Holiday Movie Guide

The Darkest Hour

Holiday Movie Guide

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IN THEATERS DECEMBER 25

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The Darkest Hour PG-13 for for sci-fi action violence and some language. Five young people find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack. More » Starring: Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella, Rachael Taylor.

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Who Will Dig It?

Fans of apocalyptic science fiction or anyone who wants an excuse to cling to a date's hand.

Photos: 'The Darkest Hour' Movie Stills >>

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Three Good Reasons

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    This sci-fi thriller was shot in 3D, so when we say that aliens jump out at you, we really mean at you.
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    The impressive cast of young actors is includes Emilie Hirsch ("Into the Wild"), Olivia Thirlby ("Juno") and Max Minghella ("The Social Network").
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    Director Chris Gorack first turned heads with the low-budget but highly-disturbing Sundance hit "Right at Your Door."

Photos: Olivia Thirlby Gallery >>

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Bet You Didn't Know

Emile Hirsch earned raves and awards for playing a doomed hiker in "Into the Wild," but the tragedy of that true-life story hasn't stopped Hirsch from going on his own adventures. In 2010, he climbed to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro -- 19,341 feet above sea level — in Tanzania alongside actress Jessica Biel and rapper Lupe Fiasco.

Photos: Emilie Hirsch Gallery >>

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