The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Secret of the Wings and Smashed are out now - what will you see?
2nd December, 2012
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (12, 11+)
Many have enjoyed J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and the truly epic trilogy of films adapted by Peter Jackson from the book. But not everyone knows that the famous fantasy masterpiece was actually a sequel to another popular novel: The Hobbit. This story is about Bilbo Baggins, a curious hobbit who leaves the safety of the sleepy Shire to search for adventure and treasure in Middle-earth's magical kingdom of wizards, dragons, goblins and trolls. Released ten years after The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won eleven Oscars, this spectacular prequel reveals how it all began.
Secret of the Wings (U, 5+)
Sweet as sugar and beautiful to look at, this computer-animated Tinker Bell adventure is a candy-coloured delight. In it, Disney's much-loved fairy mischief-maker lets her curiosity get the better of her when she ventures into the forbidden Winter Woods, where her wings start strangely sparkling. Determined to find out why, she encounters a frost fairy called Periwinkle who's experiencing the same phenomenon, and together they discover an amazing secret. But Tinker Bell's rule-breaking has terrible consequences that puts the magical homes of her and Periwinkle at risk, and leaves them racing to find a way for 'warm' and 'cold' fairies to enjoy friendships without destroying Pixie Hollow forever.
Smashed (15, 14+)
Kate and Charlie's marriage is built around their initially happy, if hazy, habit. Though they are both alcoholics, they manage to lead largely functional lives, punctuated by nightly partying and boozy nights in. Kate is a schoolteacher and Charlie a music critic. When Kate's quest for highs leads her to illegal drugs, she realises it is time to clean up her act, and expects Charlie to follow suit. The struggle for sobriety places a strain on their relationship as the journey through rehabilitation proves less than romantic. This comedy-drama won the Special Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.Return to all posts
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