Movie studios inundated us with releases last week, which meant some were bound to get lost in the shuffle — especially the two that bowed on Christmas Day. Let’s take another look at them to refresh our memories in case anyone is thinking about heading to one of the area Marcus Theatres for a New Year's weekend outing.

The Darkest Hour‘ is the story of five people who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack.

And Steven Spielberg — who directed another of last week’s releases, ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ — adds to his lengthy resume with ‘War Horse,’ an epic tale about the remarkable friendship between a horse and the young man who tames and trains him during World War I.

Here’s a sneak peek:

The Darkest Hour

Directed by: Chris Gorak

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella, Rachael Taylor, Joel Kinnaman

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War Horse

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan, Emily Watson, Niels Arestrup, David Thewlis

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