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Pick a movie to see as Christmas festivities wind down

Looking for a movie to see after Christmas festivities wrap up?

Here is a list of six of the top movies playing at area theaters this holiday season (click the title to read News Arts Editor Jeff Simon's complete review of each one):

Black Swan -- 3 stars
Rated: R
Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey and Winona Ryder in Darren Aronofsky’s portrait of ballerinas preparing for a production of “Swan Lake."

The Fighter -- 3 1/2 stars
Rated: R
Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo in a first-rate American boxing film.

The King's Speech -- 4 stars
Rated: R
Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter in the true story of how a highly unconventional Australian tutor helped King George VI overcome a terrible stutter. Directed by Tom Hooper.

Little Fockers -- 2 stars
Rated: PG-13
Robert De Niro, Ben Stilller, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner, Jessica Alba and Teri Polo in the third installment of the supposedly comic saga of a Jewish male nurse who marries into an uptight WASP family.

Tron -- 2 1/2 stars
Rated: PG
Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde and Michael Sheen in a sci-fi sequel. Directed by Joseph Kosinski.

True Grit -- 3 1/2 stars
Rated: PG-13
Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin in Joel and Ethan Coen's new adaptation of Charles Portis' revered Western novel about a young girl and a mean, drunken killer out for revenge.


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