The influx of holiday movies has begun!

With Halloween firmly behind us, the influx of holiday movies has begun! This week’s releases include a new Hallmark Channel Christmas movie, a drama about the generational pursuit of the American dream, and a Japanese film about a father and his daughter after the loss of their wife/mother.

It follows Summer’s life as her mother Vivian and daughter Chloe move in with her. Vivian sets up a miniature Christmas village. As Chloe begins setting up the figurines, real-life events seem to mimic the scenes she creates.

Directed by Jason Furukawa

Starring: Luke Macfarlane, Alison Sweeney, Marlo Thomas, Kareem Malcolm, Maesa Nicholson

Release date: November 4 (Hallmark Channel)

Armageddon Time (R)

A deeply personal coming-of-age story about the strength of family and the generational pursuit of the American Dream.

Directed by James Gray

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong, Banks Repeta, Jaylin Webb, Anthony Hopkins

Release date: November 4

Missing

Following the death of his wife, Santoshi has sunk into depression and debt, much to the consternation of his daughter, high school student Kaede. To ease their debt, Santoshi tells Kaede he will track down a serial killer and collect the reward, but Santoshi disappears and Kaede must find out what happened to him. What appears to be a familiar mystery narrative takes unexpected turns into the depths of human emotion.

Directed by Shinzô Katayama

Starring: Jirô Satô, Hiroya Shimizu, Misato Morita, Aoi Itô, Shotaro Ishii

Release date: November 4

What movies will you be seeing this weekend?

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