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Charlotte's Web by Gary Winick (Dir.) (Paramount Pictures December 15, 2006 / ) - Plot Outline Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen. Actors: Dakota Fanning, Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Buscemi, Kathy Bates

Eragon by Stefen Fangmeier (Dir.) (Fox 2000 Pictures December 15, 2006 / ) - Plot Outline In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realized he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.

Actors: Edward Speleers, Sienna Guillory, Garrett Hedlund, Djimon Hounsou, Jeremy Irons (Source: Fox 2000 Pictures)

Night at the Museum by Shawn Levy (Dir.) (wentieth Century-Fox December 20, 2006 / ) - Plot Synopsis: Good-hearted dreamer Larry Daley (Ben Stiller), despite being perpetually down on his luck, thinks he's destined for something big. But even he could never have imaged how "big," when he accepts what appears to be a menial job as a graveyard-shift security guard at a museum of natural history. During Larry's watch, extraordinary things begin to occur: Mayans, Roman Gladiators, and cowboys emerge from their diorama to wage epic battles; in his quest for fire, a Neanderthal burns down his own display; Attila the Hun (Patrick Gallagher) pillages his neighboring exhibits, and a T-Rex reminds everyone why he's history's fiercest predator. Amidst the chaos, the only person Larry can turn to for advice is a wax figure of President Theodore Roosevelt (Robin Williams), who helps our hero harness the bedlam, stop a nefarious plot, and save the museum.

Actors: Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Robin Williams, Dick Van Dyke

The Fountain by Darren Aronofsky (Dir.) (Warner Bros. Pictures Nov 22, 2006 / ) - Darren Aronofsky's long-awaited third feature largely lives up to our anticipation; and as cinematic science fiction, it's a groundbreaking minor miracle.

Actors: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn, Mark Margolis, Stephen McHattie. (see review)

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