I hate everyone’s movie countdowns. They fill me loathing and longing in equal measure. Ten days until The Desolation of Smaug, you say? Ha!! BOXING DAY! THIS ALWAYS HAPPENS! Every now and then we get thrown a bone and get something before the rest of the world (like the Avengers, a shining day for us all), more often than not we are weeks behind. It can’t be the region, New Zealand and Indonesia are getting it on the 12/13 so WHYYYYY??? All I want to see are some Dwarves, a wizard, and a Hobbit walk for 2 odd hours. Is that so much to ask?