It bears repeating that Disney’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (12.9) is one of the only two December releases that are tracking really strongly now, the other being King Kong. I usually bypass those Saturday daytime all-media screenings because family films are bad for my spiritual health, but I don’t think there’s any choice as far as this weekend’s Narnia showing at the Arclight is concerned. Honestly? If I could clap my hands three times and make this film disappear (which would thereby release me from any obligation to see it), I would clap my hands three times. Especially considering Narnia‘s running time of two hours and 15 minutes without credits. (“It’s nowhere near as long as Return of the King,” a friend said this morning…great!) But this is going to be a huge red-state movie, and duty calls.