December film highlights 2012

The top five films you need to see this month

Peter Jackson is back for more Tolkein, Martin McDonagh is back with Colin Farrell and Ang Lee puts 3D through its paces.

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    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    In a sentence:
    Diminutive recluse is contacted by elderly hobo and his 12 hirsute pals for a spot of light criminal activity… digitally generated havoc ensues.

    Why we’re excited:
    It’s Jackson, it’s McKellen, it’s Tolkein, it’s New Zealand. Okay, so the story of ‘The Hobbit’ isn’t in the same epic league as ‘The Lord of the Rings’, but the plot offers plenty of scope for PJ to spread his directorial wings.

    Who’ll love it?
    The Tolkein heartlands: kids and fantasy nerds. Plus, anyone who enjoyed the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy… and that’s a lot of people.

    When’s it out?
    December 13

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  • Aside from these highlights there's plenty to see at the cinema this December, including US TV comic Rashida Jones in 'Celeste and Jesse Forever' and Jeff Orlowski's 'Chasing Ice'. Take a look at our upcoming movies calendar for a comprehensive guide to all December film releases.