Hollywood’s buffet for this winter

To those movie fanatics who are constantly on the edges of their seats for a new blockbuster each season, then this winter has a lot to offer. The upcoming winter season Hollywood promises to turn movie fanatics to couch potatoes with a buffet of musical comedy, adventure cum fantasy, science fiction, thriller and even a bit of horror for those nail-biting moments.

For a bit of thrill, Aaron Eckhart stars in the Incarnate, poised as a crippled scientist referred to as Dr. Seth Ember, who is trying to save a possessed young boy by entering into his subconscious mind. The possessed boy, acted by David Mazouz, finds himself in the grips of a malicious demon with powers which have never been encountered before. The twist falls whereby it is revealed to the scientist that it is the same demon that is at the helm of the death of his family years before. Will Dr. Ember fail or succeed in his mission? Incarnate, directed by Brad Peyton and scripted by Ronnie Christensen, is one not to miss.

The Assassin’s Creed this winter plans to take its viewers into a world of fantasy and adventure with Michael Fassbender as its star. He features as Callum Lynch, who after unlocking his genetic memories discovers he is a descendant of a mysterious secret society, the Assassins. Lynch finds himself acquiring extensive knowledge and skill that he uses to challenge an oppressive and Templar Organization in his present day and time. The movie, directed by Justin Kurzel, is set for release this December.


Director, Damien Chazelle, brings to the plate a bit of comedy, musical and romance in the movie La La Land. This captivating film features stars, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Stone, so you can tell it’s bound to be a hit. The film captures a jazz pianist (played by Ryan Gosling) who falls for an aspiring actress (played by the lovely Emma Stone).

The film is done in the city of Los Angeles where the theme of love is perfectly captured through song and rhythm. Besides the two main stars of the film, it also features acts such as Finn Wittrock, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons, and the multi-talented John Legend.

You simply have to agree that the winter isn’t quite complete without a good horror movie. Stuart W. Bedford, the director, brings this to the table with the destined-to-be hit, Good Tidings. The film is based on a war veteran who must rely on his once thought buried self, to combat three devious psychopaths dressed in Santa suits and, get this, on Christmas Day. The film features acts such as Neil Gallagher, Marcella Hazell, Alan Mulhall, Emma Hind and Colin Murtagh.