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Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 12:11 pm | Updated: 11:22 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Movie critic Craig Outhier's irreverent guide to the best and worst of what's now playing in theaters.

What to see this week

1. “Frost/Nixon”: A courtroom drama, essentially — and a superlative one at that. Frank Langella’s Nixon is off the hizzie.

2. “Milk”: Sean Penn is fabulous.

3. “Slumdog Millionaire”: A career-revitalizing, convention-defying thriller from director Danny Boyle (“Trainspotting”).

4. “Quantum of Solace”: Next up for Daniel Craig: The Jewish-uprising thriller “Defiance,” due in January.

5. “Azur and Asmar”: Celebrated French-Arabic animated fable debuts at the Harkins Valley Art.

What NOT to see this week

1. “The Day the Earth Stood Still”: As an extraterrestrial hatchet man, Keanu Reeves delivers his lines like he’s narrating an Allstate commercial. Horrifying.

2. “Punisher: War Zone”: Line of the year: “Great. Now I’m covered in brains.”

3. “Four Christmases”: No brain-splattering in this one, except your own.

4. “Australia”: Like a James Michener miniseries directed by a circus monkey.

5. “Nothing Like the Holidays”: It just wouldn’t be Christmas without another mediocre domestic-dysfunction comedy! Break out the eggnog!

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