A look ahead at the holiday movie season

by Owen Karoscik

Staff Writer

While we sit at the table giving thanks with our families this Thanksgiving and Christmas, everyone will also be thinking about what to go see at the movies afterwards. Here are my picks of what to see this holiday season:

1. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 1”
Part 1 of the epic finale is the top movie to see this holiday season. Just about everyone in the world knows what happens in the final book, but now it is possible to get to see what it looks like on the big screen. The only unnecessary quality is that it’s in 3-D. However, that should not spoil the fun of all the action and humor.

2. “Black Swan”
Natalie Portman has received huge critical acclaim at the Toronto Film Festival for her haunting performance as a mentally unstable ballerina in this psychological thriller. Directed by Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler), this should be a top contender for the Oscars as well as a terrific film experience.

3. “Tron: Legacy”
I have never seen the original Tron nor do I know if the story will be good or not. However, the special effects look like they are worth going to see, especially in 3-D. Expect a lot of action and drama. This year’s Avatar.

4. “Fair Game”
From Doug Liman, the director of The Bourne Identity, comes this year’s most political and controversial film. Starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn, this film tells the true story of Valerie Plame, a CIA agent whose identity was revealed by the Bush Administration after her husband made critical accusations about the War in Iraq. To all Oscar voters: keep an eye on this one.

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