The Avengers is not only a superhero movie for the ages, it is a pretty fantastic stand-alone film, regardless of the genre.

So states our pals at Movie Fanatic, whose Avengers review is just one of a number of enthusiastic critiques across the board for this Marvel-based ensemble blockbuster.

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Technically and stylistically, David Fincher's adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo should thrill fans of the Stieg Larsson book trilogy and newcomers alike. Simply put, the director's dark vision and aesthetic brilliance make for a movie marvel.

Casting, of course, plays a huge role in the film's success, especially when the subject has already been tackled successfully by Swedish filmmakers with Noomi Rapace as the lead.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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