Based off Brian Selznick’s novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Hugo is a young boy who is orphaned and finds shelter in the walls of a Paris train station.
He befriends a young girl and together they try to unravel a mystery of a broken automation he finds. In the meantime, he must run from the station’s inspector, who is after him. Follow them on their adventure in 3-D. Rated PG.
A Dangerous Method
Taking place just before World War I, Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) and the relationship he has with his mentor Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortenson) becomes strained when Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley) comes between them. Watch as two of the greatest thinkers in psychology come together in this historical and dramatic film about love, friendship and betrayal.
The twilight saga: Breaking dawn Part 1
In The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson), plus those they love, must deal with the chain of consequences brought on by a marriage, honeymoon and the tumultuous birth of a child — which brings an unforeseen and shocking development for Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Rated PG-13.
The Muppets return in this comedic film about the Muppets’ No. 1 fan, Walter, and his friends, who must save the Muppet Theater from a shady businessman named Tex Richman. Tex wants to drill for oil where the theater is.
In order to save the theater, Walter must raise $10 million. In the meantime, the Muppets have split up. Can Walter bring the Muppets back together and save the theater?
Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West
Go back in time --— before the American West was known as the American frontier — and follow the famous explorers, Lewis and Clark, into the land of unknown.
Watch as the beauty and danger of the land unfold as the captains lead a group of people, including a woman and her infant son, through an unknown land, to the Pacific Ocean and back.
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WTVM at 9 p.m. for Modern Family
Thanksgiving has Phil rethinking his life when a kid from the neighborhood who grew up, moved away and got rich returns to town. Jay tries to give Manny some constructive criticism. Mitchell offends Cameron by showing skepticism about his childhood stories. The family attempts to resolve all these conflicts by tossing a few pumpkins around in the new episode Punkin Chunkin.
WLTZ at 12 p.m. for The National Dog Show
Turkeys aren’t the only animals in the spotlight this Thanksgiving Day, as actor John O’Hurley returns to host coverage of the Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s annual event, which draws together the top dogs of many breeds — chosen from an overall field of more than 3,000 canines. Dog expert David Frei offers commentary.
WRBL at 8:30 p.m. for The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf’s Story
So how does Santa know who’s naughty and nice anyway? According to this new animated special, he uses spies — er, scouts. They’re elves whose duty is to keep tabs on children’s behavior and let the big guy know which list to put them on. Based on a popular children’s book, this is the story of one such elf, Chippey, and his mission to help a troubled boy learn to believe in Christmas magic.
TNT at 8 p.m. for Movie: A Time to Kill
Matthew McConaughey gives a star-making performance in this intense courtroom drama as a lawyer whose defense of a black man in a racially sensitive case enrages the local Ku Klux Klan. Solid acting from Samuel L. Jackson and Sandra Bullock in supporting roles rounds out this absorbing 1996 film from director Joel Schumacher.
FAM at 8 p.m. for Movie: Desperately Seeking Santa
Part of ABC Family’s Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas celebration, this redemptive holiday tale stars Laura Vandervoort as an uptight, career- driven promotions manager who comes up with a “Sexy Santa” promotion to help save her downtrodden South Boston mall. When the winner challenges her narrow worldview, she’s forced to re-evaluate what really matters in her life. Nick Zano (2 Broke Girls) also stars.
WTVM at 8:30 p.m. for Shrek the Halls
What’s not to love about a Christmas special starring a family of green ogres? Shrek isn’t a Christmas kind of guy, but Fiona loves the holiday, so he goes along — with a little help from Donkey and the rest of the fairy-tale gang.
WTVM at 8:30 p.m. for Body of Proof
A medical school class discovers that one of its cadavers has been replaced with the body of a murder victim. Megan (Dana Delany) seeks help from the star student in the class in finding out what happened in the aptly titled new episode Gross Anatomy. Jeri Ryan and John Carroll Lynch also star.
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By JAY BOBBIN
The little blue creatures get a fun update in this combination of live action and computer animation, taking them from their own world to New York ... where they’re still pursued by their perennial enemy Gargamel. Neil Patrick Harris proves an ideal choice to play their main ally in their new surroundings. (Rated PG)
FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS:
Though No Strings Attached mined the same theme earlier in the year, Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis are quite enjoyable together in director Will Gluck’s romantic comedy about business associates who agree to a purely physical relationship, agreeing not to get tied to each other emotionally. Guess how long that accord lasts. (Rated R)
OUR IDIOT BROTHER:
Paul Rudd has the less-than-glorified title role in this comedy carried largely by the skill of its cast. Newly paroled, the sibling seeks shelter with each of his three sisters (Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer), invariably causing complications for them with his unaffected, relentlessly honest approach to life. Rashida Jones (The Office) and Steve Coogan also appear. (Rated R)
30 MINUTES OR LESS:
A hostage having a presumed bomb strapped to him isn’t typically the stuff of comedy ... and it isn’t in the case of this tale that wants to be funny, but the premise works against it. In his follow-up to The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg — reteamed here with Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer — plays a pizza deliveryman who becomes the pawn of crooks (Danny McBride, Nick Swardson) who want him to rob a bank for them, or else. (Rated R)