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movie-reviews Updated: Nov 23, 2012 00:13 IST

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This weekend's heavy for Hollywood lovers! Check out the films releasing today: Life of Pi and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2

Life of Pi
Genre: Drama-fantasy
Cast: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Adil Hussain, Ayush Tandon, Gautam Belur, Rafe Spall
Director: Ang Lee
Synopsis: Based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, Life of Pi is a adventure story centering on 16-year-old Pi Patel, the son of a zoo keeper. Dwellers in Pondicherry, India, the family decides to move to Canada, hitching a ride on a huge freighter. After a shipwreck, Pi is the only human survivor. Soon, he finds himself adrift on a 26-foot lifeboat in the Pacific Ocean. But contrary to what he believes, he is not alone on the boat. His unexpected companions on the boat include a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, all fighting for survival. Somehow, Pi forms a connection with the fearsome tiger.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2
Genre: Romance-fantasy
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner
Director: Bill Condon
Synopsis: Bella is enjoying her new life and new powers, after the birth of her daughter, Renesmee. Soon, however, their family bliss is threatened again, by a new menace. The vampire Irina believes a child like Renesmee could challenge the power and existence of the Volturi. As Irina rallies the Volturi to destroy this potential threat, Bella and the Cullens, with any allies they can assemble, are preparing to fight a crucial, ultimate battle, to protect their family.