Three Thousand Years of Longing (out Sep 1) is the tale of a renowned academic who, while on a business trip to Istanbul, discovers a genie in a bottle who will grant her three wishes. Taping into the same themes around storytelling we saw in Ang Lee's Life of Pi (a film I preferred), this new effort from Australian director George Miller is filled with colourful flair but is limited by its repetitive message. Grade: B.