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Best bets: It's ‘Twilight’ time; ‘24’ TV movie

It's that Bat-Time: "Twilight" finally hits theaters. Plus: A "24" TV movie, Monty Python mega-DVD set, and more.
/ Source: msnbc.com

Movies Suddenly, vampires are everywhere in pop culture — and they’re really attractive. In the big-screen adaptation of Stephanie Meyer’s best-selling young-adult novel, “Twilight,” a high school girl falls for a handsome vampire — and this one is more Brad Pitt than Bela Lugosi. (Opens Nov. 21).

Ever wish you could cheat on a big-time game show and impress your would-be girlfriend as the same time? That’s the question that’s addressed in Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire.” This movie has been a hit at film festivals and could even be a dark horse Oscar contender. (Opens Nov. 12 in limited release).

TVThe seventh season of Fox's "24" won't begin until January, but you can get your dose of Jack Bauer a little early. The two-hour movie, "24: Redemption," will air Nov. 23. Jack finds himself facing a hostile Senate sub-committee and introduces new cast member Cherry Jones as President-elect Allison Taylor. Tick ... tick ... tick. (Fox, Nov. 23, 8 p.m.)

DVDMonty Python lines and scenes have buried themselves in our consciousness, from the Dead Parrot sketch to the Ministry of Silly Walks and beyond. If you're looking for a holiday gift for the Python fan in your universe, check out "The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus: Collector's Edition." It contains 21 DVDs, featuring every episode of the "Flying Circus" show plus live concert performances, two new Python documentaries and more. (On DVD Nov. 18)

Music Watch out David Archuleta, because "American Idol" winner David Cook has his own self-titled album coming out. And he worked with Chris Cornell and Green Day producer Rob Cavallo, so don’t expect this to be some soft little pop disc. This guy says he plans to rock harder than Daughtry. Watch out, Simon. (On sale Nov. 18)

Call her Sasha Fierce. Beyonce takes a cue from Garth Brooks (who has his own alter ego in the form of Chris Gaines) for her new album, “I am … Sasha Fierce.” She told Reuters that she created this alter ego to protect herself on stage. Whatever it takes, Beyonce. Now will someone please explain Diddy? (On sale Nov. 18)