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    112311: Thanksgiving Movie Openings

    Posted: 23 Nov 2011 03:30 AM PST

    A Jump Start On New Movies

    It’s Thanksgiving Weekend and that means it’s time for Hollywood to get a jump on the movie market by opening movies mid-week instead of the usual Friday openings. There are three new movies hitting the big screen for this long weekend run. Two look amazing and one – well – time will tell. The Muppets return to the big screen for a feature length movie while another animated Christmas movie entitled Arthur Christmas hits the big screen too. The third movie offering this weekend is another family comedy but it’s opening in a limited release.

    It will be interesting to see if the two wide release family movies this weekend can bump off the blood-sucking vampire that grabbed headlines last weekend.

    New On The Big Screen

    The Muppets – PG on 3,440 screens
    Jason Segel, who co-wrote the screenplay for the film, plays Gary who joins his Muppet brother, Walter and his girlfriend, Amy Adams’ Mary, in a quest to raise enough money to save the Muppet Theater from being demolished. Chris Cooper and Rashida Jones, plus Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and their Muppet friends all star.

    Arthur Christmas – PG on 3,376 screens
    After Santa Claus forgets to deliver a gift to one child, his son embarks on a journey to correct the mistake before Christmas morning arrives. James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent and Bill Nighy lend their voices to the animated film which is also screening in 3D.

    Hugo – PG on 1,277 screens
    Set in the 1930′s Paris, the story focuses on an orphaned boy who lives in the walls of a train station and tries to unlock the secret of a broken automaton left behind by his late father. Asa Butterfield, Jude Law, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley and Sacha Baron Cohen also star in this Martin Scorsese-directed film which is also screening in 3D.

    Enjoy the show!

    Dr. Rus