5 reasons to go to the movies this weekend

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart finally consummate their eternal burning love in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1.”

1. ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1’
All eyes are on Mr. and Mrs. Cullen this weekend, as mortal Bella and vampire Edward tie the knot and, you know, “break a headboard” — the new euphemism for Twihards everywhere. 

2. ‘Happy Feet 2’ 
The dancing penguins are back with an impressive list of celebrities giving voice to them. This time, the feisty feathered folk try to stave off a threat to their home.

3. ‘The Descendants’ 

George Clooney is a Hawaiian land baron coping with his wife’s comatose state after a water-skiing accident. As he takes on the parental duties, he also finds out shocking details of his wife’s secret life without him.

4. ‘Immortals’ 

Tarsem Singh, director of “The Cell” and one of the two new Snow White remakes, has a fun box-office hit on his hands with this tale of a man (Henry Cavill) chosen by Zeus to fight against King Hyperion and his quest to find the ultimate weapon of mass destruction.

5. ‘J. Edgar’ 
Though Clint Eastwood’s latest effort may not shine like some of his previous films, this biopic about the first head of the FBI is fascinating, if only for the way they made Leo DiCaprio look fat and decrepit. 


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