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November 22, 2011


By John Lopez | Films

Courtesy Paramount Pictures

Hollywood has saved its best for last this year. A rich selection of high quality films opens in theaters this Thanksgiving, making postprandial multiplex-hopping this weekend’s can’t miss cultural event. Here are recommendations for movies you must see, once you’ve loosened the belt a notch or two.

You might be wary of all the subpar 3-D movies out there, but when Martin Scorsese decides to experiment with anything cinematic, you’re guaranteed to get a one-of-a-kind spectacle. Who else would think to combine 3-D, a lush costume period piece, the birth of cinema, Ben Kingsley and Sacha Baron Cohen? The enthusiastic buzz in the blogosphere and on the festival circuit seems to indicate that Scorsese has crafted the first truly must-see 3-D movie since Avatar. This one just might be worth the surcharge and funny glasses.