New movies: ‘The Muppets,’ ‘Hugo’


“The Muppets” opens Wednesday, only in time to perform families on Thanksgiving break.
(Andrew Macpherson – AP)  
In this week’s new movies, Kermit, Fozzie and Miss Piggy lapse to a large screen, and Martin Scorsese leads a family-friendly story of a immature waif in 1930s Paris who lives in a sight station.

Arthur Christmas (PG) “A estimable further to a Christmas film canon. It’s humorous and good looking, with an exquisite voice expel of U.K. actors. It’s also suddenly fresh.” — Michael O’Sullivan

Hugo (PG) “During ‘Hugo’s’ final 20 mins or so, when [director Martin] Scorsese mounts a intemperate reenactment of those early days of a art form, a film truly comes to life, as a story’s engrossment with mechanics and logistical dot-connecting gives approach to imagination, sorcery and swashes of pale color.” — Ann Hornaday

The Muppets (PG) “Both a pleasant family film about a Muppets and a winking, self-referential joke about how sore a Muppets are.” — Michael O’Sullivan

The Swell Season (Unrated) “Most vividly, ‘The Swell Season’ captures a insistent, borderline-disturbing appetite of fandom during a many wild and psychically intrusive.”— Ann Hornaday

My Week With Marilyn (R) “[Michelle] Williams’s Monroe is some-more critical than anything else. The singer captures Monroe’s operation of emotions and personae, her shifts from disadvantage to brashness.” — Mark Jenkins

Opening Nov. 25:

Revenge of a Electric Car (PG-13) — Michael O’Sullivan

See what’s opening subsequent in a Holiday Movie Guide.