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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Sony)

David Fincher's thrilling adaptation of the first part of Stieg Larsson's massively popular Millennium Trilogy books uproots the original foundation and results in one of 2011's best movies. The director doesn't mess much with the story of bisexual computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara), who gets involved with a writer (Daniel Craig as a steely Mikael Blomkvist) looking into the long-ago disappearance of an old man's niece. But Larsson's cold, calculated tale surges with energy here, as Lisbeth and Mikael fall deeper into long-buried and deadly family secrets. It's long, but so worth it in the end.

Happy Feet Two (Warner)

Robin Williams and Elijah Wood return as the voices of dancing penguins in this chilly sequel to the 2006 hit. It looks nice and it's kinda cute at times, but soggy jokes and way too much yakking will have even little ones reaching for the remote.

The Muppets (Walt Disney)

Jason Segel comes to the rescue of Kermit, Fozzie, and the rest of the legendary crew, who are trying to save their old theater from ruin. Funny, nostalgic, and in awe of the original concept — just as it should be. Extras include bloopers that don't suck.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Focus)

Gary Oldman is terrific as Cold War-era British intelligence agent George Smiley, who's trying to figure out which one of his colleagues is passing on secrets to the Russians. This smart movie unfolds at a pace that's quiet, deliberate, and tense.

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