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Movies to see during the 2012 Holidays

Wreck-it Ralph

When: In theaters
Genre: Animation
Rating: G
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Summary: Wreck-It Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) longs to be as beloved as his game's perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer). Problem is, nobody loves a Bad Guy. But they do love heroes... so when a modern, first-person shooter game arrives featuring tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch), Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness. He sneaks into the game with a simple plan-win a medal-but soon wrecks everything, and accidently unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade. Ralph's only hope? Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman), a young troublemaking "glitch" from a candy-coated cart racing game who might just be the one to teach Ralph what it means to be a Good Guy. But will he realize he is good enough to become a hero before it's "Game Over" for the entire arcade? Available in 3D.

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds away

When: In theaters
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: G
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Summary: The 3D film event features artistic and acrobatic performances from some of the most elaborate Cirque du Soleil productions. Available in 3D.

Life of Pi

When: In theaters
Genre: Drama/Adventure
Rating: PG
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Summary: Director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) creates a groundbreaking movie event about a young man who survives a tragic disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While marooned on a lifeboat, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with the ship's only other survivor - a fearsome Bengal tiger.

Rise of the Guardians

When: In theaters
Genre: Animation
Rating: PG
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Summary: A group of heroic childhood legends, each with extraordinary abilities. When Pitch, an evil spirit akin to the boogeyman, lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world. Available in 3D.

Skyfall

When: In theaters
Genre: Action/Adventure
Rating: PG-13
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Summary: Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part 2

When: In theaters
Genre: Drama/Fantasy
Rating: PG-13
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Summary: Bella (Kristen Stewart) awakens transformed -- she is now a mother and finally... a vampire. While her husband Edward (Robert Pattinson) delights in her beauty, speed, and uncommon self-control, newborn Bella has never felt more alive; and the destiny of her best friend Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) has become entwined in that of their exceptional daughter Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy). The arrival of a creature so rare cements an extended family, but will soon ignite forces that threaten to destroy them all.

Dino Time

When: December 7
Genre: Animation
Rating: G
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Summary: "Dino Time" is the story of a daredevil kid named Ernie, his little sister Julia, and his best friend Max, who, while horsing around in Max's inventor father's workshop, accidentally trip a time-machine into operation and find themselves transported back in time 65 million years, where they're adopted by doting dinosaur mom Tyra (Melanie Griffith) and a rambunctious dinosaur "brother" named Dodger (Rob Schneider). The three kids explore the excitement of the prehistoric world - trying to steer clear of Tyra's evil dinosaur rivals (William Baldwin and Stephen Baldwin) - while, back in the present day, Max's dad and Ernie and Julia's overprotective mom (Jane Lynch) plot their rescue. Available in 3D.

The Hobbit: An unexpected journey

When: December 14
Genre: Action/Fantasy
Rating: G
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Summary: Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug. Available in 3D.

Monsters Inc 3D

When: December 19
Genre: Animation/Comedy
Rating: G
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Summary: When two monsters, James Sullivan and Mike Wzowski (voiced by John Goodman and Billy Crystal), accidentally bring a child into their crazy world, they are extradited to Earth with hilarious consequences... Available in 3D.

Les Misérables

When: December 25
Genre: Musical drama
Rating: Unrated
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Summary: Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.


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