OPENING NEXT WEEK
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
Do we need to tell you anything more about this? Peter Jackson returns to the Tolkien trough with the first of three films derived from his modestly sized first novel. Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen star.
WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?
Welcome 50th anniversary outing for Robert Aldrich’s brilliant melodrama starring Joan Crawford and Bette Davis (left) as unhappy sisters brooding fatally on ancient rivalries. Flawless.
TINKERBELL AND THE SECRET OF THE WINGS 3D
Didn’t Disney promise to stop releasing mid-budget sequels to animated classics. Oh well. That recent Pooh movie was genuinely adorable.
OPENING DECEMBER 20th
LIFE OF PI Ang Lee enters Oscar season with his take on Yann Martel’s Booker-winning allegorical novel about magic realist adventures on the high seas. Already highly praised on US release.
OPENING DECEMBER 21st
There is good buzz around this post- Glee entertainment following an a capella group. The amusing Rebel Wilson features.
OPENING DECEMBER 26th
Tom Cruise stars as the the titular hero in (somewhat surprisingly) the first big-screen adaptation of a Lee Child novel.
Bette Midler and Billy Crystal star as an older couple who are forced to take care of their grandchildren using trendy modern methods.
Salman Rushdie’s great epic novel finally makes onto screen in an adaptation by Deepa Mehta. The author himself narrates.