Holiday Season Sees Big Movie
With the holidays approach
ing, people are starting to plan family
outings. Going to the movies is always
at the top of the list of things to do on
a weekend, and there are a few films
that look promising for the holiday
The long-awaited film version
of the first part of the seventh Harry
Potter book, Harry Potter and the
Deathly Hollows Part i, came out on
November 19, and made over $1.25
million in its opening weekend. In
this installment of the hugely popular
series, Harry, Ron, and Hermione are
on a mission to find and destroy the
pieces of Voldemort’s soul to kill him
once and for all.
The second movie that tops
the holiday list is the next in the line
of films based on the books by C.S.
Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia: The
Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Ed
mund, Lucy, and their cousin Eustice
go on a fantastical, whirlwind adven
ture filled with dragons, mermaids,
and menacing slave traders. Look for
this movie, showing in 3D, in theaters
on December 10.
Joy Close, Staff Writer
The third movie which looks
worth seeing this holiday season
is Tron: Legacy, out in theaters on
December 17. It is a fast-paced 3D ad
venture that is rumored to equal, if not
surpass, last year’s Avatar in special ef
fects and 3D image quality. IMDB says
that Tron: Legacy is about “a virtual-
world worker [who] looks to take down
the Master Control Program.”
Other films opening throughout De
Black Swan, featuring Natalie Portman
opens December 3rd
The Tourist, featuring Angelie Jolie
and Johnny Depp, opens December
How Do You Know, featuring Reese
Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul
Rudd, and Jack Nicholson, opens
Gulliver’s Travels, featuring Jack Black
as Gulliver, opens December 22nd
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