Friday, November 16, 2012


The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

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Official Synopsis: The astonishing conclusion to the series, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2, illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions. The epic love story between Bella Swan and Edward Cullen concludes in this final installment of Stephenie Meyer's best-selling series. DREAMGIRLS' Bill Condon directs this second segment of the two-film adaptation.

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed, Billy Burke, Maggie Grace, Michael Sheen, Dakota Fanning.

Director: Bill Condon
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Fantasy

Running Time: 115 min.

Rating: PG-13 for sequences of violence including disturbing images, some sensuality and partial nudity.

Critical Response:
  • Rottentomatoes: 52% (64 fresh, 60 rotten, score: 5.3/10).
  • Metacritic: 53 out of 100 (10 positive, 16 mixed, 3 negative).

Silver Linings Playbook

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Official Synopsis: Adapted from the best-selling novel by Matthew Quick, THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK is a touching, one-of-a-kind comedy about love and second chances. Pat Peoples (Bradley Cooper) is a man always trying to look on the bright side of life – the title of the story takes it’s name from the expression that “every cloud has a silver lining.” Released from the hospital after losing his wife to another man, Pat believes this age-old adage is just the ticket to trying to win her back and get his life on track. Trying to remain resolutely undiscouraged, Pat moves back in with his parents and devotes himself entirely to becoming the man his wife always wanted him to be. But it’s an uphill battle. Until Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a beautiful young woman whose life also has not turned out the way she wanted. Together, the couple will try and navigate through their lives and stay true to who they are, always just one adventure away from a unique friendship, and possibly even love.

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Julia Stiles

Director: David O. Russell
Genre: Comedy, Drama

Running Time: 122 min.

Rating: R for language and some sexual content/nudity.

Critical Response:
  • Rottentomatoes: 91% (69 fresh, 7 rotten, score: 8.1/10).
  • Metacritic: 83 out of 100 (25 positive, 4 mixed, 1 negative).

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Anna Karenina

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Official Synopsis: The third collaboration of Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley with director Joe Wright, following the award-winning box-office successes “Pride & Prejudice” and “Atonement”, is the epic love story “Anna Karenina”, adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard (“Shakespeare in Love”). The story unfolds in its original late-19th-century Russia high-society setting and powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart, from the passion between adulterers to the bond between a mother and her children. As Anna (Ms. Knightley) questions her happiness, change comes to her family, friends, and community.

Starring: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald, Olivia Williams, Ruth Wilson, Holliday Grainger

Director: Joe Wright
Genre: Drama

Running Time: 130 min.

Rating: R for some sexuality and violence

Critical Response:
  • Rottentomatoes: 64% (59 fresh, 33 rotten, score: 6.4/10).
  • Metacritic: 63 out of 100 (22 positive, 9 mixed, 1 negative).

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