Movie Power Rankings: New 'Twilight' clips put 'Breaking Dawn' back on top
The long-anticipated release of "Breaking Dawn" is only a couple of weeks away, and that makes it almost impossible to escape. We could fill this whole opening paragraph just with links to relevant stories and features, but we'll instead just focus on one thing: clips, and lots of them. Most fans know exactly what to expect from the film, but taking a little peek at pivotal scenes never hurt anyone. The best thing for Twi-Hards is that they get to do this all over again for one last time next fall. In the meantime, they can imagine seeing Taylor Lautner in a Gus Van Sant film. You know you're curious.
As for the rest of this week's list…
November 2, 2011
1. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" (Last week: No. 3)
We should just re-name this month "Edwardvember" or something. And the 18th should be a national holiday.
2. "Hunger Games" (Last week: Not ranked)
We now have nice, good close-ups of the main characters. We're hungry for more.
3. "Bond 23" (Last week: Not ranked)
Finney. Albert Finney.
4. "The Adventures of Tintin" (Last week: No. 7)
5. "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" (Last week: Not ranked)
Your mission: To keep pretending your not excited about Brad Bird's take on the Tom Cruise franchise after watching this.
6. "Dark Knight Rises" (Last week: No. 2)
Behold! Matthew Modine and Joseph Gordon-Levitt standing around on set.
7. "Gravity" (Last week: Not ranked)
Alfonso Cuaron's first film since "Children of Men" stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock as astronauts --- sexy astronauts.
Remember when Terrence Malick was the "J.D. Salinger of the movies"? Now he's making films left and right with folks like Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett.
9. "Immortals" (Last week: Not ranked)
These clips of Kellan Lutz, Luke Evans and Henry Cavill make the dudes from "300" look like a bunch of butterballs.
10. "Les Miserables" (Last week: Not ranked)
Tony-winning "My Week With Marilyn" co-star Eddie Redmayne is trading the silverscreen goddess for the all singing-all dancing poverty of 19th Century France in this musical also starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Geoffrey Rush.
11. "Shame" (Last week: No. 14)
The Steve McQueen-directed pyscho-sexual drama, starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, drew multiple nominations from the BIFA Awards.
12. "Man of Steel" (Last week: No. 4)
With Turkey Day coming up, Superman Henry Cavill is thankful for super-fans.
13. "300: The Battle of Artemisia" (Last week: Not ranked)
With King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) dining in Hell, Joel Edgerton ("Warrior") may be stepping in to play a new lead character in the Frank Miller-inspired sequel/prequel/exercise video.
14. "Titanic 3D" (Last week: Not ranked)
James Cameron wants your money. All of it.
15. "My Week With Marilyn" (Last week: Not ranked)
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1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
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