2016 has been one of the stranger years in recent years. Entertainment wise, people became much more interested in what is happening on streaming platforms than at the box office, and I’m not sure I blame them. Movies have had a rough go thus far this year, but that is all about to change. This year is going to hit it’s blockbuster quota, it’s just going to do it right at the deadline. A summer devoid of clear-cut hits is going to be redeemed by a winter with more than it’s fair share.
This week, three movies will premiere in and try to knock Doctor Strange off the top of the mountain – Almost Christmas, Arrival, and Shut In.
Almost Christmas is About (via Wikipedia): Walter (Danny Glover) is a retired automotive engineer who lost the love of his life one year earlier. Now that the holiday season is here, he invites his four grown children and the rest of the family to his house for a traditional celebration. Poor Walter knows that if daughters Rachel (Gabrielle Union) and Cheryl (Kimberly Elise) and sons Christian (Romany Malco) and Evan (Jessie Usher) can spend five days together under the same roof, it will truly be a Christmas miracle.
Arrival is About (via Wikipedia): When many mysterious extraterrestrial spacecraft touches down across the globe, an elite team is put together to investigate, including linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams), mathematician Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner), and US ArmyColonel Weber (Forest Whitaker). Humankind teeters on the verge of global war as everyone scrambles for answers—and to find them, Banks, Donnelly, and Weber will take a chance that could threaten their lives, and, quite possibly, humanity.
Shut In is About (via Wikipedia): Following a recent accident that took the life of her husband and left her son paralyzed, a psychologist (Naomi Watts) finds herself isolated in her home caring for her child. Cut off from the outside world during a deadly storm; she starts to believe someone is inside her house trying to harm them.