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Official FS.net Thanksgiving Break Movie Guide

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November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving Break Movie Guide

As is tradition, Thanksgiving Break has arrived and its time to relax, catch up on all the movies currently out in theaters, and enjoy some great food. We have put together the Official FirstShowing.net Thanksgiving Break Movie Guide to help everyone learn what the best films to watch are and how to pick through the selection at your local theater. Find out what you may be interested in and what the top suggestions are so when you head out to the theaters this upcoming weekend you won't be disappointed. Read onwards for our guide!

The complete guide of all movies playing during Thanksgiving Break can be found under this Top Films suggestion - please scroll down to view it.

Top Films To See:

Enchanted -or- American Gangster -or- No Country for Old Men

If I haven't said it enough, I'll keep saying it - Enchanted is one of the year's best films besides also being a delightful and charming Disney classic. I don't know anyone, guy or girl, who hasn't gone in and come out smiling and praising it. As for American Gangster, I mention it because out of everything that's in the theaters, it still stands out as one of the greatest all-around movies still playing. No Country for Old Men from the Coen Brothers is probably the greatest piece of filmmaking in the line-up this Thanksgiving that delivers on all fronts. If you want a incredible bit of cinema and don't mind the harsh R-rating, then No Country is a choice you can't go wrong with.

Full Thanksgiving Movie Guide:

The selection of films currently playing in most theaters around the US. Please refer to our "Suggested" section to see whether we do or don't suggest seeing it.

AMERICAN GANGSTER
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Suggested: YES!
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Crime
Synopsis: In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East in the midst of the Vietnam War.
Quick Word: Great drama with some action mixed it that delivers. Denzel deserves an Oscar for his performance.

AUGUST RUSH
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Suggested: No
Rated: PG
Genre: Drama, Music
Synopsis: A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
Quick Word: Jaq loved it, but apparently he's the only one. It's supposedly sweet and good, but nothing to remember.

BEE MOVIE
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Suggested: YES!
Rated: PG
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Synopsis: Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue us.
Quick Word: Although not perfect, has some great laughs for kids and adults alike.

BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD
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Suggested: No
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Synopsis: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelery store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, their father and one brother's wife hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Quick Word: Fairly interesting twists, but nothing original and nothing worth seeing.

BEOWULF
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Suggested: YES!
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Adventure
Synopsis: The warrior Beowulf must fight and defeat the monster Grendel who is terrorizing towns, and later, Grendel's mother, who begins killing out of revenge.
Quick Word: Great action movie that MUST be seen in 3D. Closest to 300 this half of the year.

DAN IN REAL LIFE
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Suggested: No
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Synopsis: A widower finds out the woman he fell in love with is his brother's girlfriend.
Quick Word: The buzz never built up and it still has none so it can't be anything good.

ENCHANTED
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Suggested: YES!
Rated: PG
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Family, Animation
Synopsis: A classic Disney fairytale collides with modern-day New York City in a story about a fairytale princess from the past who is thrust into present-day by an evil queen. Soon after her arrival, Princess Giselle begins to change her views on life and love after meeting a handsome lawyer.
Quick Word: A charming and wonderful classic Disney tale that everyone, male or female, young or old, will love.

FRED CLAUS
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Suggested: No
Rated: PG
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Synopsis: Fred Claus, Santa's bitter older brother, is forced to move to the North Pole.
Quick Word: An awful and cheesy comedy not worth a pretty penny to anyone.

HITMAN
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Suggested: YES!
Rated: R
Genre: Action
Synopsis: A gun-for-hire known only as Agent 47 is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Eastern Europe.
Quick Word: An awesome action flick that stands out amongst other video game flicks and action movies this year.

INTO THE WILD
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Suggested: No
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Biography, Adventure
Synopsis: After graduating from college, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
Quick Word: Sean Penn's filmmaking is too amateur and problematic to suggest this over other better indie films like No Country for Old Men.

LIONS FOR LAMBS
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Suggested: YES!
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, War
Synopsis: Injuries sustained by two Army ranger behind enemy lines in Afghanistan set off a sequence of events involving a congressman, a journalist and a professor.
Quick Word: Preachy, but a great message and at least mildly entertaining. Suggested for the liberal folk who can actually appreciate what's said.

LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA
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Suggested: No
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Romance
Synopsis: Florentino, rejected by the beautiful Fermina at a young age, devotes much of his adult life to carnal affairs as a desperate attempt to heal his broken heart.
Quick Word: Have only heard that it was terrible from numerous peope. Great landscapes, but not a great movie.

THE MIST
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Suggested: YES!
Rated: R
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Synopsis: A freak storm unleashes a species of blood-thirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole-up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.
Quick Word: One of the scariest movies of the year and entertaining, although it has a few cheesy elements.

MR. MAGORIUM'S WONDER EMPORIUM
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Suggested: YES!
Rated: G
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
Synopsis: Molly Mahoney is the awkward and insecure manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the strangest, most fantastic, most wonderful toy store in the world. But when Mr. Magorium, the 243 year-old eccentric who owns the store, bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to take over the once remarkable Emporium.
Quick Word: Really sweet and really G-rated, but you know what, I liked it!

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
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Suggested: YES!
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Synopsis: Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon some dead bodies, a stash of heroin and more than $2 million in cash near the Rio Grande.
Quick Word: Powerful and intense. Filmmaking at its finest that needs to be seen to be understood.

THIS CHRISTMAS
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Suggested: No
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Synopsis: A Christmastime drama centered around the Whitfield family's first holiday together in four years.
Quick Word: A pointless comedy not even worth mentioning nor even seeing.

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