THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner,
Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone,
Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Billy Burke, Rami Malek & Maggie Grace
Directed by Bill Condon for distribution by Summit Entertainment
The Plot: As Edward and Bella prepare for the impending birth of their child, they must avoid their multiple enemies who are determined to protect their own kind no matter what the costs.
The Final Word: Despite the box office’s recent struggles, Summit knows they have a blockbuster in waiting with “Dawn.” The problem here is that the studio only has one more “Twilight” bullet left in its chamber and then it and the industry as a whole will have to look elsewhere for a Cineplex stabilizer.
HAPPY FEET TWO
Starring (voices): Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hank Azaria,
Alecia Moore (P!nk), Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Sofia Vergara,
Common, Hugo Weaving, Magda Szubanski, Anthony LaPaglia,
Richard Carter & Benjamin "Lil P-Nut" Flores, Jr.
Directed by George Miller for distribution by Warner Brothers
The Plot: A penguin must balance his son’s phobias while protecting his home from powerful outside forces.
The Final Word: In 2006, the original “Happy Feet” proved to be a major surprise for Warner Brothers as the penguins craze at the box office was just heating up. Now the studio is set to unleash the sequel to the Academy Award winning original, with the majority of the cast reprising their roles including Elijah Wood and Robin Williams. Interestingly enough, despite the heavy traffic in theaters this month, “Happy” actually could duplicate its success given the film’s built-in audience, but will see some competition as “Twilight” which will have a stranglehold on a number of the same 3D theaters that the first film used to its advantage.
Previewed next week: The Muppets, Arthur Christmas, Hugo, A Dangerous Method