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The Projector: Movies opening Friday, Dec. 25

Alvin and The Chipmunks: The SqueakquelEverybody's favorite trio of rodents: Alvin, Simon and Theodore, achieved pop-sensation status in their first movie. Now, the runts are returning to school to save the struggling music program by winning $25,000 in a music competition. The boys are smitten when they meet their match: the Chipettes. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

It's ComplicatedJane (Meryl Streep) and Jake (Alec Baldwin) were married, had three kids, and subsequently divorced after Jake's extramarital affair with a stunning 20-something named Agness (Lake Bell). But when Jake's new marriage to the younger woman hits the skids, an encounter with Jane turns into an affair with her old ex. Adam (Steve Martin) is caught in the middle, and soon becomes part of a love triangle. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

Red CliffAncient China is strained after years of civil war. General Cao Cao (Fengyi Zhang) of the Han Dynasty assembles an army to crush the uprisings of two Chinese warlords. Based on a legendary battle in 208 A.D., which brought an end to the Han Dynasty, John Woo directs the most expensive Asian film ever produced. (R) Flicks

Sherlock HolmesIn a break from the traditional view of the stodgy detective and his straight man sidekick, Guy Ritchie's new film pairs Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes and Jude Law as Watson. Based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's books, the detectives encounter a seductress (Rachel McAdams) in their attempts to foil a conspiracy that could destroy England. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

The Young VictoriaIn one of history's greatest love stories, this film tells the story of Queen Victoria (Emily Blunt) during the infancy of her reign of England. The early years of this great ruler are little known ... until now. Blunt and Rupert Friend as Prince Albert, portray the powerful tale of intrigue, deception, politics and love. (PG) Flicks