If you are suffering from Skyfall withdrawal syndrome; then fret not because the chilly winter months have got a great cinematic line-up. November through December is the time to brace yourself for an onslaught of some fabulous award-worthy movies. We bring you five movies that will guarantee high-octane entertainment this year end.
1) Argo: Ben Affleck is an unassuming film-maker and that's what we love about him. Based on true events, this is the tale of Tony Mendez (Affleck) who is given the task of rescuing six American foreign-service members who escaped from the U.S. embassy in Iran during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. They are holed up in the Canadian Embassy. With little help from Hollywood makeup expert and executive, Mendez convinces Iranian officials that the six officials are members of a film crew scouting locations for a sci-fi flick, Argo. The film has equal measures of Hollywood satire and CIA drama. Coming out on November 9.
Argo UK release: November 9
2) Breaking Dawn, Part 2: Their real life romance might be going through a bumpy ride but Rob Patz and Kirsten Stewart will come together in this grand finale on November 16. Directed by Bill Condon, the film will see Edward and Bella becoming parents to their vampire daughter Renesmee, played by Mackenzie Foy. Trouble brews when she is targeted by the vampire council, the Volturi. The ultimate showdown sees Volturi battling out with the Cullens, the Wolf pack and other vampire tribes. Watch out for the young Foy who is a star in the making.
UK release: November 16
3) Trouble with the Curve: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake come together in this tale of a retiring baseball scout, Gus Lobel, who is given a final assignment before he takes to the bench. Lobel's hot-shot lawyer daughter Mickey (Adams) joins him on the assignment. Together they scout for a new talent in North Carolina, where Mickey begins to take an active role in her father's work to make up for his fading vision, which he has hidden from his bosses. Look out for tender father-daughter bonding and Gran Torino like acting from Mr. Eastwood. Out on November 31.
UK release: November 31
4) The Hobbit, Part 1: Prequel to the Lord of the Rings series, the first part of this three series will hit the screens on December 14. An Unexpected Journey (Hobbit, 1) will see Bilbo Baggins, an inquisitive hobbit travelling to the Lonely Mountain with his small band of dwarves. Their task: to reclaim the treasure stolen from them by the fierce dragon Smaug. Directed by Peter Jackson the film stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage.
UK release: Dec 14
5) Life of Pi: Oscar winner director Ang Lee returns with this timely Christmas treat. This is the incredible tale of survival against all possible odds. 16-year-old Pi's family decides to move their lives and their zoo (yes, zoo!) from Pondicherry, India to Canada. During the journey, their ship suddenly sinks. Pi then finds himself in middle of a ship wreck and giving him company is a huge Bengal Tiger, Richard Parker. He survives 227 days stranded in the middle of Pacific Ocean and discovers the meaning of spirituality and survival. Look out for some amazing performances and a gigantic CGI tiger. Get set for the action on December 20.