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Let's face it: you are going to see Breaking Dawn. It doesn't really matter if every critic give it a worse grade than Jack & Jill. It's really only a matter of how many times you attend a showing this weekend, not whether or not you choose to do so.

Still, what sort of expectations should you have for Edward and Bella's big day? Will it meet expectations?

Yes, says our friend, Joel Amos, of Movie Fanatic.

The wedding scene is a beauty to behold," he writes, adding that "fans will be all sorts of a twitter" as they watch this beloved couple exchange vows.

Taylor Lautner, meanwhile, "excels in capturing a man," someone truly coming in to his own, both physically and emotionally, while "living at a crossroads" due to his unrequited love for Bella.

Don't expect much action in this second-to-last installment of the franchise, but true Twihards will be happy that Breaking Dawn remains true to the book and to Stephenie Meyer's's vision.

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It's shaping up to be a busy weekend at the box office and our partners at Movie Fanatic have reviewed all the new offerings in advance of their Friday openings.

Let's get right to it, shall we?

The Immortals: Director Tarsem Singh's latest film, shot in spectacular 3D, presents a unique take on Greek mythology amidst a sweeping Renaissance landscape.

Theseus (Henry Cavill) is a poor man with stellar warrior skills thanks to intense training by a mysterious older villager. Mickey Rourke is King Hyperion, a vengeful ruler bent on not only all the land, but bringing down the Gods themselves.

The visual effects and cinematography are stunning. Check out the trailer for the film below, then read The Immortals review at Movie Fanatic for more insight.

J. Edgar: Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar is slow at times in typical Eastwood fashion, but with Leonardo DiCaprio as the title character, still ends up being a solid film.

Encompassing decades of this icon’s life, DiCaprio meets the challenge of a broad project and deserves an Oscar nomination for Best Actor as J. Edgar Hoover.

Read more about it in Movie Fanatic's J. Edgar review.

Jack and Jill: Adam Sandler movies hold a special place in many an audience member’s heart. Jack and Jill should land right in the wheelhouse of fan expectations.

It's a story of fraternal twins ... both played by Sandler. We don't really need to explain further, but follow the link now for Movie Fanatic's Jack and Jill review!

Which of these films do you think you might check out?

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It's shaping up to be a busy weekend at the box office and our partners at Movie Fanatic have reviewed all the new offerings in advance of their Friday openings.

Let's get right to it, shall we?

In Time: Justin Timberlake headlines this action packed, sci-fi thriller from Gattaca mastermind Andrew Niccol. It's a true mind-bender that asks the question:

What if money was replaced by time?

Amanda Seyfried co-stars in a movie that will make you think much of the time without wasting a second of yours. Check out Movie Fanatic's In Time review.

The Rum Diary: This Johnny Depp picture is not a blockbuster for everyone, but for fans of the star and the late Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary delivers.

As Movie Fanatic's Rum Diary review notes, it's a work that blends powerful messages with complex performances from its cast and an exquisite '60s feel.

Puss in Boots: An odds-on favorite to run away from the box office competition, Antonio Banderas brings his swashbuckling Shrek character back for the lead role.

Adventurous, sweet and uncannily smart in its introduction of new characters such as Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek) and Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis), Puss’ origins story takes audiences back to the beginning and is fun for all ages.

Follow the link now for Movie Fanatic's Puss in Boots review!

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It's shaping up to be a busy weekend at the box office and our partners at Movie Fanatic have reviewed all the new offerings in advance of their Friday openings.

Let's get right to it:

The Thing: Not a remake but a prequel to the 1982 masterpiece by the same name. The Thing of 2011 depicts the dawn of the horror that ransacked Kurt Russell’s world, and terrifyingly so. Movie Fanatic's The Thing review explains why.

Footloose: Why remake a classic? Because Kenny Wormald is a terrific modern day Ren and Julianne Hough can sing, dance and act her tail off. Movie Fanatic's Footloose movie review says the 2011 version is - believe it or not - a must-see.

