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Official FS.net Christmas Week Movie Guide

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December 24, 2006

Christmas is finally upon us and the wonderful Holidays are here! You're off from work, unless of course that is you work at a movie theater, and are relaxing with the entire family and sharing good times. Although the family is priority, you can spend just a few hours catching up on some movies at the theater this week, like: the powerful Rocky Balboa, the energetic Dreamgirls, or the delightfully romantic The Holiday. We present to you our official FirstShowing.net Christmas Week Movie Guide with suggestions and top choices for films to see. So check it out and make some wiser choices at the theater that we promise you won't regret.

Christmas Day Movie To See With The Family:

Rocky Balboa

An all-around wonderful movie still rated PG that absolutely everyone in the family will love. With some great lines on morals and life in general all from the unforgettable Sylvester Stallone, this movie is the best choice to see on Christmas Day with the whole family. You won't regret it!

Holiday Romance To Snuggle Up To:

The Holiday

This movie seriously needs some holiday loving - and it deserves it - as it's fantastic! A romantic comedy with some touching moments that will make literally everyone cry and is still an incredibly fun and enjoyable film. If you have a loved one to take to the theaters this week and need to find a delightful and romantic film, this is the one to choose - no substitutes!

Christmas Week Movie Guide:

Films currently playing in theaters around the nation this Christmas week. We suggest you purchase your tickets in advance through Fandango.com or MovieTickets.com.

* - Indicates top choice.

*APOCALYPTO
FirstShowing.net Review: 9/10
Suggested: Yes!
Family Safe: No
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Synopsis: As the Maya kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man chosen for sacrifice, flees the kingdom to avoid his fate.

BLACK CHRISTMAS
FirstShowing.net Review: 6.5/10
Suggested: No
Family Safe: No
Rated: R
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Synopsis: A group of sorority sisters find themselves being harassed by a stranger with menacing phone-calls and begin to die, one by one on Christmas Break.

BLOOD DIAMOND
FirstShowing.net Review: 7.5/10
Suggested: Yes!
Family Safe: No
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Synopsis: In Sierra Leone, the fates of a mercenary, a fisherman, and an American journalist are entwined as the trio hunts for a priceless diamond.

CHARLOTTE'S WEB
FirstShowing.net Review: 7/10
Suggested: No
Family Safe: Yes
Rated: G
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
Synopsis: Wilbur the pig, fearful he'll end up the family dinner instead of the family pet, hatches a plan with resourceful spider Charlotte to save his bacon. Based on the acclaimed childrens' novel.

*CHILDREN OF MEN
FirstShowing.net Review: 9.5/10
Suggested: Yes!
Family Safe: No
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Synopsis: In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.

*DREAMGIRLS
FirstShowing.net Review: 9/10
Suggested: Yes!
Family Safe: Yes
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Musical
Synopsis: Based on the Broadway musical, a trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960's.

ERAGON
FirstShowing.net Review: 5/10
Suggested: No
Family Safe: Yes
Rated: PG
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Synopsis: In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realized he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.

THE GOOD SHEPHERD
FirstShowing.net Review: 7.5/10
Suggested: No
Family Safe: No
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Synopsis: The history and evolution of the CIA, seen through the eyes of James Wilson (Damon), one of its founding officers, and the toll his spy games took on his home life.

HAPPY FEET
FirstShowing.net Review: 6/10
Suggested: Yes!
Family Safe: Yes
Rated: PG
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Synopsis: Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin named Mumble is ashamed by the fact that he cannot sing. However, he can tap dance something fierce, but how does this fit into his society?

THE HISTORY BOYS
FirstShowing.net Review: 5.5/10
Suggested: No
Family Safe: No
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Synopsis: An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys pursue of sex, sport, and higher education.

*THE HOLIDAY
FirstShowing.net Review: 8.5/10
Suggested: Yes!
Family Safe: No
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Synopsis: Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

THE NATIVITY STORY
FirstShowing.net Review: 8/10
Suggested: Yes!
Family Safe: Yes
Rated: PG
Genre: Drama
Synopsis: A drama that focuses on the period in Mary and Joseph's life where they journeyed to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus.

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
FirstShowing.net Review: 4/10
Suggested: No
Family Safe: Yes
Rated: PG
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Synopsis: A dim-witted guy gains employment at the Museum of Natural History as the nighttime security guard. Tipped off by a pair of day shift old-timers, his first night on the job is full of danger and surprises, as the humans and other animals on display come to life, looking for trouble.

*THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS
FirstShowing.net Review: 7/10
Suggested: Yes!
Family Safe: Yes
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Synopsis: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor.

THE QUEEN
FirstShowing.net Review: 9/10
Suggested: Yes!
Family Safe: No
Rated: R
Genre: Biography, Drama, Comedy
Synopsis: After the untimely death of Lady Diana Spencer, Queen Elizabeth's restrained reaction causes a public relations debacle that Prime Minister Tony Blair must defuse.

*ROCKY BALBOA
FirstShowing.net Review: 8/10
Suggested: Yes!
Family Safe: Yes
Rated: PG
Genre: Drama, Sports
Synopsis: After considering a low-profile return to the ring, Rocky Balboa is granted a shot at the title held by heavyweight champ Mason "The Line" Dixon.

WE ARE MARSHALL
FirstShowing.net Review: 6/10
Suggested: No
Family Safe: Yes
Rated: PG
Genre: Sports, Drama
Synopsis: When a plane crash claims the lives of the Marshall University football team athletes and some of its fans, the team's new coach, his surviving players, and the school's dean try to keep the program alive.

[tags]movie guide, Apocalypto, Blood Diamond, Charlotte's Web, Children of Men, Dreamgirls, Eragon, Good Shepherd, Happy Feet, History Boys, Nativity Story, Night at the Museum, Pursuit of Happyness, The Queen, We Are Marshall[/tags]

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