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The Amazing Spider-Man: Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. He’s also picking up again with his former high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). Also stars Ryhs Ifans. Rated PG-13.
Arthur Christmas: It’s Christmas at the North Pole and Santa’s youngest son plans to use his father’s high-tech operation for an urgent mission. Stars the voices of James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Hugh Laurie, Laura Linney, Eva Longoria. Rated PG.
Sparkle: Set in the 1960s, three sisters form girl group and soon become Motown sensations, but fame becomes a challenge as the close-knit family begins to fall apart. Stars Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo, Whitney Houston. Rated PG-13.
TED: After John (Mark Wahlberg) brings his teddy bear to life with a Christmas wish, Ted (the voice of Seth MacFarlane) turns out to be surprisingly crude and inappropriate. Also stars Mila Kunis. Rated R.
KOJAK: SEASON 5: A bald police detective (Telly Savalas) with a righteous attitude battles crime in 1970s New York City. Who loves ya, baby?
MANNIX: THE FINAL SEASON: 1970s series starring Mike Connors as a private eye who battles crime with his assistant Peggy Fair (Gail Fisher), whose cop-husband had been killed. Ward Wood played Lt. Art Malcolm.
S.W.A.T.: FINAL SEASON: This series that focused on the missions of the Los Angeles Police Department’s highly trained and heavily armed Special Weapons and Tactics unit, starred Steve Forrest, Robert Urich and Mark Shera.
THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO: SEASON 5: The City by the Bay provided a dramatic backdrop as a pair of police detectives investigated cases in San Francisco. This was the season when Richard Hatch replaced original cast member Michael Douglas. Also stars Karl Malden.