Out Now – 13th December 2013

The Innocents of Smaug

Apologies for the lack of updates but December is turning out to be a very busy month. Please feel free to assume that this is because I am Father Christmas and not just a lazy blogger.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Those hobbits and dwarves are back for more rambling through forests and encountering mythical beasts. Will this film be distinguishable from the four that have come before? Probably not but you’re going to have to see it eventually regardless; there’s nothing else out this week you’re going to want to watch.

The Christmas Candle
In this week’s instalment of overtly religious Christmas films we have a period drama about a candle that has been touched by an angel. Susan Boyle co-stars if you were worried about where she’s been lately.

Fill the Void
“A young Hasidic Jewish woman is pressured into an arranged levirate marriage to an older widower.” Because let’s not forget that it was Hanukkah just the other week.

The Innocents
I was at the BFI enjoying their Gothic season and saw the trailer for The Innocents and had a good old chuckle, enjoy:

Cinema Paradiso
Another re-release! This time of an Oscar-winning foreign film that came out the year I was born. I haven’t seen it so will be moving swiftly on…

Tamla Rose
Musical in which “three teen girls in a Motown band embark on an emotional ride to hell and back.” I cannot tell whether they literally go to hell or not but they certainly start off in Liverpool.

Tamam miyiz?
The plot summary for this film is so long and uninteresting I can do no better than providing it for you in its entirety: “Temmuz is an openly gay sculptor living at a flat with his dog in Istanbul. He lives a bohemian lifestyle and has a happy go lucky, carefree, eccentric (such as believing in good luck charms) character, frequently distracting him from his work as a children’s book illustrator, and eventually leading him to be abandoned by his boyfriend via e-mail. He is given solace and affection by her wealthy mother, who is fully supportive of him, and best friend and co-worker, Beste. In the meantime, he keeps seeing a young man in his dreams, who repeatedly calls him for help and rescue. One day he runs into this guy while getting on the bus, who is accompanied by his mother, and helps them get into their home as the young man was born without limbs. From then on, two lives would collide into each other, starting a brotherhood full of discoveries and mutual help.”