From new series to memorable guest stars and the film releases that will have you racing to the theatre, Hello! Canada’s weekly report on buzz-worthy movies and TV shows is your all-access guide to the big and small screen.
This week, James Bond returns for the most action-packed adventure yet in Spectre– the fourth film in the Daniel Craig-fronted franchise. While adults get their fill at the box office, children have lots to be excited about as well as The Peanuts Movie makes its debut. Dramedy fans are also in luck as Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette navigate the trials and tribulations of friendship in Miss You Already.
On the small-screen, country music superstars descend on Nashville for the 49th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley , while the hit show Mom makes its tardy arrival to the fall lineup. Also, comedian Aziz Ansari creates a stir on Netflix with his clever buddy comedy Master of None.
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Daniel Craig’s latest assignment as the iconic secret service agent in Spectre is already breaking records thanks to its massive $80-million opening week at the box office. The film’s reviews are as impressive as its stunts and killer cast, including Bond girls Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci and Naomie Harris. This time around, James Bond’s mission to disassemble a secret sinister organization takes him into enemy territory and face to face with a mysterious woman who might just hold the secret to Bond ‘s success. Like all 007 films, Spectre features some breathtaking locations, including Mexico City and Rome.
Read more: 11 of the steamiest Bond scenes ever
THE PEANUTS MOVIE
While James Bond is on a mission to save the world, Charlie Brown is on his own special mission to make his mark in The Peanuts Movie. In the 3D animated film, the fifth feature flick based on the hit comic series by Charles M. Schulz, klutzy Charlie is fed up with being known for his embarrassing moments and wants nothing more than to do something that leaves people in awe. With a little help from Snoopy and friends, the adorable eight-year-old tries his hand on a list of impressive feats, including befriending his beautiful new neighbour Frieda.
MISS YOU ALREADY
“I didn’t want to do this film in the first place,” a bubbly Drew Barrymore told Australia’s news.com.au. “I had a newborn. But I read the script and was like, damn it. It was so good. I was crying while reading it .” Audiences can expect tears of their own when they sit down to watch the friendship comedy co-starring Toni Collette. The actresses play childhood friends who support each other through the ups and downs of life, including lost and new loves and a heroic battle against cancer by Toni’s character, Milly.
49th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS
Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley return for their eighth turn as hosts of the CMA Awards, airing live from Nashville on Nov. 4 (ABC). Country music’s big night will feature memorable performances by Sam Hunt , Kacey Musgraves, a duet starring Keith Urban and John Mellencamp and a special appearance by Justin Timberlake. Look for actors Kiefer Sutherland, Steve Martin and more A-list stars to hand out the hardware to the likes of Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert, who are all vying for Entertainer of the Year.
The conclusion of the second season of the hit comedy Mom saw a heartbroken Chrissy (Anna Faris) dealing with her son’s abrupt departure and the upsetting realization that living with her mom ( Allison Janney) is her only option. And as the comedy kicks off another season of laughs on Nov. 5 (City/CBS), show creator Chuck Lorre promises a heavy dose of hilarious mother-daughter drama . Speaking with TV Line, Chuck, who also created The Big Bang Theory , revealed that, “The hope for the series is the unconditional love this mother and daughter have for one another — how it allows them to stumble forward. Their lives change and grow. It's clumsy. But there's strength in numbers, in community, in family. I believe that strongly.”
MASTER OF NONE
After a scene-stealing stint on Parks and Recreation, Aziz Ansari is taking over leading man duties in his new Netflix comedy Master of None (streaming Nov. 6). Loosely based on the actor's own life experiences, the ten-episode series follows the daily happenings of a 30-something New Yorker who suffers from a serious case of indecisiveness.