Whether you like big blockbusters or challenging art films, this Friday's got you covered.
In fact, it's hard to recall a weekend this solid in a very long time.
"Thor: The Dark World"
The most popular release is, of course, "Thor: The Dark World," the God of Thunder's first solo outing since "The Avengers." It's been greeted with mostly positive reviews and will surely be one of the highest-grossing movies of the year. Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston reprise their roles.
It looks like that welcome Marvel mix of jokes, spectacle and pathos that's continued to work so well for the studio.
If your tastes lean a little more romcom, you've got "About Time," the latest from Richard Curtis, director of "Notting Hill" and the reigning king of the frothy romcom, "Love, Actually."
It stars Domhnail Gleeson (from the "Harry Potter" movies) as an awkward guy who finds out from his father (Bill Nighy) that the men of their family have the ability to time travel. Gleeson uses his new-found ability to woo and marry the love of his life (Rachel McAdams).
It doesn't look like a great movie or anything, but it does look just about perfect for what it is, a sappy, scruffy time-travel/romantic comedy hybrid with an undercurrent of heartbreak.
"12 Years a Slave"
On the more awardsy side of things, Omaha's finally getting "12 Years a Slave," which, along with "Gravity," has a great shot at winning a zillion awards next year.
It's based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a New York State citizen who was kidnapped and made a plantation slave in New Orleans in the 1800s.
The cast is an impressive one. In addition to Chiwetel Ejiofor as Northup, you've got Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Paul Dano, Michael K. Williams, Paul Giamatti, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alfre Woodard, Sarah Paulson and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o.
Though the buzz has been all about the film's Oscar prospects, the marketing hasn't conveyed just how horribly, grotesquely violent "12 Years" is. This isn't friendly, inspiring Oscar fare but an unflinching depiction of American slavery as it was. It's going to be a tough sit for a lot of viewers.
"Blue is the Warmest Color"
Speaking of tough sits, here's a 3-hour French film with an NC-17 rating playing at Film Streams.
It's a years-spanning love story between a teenage girl and an older woman. "Blue" got slapped with the NC-17 rating because of a few graphic sex scenes between the lovers. But it's also received a mountain of acclaim, winning the Palm d'Or at Cannes and getting almost unanimous raves.
More to come
November's going to be a pretty great month for movies all-around.
Coming next week to Omaha is "Nebraska," Alexander Payne's latest tragicomedy about a father and son (Bruce Dern and Will Forte) driving to Nebraska to pick up a dubious cash prize.
On Friday, Nov. 22, we get the biggest movie of 2014, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," which, well, you probably know about that one.
Also that Friday, the Matthew McConaughey-starring "Dallas Buyers Club" will open in Omaha, according to the film's website. "Dallas Buyers" follows real-life cowboy Ron Woodroof, who was diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1985 and given 30 days to live. To fight his illness, he took matters into his own hands, tracking down and smuggling in alternative treatments.
It looks like possibly a career-defining role for McConaughey, who's been on quite a roll for the past few years.