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Films to Watch Out For this Christmas

Santa Claus may not have a sack full of gifts for you this Christmas, but whether you’ve been naughty or nice, the Christmas season treats you to a bunch of new films to feast on. Here are just some of them:

  • The Tale of Despereaux. There’s a new mouse hero in town. He’s not an aspiring chef this time but a hopeful knight in shining armour. Join Despereaux Tilling, a mouse banished to the dungeon, in his quest to save a princess. In the process he proves that what you look like isn’t what you are. Watch how an unlikely assembly of characters—Roscuro, the friendly rat; Pea, a princess locked in a dark castle; and Mig, a servant girl—discover something heroic within themselves in a delightful twist of magic and adventure. Directed by Sam Fell and Rob Stevenhagen, this computer-animated film is based on the 2003 fantasy book with the same title. It features the voices of Matthew Broderick (as Despereaux), Emma Watson (as Pea), Dustin Hoffman (as Roscuro), and Sigourney Weaver (as the narrator).
  • Twilight. The famous bloodsucker Edward Cullen and his mortal object of affection Bella Swan will hit the town and quench their macabre thirst in this extraordinary mix of myth and romance during the Christmas season. Based on Stephenie Meyer’s bestseller, it has teenagers, and even adults, screaming—not out of fear, but out of the story’s mushy romantic scenes. This long-awaited film is expected to knock Harry Potter off his Nimbus 2000 broomstick, and is bound to make moviegoers thirst for more.
  • Bedtime Stories. Fantasy and reality combine in a family comedy film starring Adam Sandler. Skeeter Bronson (Sandler), a hotel handyman, tries to change his fate by telling his niece and nephew outlandish tales after discovering that the bedtime stories he reads them mysteriously come true. His destiny shines brighter, until the kids’ twisted contributions to his life story send his life into a twisted tumble.
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still. Keanu Reeves shows up this Christmas with his new film, The Day the Earth Stood Still, a remake of the 1951 science fiction classic. Popular themes such as nuclear warfare, humans versus nature, and a human versus himself are injected into the movie alongside astonishing effects and remarkable alien weaponry.

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