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‘The Hobbit’: An impressive journey

“The Hobbit” 4.5 stars Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Sylvester McCoy Rating: PG-13, for considerable violence, action and relentless dramatic intensity A decade after “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” and its stunning — but definitely well-deserved — 11 Academy Awards, […]

Holiday movies 2012: The good, the bad and the unlikely

Hollywood apparently expects us to have quite an appetite for fractured family dynamics this holiday season, no doubt thanks to the success of previous December hits such as “Meet the Fockers” and “Little Fockers.”

Honestly, one such endurance test would be enough for the month, but no, we’re getting three: “The Guilt Trip” (Seth Rogen vs. mom Barbra Streisand), “This Is 40” (Paul Rudd and Leslie Bibb vs. their two daughters) and “Parental Guidance” (Billy Crystal and Bette Midler vs. their three grandchildren).

In fairness, the season leading up to Dec. 31 also offers the usual high-profile Oscar bait, with “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and “Les Misérables” leading the charge, followed closely by “Zero Dark Thirty” and …