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    The Best (?) Movies Opening Thanksgiving Weekend

    Burlesque, Tangled, Love and Other Drugs Screen Gems; Walt Disney Pictures; David James / Twentieth Century Fox

    The Thanksgiving holiday is technically over come Thursday night, which means you'll have plenty of free time on your hands before you have to schlep back to work Monday morning.

    Something the fine folks in Hollywood are all-too-aware of. Which is why they're flooding the multiplexes this weekend, hoping that once the tryptophan wears off and the in-laws are finally gone, you'll want to get out of your house and into a movie house.

    Here are your (many) options:

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    For those in an amorous mood, there's Love and Other Drugs, in which Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway bare their souls...and a whole lot more!

    The holiday also means a long weekend for the kiddies, so Disney is hoping that the family that eats turkey together will also be inclined to watch a new animated fairy-tale flick together as well. Tangled, which tells the classic story of Rapunzel, features the vocal talents of Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi.

    If cartoons aren't your thing, but cartoonish characters are, then the musical Burlesque starring Christina Aguilera as a small-town girl with big dreams of becoming a singer (with a little help from Cher) might be of interest. But is it the next Chicago or the next Showgirls?

    Need a little testosterone injection after using most of it while muscling your way through the crowd at Target for that cheap Blu-Ray player on Black Friday? Then check out Faster, Dwayne Johnson's high-octane action flick.

    Want to get a jump start on potential Oscar contenders? Well, look no further than The King's Speech with Colin Firth about the life of Britain's King George VI during WWII. It's only in limited release for now, but definitely worth tracking down.

    Also only playing in a few theaters this weekend is Nutcracker in 3D. Let's just say it's not all it's, er, cracked up to be.

    Conversely, James Franco's intense drama 127 Hours is actually expanding, so that now even more people can squirm at the sight of an arm being caught off by its owner.

    Of course, when it comes to vying for attention, all these movies must contend with the power that is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. The latest in the ridiculously popular franchise will surely be giving its competition a run for their money, and most likely pocketing yours.

    So! What are you gonna see?

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