Christmas Afterglow


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So now that Santa Claus has come to town and the last slices of ham have been eaten what is left to do? Well, if you are like a lot of people, you are probably recovering from a food coma and or enjoying the pleasures of returning gifts. Suffice to say, while both ventures are quite electrifying, there will come a point in which escaping the reality of it all will become necessary. With this in mind I have compiled a few films that can be an aid to you by bringing peace of mind, even if only for an hour or so.

For those with little ones may I suggest a modern, 3D family comedy take on the classic tale of Gulliver’s Travels.

Synopsis:

Jack Black (star of “Kung Fu Panda” and “School of Rock”) is Lemuel Gulliver, a lowly mailroom clerk at a New York newspaper. After Gulliver bluffs his way into an assignment writing about the Bermuda Triangle, he goes there only to be transported to an undiscovered land, Lilliput. In this fantastical new world, Gulliver is, at last, a bigger-than-life figure — in size and ego – especially after he starts telling tall tales, taking credit for his world’s greatest inventions, and placing himself at the center of its most historic events. Gulliver’s position is enhanced even further when he leads his new friends in a daring battle against their longtime enemies. But when Gulliver loses it all and puts the Lilliputians in peril, he must find a way to undo the damage. Ultimately, Gulliver becomes a true giant among men only when he learns that it’s how big you are on the inside that counts.

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If you are looking for something with a little more machismo I suggest True Grit.

Synopsis:

Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross’s (Hailee Steinfeld) father has been shot in cold blood by the coward Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), and she is determined to bring him to justice.  Enlisting the help of a trigger-happy, drunken U.S. Marshal, Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges), she sets out with him — over his objections — to hunt down Chaney.  Her father’s blood demands that she pursue the criminal into Indian territory and find him before a Texas Ranger named LaBoeuf (Matt Damon) catches him and brings him back to Texas for the murder of another man.

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If neither of those have satisfied your yearning to escape than perhaps a more techie treat may do the trick, aka Tron Legacy.

Synopsis:

Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn, looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant, father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.

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