Movie Reviews

11.18.114:45 AM ET

New 'Twilight' Movie: Two Fangs Up? Plus, George Clooney Gets Oscar Buzz

In our weekly video feature ‘Flick Picks,’ The Daily Beast’s Ramin Setoodeh and Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers debate the new movies opening at a theater near you. See which films get a ‘Yes,’ ‘No’ or ‘Maybe’ from our critics. This week’s lineup: a face-off between Robert Pattinson and George Clooney.

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1

Ramin Setoodeh and Peter Travers on what to watch and skip at the movies. This week, Pattinson vs. Clooney.

Is the fourth Twilight movie as good as the first three? Unlike Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, at least there’s enough plot to carry an entire movie. Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) tie the knot. She loses her virginity, gets knocked up, and gives birth to his vampire spawn, while Jacob (Taylor Lautner) sulks—and takes off his shirt.

The Descendants

Ramin Setoodeh and Peter Travers on what to watch and skip at the movies. This week, Pattinson vs. Clooney.

His wife is in a coma from a boating accident, and he wants to bring his family together before she dies. George Clooney is already generating Oscar buzz for his soulful performance in Alexander Payne’s latest. And Shailene Woodley is this year’s Anna Kendrick, as his angsty daughter.

Cumulative scores:

Ramin: Yes, 11; No, 9
Peter: Yes, 8; No, 10; Maybe, 2

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