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Top Five Films to See in Edinburgh this Christmas

16 Dec

The Christmas season in Edinburgh is a time to have fun and enjoy the attractions and traditional markets but also a time to sit back and chill out with those you care about. Scotland’s capital offers a wide variety of options to delight cinema lovers, from well-known cinema chains to art-house film venues. Do you need help deciding what to watch? Here you are our top five recommendations! Please be aware that most of them are not typical Christmas-themed films per se, but some of the best-reviewed films of the year.

THE-HOBBIT-AN-UNEXPECTED-JOURNEY-Poster– The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey (2D & 3D)

Release date: 13 December 2012 (Odeon Lothian Road 2D & 3D / CineWorld / Cameo 2D & 3D / Vue 2D, 3D & 3D HFR)

Rating: 12A / Peter Jackson / 2012 / 169 min / Adventure, Fantasy

Peter Jackson’s highly expected prequel to the successful ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy is now playing in theatres worldwide and promises to delight the imagination of J.R.R Tolkien’s tales followers. Set in the familiar fantasy world of Middle-earth, the film follows the adventures of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) who is hired by the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) to accompany a group of 13 dwarves on their quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from Smaug, the dragon. Continue reading

The Skin I Live In (La Piel que Habito)

1 Dec

by Natalia Rodríguez Domínguez

 Brilliant Almodóvar! Only he could have created The Skin I Live in. Provocative, bizarre, dramatic, perverse, sensual, funny, surprising and moving in equal measure. A different macabre thriller which Pedro has simply mastered.

Award-winning Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar needed three months of shooting and a further 14 weeks of postproduction to be able to carry out this provoking morbid tale about obsessions, insanity and the struggle for survival. The Skin I Live in is based on Thierry Jonquet’s novel Mygale (“Tarantula”, in English) about a brilliant plastic surgeon who seeks revenge against the man who raped her daughter. Continue reading