Davis: Twilight learns from Potter success

This weekend there are going to be some very big choices for two reasons.

This weekend there are going to be some very big choices for two reasons. For many, it is choosing between Team Edward and Team Jacob.

For me, living in West Kelowna, it is going to be choosing between Team Doug and Team Rosalind. Please take time this Saturday to vote.

I find it ironic that municipal elections have the lowest turnout because local politicians have the most direct impact on your day-to-day lives as well as being the most accessible to address your concerns. Between local media and the Internet, it is easier than ever to find the candidates that you can most identify with, so use your voice.

Leave 15 minutes early for your movie this Saturday and stop off at one of the convenient polling stations to exercise your right.

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Now, back to Team Edward and Team Jacob.

Taking a cue from the Harry Potter series, the final book in the Twilight series is being made into two movies with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1 being released this weekend and Part 2 coming next November.

Part 1 sees the marriage of Bella Swan and vampire Edward Cullen but the bliss is cut short by a series of betrayals and misfortunes. After their wedding, Bella and Edward travel to Rio de Janeiro for their honeymoon and soon after that she discovers she is pregnant, setting off a chain of events that could result in a battle between Edward’s family and the Volturi, the fearsome council of vampire leaders and an unforeseen and shocking development for Edward’s rival, Jacob Black.

The first showings of Breaking Dawn—Part 1 start tonight at 10 p.m. at the Grand 10, Paramount and Capitol Theatres.

And for those who are sad to see the end of both the Harry Potter and Twilight series, watch out for the big screen adaptation of the hugely popular Hunger Games trilogy, the first of the movies coming out in March of next year.

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In 2006, Happy Feet became a world-wide hit grossing over $380 million. In Happy Feet Two, Elijah Wood returns as the voice of Mumble, the dancing penguin.

However, he has a problem—his son Erik is reluctant to dance, especially after he meets a Puffin called The Mighty Sven (Hank Azaria) who Erik thinks is a flying penguin. However, Mumble has even bigger problems when his world is shaken by powerful forces, forcing him to bring the penguin nations together to help set things right.

Robin Williams is back as the voice of Ramon and Lovelace, Pink taking over the role of Gloria from the late Brittany Murphy and listen for Brad Pitt and Matt Damon as the voices of a pair of krill named Bill and Will.

Like the first movie, expect a lot of covers of popular songs, and at least one new song called Bridge of Light, performed by Pink.

 

 

 

 

Rick Davis is the manager of the Capitol Theatre in West Kelowna.

 

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