Warm Bodies

Hoult is absolutely brilliant as R. I can’t begin to imagine how difficult the performance must have been, trying to strike a balance between silly comedy and romantic tragedy. The same goes for the film as a whole: it manages to walk that fine line, such that you really want these two to get together despite the wackiness of the premise.
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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

If I could buy a Blu-ray of just the 25 minutes or so of action at the end of the film, I would, because it’s thrilling and exciting and emotional and a whole lot of other words that can’t really be applied to the rest of the franchise.
Rating: 2.0 starsHoopla Factor: 2.5 stars

The howls of mirth from sections of the audience threatened to ruin the faux meaningful character countdown that suggests we have been witness to something epic and emotional when most will just be glad to be done.
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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

When it comes to the performances, it’s a case of same old, same old. Kristen Stewart does a decent job as Bella, but Robert Pattinson looks as constipated as ever. Even Taylor Lautner out-performs this guy, which is pretty incredible when you think about it.
Rating: 1 starsHoopla Factor: 1.5 stars

For those unfamiliar with the product of the progressively more bizarro imaginings of Miss Stephenie Meyer, it’s not for me to spoil the fun, but let’s just say that this film flirts with all kinds of moral taboos before its vivisectional conclusion.
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