Opening Wide: Twilight: New Moon, Planet 51, The Blind Side

by | November 20, 2009 at 2:05 PM | The Movies

It’s finally here. The Twilight Saga: New Moon opens wide today, and all the tween/teens will be flocking to see the next chapter in their beloved fantasy. For the younger kids, there’s the kooky animated alien comedy Planet 51, and for the adults, there’s The Blind Side, a truly inspiring film that will make you want to be a better person. Learn more about all three below.


The Twilight Saga: New Moon
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The love triangle between obsessive teen Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), brooding vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and stalwart wolfboy Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) comes into full focus, as Edward tries to leave Bella in order to ensure her safety, which only sends her into a downward spiral of despair and recklessness, until her best friend Jacob manages to reach her and pull her out of her depression… but can either of them trust Jacob’s wolfpack brethren? And what of the nasty Victoria, the vampire who still wants Bella dead?

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The Blind Side
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Sandra Bullock has earned some Oscar chatter in this moving true story about the Tuohys, a football-obsessed white Memphis family who come across a quiet, shy and homeless black teenager named Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) and, out of the goodness of their hearts, invite him into their home and eventually even into their family. Also starring Tim McGraw as her husband and Kathy Bates as the tutor who helps him learn how to learn.

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Planet 51
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On an alien planet populated by little green people who nonetheless live like they’re in the 1950s, life is turned upside down by the arrival of an American astronaut and the resulting paranoia about whether or not he is there to liquefy their brains. Featuring the voices of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Justin Long and Jessica Biel.

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