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    December Movie Previews

    Usually big blockbusters movies are reserved for christmas holidays release, but it doesn't look like it this years. Just a couple.

    Ranked by release date:

    Dino Time 3D: Three kids travel back in time to 65 million years ago, where they are taken in by a dinosaur.

    Hyde Park on the Hudson: In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (played by Mr. Murray) readies to host the King and Queen of England for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on Hudson.

    Cheerful Weather for the Wedding:On her wedding day a girl knows she is about to make a serious mistake.

    Monsters Inc. 3D:This comedy-adventure tells the story of a large, furry, spotted, and horned James P. Sullivan and his best friend and roommate, a green, opinionated, feisty little one-eyed monster (Billy Crystal), who audition for spots under children's beds.

    Jack Reacher:When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody.

    Zero Dark Thirty:A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the 9/11 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy SEAL Team 6 in May, 2011.

    Django Unchained:With the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

    Les Miserables:An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.

    Parental Guidance:Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work.

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    M.P.S.E /AES/SMPTE member Sir Terrence the Terrible's Avatar
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    I already have Monsters Inc in 3D on Bluray, and it looks and sounds terrific.

    I saw Les Miserables a week ago in Pixars digital theater. I loved it from a story telling and technical perspective. I loved that all of the singing(warts and all) was done live and not ADR'd in post.

    I also so The Hobbit in 48fps 3D with Atmos sound. Wow, wow, WOW!!

    It feels like it is running in super speed when you first watch it. After you get used to the high frame rate, you are just blown away about how hyper-realistic the picture. I loved the immersive sound so much I ordered a Onkyo TX-NR 5010 Receiver with Dts Neo 11.1. Since I already have 11 matched high quality mini-monitors, and two HPS subs, putting this system together should be relatively easy.
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    quick question Sir TT, is the DTS NEO suppose to memick the Atmos setup or am I just behind the learning curve on this only having 7.1 setup and have not heard of 11.1 for comsumer use? To much of my surprise I still see many blu Ray titles still only using 5.1, but using the newer surround formats (DTS HD Master, Dolby true HD)
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    I saw Les Miserable last evening. Wow it is a great movie and I was surprised how crowded the theater was at that showing. I will need to see it a few more times. The painted backdrops representing Paris of the time were a good way to show Paris of years ago. I was surprised by a brief glance of the monument to represent where the Bastille had stood.

    Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman were great. I am a little undecided on how I think Russell Crowe did with his role. First time I saw a movie with Sacha Baron Cohen in it.

    The film did a good job of representing the poverty of the time and the great disparity between the nobility and the common man. There was so much poverty and illiteracy that above the doors of Notre Dame there are pictographs of biblical stories the illiterate could follow.

    This movie had it all. The spiritual redemption of our hero. The personal destruction of one young and innocent. A good battle scene or 2 so some death and mayhem. Oh and the love story. Ya I got my money's worth.
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    Thanks for reveiw John

    Have not read the novel or seen any of the past film versions of it, so this film might be a good introduction to see it. Probably wait for it on disc.

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