Holiday 2014 Movie Lineup

December 3, 2014

in Movie Reviews

  • SumoMe

Ah, December holidays.

The movie studios just love them.

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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.

Come To My Voice

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?

Miss Julie

It’s set on a country estate, but not “Downton Abbey.” An Irish aristocrat’s daughter tries to get his valet to seduce her.

The Pyramid

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.

Wild

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.

Exodus: Gods and Kings

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.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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!

The New Zealand tourism folks have their fingers crossed that like previous movies based on the J.R.R. Tolkien books, this latest Hobbit flick will spur travelers to come to their island country to visit the locations where the movies have been filmed. And, of course, if you’re headed there on Air New Zealand, you can expect the airline to roll out yet another of its quirky in-flight safety videos like this one:

While all of these films are set to be released during the 2014 holiday season, none of them are traditional “Holiday Movies.”

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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