Holiday movies 2012: 24 films that will get us to the theater
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'Lincoln'( Touchstone Pictures )
Release date: Nov. 16
Blockbuster, Oscar bait or something else? Oscar bait, and maybe a blockbuster too
"Lincoln" opened in a handful of theaters on Nov. 9, but it expands nationwide on the 16th. Steven Spielberg's film has won mostly great reviews for its tight focus -- it covers the last few months of Abraham Lincoln's life -- and Daniel Day-Lewis' performance in the title role. That plus a stellar cast (Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field, James Spader, John Hawkes, Lee Pace) adds up to a history lesson that doubles as excellent entertainment.
-- Rick Porter, Zap2it