I encourage you to NOT go see The Golden Compass. Why? Because the movie is based on a book (the first of a trilogy) that was written to be the "anti-Narnia" books. Phillip Pullman, the author, is an atheist and is hoping his triology, His Dark Materials, will inspire kids everywhere to doubt the existence of God.
It looks like a wonderful movie, but I just can't give money to a man who dislikes my beloved C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien so.
However, I do encourage you to see the movie Bella. Great acting, wonderful script, vibrant portrayal of a loving hispanic family, message of love being the greatest. A delightful, character driven, independant movie.