Twilight redux

Good grief.Looks like Catherine Hardwicke isn't coping well with having the Twilight franchise taken away from her. She's gone out and made a copy. Check it out... … [Read more...]

Sucks.

You know, I'm not a fan of most movie merchandising.And I really wish this particular franchise would go away.But this... this strikes me as a very honest credit card... … [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...]

Browser: Gerard Manley Hopkins & Paul Mariani; A moratoriaum on Holocaust films?; Plus, U2, Katherine Heigl, Keanu and more 2008 Film Awards

Paul Mariani, one of my favorite poets, has now penned a new book on Gerard Manley Hopkins. Books and Culture has a review.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...]

“Twilight in 15 Minutes”

This parody of Twilight takes only a few minutes to read, and it's much more entertaining than the film (in my opinion, anyway).There are links strewn throughout that lead to even more funny stuff, many of which are just excerpts straight from the book. (Check out The Catalog here.) Yes, it's chock full of spoilers, so if you want the movie to surprise you, run away.I suspect that Twilight's going to rank among the most-parodied films of all time. … [Read more...]

Greydanus on Twilight-mania; Ebert on the CelebCult

Steven Greydanus offers an insightful interpretation of the Twilight phenomenon. Now that's what I'm talking about!-Roger Ebert: Death to Film Critics! Hail to the CelebCult!  … [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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