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Hot new movies to watch while it's cold outside

By Kristen Oyer
On November 11, 2012

The holiday breaks are in sight and so is the relaxation that accompanies them. What is a better way to de-stress after tests and finals than to go see a movie?

Here are several upcoming or current movies that you should consider:

Wreck-It Ralph— Nov. 2

In Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph, video game villain Ralph decides that he’s done being the bad guy. He goes on an adventure, accompanied by video game friends Sergeant Calhoun and Vanellope Von Schweetz in order to prove that he has what it takes to be a hero. Along the way he battles the real villains of the video game world and encounters beloved video game characters from classic and contemporary games. Appearances by characters and references to video games of all ages make this movie a hit for anyone in any generation.


Flight— Nov. 2

Captain Whip Whitaker sets out to pilot a routine flight when everything goes wrong and the plane begins to malfunction out of control. However, Whip is able to land the plane, saving the lives of all but six of the passengers and flight crew members. Whip is deemed a hero until further investigation begins to wrongly fault Whip for the plane crash. In the midst of the investigation, Whip becomes friends with a recovering drug addict and photographer, Nicole, and discovers how to act in poise and bravery.


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey— Dec. 14

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is the first of three movies based on J.R. Tolkien’s novel, “The Hobbit,” and is a prequel to the pre-existing Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. In this story, dwarf Bilbo Baggins sets out in a group of dwarves to recover the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the frightening dragon Smaug. Along the way he encounters Gollum and obtains “the ring to rule them all” that will change his life forever. The film will be shown in 3D and IMAX, as well as 2D. The second two movies “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” and “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” are expected to be released in 2013 and 2014.


Les Miserables— Dec. 25

The classic novel and play comes to life on the big screen with an all-star cast including Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen. The movie begins as ex-prisoner Jean Valjean is released on parole and decides to re-start life under a false identity. Valjean’s story intertwines with the lives of a poor, ill, unwed mother, her daughter, an intelligent young revolutionist and his archenemy who is out to capture him.

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