Why is Twilight popular?

Here's a simple three-minute explanation of Twilight's popularity... … [Read more...]

On “Twilight,” “New Moon,” and “the Hallmark of Immaturity”

"I think the ears are tastiest.""Me, I prefer the chin.""I'm a forearm man, myself. And things just taste better when the girl's has helpless as this one."Yes, like it or not, New Moon is here. And last night's midnight opening show set some kind of all-time box-office record for such arrivals. Basically, ticket-buyers told Hollywood: WE WANT MORE OF THIS. And so, that is what moviegoers will receive. Except what's coming will be even worse because it will be even more … [Read more...]

Catherine Hardwicke Won’t Direct the “Twilight” Sequel. Thank Goodness.

I can't help but feel sad at the news that Catherine Hardwicke's been fired from directing the next installment of the Twilight franchise. … [Read more...]

Must-read: Laura Miller on Twilight

Well, I've run out of time to deliver the review of Twilight I'd hoped to write this weekend. Too busy working on the third book of The Auralia Thread, and we had our Thanksgiving dinner a week early, thanks to a visit from my parents.But that's okay, because I've got something much better for you than my disgruntled perspective on the film. The best thing I've read on the appeal of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight is Laura Miller's article in Salon. It is a brilliant interpretation and diagnosis. … [Read more...]

Why “Twilight” the movie is better than the book

Perhaps the best thing about the release of the movie Twilight is that the Internet is already abundant with Twilight-related comedy.One of the most amusing exhibits so far: A slideshow of 28 Reasons That Twilight the Movie is Better Than the Book.Perhaps the best thing about the release of the movie Twilight is that the Internet is already abundant with Twilight-related comedy.One of the most amusing exhibits so far: A slideshow of 28 Reasons That Twilight the Movie is Better Than … [Read more...]

“Twilight” review coming this weekend…

UPDATE: An alternate script for Twilight.Yes, I've seen Twilight. … [Read more...]

Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” Series: Good for Teens? For Anybody?

The books of Stephenie Meyer are appearing on bookshelves everywhere I turn. And her latest, The Host, is on Anne's nightstand. There's a movie of Twilight on the way. Vampire sagas are a dime a dozen these days, and it'll take some serious persuasion to convince me to give this a try. Even Joss Whedon's bloodsuckers never made a fan of me. But I am getting curious. What do you think of Meyer's work?Christ and Pop Culture has a commentary up today.  … [Read more...]


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