DIRECTOR: Sarah Smith.
CAST: (Voices) James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Ashley Jensen, Imelda Staunton, Marc Wootton, Ramona Marquez, Laura Linney, Eva Longoria, Michael Palin.
SYNOPSIS: Arthur (McAvoy) and his family live together, laugh together and bicker just like anyone else. The only difference is the responsibility that comes with the surname ‘Christmas’ and having to deliver presents to every country in the world, all in one night. Having fine-tuned a seemingly perfect strategy for the 25th December each year, when one child is missed, Arthur and Grandsanta (Nighy) embark on a crazy mission to deliver her present.
Arthur Christmas is one of those films you immediately want to see again once the credits start rolling. Assembling the Best of British, first time director Sarah Smith has created a smart, quirky, yet sentimental film that will undoubtedly stand the test of time and become a Christmas favourite, all the while remaining universally accessible. Continue reading
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Tagged 2011, aardman animations, arthur christmas, ashley jensen, bill nighy, christmas, eva longoria, film, grandsanta, hugh laurie, imelda staunton, james mcavoy, jim broadbent, laura linney, marc wootton, michael palin, movies, november, peter baynham, ramona marquez, review, santa, sarah smith, sony pictures animation
This list only includes films I watched for the first time this month. My most recent viewing is the top entry:
50/50 (Dir: Jonathan Levine, 2011) ****
Immortals (Dir: Tarsem, 2011) ***
Arthur Christmas (Dir: Sarah Smith, 2011) ****
Happy Feet Two (Dir: George Miller, 2011) ***
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (Dir: Bill Condon, 2011) ****
(500) Days Of Summer (Dir: Marc Webb, 2009) ****
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Tagged 2009, 2011, 50/50, 500 days of summer, aardman, arthur christmas, bill condon, breaking dawn, films, george miller, happy feet two, henry cavill, immortals, jonathan levine, marc webb, november, sarah smith, tarsem, the twilight saga: breaking dawn - part 1, twilight