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January 11, 2013

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PART 2

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Please let this be the last. The final installment of the “Twilight” franchise, hopefully, is strictly for the fans. Newly vampired Bella (Kristen Stewart) is adjusting to her new powers, new life, new child, and the uneasy truce with the werewolves led by Jacob (Taylor Lautner). There’s some Edward (Robert Pattinson) of course, and a bright spot turn by Michael Sheen as Aro, head of the undead Volturi, but largely this comes off as a particularly smug fashion shoot. PG-13 (sequences of violence including disturbing images, some sensuality and partial nudity).

WRECK-IT RALPH

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The latest from Disney Animation is a wild and imaginative exploration of a video game fantasy, i.e. what happens in the lives of our favorite game characters when we’re not playing them? Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) is weary of his prescribed lot in life: he’s not a bad guy, so why does he have to play a bad guy in everybody’s favorite arcade game “Fix-It Felix Jr.”? Ralph breaks out and goes on the run, teaming up with Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) to traverse the video game world landscape and grapple with the modern-era game soldiers led by Sgt. Calhoun (Jane Lynch). It’s fun enough, but a bit hectic. PG (some rude humor and mild action/violence).

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