Holiday Movie Guide

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Holiday Movie Guide

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IN THEATERS DECEMBER 25

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Not yet rated. Oskar is convinced that his father, who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a final message for him hidden somewhere in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother and driven by a relentlessly active mind that refuses to believe in things that can't be observed, Oskar begins searching New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he found in his father's closet. His journey through the five boroughs takes him beyond his own loss to a greater understanding of the observable world around him. More » Starring: Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, James Gandolfini

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Who Will Dig It?

Sensitive souls; parents; misfits; anyone who has suffered a loss and struggles to find meaning in tragedy.

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Three Good Reasons

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    The film is an actors' showcase, featuring Oscar winners Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock along with James Gandolfini, Viola Davis, John Goodman and more.
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    Director Stephen Daldry has been nominated for Academy Awards three times for the moving human stories "Billy Elliot," "The Hours" and "The Reader."
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    To play the bright, inquisitive kid at the movie's center, the filmmakers cast newcomer Thomas Horn, who at age 12 won $31,800 on "Jeopardy."

Photos: Sandra Bullock Gallery >>

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Bet You Didn't Know

Screenwriter Eric Roth, who won an Oscar for his last project with Tom Hanks, "Forrest Gump," was defrauded out of his retirement funds by convicted financier Bernie Madoff. The same day that Roth learned he lost his money, he was nominated for an Oscar for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." Reportedly, Roth will get the last word by writing a script about Madoff.

Photos: Tom Hanks Gallery >>

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