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PORTLAND Now that the holiday season is upon us, it s time to indulge in some cold-weather distractions. Nothing says beating the chill and rain better than catching a movie on the big screen.

The Thanksgiving weekend has already set box office records with movie-goers flocking in droves to films like The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, and the latest in the James Bond franchise: Skyfall, which have collectively brought in more than $115 million since Wednesday.

'Twilight,' Bond, 'Lincoln' lead record weekend

Oregonian film critic Shawn Levy has been reviewing this season s blockbusters every Sunday morning in his segment Mad About Movies on KGW.

This week, Levy took a look at the film adaptation of Yann Martel s bestselling book The Life of Pi.

Director Ang Lee takes a fantastical novel and crafts it into a truly fantastical film, filled with color, terror, wild imagination, and moment after moment of beauty, wonder, and impossibility, Levy says.

Last week, Levy reviewed Steven Spielberg s newest epic Lincoln starring Daniel Day-Lewis.

Mad About Movies: Lincoln

It s an intricate, well-made and sober film, chock-full of fine touches. But it s worth seeing alone for Daniel Day-Lewis astonishing work, which shines through with humor, sadness, wisdom, moral fire, and a grounded humanity, Levy says.

Lincoln has brought in $34 million over the Thanksgiving weekend according to Hollywood.com.

More Mad About Movies:

Wreck-it Ralph

Cloud Atlas

Argo and Seven Psychopaths

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