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- Black Christmas 
- Casino Royale 
- Charlotte's Web 
- Dreamgirls 
- Eragon 
- The Good Shepherd 
- Happy Feet 
- The Holiday 
- The Nativity Story 
- Night at the Museum 
- Night at the Museum: The IMAX Experience 
- The Pursuit of Happyness 
- Rocky Balboa 
- We Are Marshall 
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This weekend marks the last big push for the movie industry as we then begin a gentle slide towards the Academy Award nominations and award show. Sure, there are plenty of movies released in the January-February time frame, but it's traditionally a time when the studios open their Oscar-contenders (that they released in NY and LA to qualify) into more theaters, and to take a breath because audiences do the same (now there's a catch-22).
The last month's worth of releases are more than enough choices for you if you're planning on hitting the theaters this weekend and over the holiday break. Last week saw the release of "Charlotte's Web," "The Pursuit of Happyness," and "Eragon," as well as the continued strength of "Happy Feet" and "The Holiday."
"Casino Royale" is still doing pretty well also, racking up almost as much box office in its five weeks as "Happy Feet," which has been placed in more theaters country-wide. New Line is really hoping people will flock to "The Nativity Story," given the obvious connection to the weekend's holiday.
That would normally be enough to make a casual movie-goer pretty happy, but wait, we haven't even gotten to this week's releases yet!
Wednesday saw the release of "Rocky Balboa," which our Featured Movie Critic tags as the only Rocky sequel worth watching. Maybe Rocky's got a little fight left in him after all!
Today, we have Ben Stiller trying to keep a museum full of characters under control in "Night at the Museum," Matthew McConaughey in the real-life story "We Are Marshall," and Matt Damon in the CIA story "The Good Shepherd."
But wait, there's more! (I do miss those commercials, in a way)
Combine all those choices with the other movies currently playing in theaters, and you have 61 movies from which to choose this weekend! If I had a little time on my hands and I thought you would actually be interested, I'd total up the running times, but suffice it to say, you could do quite a marathon between Christmas and New Years!
My suggestion is to start with the New movies and work your way out from there. And don't forget, theaters are going to be just as busy as you are this weekend, so make sure to buy your tickets in advance, print them at home, and skip the lines of all those unfortunate souls who didn't do the same. Look for the links on the showtimes and click away!
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