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With the long Thanksgiving weekend coming up, it’s the perfect opportunity to hit the movie theater to take a break from all the Black Friday shopping and Thanksgiving dinner leftovers. Luckily, there are plenty of new movies coming out this weekend to chose. From a family-friendly animated film, an uplifting musical drama, to action flicks for the adrenaline buffs, there’s something for everyone.

Check out what’s new in theaters beginning today (Wednesday, November 27th):

Frozen – In “Frozen,” fearless optimist Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa (Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. (IMDB)

Black Nativity – Langston (Jacob Latimore), a Baltimore teen raised by a single mother (Jennifer Hudson), travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with estranged relatives, the Rev. Cornell Cobbs (Forest Whitaker) and his wife, Aretha (Angela Bassett). However, Langston soon finds that Cobbs has strict rules, and the youth is unwilling to follow them. Instead, he sets out on a return journey to his mother and finds the value of faith, healing and family along the way. (IMDB)

Homefront – Hoping to escape from his troubled past, former DEA agent Phil Broker (Jason Statham) moves to a seemingly quiet backwater town in the bayou with his daughter. However, he finds anything but quiet there, for the town is riddled with drugs and violence. When Gator Bodine (James Franco), a sociopathic druglord, puts the newcomer and his young daughter in harm’s way, Broker is forced back into action to save her and their home. Based on a novel by Chuck Logan. (IDMB)

Oldboy — Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for 20 years without reason. Stars Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley. (IMDB). Watch the trailer here.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – A chronicle of Nelson Mandela’s life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. Starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris. (IMDB)

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