Holiday Movie Roundup

Welcome to the 2007 holiday-movie season and TIME's preview thereof

Would it were not so, but moviegoing is not about you or what you want. If that were the case, summer would not be fuller than a public pool on Labor Day with action movies but devoid of serious or thought-provoking films. And December would not be more crammed than a Wal-Mart sale bin with interesting, challenging cinematic options but almost empty of fare for the family. But because of some weird alchemy of awards season, cooler weather and the public's need to feel depressed at year's end, a lot of ambitious movies are coming out now. To help you navigate, film...

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