Straat Picks: 5 Movies to Watch in November 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the new magical movie to catch this month. Harry Potter who?

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk


In the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential election victory, Americans will most certainly wonder about the consequences if another war were to take place. Bill Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk examines this disconnect between the realities of war and America’s perception of it, through the fictional Billy Lynn (Joe Alwyn), a war veteran whose victory tour on home soil is a stark contrast to the trauma of all the battles he has encountered.

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk is now in cinemas.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Taking place some 70 years before the Harry Potter series, this movie places the attention on Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), a writer who chances upon New York’s hidden bunch of wizards and witches. Expect nothing less than a fine performance from Redmayne, and with supporting characters played by the likes of Johnny Depp and Colin Farrell, along with a script prepared by J. K. Rowling herself, this film could be November’s biggest hit.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be out in cinemas on 17 November 2016.



Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is known for pushing the boundaries of action movies, but did you know that he has a knack for voice acting too? In this animated film, the former WWE wrestler plays the role of Maui, a demi-god who accompanies the young Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) on a sea expedition to find a mysterious island. Their journey brings forth new adventures and many other mythological characters. Perfect for both the young and those young at heart.

Moana will be out in cinemas on 24 November 2016.



Based on a true story, Lion is a tearjerker that chronicles the life of Saroo (Dev Patel), an Indian boy who gets lost and separated from his family in Calcutta. Eventually adopted by an Australian couple, Saroo goes on a search to find his real family, 25 years after he last saw them. With only Google Earth and a bunch of memories to help him, Saroo’s quest for reunion will be the ultimate test of his tenacity.

Lion will be out in cinemas on 24 November 2016.

Pokémon The Movie: Volcanion And The Mechanical Marvel


If you need something to tide you through to the next Pokémon Go update, this movie may be it. Ash Ketchum heads to a city run by a corrupt minister, and it’s up to our familiar hero and his crew of Pokémon to take back the Artificial Pokémon Magearna, an ancient device that has the power to control all forms of mechanical Pokémon, before it’s too late.

Pokémon The Movie: Volcanion And The Mechanical Marvel will be out in cinemas on 24 November 2016.

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