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Saturday, November 26

(2009, Robert Zemeckis) Jim Carrey’s Scrooge gets visited by all those ghosts (also all Carrey) in Zemeckis’ motion-capture musical version of the Dickens classic, with Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, and Bob Hoskins. Plus Tweety and Sylvester in 3-D in I TAWT I TAW A PUDDY TAT. Both DCP. Approx. 100 mins.


“The surprise of this movie — a welcome one — is that, in the midst of obeying the rules of modern-day spectacle, it sticks close to some of the sturdy virtues of the source material. A Christmas Carol […] remains among the most moving works of holiday literature, and Mr. Zemeckis has remained true to its finest sentiments. He is an innovator, but his traditionalism is what makes this movie work.”
– A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“VISUALLY ARRESTING! Many instances of graphical triumph, influenced by silent cinema, the spirit of Tim Burton and – in Scrooge’s moment of torment in the dockside murk and mist – David Lean.”
– Time Out (London)

“AN EXHILARATING VISUAL EXPERIENCE. Proves for the third time [Zemeckis] one of the few directors who knows what he’s doing with 3-D…He seems to have a more sure touch than many other directors, using 3-D instead of being used by it.”
– Roger Ebert

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