both horror, drama, and a buddy comedy. Read more about those movies and this Wednesday’s other new releases below.
Nationwide Releases (in theaters Wednesday, November 25):
“The Good Dinosaur”: This animated film from Disney/Pixar is directed by Peter Sohn and ponders what Earth might have been like had the asteroid that destroyed the dinosaurs missed the planet entirely. In the movie, a young Apatosaurus named Arlo (Raymond Ochoa) befriends a primitive cave boy he names Spot (Jack Bright) as he tries to navigate the harsh landscape without his family. Available for viewing in 3D. Runtime: 100 minutes. Rated PG for peril, action, and thematic elements.
“Victor Frankenstein”: Directed by Paul McGuigan, this film based on the classic horror story is told from the perspective of scientist Frankenstein’s (James McAvoy) assistant Igor (Daniel Radcliffe). Under Frankenstein’s tutelage, medical student Igor watches as their experiments delving into immortality go too far, and he must help Frankenstein save himself from the monster he created. Runtime: 109 minutes. Rated PG-13 for macabre images, violence and a sequence of destruction.
“Creed”: This drama directed by Ryan Coogler continues the story of boxer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), who begins mentoring Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), the son of his former rival Apollo Creed. Runtime: 132 minutes. Rated PG-13 for violence, language, and some sensuality.
Other movies opening in St. Louis:
Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters.
- Wehrenberg Theatres
- AMC Theatres
- Regal Movie Theatres
- Galleria 6
- Chase Park Plaza
- Granite City
- Moolah Theatre
- Hi-Pointe Theatre
- St. Andrews Cinema
- Plaza Frontenac Cinema
- Tivoli Theatre