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New in Theatres · November 23, 2011 [Thanksgiving Edition]

Its time to play the music. Its time to light the lights. Its time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight.

It’s Thanksgiving Weekend in the ol’ U.S. of A. and as a result the theatres are being flooded with family-friendly movies. Even the Muppets are back! Thanks to Jason Segel and some pretty serious love for cheeky little felt creatures.

Why battle the Black Friday crowds and run the risk of being that one poor bastard that gets trampled to death at the local Wal-Mart? Go check out one of these fine family films instead!!

Happy Turkey Day!


THE MUPPETS

They’re closer than you think.”

Directing:  James Bobin
Writing: Jim Henson (characters), Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller (screenplay)
Starring: Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper

An evil oil tycoon plans on drilling for that black gold under the old Muppet Theatre!! It’s up to three determined fans to rally the Muppet gang and save the theatre before it’s too late!

Price of Admission will get you a Muppets movie full of all the hilarious jokes, crazy musical numbers, and strange moments that made the Muppets so adored by generations.

Running Time · 98 min
Genre · Comedy / Family / Musical
Rated · PG

HUGO
“Unlock the Secret.”

Directing:  Martin Scorsese
Writing: John Logan (screenplay), Brian Selznick (book)
Starring: Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz

Set in the 1930s, a young orphaned boy who resides within the walls of a Parisian train station must uncover the secrets surrounding him, his late father and a mysterious robot.

Price of Admission will get you a beautifully crafted family film from one of Hollywood’s most legendary directors! In 3-D!!

Running Time · 127 min
Genre · Adventure / Drama / Family / Fantasy / Mystery
Rated · PG

ARTHUR CHRISTMAS
“All Elf Breaks Loose.”

Directing:  Sarah Smith
Writing: Peter Baynham, Sarah Smith
Starring: James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton

Everyone has tried crunching those numbers in an attempt to crack the code to Santa’s incredible over-night delivery service. Unfortunately, no one has seems to be able to figure it out. Until now! Arthur Christmas has figured it out and will reveal Santa’s Secret! … Psst, it’s some complicated, high-tech, state of the art stuff. (Our money was on magic…)

Price of Admission will get you clever and charming bit of holiday cheer, complete with a bit of amusing family dysfunction! In 3-D!!

Running Time · 97 min
Genre · Animation / Comedy / Drama / Family
Rated · PG

Excited about any of these new releases? Anything you are going to avoid like the plague?
Leave a comment!

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We’re two SurlyGurls brought together by a love of all things awesome and an equal hate of all things which are an affront to awesomeness everywhere.

Posted on November 23, 2011, in ENTERTAINMENT, LISTS, MOVIES & FILMS, NEW IN THEATRES, PREMIERES and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. manamanamanamanamana…doo dooo do do do….ma namana….doo doooo do do do….ma namanamana….do doooooo do do do do do do do do dododoodo.

    I am excited about the Muppet movie and Hugo as well. Taking the magic out of CHristmas (Arthur’s Christmas)….not so much.

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