The Big Year: Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson play birdwatchers in this unique buddy comedy about pursuing dreams, regardless of what the naysayers around think. Follow the link for Movie Fanatic's review of The Big Year.

Texas Killing Fields: Based on a true story about a serial killer dumping bodies in a swath of desolate land in Texas, with Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Sam Worthington tasked with stopping him. Follow the link to read Movie Fanatic's Texas Killing Fields review.

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Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman as a former boxer with one more shot at a title, is a surprising triumph of the spirit that will not disappoint audiences.

We say surprising because its premise of boxing robots is a little out there. Jackman's performance is so strong, though, that he can carry the storyline.

As Charlie, a former boxer who came close to being a champ right as the sport of boxing moved from humans to robots who can inflect more damage - something for which the futuristic public was yearning - he's a hero we can all get behind.

It's a surprisingly fun and wild ride. Check out the trailer for the film below, then follow the link for Movie Fanatic's official Real Steel review!

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A pair of much-anticipated films hit theaters today. What did we think of 50/50 and What's Your Number? Both comedies succeed, albeit in different ways.

Actor Seth Rogen and writer Will Reiser lived the experience portrayed in 50/50, at once a comedy about cancer (that actually works) and a poignant story.

With Joseph Gordon-Levitt portraying Resier's cancer patient and Rogen as his BFF, the pair combine to bring audiences an astounding character study.

Knowing that much of this took place in real life only enhances a movie of surprising depth. Follow the link to read Movie Fanatic's official 50/50 movie review.

Far less original but still entertaining is What's Your Number?

That's not a question we're asking, the punctuation mark is part of the title of this film starring Anna Faris and based on the book 20 Times a Lady.

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With Abduction, Taylor Lautner is looking to shed the persona of Twilight second fiddle Jacob Black and come into his own as a movie star. He succeeded.

That said, is Abduction simply for his younger, adoring fans, or can it be enjoyed by a wider audience? Short story: If you love Lautner, you'll enjoy this.

On its own merit, the work has some problems. If plot and execution are elements of a film you appreciate, let's just say there have been better movies.

Movie Fanatic sat down with the personable young star last week to discuss the role. Here's their Taylor Lautner interview and official Abduction review.

Here's the trailer for the film, in theaters now:

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Brad Pitt may finally get a reprieve from the firestorm over his comments about Jennifer Aniston. Moneyball hits theaters Friday, and it is flat-out brilliant.

Based on the book by Michael Lewis, a story of baseball stats, strategy and differing personalities may not seem like a natural big screen adaptation, but it works.

Tremendously, at that. Here's the trailer for the film ...

Whether you're a baseball fan or not, you'll love this one.

Our partners at Movie Fanatic sat down with the cast at the Toronto Film Festival to discuss the film, likely to emerge as a bona fide Oscar contender.

For the full scoop on this can't miss film, follow the links for exclusive interviews with stars Jonah Hill and Chris Pratt, and their official Moneyball review.

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Machine Gun Preacher recounts the true story of Sam Childers, a former drug dealer who undergoes an astonishing transformation in Sudan, finding an unexpected calling as the savior of hundreds of kidnapped and orphaned children.

Gerard Butler stars as Childers, and emits a tidal wave of emotion as his character sees the horrors in Africa with his own eyes and transforms himself wholly.

Our partners at Movie Fanatic sat down with him this week to discuss the film. Follow the links for their Gerard Butler interview and official Machine Gun Preacher review.

Here's the trailer for the film, opening Friday ...

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Twenty years. That's long enough to make you feel nostalgic (or just old), and it's how long Seattle rock band Pearl Jam has been in existence as of this year.

That milestone is marked by a new documentary, Pearl Jam Twenty, chronicling their tragic beginnings as Mother Love Bone, through their triumphs to the present.

Almost Famous director Cameron Crowe the band members themselves combine to make a riveting film, one about much more than music history and hits.

The group's impact on its fans and the musical culture at large is nearly peerless. Check out the trailer below, then read Movie Fanatic's Pearl Jam 20 review:

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