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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!

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Let's start with this equation: Jesse Eisenberg + Aziz Ansari = Comedic gold.

Beyond that simple formula, however, 30 Minutes or Less falls a bit short.

As detailed by our pals at Movie Fanatic, the two leads play off each other in an ideal, hilarious fashion. Ansari understands his role as a sidekick, while Eisenberg is anything but the serious, bitter character he played in The Social Network.

The film runs into a problem with Danny McBride, however, a one-dimensional villain without a trace of humanity. How this compare to Michael Pena's antagonist? And where does the lovely city of Grand Rapids come into play?

Read the full 30 Minutes or Less review now!

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Whether you love Glee or hate Glee, there's no disputing its impact on society.

When was the last time a television show created such far-reaching buzz, from the small screen to the music world to the LGBT community? And, now, theaters across the country, thanks to the two-week run of the Glee: The 3D Concert Movie, which opens today.

The film succeeds by taking fans beyond the music, by capturing "a moment in time film when a hit TV show changed how we view ourselves as a people."

So states our friends at Movie Fanatic at least. Visit that site now and read a detailed Glee 3D Concert Movie review!

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Final Destination 5 hasn't changed its premise much from the original ... or any of the first three sequels. But that doesn't make it any less enjoyable.

Like the rest of the franchise, seeing this film in the theater offers both an expansive big-screen viewing effect and the power of watching it with an audience.

Ironic as it is to use the word joy to describe horror, in the Final Destination series, the way in which the death scenes are crafted is a sight to behold.

The 3-D filming adds a horrifying new twist, too. Check out the trailer below, and follow the link for Movie Fanatic's official Final Destination 5 review!

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While Hollywood’s history of book adaptations is hit or miss, director Tate Taylor’s film version of The Help should not leave any fans of the book disappointed.

Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis and Bryce Dallas Howard star in the movie, in theaters this weekend, based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett.

Simply put, it's one of the year's best films of any genre. Check out the trailer below, and follow the link for Movie Fanatic's official review of The Help!

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The Change-Up, while hardly an original idea (how many times have we seen the body switch comedy), more than holds its own thanks to its two terrific leads.

Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman carry the Judd Apatow-meets-Farrelly Brothers-style romp, one that ends up being more heartfelt than you might imagine.

Watching the actors embody one another is comedic gold. The humor is juvenile at times, but given the premise, our critic wouldn’t have it any other way.

While it does drag at times, the two stars' performances are still well worth the price of admission. Read Movie Fanatic's detailed review of The Change-Up now!

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A triumph. A marvel. A feast for the eyes on so many levels.

So gushes our sister site, Movie Fanatic, regarding Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a film that hits theaters today and whose use of technology is simply breathtaking.

Forget James Franco or Freida Pinto, the true star is Andy Serkis, who truly makes viewers feel something for Caesar, a chimpanzee come to life via scientific experiments and nuanced facial expressions.

While it may offer one too many nods to the 1968 movie on which it's based, this reboot stands on its own, delivering pure summer pleasure for all who buy a ticket. Read Movie Fanatic's detailed Rise of the Planet of the Apes review now!

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Movie reviews of Stephen K. Bannon's Sarah Palin documentary The Undefeated are about what you'd expect. Not great from the LAME-stream media, with staunch defenders on the other end of the political spectrum.

Aside from being erroneously titled (even if you don't count the 2008 presidential election, Palin lost a 2002 bid for Lt. Governor of Alaska all on her own), the film is essentially a troop-rallying campaign infomercial.

The Undefeated Movie Poster

Or, as the L.A. Times puts it, The Undefeated is nothing short of a "a hero-worshiping, crescendo-edited, thunderously repetitive talking points briefing."

It gets worse from there.

Roll Call calls it: "A flattering portrait of Palin as someone unafraid to take on her own party's bosses. There's little doubt Palin, who did not participate in its  production, will be pleased with the final result. But it's not a good film."

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It's safe to say that few films are greeted with the simultaneous feelings of elation and dread that surround Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

For 10 years, Harry, Ron, Hermione & Co. have touched millions of lives, maturing and gaining confidence as they transitioned from misfits to heroes.

In a sense, their journey has mirrored that of Harry Potter's fan base, for whom this is more than a film. Harry is a best friend, part of the fabric of life.

Sadly, as we celebrate its greatness, we must also let that friend go at last.

Intense Harry Potter Poster

Our sister site, Movie Fanatic, was one of the first to see the final chapter. Despite almost unprecedented hype, it met our expectations and then some.

Follow the link for Movie Fanatic's official Harry Potter review!