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    What to See and What to Skip in Theaters Over the Long Holiday Weekend

    With Christmas comes the big holiday movie weekend, and this year's is no exception with six awards contenders hitting theaters. On December 25, "The Wolf of Wall Street," "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and "Lone Survivor" go wide, while "The Invisible Woman" gets a limited release. Friday, "Augu...

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    This Weekend: Don't Miss 'Her,' 'The Past' and 'The Selfish Giant'; 'Anchorman 2' Also Arrives

    An eclectic array of intimate indies and a raucous mainstream comedy hit theaters this weekend, from Spike Jonze's cri-de-coeur "Her" to Asghar Farhadi's can't-miss "The Past" and, yes, the "Anchorman" sequel. Trailers below.

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    This Weekend, Head to 'Out of the Furnace' and 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

    Two of the year's big awards contenders arrive in theaters this weekend: the Coens' heavenly folk music tragicomedy "Inside Llewyn Davis" and Scott Cooper's hardboiled noir "Out of the Furnace." More low-key releases are Penn & Teller's art doc "Tim's Vermeer" and Ulrich Seidl's refreshingly "Hope"-...

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    This Holiday Weekend, See Musicals 'Black Nativity' and 'Frozen'

    From Langston Hughes adaptation "Black Nativity" to Disney's animated musical comedy "Frozen," there is plenty of family fare to see this holiday weekend, which is light on awards contenders. Starring an acclaimed Idris Elba, the Nelson Mandela biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" also opens, as d...

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    Five Films to See This Weekend: 'Hunger Games,' Dench Oscar Bid 'Philomena,' Drug War Doc 'Narco Cultura' & More

    Something for everyone this weekend. While most audiences will surely flock to the new "Hunger Games" film, Oscar hopeful "Philomena" arrives in select cities after its sweep through the festival circuit, and the new Vince Vaughn vehicle "Delivery Man" gets a wide release. Doc lovers, head to "Narco...

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    This Weekend: See 'Nebraska' and 'The Great Beauty,' While 'Best Man Holiday,' LaBeouf's 'Charlie Countryman' Also Hit Theaters

    A few treats to choose from this weekend as two Oscar -- Payne's "Nebraska" and Sorrentino's "The Great Beauty" -- hopefuls hit theaters. Critics advise you to skip LaBeouf vehicle "Charlie Countryman." Check out our weekend roundup here.

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    This Weekend: See Blanchett in Allen's 'Blue Jasmine,' 'The To Do List,' Critics Split on Middling 'The Wolverine' and More

    Woody Allen's latest "Blue Jasmine," with a marvelous performance by Cate Blanchett hits theaters this weekend, along with To's "Drug War," "The To Do List" and the latest superhero reboot "The Wolverine," which has critics split.

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    This Weekend: See Harrowing 'The Act of Killing,' 'Blackfish,' 'Only God Forgives,' Skip 'RED 2'

    This is a very strong weekend for indies. Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Act of Killing" is an artful examination of genocide in Indonesia; Gabriela Cowperthwaite's "Blackfish" centers on the lethal consequences of SeaWorld's captivity of orca whales; and Andrew Bujalski's latest, "Computer Chess," is a ...

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    This Weekend: Head to 'Pacific Rim,' 'Fruitvale Station,' 'The Hunt,' Skip 'Grown-Ups 2'

    This weekend, Guillermo del Toro's monster sci-fi epic "Pacific Rim" crashes into theaters, with "Fruitvale Station" and "The Hunt" making more modest debuts in limited release. TOH! recommends all three.

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    Weekend Preview: Delightful 'Much Ado About Nothing,' Unfunny 'Internship' and More

    Joss Whedon's jazzy, black-and-white version of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" is going down smooth as silk with reviewers. The film, which Whedon shot at his Santa Monica home in a 12-day period before "Avengers" post-production began, is easily the critical winner for the weekend.

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