Sunday, December 28

The Interview

Director: Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2788710/

Review: Has some genuinely funny moments, particularly in its first half, but doesn't lean hard enough on the absurdity to justify some of the revelling in violence and uncomfortable line-crossing it plays with in its second half.

Watch it if: You already really like James Franco and Seth Rogen.

And if you liked: This is the End, Spies Like Us, Team America: World Police

Saturday, December 27

Big Eyes

Director: Tim Burton

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1126590/

Review: A little bit long and unfocused but looks beautiful with a well performed and fascinating story.

Watch it if: You want to see Tim Burton return to smaller more interesting movies.

And if you liked: Ed Wood, Big Fish, Matinee

Check this out: Margaret Keane

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Director: Peter Jackson

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2310332/

Review: Dull and confusing with un-engaging battle sequences and plenty of flat humour.

Watch it if: You really feel you have to.

And if you liked: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 300