Watch A New York Winter’s Tale with us on Friday night!
James R | On 11, Dec 2014
“It’s early days, but A New York Winter’s Tale could turn out to be the defining screech-out-loud comedy of 2014.”
Ever since Robbie Collin wrote those fateful words back in February, we’ve been desperate to see A New York Winter’s Tale.
The epic fairytale seems like the perfect Christmas film, spanning everything from romance and frozen lakes to, erm, time travel and the devil.
Which is why we’re delighted that it will arrive on Sky Movies tomorrow, Friday 12th December – when it will also be available to watch on NOW. And we’ll sitting down at 8.30pm, Lord help us, to watch it.
What is NOW?
Sky’s contract-free VOD service gives you live and on-demand access to all of the broadcaster’s movie catalogue for £9.99 a month. Not convinced that A New York Winter’s Tale is worth a tenner? Good. Neither are we. Which is why we’re relieved to say that NOW has a free 30-day trial for new customers.
And what is this film you’re going on about?
“Set in a mythic New York City and spanning more than a century, Winter’s Tale is about miracles, crossed destinies, and the age-old battle between good and evil,” says its official synopsis.
To translate, it’s a tale about a thief, Peter (Colin Farrell), who breaks into a mansion in 1916 New York – unaware that the beautiful but gravely ill Beverly (Jessica Brown Findlay) is inside. He promptly falls in love, something his old boss (Russell Crowe) isn’t very keen on. And so Peter desperately tries to save his one true love, across time, against the forces of darkness… and is helped in his quest by his best friend.
Who happens to be a flying horse.
Oh, and did we mention the devil is played by Will Smith?
We thought that’d convince you.
So. join us for A New York Twitter’s Tale on Friday night at 8.30pm, as we watch and tweet along with this truly modern classic on NOW. You can also rent or buy it – we’ll add a list of where tomorrow – but let’s be honest, it’s probably not worth it.
We’re sure it’ll be a night to remember. Probably for all the wrong reasons.
“A baboonish catastrophe” – The Telegraph
“The only way this film could be made worse would be to be eaten by a badger while watching it” – The Guardian