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TMW's Winter 2014 Movie Preview - December

In the final part of our Winter preview, we take a look at the array of movies coming our way this December.*

Would be blockbusters:
Expect lots more walking, and more walking, and yet more damn walking, when the final installment in Peter Jackson's 7789 minute long adaptation of The Hobbit arrives in the form of The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, or Are We There Yet Part 3, as non-fans have labelled it.
Ben Stiller has been absent form our screens lately but returns in sequel Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, this time relocating the action from New York to London. Ultimately, this is now most notable for marking the final screen appearance of the late Robin Williams.
Ridley Scott returns to the world of swords and sandals with biblical epic Exodus: Gods & Kings. Starring the likes of Christian Bale and Sigourney Weaver as Egyptians, the movie has drawn fire for its minstrelesque casting but promises to be quite a spectacle.

World Cinema:
Set in the Berlin of the early 19th century, Amour Fou looks at the latter stages of the lives of the writer Heinrich von Kleist and his partner Henriette Vogel.
We finally get a release for the 2012 Oscar nominated Norwegian drama Kon-Tiki. The film looks at Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl's 1947 Kon-Tiki expedition.

Also Opening:
Angelina Jolie steps behind the camera to direct the true life tale of Louis Zamperini in Unbroken. Zamperini was an Olympic runner who spent over two years in Japanese POW camps during World War II. With a script from the Coen brothers and cinematography by Roger Deakins, expect this to figure heavily during awards season.
A young epileptic searches for her brother in UK drama Electricity. Based on Ray Robinson's novel, the film is said to feature some remarkable visual effects in its many hallucinatory moments.
Grégory Lavasseur, best known for penning several horror movies, makes his directorial debut with The Pyramid. When a team of archaeologists explore a newly unearthed pyramid, they find somehting far more sinister than lost treasure.
Reese Witherspoon makes her bid for an Oscar with The Good Lie. Here she plays a sassy American woman who takes in a Sudanese refugee. The Blind Side 2 anyone?
Two decades on, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels return for Dumb and Dumber To. There are no less than six writers credited to this. Six!
The comedy sequels continue with Hot Tub Time Machine 2. This time the guys travel to, wait for it...the future!!!

*Based on UK release dates