What to watch in Irish cinemas this December…

<p><strong>The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug</strong><br />
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<br /><strong>Directed by:</strong> Peter Jackson<br /><strong>Starring:</strong> Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans<br /><strong>Release Date: </strong>December 13th<br />The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.</p>
<p><strong>Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones</strong><br />
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<br /><strong>Directed by:</strong> Christopher Landon<br /><strong>Starring:</strong> Molly Ephraim, Richard Cabral, Crystal Santos, Andrew Jacobs<br /><strong>Release Date:</strong> January 1st 2014<br />The story begins in June 2012, at a party in Oxnard, California. After a woman dies in the apartment beneath the party, some partygoers take a camera to investigate. They discover items associated with black magic rituals, even the missing tapes from Paranormal Activity 3. When Jesse, the film’s lead protagonist, discovers a mark on his arm, strange forces pursue him while Jesse’s loved ones attempt to save him.</p>
<p><strong>Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues</strong><br />
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<br /><strong>Directed by:</strong> Adam McKay<br /><strong>Starring:</strong> Will Ferrell, Steve Carrel, Paul Rudd, Vince Vaughn, Kristen Wiig, Christina Applegate<br /><strong>Release Date: </strong>December 18th<br />With the 70s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York’s first 24-hour news channel by storm.</p>
<p><strong>American Hustle </strong><br />
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<br /><strong>Directed by: </strong>David O. Russell<br /><strong>Starring:</strong> Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Robert DeNiro, Amy Adams<br /><strong>Release Date:</strong> December 18th<br />A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner Sydney Prosser is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.</p>
<p><strong>Oldboy</strong><br />
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<br /><strong>Directed by: </strong>Spike Lee<br /><strong>Starring: </strong>Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley<br /><strong>Release Date: </strong>December 6th<br />Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for 20 years.</p>