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Take a moment during the silly season to spend some quality family time on SBS! Tune in every Friday in December at 7:30pm.
SBS Movies

26 Nov 2015 - 2:41 PM  UPDATED 3 Dec 2015 - 2:52 PM

The Adventures of Tintin

Friday December 4, 7:30pm

USA, 2011
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Daniel Craig
What's it about?
From Academy Award-winning filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson comes the epic adventures of fearless young reporter Tintin, whose stories have captured the world's imagination since 1929, when he was first drawn by Hergé in his now-cult comic books. Racing to uncover the secrets of a sunken ship that may hold a vast fortune - but also an ancient curse - Tintin and his loyal dog Snowy embark on an action-packed journey around the world, where he'll soon cross paths with a foul-mouthed, grumpy, but courageous man – Captain Haddock.

The Adventures of Tintin Review
Followed on the next day at 5:50pm by family movie Tales from Earthsea



Friday December 11, 7:30pm

UK, 2012
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Chloë Grace Moretz 
What's it about?
This Oscar-winning movie is essentially Martin Scorsese's love letter to cinema and to "cinemagician" George Melies, who directed silent short film A Trip to the Moon, considered the world's first sci-fi movie. In 1930's Paris, young orphan Hugo lives a secret life in the walls of the Montparnasse train station. When he encounters a broken automaton, an eccentric girl and the cold reserved man who runs the toy shop, he is caught up in a fantastic adventure that could put all of his secrets in jeopardy.

Read the 4½-star review
Followed on the next day at 6pm by family movie 'Wolf'


Spirited Away

Friday December 18, 7:30pm

Japan, 2001
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Jack Angel
What's it about?
From Hayao Miyazaki, one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animation, comes a wondrous fantasy which deservedly won the 2003 Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature. The heroine is a young girl named Chihiro, who discovers a secret world of strange spirits, creatures and sorcery. When her parents are mysteriously transformed, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world.

Watch/Read The Movie Show original 4-star review
Watch Miyazaki' 'Howl's Moving Castle' the next day at 6pm on SBS 2

Image from Spirited Away (showing 12:00PM, Thurs 19th July)

Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra

Friday December 25, 7:30pm

France, 2002
 Alain Chabat
Starring: Christian Clavier, Gérard Depardieu, Monica Bellucci
What's it about?
This sequel to Asterix and Obelix Vs. Caesar proved a major hit when it came out in 2002, selling more than 14 million tickets, thanks to a star-studded cast and its non-stop puns and pop culture references. Cleopatra (Monica Bellucci), Queen of Egypt, decides to prove Caesar that Egypt is the greatest civilisation by ordering the construction of a palace in the middle of the desert in only three months. Architect Numerobis, in charge of the daunting project, worries about the deadline and decides to call on the help of his friends Asterix and Obelix, druid Getafix, who thanks to his magic potion, might be able to save him from the crocodile pit.

Watch 'Asterix and Obelix vs Caesar' the next day at 6pm on SBS 2


Beauty and the Beast

Friday December 25, 9:30pm

France/Germany, 2014
Director: Christophe Gans
Starring: Léa Seydoux, Vincent Cassel, André Dussollier
What's it about?
This classic French fairy tale, brought to the screen in 1946 by iconic writer/artist/filmmaker Jean Cocteau, sees director Christophe Gans breathes new life into it with a stunning and dark adaptation, starring two of the biggest stars of French cinema. When a merchant finds himself indebted to the Beast (Vincent Cassel), his youngest daughter Belle (Léa Seydoux) offers herself to the Beast as a sacrifice for her family. However, it isn’t death that awaits Belle in the lonely Beast’s castle, but rather a life of magic, joy, melancholy and romance.

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