Forget Twilight: These Are My Favorite Vampires

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We're all vampires. That is to say, we all have particular kinds of "blood" that we seek — sources of sustenance and inspiration that keep our eyes open and our hearts beating in a dark and punishing world. … [Read more...]

Specials: Swinton’s "State of Cinema" speech. Director dumps Pullman project.

SWINTON COMES OUT SWINGING The White Witch speaks! Wow, what a letter. Take the time to read the whole thing. It'll make your head spin. And speaking of dangerous fantasy-land personalities... PHILIP PULLMAN NEEDS DIRECTION Once again, a director has departed the film production of His Dark Materials. Shopgirl director Anand Tucker has abandoned ship, and now, round and round we go, the controls are back in the hands of Chris Weitz, who left the project once before. … [Read more...]

What’s Narnia about? Tilda Swinton tells us it’s "anti-religious."

Tilda Swinton tells Christians they're "welcome" to Narnia and what it means. And what does it mean? That good and evil should exist together in balance. That righteousness is a dangerous idea. That the White Witch isn't a threat to Narnia... she is Narnia. And that the story is about the children finding strength in themselves, not in God. Further, she's apparently unsure whether there is evil in the world. "The Christians are welcome," [Swinton] says, with composed irony. "As … [Read more...]

Specials: Satan smiles. Over the Rhine live in OH. New Sorkin show. Potter money.

Sunday's specials: SATAN WILL BE "WHATEVER YOU WANT HER TO BE" Thanks to Chattaway for catching this alarming quote from Tilda Swinton, who plays the White Witch in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Disney is counting on the film to lure mainstream audiences while holding a special appeal to evangelical Christians, who the studio expects will respond to Lewis's biblical allegories. But when the issue of religion surfaced at Thursday's promotional event, Swinton played it safe. Asked … [Read more...]

Let’s kick this thing off with an announcement… THE WHITE WITCH!

Why not kick off this blog with something that looks like news? It's starting to look official. Tilda Swinton looks like she may indeed be The White Witch of Narnia. … [Read more...]


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