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'Les Miserables,' 'Django Unchained,' 'Parental Guidance' reviewed by Mr. Moviefone

12/25/2012 by 'Mr. Moviefone' Russ Leatherman

Happy busiest movie season of the year everybody! This week, Django is unchained, Billy Crystal is offering parental guidance and one of the most famous novels and musicals in the world is retold in "Les Miserables."

Hugh Jackman plays Jean Valjean- a convict-turned-wealthy factory owner and mayor who struggles to hide his true identity while being hunted by a ruthless police inspector and also protecting the girl he promised to raise. The film also stars Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.

The Reel Deal: I realize I'm going against popular opinion here, and I like musical theater, but I don't think I like this one on the big screen and everybody in "Les Mis" needs to drama down. I'm out.

In "Django Unchained," Jamie Foxx plays a slave who is promised his freedom if he helps a bounty hunter (played by Christoph Waltz) find his target. Even after the job, the two stick together in hopes of finding Django's long-lost wife. The film is directed by Quentin Tarantino and also starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson.

The Reel Deal: A trippy, violent, cinematic kick in the teeth (you know, classic Tarantino), "Django Unchained" is a bloody good time at the movies. I'm in.

Old school and new school collide in "Parental Guidance."

Billy Crystal and Bette Midler agree to babysit their three grandkids and learn that modern parenting is a little more complicated than they thought.

The Reel Deal: Here's some parental guidance for ya -- see a different movie. I'm out.

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