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You could sum up Drive in four words: Ryan Gosling owns it.

Although he says next to nothing in the first 20 minutes of the film, opening this weekend, Gosling’s impact is immense - the true hallmark of an A-list star.

Gosling plays Driver, a movie stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver for anyone who will hire him, with intensity that makes this a must-see.

With a great lead, cinematography and supporting roles (you can include L.A. itself in that category), Drive is so much more more than meets the eye.

Follow the link for Movie Fanatic's official review of Drive!

Ryan Gosling in Drive

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Nick Swardson is born to be a star.

As the titlular character of Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, he manages to be funny while crafting a film that is not crass as much as it is creatively sweet.

While the movie isn't the best comedy of the year, with this performance, Swardson earns his place among the most talented comedians in the biz today.

Adam Sandler produced the screwball comedy that co-stars Christina Ricci. Check out the trailer below, then read Movie Fanatic's Bucky Larson movie review!

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How would the human race collectively react to a biological catastrophe?

Contagion, the latest film from director Steven Soderbergh, asks this question as it follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days, leaving the medical community scrambling to somehow curtail the outbreak.

Anchored by Oscar winners Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marion Cotillard and Soderbergh (plus Jude Law and Laurence Fishburne), it's equal parts ensemble film, thriller, international espionage tale and medical mystery.

You won't want to miss this edge-of-your-seat journey. Catch the trailer below, then follow the link for Movie Fanatic's official Contagion review!

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Will you be seeing a movie on this holiday weekend? Before you shell out big bucks for tickets, soda and Sour Patch Kids, consider the following advice from our friends at Movie Fanatic.

First up: Apollo 18. The film is meant to explain why America stopped going to the moon after 17 missions. The answer? "Lost" footage from the 18th mission that is downright scary! But is it really? At times.

"Audiences are given enough information to keep the story moving, but because of plot holes, too many questions are left unanswered and hamper the film’s effort to be taken seriously," writes the site. Visit it now to read the complete Apollo 18 review.

Then, there's Shark Night 3D. Does it have bite?

Not exactly, critiques Movie Fanatic: " It simply makes no sense in any realm or reality -- cinematic suspension of disbelief or not."

Ouch. Read the complete Shark Night 3D review, which implies one should fear this film more than it makes one fear the water.

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When is a history lesson also an engrossing time at the movies? When you go to see The Debt.

The unique film is set in two different eras, the 1960s and the 1990s, with two different stars playing each character: Helen Mirren and Jessica Chastain take on Rachel; Sam Worthington and Ciaran Hinds share David; while Tom Wilkinson and Marton Csokas both portray Stephan.

According to our friends at Movie Fanatic, the drama crosses generations and shows "the lengths to which a nation will go to achieve righteousness, or even the subconscious feeling of justice." Want more?

Read the full review of The Debt now!

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Our Idiot Brother is your typical dysfunctional family film, but one that also doubles as a heartwarming comedy. For the most part, Paul Rudd helps pull it off.

As Ned, the only boy in a family full of sisters (Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer), Rudd Shines and the supporting cast is top notch.

The film's shortfall, though, is that it lacks real resonance. Our Idiot Brother never quite delivers the emotional or comedic punch you expect - and want - it to.

It's still worth checking out, and maybe you'll disagree with that take. Watch the trailer below, then read Movie Fanatic's full review of Our Idiot Brother ...

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With a quiet brutality and sense of vulnerability, Zoe Saldana establishes herself as a superstar in Colombiana, opening in theaters nationwide tonight.

The Avatar star brings a level of haunting viciousness to the screen, but coupled with a back story that would make anything less seem simply naïve.

Colombiana works as a classic revenge tale, but it is also so much more. Saldana, as Cataleya, is a killer one finds riveting and infinitely watchable.

Short story, this is an action film of the highest order. Check out the trailer below, then follow the link for Movie Fanatic's official Colombiana review!

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Simply put, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is the horror film of the summer.

This might not be something you'd expect from Katie Holmes, but director Guillermo del Toro gets the most from this actress in a flick that opens today and is described as a "devilish delight" by our pals at Movie Fanatic.

While Mrs. Tom Cruise plays a key role, the star of the movie is Hailey Madison as Sally, a young girl whose parents are divorced and who starts to hear voices in a house that, in itself, becomes a major character.

Overall, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is "pure del Toro," gushes Movie Fanatic. Along the lines of Pan’s Labyrinth, "the filmmaker crafts a world where evil lurks beneath the surface, literally."

Want more? Read a detailed Don't Be Afraid of the Dark review now!

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Two very different remakes hit theaters today.

First, Jason Momoa takes over the title character in Conan the Barbarian, a re-telling of the 1982 classic that featured a certain former Governor of California/dirty, rotten liar. Is the movie itself a home run? Definitely not.

But is Momoa worthy of such a role? Oh yes. A future "cinema celebrity" has been created, have no doubt, as detailed in this Conan the Barbarian review.

Second, One Day is the big screen adaption of a best-selling novel. It stars Anne Hathaway (with a British accent!) and Jim Sturgess as two people whose relationship evolves over the years from casual, to close friends, to soulmates.

But does the film do the book justice? There's only one way to find out: visit Movie Fanatic now!

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If you are looking for vampires who embrace humans and even fall in love with them, Breaking Dawn opens on November 18.

But if you're in the mood for an old fashioned tale about a blood sucker with pure disdain for our kind, purchase a ticket for Fright Night. It hits theaters tomorrow and it sets Colin Ferrell loose as Jerry (yes, Jerry), a vampire who causes nothing but problems for Anton Yelchin's Charley Brewster.

A retelling of a classic, the movie takes full advantage of its 3D status, according to our pals at Movie Fanatic, resulting in an intense pace and a sinister, enjoyable scariness that is missing from many vampire tales these days.

Visit Movie Fanatic now for an extensive Fright Night review!