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From Langston Hughes adaptation "Black Nativity" to Disney's animated musical comedy "Frozen," there is plenty of family fare to see this holiday weekend, unless you want to catch up on awards contenders. Starring an acclaimed Idris Elba, the Nelson Mandela biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" also opens, as does Spike Lee's beefed up "Oldboy" remake, panned by most critics. Trailers after the jump.Kasi Lemmons' exuberant reinvention of the classic holiday musical "Black Nativity" boasts an impressive ensemble, from Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett as old-fashioned Harlem parents to the fabulous Jennifer Hudson as their breakaway child, who sends her son home for the holidays.  Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee's epic icy adventure "Frozen" marks the glorious return of the Disney princess musical, this time voiced by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel (of Broadway fame), Jonathan Groff and Ciaran Hinds. It looks to be a surefire »


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