The box-office winner will no doubt be the latest Peter Jackson film, based on the novels about "The Hobbit". Hap Erstein with PalmBeachArtsPaper.com reviews that one and others.
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" - The second of the prequel of films to the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
"Out of the Furnace" - Christian Bale and Casey Affleck star as brothers in a steel-mill town. Woody Harrelson is also in this film.
Hap's Art House Pick of the Week
"Prince Avalanche" - Paul Rudd stars in a film from the guy who directed "Pineapple Express". It's a buddy movie playing at the Mos' Art Theater in Lake Park.
Bonus: The Golden Globe nominations have been announced, so we get Hap's thoughts on which ones may win and what it means come Oscar-time.