10 movies to see over the holidays
Tragic, yes, but some sagas must come to an end, such as "Twilight." Other chapters in an ongoing legend promise a follow-up even before the end credits roll, as in the very good new James Bond film "Skyfall." And the rest? The rest is silence, for now, because the public hasn't voted at the box office just yet on "Django Unchained," for instance. Here's some of the top movies to get you started this holiday season, which coincides nicely with end-of-year awards consideration season, which coincides nicely with an uptick in quality and the sudden arrival of Oscar-possible films not necessarily made and marketed exclusively for those not eligible for a driver's license. (Opening dates subject to change) -- Michael Phillips, Tribune movie critic
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'Skyfall' (Nov. 9)
The new Bond thriller proves that Sam Mendes can direct action. Daniel Craig has already shown what he can do; now, in his third 007 installment, he finds himself in a cat-and-mouse with a slippery mastermind played by Javier Bardem. So much better than the previous Bond, "Quantum of Solace."