Today: July 18, 2024

Christmas Cinema

Need to escape the relatives at Christmas? More ‘Bah humbug’ than ‘pass the cranberry sauce’? Upload thy butt and re-seat in the nearest cinema – there’s some gems to be had over the festive season.

Monsters: A road journey across Mexico should conjure images of the perfect holiday, but the horizons are far from picturesque 4/5.


The Tourist: An American tourist, visiting
Italy to mend a broken heart, meets a woman who
deliberately crosses his path. He pursues a romance but soon finds himself the
pursued as they are caught in a whirlwind of intrigue and
danger.

Chatroom: When five teenagers meet online, innocent friendships
are forged. But soon one dysfunctional member of the group,
increasingly drawn to the darker side of the online world, singles out
the most vulnerable in the group. 4/5



Catfish: Documentary about a man being filmed by his friends as he builds a romantic relationship on the social networking website. 4/5

Burlesque: A small-town girl ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer. 4/5


Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale: Santa Claus is somewhat less than jolly – in fact, he’s the stuff nightmares are made of – in Jalmari Helander’s Rare Exports, an atmospheric and witty re-working of a cherished folk tale. 5/5

A Serbian Tale: Milos, a retired porn star, leads a normal family life in Serbia, trying to make ends meet. 
A former co-star introduces him to Vukmir, a 
powerful figure in the porn business who wants Milos to star in his latest project for a huge fee and – the price of his pride, morality, sanity, and maybe even his own life. 4/5


Loose Cannons: No other nationality respects their food and family gatherings with the fervour and zest of the Italians, but when it comes to the Cantone family, some things are better left well away from the dinner table and in the closet! 4/5

Saddled With Kids?

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 Harry must find the Horcruxes to finally destroy Voldemort. The first half of the final book. 3/5


Tron A son looks into his dad’s disappearance and is pulled into the same cyber world his father has been living in for 25 years.

Gulliver’s Travels Gulliver, a big-talking mailroom clerk who, after he’s mistakenly assigned a travel piece on the Bermuda Triangle, suddenly finds himself a giant among men when he washes ashore on the hidden island of Lilliput, home to a population of very tiny people.

The Chronicles Of Narnia: Voyage Of The Treader Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their cousin Eustace, their royal friend King Caspian, and the warrior mouse Reepicheep, find themselves on a mission – on which rests the fate of Narnia itself. 3/5

Marcia Degia - Publisher

Marcia Degia, who has worked in the media industry for more than 20 years, is the Publishing Editor of KOL Social Magazine. See website: thekolsocial.com

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