1. â€œThe Girl With the Dragon Tattooâ€â€” David Fincherâ€™s stylized re-imagining of the equally impressive Swedish film/novel combo was one of 2011â€™s best. (DVD)
2. â€œThe Hunger Gamesâ€â€” Coming off a record-breaking opening weekend, â€œThe Hunger Gamesâ€ is looking primed to fill the Harry Potter void in the book-to-movie adaptation realm. And just like the Harry Potter series, itâ€™s actually a good movie.
3. â€œThe Secret World of Arrietyâ€â€” Another beautiful release from the famed Studio Ghibli (â€œSpirited Awayâ€). (AMC Cinema Saver)
4. â€œCasa de mi Padreâ€â€” The next logical step for Will Ferrellâ€™s acting career: star in a completely Spanish-speaking movie. (Lyric Cinema CafÃ©)
5. â€œThe Adventures of Tintinâ€â€” Like an animated â€œIndiana Jones,â€ â€œTintinâ€ has an infectious sense of adventure and is great to look at. (DVD)
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