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What to watch this week
Showtime with Sasha
we bought zoo
Matt Damon gets some face time with one of the animals that his character bought in "We Bought a Zoo," a family drama opening this weekend. - photo by Studio photo

If you plan to take time out this holiday season to catch a film or two, there are plenty to choose from. This week, I aim to make the decision-making process go more smoothly.
In theaters now, sitting on the throne as the box office king, is “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Thrones.”
The sequel reunites Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Along for the ride is actress Noomi Rapace. You will recognize Rapace if you are a fan of the Swedish version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”
In this installment, Sherlock is trying to prevent his arch nemesis, Professor Moriarty, from orchestrating a war between two European countries.
If you enjoyed the first film, chances are, this rip-roaring adventure will have you equally entertained. But if more depth is what you are after, you might decide to wait for this picture to come to DVD.
“Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” is another big action sequel also in theaters. I have no doubt that my male readers will be interested in this one.
I’m hearing that comedian Simon Pegg is pure gold in this film and that Jeremy Renner was the best choice to breathe new life into the franchise. I’m also hearing Tom Cruise is surprisingly tolerable. So, yes, you may want to give this popcorn movie a chance.
If family-friendly pictures are more your style, there has been a lot of praise for “Hugo,” Martin Scorsese’s 3D film. Fans are calling it magical and surprising as well as very classy.
“War Horse” and “We Bought a Zoo” are two big dramas of the season. Each brings with it the danger of being too sentimental, but we won’t know for sure until they debut.  
“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” is a tearjerker set for a Christmas Day release, which boasts actors Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock and the lovely Viola Davis.

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