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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    Life of Pi

    In a sentence:
    ‘Crouching Tiger’ director Ang Lee takes on Yann Martel’s novel about a teenage Indian boy stranded on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger.

    Why we’re excited:
    Everything Ang Lee does is worth watching, and we’re intrigued to see what he’s done with the novel that everyone said was unfilmable (just remember those gravity-defying set-pieces in ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’). And this time he’s got 3D to play with – conjuring up tigers, shipwrecks, humpback whales and the Pacific ocean.

    Who’ll love it?
    The novel’s huge fanbase, bulked up, but those enticed in by the film’s feast of visual splendour and inevitable awards buzz.

    When’s it out?
    December 20

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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.