Doug & the Movies: Holiday preview

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The first wave of holiday movies is now in the rear view mirror. So what's waiting for us in December? Here's a sneak preview of some of the most anticipated titles.

Many C.S. Lewis fans, including me, were disappointed two years ago with the release of "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian." So, here's hoping for something much better as we sail off with Lucy and Edmund for the edge of the world on Dec. 10. That's when "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" hits the big screen.

Holiday movies
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
    Rated: PG-13
    Opens Dec. 10
  • The Tourist
    Rated: PG-13
    Opens Dec. 10
  • TRON: Legacy
    Rated: PG
    Opens Dec. 17
  • True Grit
    Rated: PG-13
    Opens Dec. 22

Also on Dec. 10, Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp star in "The Tourist," the story of a man who travels to Venice after a nasty break-up only to become involved with a beautiful woman who happens to be an Interpol agent.

The frenzy has been building for months surrounding Disney's release of "TRON: Legacy" on Dec. 17. When a strange signal is sent from his dad's old arcade, Sam (Garrett Hedlund) investigates and is sucked into the digital world where his father has been trapped for 20 years. Jeff Bridges reprises his role as Kevin Flynn, who unites with his son to battle through the cyber universe he created.

Now, for Christmas weekend, here's an unlikely offering -- "True Grit." Not exactly Christmas fare, but I have to admit this is the film I'm most looking forward to.

As a big Coen Brothers fan, when I heard that Ethan and Joel were going to put Rooster Cogburn back in theaters I was intrigued. And then I heard they'd cast Jeff Bridges in the iconic role. Wow, it took a moment to digest. It's certain that this won't be your father's "True Grit," but the trailers look terrific.

That's a sampling of the movies that got my attention. We'll be covering them all the "The Movie Show," 10 a.m. to noon each Friday on KSL NewsRadio 102.7 FM/1160 AM.

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