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16 Nov

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

In The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson), plus those they love, must deal with the chain of consequences brought on by a marriage, honeymoon, and the tumultuous birth of a child…which brings an unforeseen and shocking development for Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). — (C) Summit Entertainment

Scott’s Take

It doesn’t really matter what I have to say about this cash cow.  The Twilight series is critic proof.  You either love it or hate it, and judging by the massive box office dominance we have seen. most of you love it.  Enjoy!

Steve’s Take

I know it doesn’t matter what I say, but here it is anyway – I’m tired of this nonsense. I propose Team Steve and Team Scott.

Happy Feet 2

Happy Feet Two returns audiences to the magnificent landscape of Antarctica in superb 3D. Mumble, The Master of Tap, has a problem because his tiny son, Erik, is choreo-phobic. Reluctant to dance, Erik runs away and encounters The Mighty Sven-a penguin who can fly! Mumble has no hope of competing with this charismatic new role model. But things get worse when the world is shaken by powerful forces. Erik learns of his father’s “guts and grit” as Mumble brings together the penguin nations and all manner of fabulous creatures-from tiny Krill to giant Elephant Seals-to put things right. — (C) Warner Bros

Scott’s Take

I thought Happy Feet was an average film.  It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t anything to write home about.  That being said, there are penguins in this film.  That means Scott must watch!  Great counter programming.  Let the teens fawn over Robert Pattinson while you take the younglings to see some dancing penguins.

Steve’s Take

I enjoyed Happy Feet and I know that this one will not disappoint either.

The Descendants

From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning Sideways, set in Hawaii, The Descendants is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family’s land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries. — (C) Fox

Scott’s Take

This is a small art house film that throws George Clooney in Hawaii looking to get his life back. This movie will be drowned out by the other big guns this weekend. Look for word of mouth to try to carry this one into Oscar season.

Steve’s Take

Scott, that makes two in a row for Clooney like this one – hope it doesn’t become a trend for him. This one will be on more people’s radar going into next weekend, I think.

Next Week

That’s all for this week.  Be prepared to get caught in the Breaking Dawn lines.  Next week we have The Muppet Movie, Arthur Christmas and Scorsese’s Hugo.  Enjoy your weekend!


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