"The Guilt Trip," a road saga with Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand playing son and mother, has potential to entertain even as it likely will exploit a familiar storyline. Courtesy photo
Hugh Jackman stars as Jean Valjean in “Les Misérables” premiers on Christmas day. Courtesy photo
Martin Freeman stars in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” which starts on Friday. Courtesy photo
"Monsters Inc. 3D," featuring the voices of Billy Crystal and John Goodman, hits theaters on Dec. 19. Courtesy photos
Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio star in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," perhaps the strangest Christmas-day release ever. Courtesy photo
“Zero Dark Thirty,” stars Jessica Chastain as a CIA analyst who thinks she knows where Osama bin Laden is hiding. The movie opens Dec. 19 in limited release; expect it locally in January. Courtesy photo
Maggie Smith plays a former stage diva forced into a home for retired opera singers in “Quartet,” which opens Dec. 28. Courtesy photo
Also premiering on Dec. 28 is “Promised Land,” starring Matt Damon. Courtesy photo

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