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New on DVD: 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,' 'Knight and Day,' 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'

Posted 11:04am on Wednesday, Dec. 01, 2010

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Picking up shortly after the previous installment, New Moon, Eclipse finds our heroine Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) needling her beau, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), to transform her into a member of the undead. But just when it looks as if Edward has finally agreed to Bella's request, werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) re-enters the picture, wearing only a pair of tight cutoff shorts. Eclipse is, in effect, a comedy of cold feet; just when she thinks she's ready to settle down, a young woman finds new temptation at every turn. This might have been charming, too, if Stewart were willing to crack a smile, or if the screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg were willing to offer any contrast between Edward and Jacob.

Knight and Day stars Tom Cruise as a mystery man who may be a CIA operative or may be just plain crazy. Cameron Diaz is the woman whose life changes when she bumps into him at the airport. The actors' chemistry carries the movie, which goes from making little sense to not really making any sense at all.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice, a Disney film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, boils down to The Karate Kid meets Harry Potter, with a dash of Ghostbusters. Starring Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel, it's an OK, family-oriented comedy-action blockbuster.

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