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Topic - Elizabeth Reaser
About 6,000 fans of "The Twilight Saga" were treated to a surprise look at the first seven minutes of the final film installment, "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," which hits theaters in November.
Comic-Con International, the four-day pop-culture celebration that takes over the San Diego Convention Center each summer, runs Thursday to Sunday. Here's a look at some of the hottest films, TV shows and video games expected at the sold-out 43rd annual convention:
There's something almost subversive about the way "Young Adult" picks apart the conventions of the contemporary movie comedy. Unexpectedly sinister and bleak, director Jason Reitman's film borrows from the romantic-comedy formula, but injects a note of realism by showing what happens when the antisocial pathologies of a broadly drawn comic character are let loose on real people.
Norbert Leo Butz is getting behind the wheel of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "How I Learned to Drive."
Early risers among "Twilight" fans have gotten a chance to see what some of their big-screen idols look like first thing in the morning.
"I feel like this is our time to get out and have actual experiences with fans," Reaser said. "Being out here with them makes me feel the films are special, important and really mean something to them."