Dear readers,

It has been a long time since we last talked. Without going into the long story, I'll just say that a certain celebrity (very famous), complained to the CIA (very dangerous) about your dear old MovieGuru (very charming) and the column was shut down temporarily while I was flung into a dark cell with little to no oxygen (must have been in France). That is my story and I'm sticking to it. What's important now is that we're back on air, err, line. (And Uma Thurman is taking care of the evil force responsible for this torment)

So with the holidays around and with everyone wanting to take a bit of break from the entire gift-shopping shenanigan, no time is better suited for the movies. That's why all the big films are being released at the moment - cause they know that you've already spent a lot of money, so just a bit more won't do much harm. But even if you are going to give in to temptation and put down some hard-earned cash, do it right. Do it with style. Do it with grace. Do it with the aid of your trusty MovieGuru.

As far as heading to the theatre goes, some films to consider are:

Movie PicturePETER PAN - This film is just pure magic. Children and adults alike are bound to fall under the spell of this magical tale of a boy who refused to grow up. When the Darling family children receive a visit from Peter Pan one night, they embark to the ultimate place for children: the Never Never Land. There they meet the Lost Boys, and fight with the evil, but lonely, Pirate Captain Hook (Jason Isaacs). This movie is perfectly cast, perfectly adapted from the book, perfectly visualized

THE MOVIE GURU: The Ultimate Holiday Movie Guide