Twas the week before Christmas and little was stirring, not even a Mouse House rumor about Star Wars VII or a major comic book movie — well, okay there was that Star Wars plot rumor reported by Reuters that was totally debunked, but we thankfully did not cover it. But as the Reject HQ has been plenty busy prepping for the holidays (you’ve been using our Gift Guides, right?) and stockpiling a bunch of end-of-year lists for later this month, we haven’t slowed down on the original content and insightful commentary regarding everything from gun control to Vin Diesel sucking on a lollipop. And we’ve had even more reviews than usual, as this is the time when a billion new releases show up at least in major cities. Do check out our expert opinions on This is 40, Jack Reacher, Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables, Amour, Not Fade Away, On the Road, The Impossible and Tabu. There are at least three A-grade films among them. We also watched a lot of trailers this week, so go view the new spots for This Is The End, The Great Gatsby, Smurfs 2, Turbo, Star Trek Into Darkness, To the Wonder, No, Identity Thief, The Heat, Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, The Place Beyond the Pines, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and of course Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain. Now, check out our eight craziest, biggest and best stories and original content from the past week after the break.