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    The Doc Option: Instead of "The Lorax" Watch Dr. Seuss' "Your Job in Germany" and "Our Job in Japan"

    Do you think the new animated feature, "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" is liberal propaganda? Lou Dobbs does, and I'm so sure it has nothing to do with this latest animated Seuss adaptation being at Universal instead of Fox (like the previous one, "Horton Hears a Who"). Regardless...

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    The Doc Option: Instead of "Bullhead" Watch "Bigger Stronger Faster"

    Usually I aim this column at a mainstream studio release, but sadly there are no documentaries about antihero motorcyclists with flaming skull heads or tiny people who live under the floorboards or spies involved in love triangles (That I know of anyway. If I've missed them, please let me know, beca...

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    The Doc Option: Instead of "Big Miracle" See "The Whale"

    I can understand the appeal of "Big Miracle," the cheesy looking new movie about a whale trapped in Arctic ice. I was once a preteen kid obsessed with marine life and I definitely would have gone to see it. Now I'm a thirtysomething kid obsessed with documentary so I have other films to see. If you'...

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    The Doc Option: Instead of "Red Tails" Watch "Wings for This Man"

    George Lucas is back with his first non-"Star Wars" or "Indiana Jones" production in nearly 20 years, and it's a World War II actioner about the African American pilots and crewmen known as the Tuskegee Airmen. If you're already familiar with the history of these heroic men, by all means go see the ...

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    The Doc Option: Instead of "Beauty and the Beast 3D" Watch "Waking Sleeping Beauty"

    The main attraction in theaters this weekend is the 3D re-release of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." If you're hoping to introduce a new generation to the animated classic, by all means bring your kids. But if you're just a grown up wishing to revisit a childhood favorite, and...

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    The Doc Option: Instead of "The Iron Lady" Watch "Tracking Down Maggie"

    Is there any reason to see "The Iron Lady" than to watch Meryl Streep knock another one out of the park? Was there any reason to watch the Bulls in the late '80s other than to see Michael Jordan? I don't know. I haven't seen the new Margaret Thatcher biopic, and I don't kno...

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    The Doc Option: Instead of "War Horse" Watch "The Battle of the Somme"

    Two Doc Option columns in the same week? Hey, if Steven Spielberg can release two movies back to back, it's only fair that I get to provide alternatives for both. So yeah, here's another Doc Option for you:

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    The Doc Option: Instead of "The Adventures of Tintin" Watch "Tintin and I"

    Two of the most anticipated movies of the holiday season open in theaters today. But if you're thinking of choosing "The Adventures of Tintin," don't. I have a new Doc Option for you instead.

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    The Doc Option: Instead of "Chipwrecked" Watch "Chumming With Chipmunks"

    I know, you're so excited about the new "Alvin and the Chipmunks" sequel, "Chipwrecked," but the theaters are going to be packed with obnoxious children all weekend so why not wait a bit? In the meantime, I have another Doc Option for you.

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    The Doc Option: Instead of "W.E." Watch "A King's Story"

    You may not be looking forward to Madonna's new directorial effort, "W.E.," which is supposedly quite terrible. Or, if you are interested, it's actually to see the train wreck -- what Daniel Walber excitedly called "marvelously wretched," "perhaps the most hilariousl...

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