I’ll be brief – this starting reviews in advance thing is an excellent idea, especially since this month’s vote was a near-unanimous one for an almost three-hour long film.

Your review for the month of November is –

In a hole in the ground, there lived a second bankable Tolkien trilogy a hobbit...

In a hole in the ground, there lived a second bankable Tolkien trilogy a hobbit…

Now, dear readers, is where we come to a crossroads. I can already tell many of you will want me to review The Desolation of Smaug next seeing as how that immediately follows An Unexpected Journey, which is perfectly understandable. However, there is the small matter of a certain FORCE that AWAKENS sometime in December that is a continuation of another iconic film trilogy, and this couldn’t be a better time for me to go back to where it all began and reminisce on why it’s so beloved (as well as build up more hype for TFA). Not to mention this is the holiday season and I do have more than one movie on the shelf that are perfectly suitable for this occasion.

So if I might make a few recommendations for December…

  • The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug
  • March of the Wooden Soldiers (Babes in Toyland, 1934)
  • Star Wars: A New Hope
  • Rise of the Guardians
  • Frozen
  • An American Tail
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • The Sound of Music

Thank you for voting. Cast your vote for December’s review by leaving a comment on what film you want to see or by emailing me at upontheshelfshow@gmail.com. Remember, you can find what films are available for reviewing by clicking on “What’s On the Shelf”, and you can only vote once a month.