Movies

11.25.11

Thanksgiving Movies: 'The Muppets,' 'My Week With Marilyn,' and 'The Artist'

In our weekly video feature, ‘Flick Picks,’ The Daily Beast’s Ramin Setoodeh and Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers debate the new movies opening at a theater near you. See which films get a ‘Yes,’ ‘No’ or ‘Maybe’ from our critics. This week’s lineup: Michelle Williams vs. Kermit vs. a silent film about classic Hollywood.

The Muppets

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Following a 12-year hiatus, Kermit makes his return to the big screen, with some help from Jason Segel and Amy Adams. But in this age of Pixar, can a phrase like “Wokka Wokka” still bring the laughs?

The Artist

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This silent film about classic Hollywood is already considered a frontrunner in this year’s Oscars race, so put The Artist on your holiday must-see list.

My Week With Marilyn

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’Tis the season for biopics. After J. Edgar comes My Week With Marilyn, starring Michelle Williams in the title role. Does she get the Hollywood icon right?

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