Ah, December holidays.
The movie studios just love them.
Kids will be out of school, adults will be playing hookey from work, and they all want to see the latest, greatest, cinematic offerings from Hollywood and elsewhere.
Tales Told From The Road focuses on films where the place where the story takes place is a “character” that is indispensable to the story.
So here are some upcoming films that we’d like to see between now and January 1st.
This sounds like a cliff-hanger. Can an old woman and her granddaughter say the only man in their household after he’s arrested by the police who suspect gun are being hidden in their Kurdish village in Turkey?
It’s set on a country estate, but not “Downton Abbey.” An Irish aristocrat’s daughter tries to get his valet to seduce her.
Oh boy, here we go again! You’d think by now that archeologists would have learned not to unearth tombs inside Egyptian pyramids. But, as usual, they make that fatal mistake.
Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling memoir of the same name, about her epic trek backpacking over 1,000 miles though the mountainous Western U.S. on the Pacific Coast trail, gets made into a movie starring Reese Witherspoon.
If you didn’t get enough of Egypt from watching The Pyramid, you’ll definitely want to catch yet another rendition of this Old Testament story about Moses and the Pharaoh.
It just wouldn’t be Christmas if Bilbo and his buddies weren’t battling the bad guys of Middle-Earth once again, would it? Of course not!
So if you’re looking for an uplifting of your holiday spirits, skip going to the movies and stay home and watch It’s A Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, Holiday Inn, or White Christmas on TV or DVD.
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