As December inches closer and the temperature plummets, the desire to escape the cold climbs. Exotic locales are extra appealing and beachy vacations are more enticing than ever.

With Disney’s animated Moana, which features the voice of Dwayne Johnson and screens this weekend, your need for heat is satisfied under the striking, stunning Hawaiian sun.

Joining Dwayne in theaters this weekend are Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in the war drama Allied. Turning the dial to a more festive note, Billy Bob Thornton returns as brash and boozy con-man Willie Soke in Bad Santa 2.

Oscar nominees Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams can also be seen on screens in Rules Don’t Apply and Manchester by the Sea.

Check out the full slate of films in theaters this weekend. ~Matthew Pariselli

Moana- On a mystic island off Oceania in the South Pacific, young princess Moana Waialiki (voiced by Auli’i Cravalho) is the feisty teenage daughter of the chief of her tribe, and the only daughter in a long line of navigators. When her family needs her help, she sails off across the open Pacific ocean on an epic adventure to save her people. Joined by the energetic, less-than-humble, once-powerful demigod Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson), Moana is determined to prove herself a master wayfinder and to fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: Moana

Allied- In 1942 Casablanca during WWII, Max Vatan (Brad Pitt), a French-Canadian intelligence officer, meets French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard), on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. They fall in love while working together on a mission to kill a German official, and afterwards Max convinces Marianne to come with him to London to marry him. However, their relationship is threatened by the pressures of war, especially when Max is told that Marianne may be a

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