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popcorn-1.jpgThe holiday season always brings special joy to movie fans. They eagerly await the slew of new films that are released every December. It seems that this year will be especially good for fans of books made into movies. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, based on the bestselling novel by Stephenie Meyer was released in mid November and had a lock on the #1 spot at the box office until last week.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo opens on December 21st. Directed by David Fincher, this is actually the second time TGWTDT has been made into a movie. The original Millennium series was released in Swedish in 2009.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, based on John Le Carre’s classic Cold War spy novel, opened in limited release last week. Along with Gary Oldman and Colin Firth, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch, who has to have one of the most fantastic names ever. He starred in the BBC’s update of Sherlock Holmes last year and is slated to have a role in the upcoming movies based on The Hobbit. TTSS will open in Seattle on December 23rd.

Stephen Spielberg has been a busy man, with 2 movies coming out within a week of each other this month. The Adventures of Tintin is his interpretation of Herges beloved comic about the intrepid reporter and his faithful companion Snowy. War Horse is his adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel of the same name about a boy searching for his horse during the First World War. War Horse will be released on Christmas Day, along with Tom Hank’s newest movie, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, from the novel of the same name by Jonathon Safran Foer.