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Weekend Movie Guide: Here's to you, Mr. Batman!

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Will Ledger win the Oscar? | Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

It's already a foregone conclusion that The Dark Knight will set some sort of record this weekend at the box-office. The only question is how much it will eventually make. 130 million bucks? 140 million? More? The buzz surrounding the film has been almost universally positive so expect a great time as you settle into your seat and enter the dark world of Batman and the Joker. Ledger's final performance is one for the ages.

Counter-programming doesn't get more distinct than The Dark Knight versus Mamma Mia!. It will likely attract a large female audience and some of the spillover from all the sold-out Batman screenings. Amanda Seyfriend is a budding star while Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skaarsgard and Colin Firth round out a powerhouse adult cast. You may try to resist the magic of Abba, but you will fail.