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VIDEO: Your weekend movies... The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Cinema trip this weekend? DailyEdge.ie brings you snippets from new releases to help you decide where to put your money…

WHICH NEW MOVIE release is worth the price of a cinema ticket this weekend?

We’re here to help you decide just that, with these trailers.

The Christmas Candle


For fans of: ANYTHING to do with Christmas. Anything.

Avoid if: You’re Scrooge

In this feelgood family film, a progressive young minister arrives at a new area and attempts to bring some modernity to the village. But his desire to introduce electricity puts him at odds with the candle-loving locals. There’s a bonus appearance of Susan Doyle in this too, if that’s your sort of thing. We’re assuming things all work out in the end…

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

(Warner Bros Pictures/YouTube)

For fans of: Cute little Martin Freeman

Avoid if: You don’t know what a Smaug is

This is the second in the Hobbit trilogy, so we’re back following hairy-footed Bilbo Baggins as he continues on his quest to reclaim the Kingdom of Erebor. Dark lands, scary creatures and fantasy dragons await us in Middle Earth. Epic.

  • RottenTomatoes.com critics’ rating: 73 per cent. Audience rating: 99 per cent want to see

Far Out Isn’t Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story

(Film Festivals and Indie Films/YouTube)

For fans of: Art, experimentation

Avoid if: You’re a delicate sort

Artist Tomi Ungerer has many sides to him: the passionate, politically-active side; the children’s illustrator side; the erotic, experimental side. He has fallen foul of censors multiple times, while remaining an artist beloved by his peers. This documentary explores how he went from critical acclaim to becoming an outcast.

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