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Film

Top five movies

By TImes staff writer
Published January 4, 2007


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Current movies recommended by the Times:

1 Rocky Balboa - Sylvester Stallone brings terrific closure to the boxing saga. Almost as good as the 1976 original.

2 The History Boys - The Tony Award-winning play goes to the movies with its original cast and wit intact.

3 Apocalypto - Mel Gibson's ultraviolent historical epic establishes him as a filmmaker whose creative instincts are beyond question.

4 Children of Men - Director Alfonso Cuaron envisions an infertile future when a revolutionary (Clive Owen) protects the world's only pregnant woman.

5 Dreamgirls - A star is born (Jennifer Hudson, above) and another reborn (Eddie Murphy) in a fine adaptation of the Broadway smash.

UPCOMING RELEASES

All dates subject to change.

Jan 12: Notes on a Scandal; Stomp the Yard; The Painted Veil; Curse of the Golden Flower; Arthur and the Invisibles

Jan. 19: Volver

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