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I thought by now I was immune to the charms of aquatic, flightless birds who dance or sing. I had not reckoned with the skills of director/co-writer George Miller, whose "Happy Feet Two" displays a new friskiness.

A guaranteed multiple Oscar nominee and the film that cements Alexander Payne as one of the top filmmakers of his generation (as if he weren't already there with "Election," "About Schmidt" and "Sideways"), "The Descendants" is nothing short of a masterpiece.

Action movie Immortals, the story of Greek hero Theseus, has topped the North American box office, taking $32m (20.1m) in its opening weekend.

Nearly a year ago, a big-budget film crew found itself in a most unlikely setting for a movie shoot.

The cat is all right. In a surprise victory, DreamWorks Animations Puss in Boots led the box office for the second weekend in a row, grossing an estimated $33 million.

The title of the 23rd James Bond film has been confirmed as Skyfall. The latest 007 adventure will star Daniel Craig for the third time. Leading ladies have been confirmed as French actress Berenice Marlohe and Naomie Harris.

Hunter S. Thompson's slim early novel written in 1959, when he was 22, but only published 40 years later gets a dream screen treatment courtesy of producer-star Johnny Depp and "Withnail and I" writer-director Bruce Robinson.

Andrew Niccol's "In Time" is the winner of this year's "Most Obvious and Pun-Filled Allegory" competition and while it gets points for an excellent premise, some fine acting and for being, occasionally, genuinely exciting, the execution of the idea fails far more often than it succeeds.

In response to Netflix's recently released list of the "Top 10 Movie Rentals of All Time," BitTorrent has release its own albeit utterly illegal list of the "Top 10 Most Pirated Movies" of all time.

Set in the near future, where robot boxing is a top sport, a struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to know his father.

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