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Clooney shines in family drama

The Descendants Fox Searchlight Rating: 14A 115 minutes

Sentimental drama tugs at the heart

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Warner Bros. Rating: PG 129 minutes

Sleazy violent escapist action

Contraband Universal Rating: 14A 110 minutes

Heartwarming watchable film

War Horse DreamWorks Rating: PG 146 minutes

Hollywood remakes exciting Swedish thriller

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Columbia Rating: 18A 157 minutes

The spirit of Christmas still lingers

Arthur Christmas Columbia Rating: G 100 minutes

Downey charms in overblown movie

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Warner Bros. Rating: PG 129 minutes

Head: A splash of seasonal slush

New Year’s Eve Warner Bros. Rating: PG 118 minutes

Return of the Muppets

The Muppets Walt Disney Rating: G 98 minutes

A movie world of wonder

Hugo (Asa Butterfield) is an orphan who lives in a Paris railway…

An unbelievable heist

Tower Heist is only so-so when it comes to comparison with great…

Puss in Boots

DreamWorksRating: G90 minutesHead:Action-filled animated funPuss in Boots is an entertaining spinoff from…

What’s your time worth?

In Time 20th Century Fox Rating: PG 109 minutes

A contest for birders

The Big Year 20th Century Fox Rating: PG 100 minutes

Uplifting and comedic film

50/50 Entertainment One Rating: 14A 99 minutes

See it for the action

Killer Elite Entertainment One Rating: 14A 105 minutes

Action thriller gets artsy

Drive Alliance Rating: 18A 95 minutes

Gritty dramatic thriller

The Debt Alliance/Miramax Rating: 14A 114 minutes

Heart-warming racial justice film

The Help DreamWorks Rating: PG 146 minutes

Far fetched but fun

Rise of the Planet of the Apes 20th Century Fox Rating: PG 105 minutes