Exploring: Twilight


I finally rented Twilight.  It is a horrible move.  It can be summed up as awkward, boring, and the worst portrayal of vampires I have ever watched.

If only the project didn't take it's self seriously then Twilight might have made a mildly entertaining vampire spoof movie but unfortunately that was not the intent.

By Emerian Rich

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    • Sadly, seeing Twilight was NOT the thrill of a lifetime.  In fact, if I didn’t love the books so much, I doubt if I would have stayed.
    • The screen writing, or the way the high school students were directed (I can’t tell which) was very Disney sit-com style.  I can’t blame the whole cast for this, I just think the styling and direction were lacking somehow.  It was almost like they focused only on Bella and Edward and the rest of the cast was an afterthought.  Even the scenes where Bella wasn’t with Edward seemed phoned in.
    • Overall, this flick will be a must see for all teen girls in love with Edward.  It finally gives them a face to fall in love with.  As for fans not in love with Robert Pattinson, we’ll have to hope the wolves help pull the second film out of the High School Musical demographic.

The DVD is out March 17, 2009

More Twilight Fun

Early Look

Twilight will hit theaters Friday November 21, 2008 and unlike many out there I’m not eager to see it.

I started out with mixed emotions over this movie the initial trailer was not that exciting.  After watching the Twilight Final Trailer I got a little more excited about this project but mainly because of the vampire element in it.  After all I'm a sucker for vampires.  The official site looks nice and loads quickly for a movie site.

Then I learned about all of the emo mentality that infused the characters and their perspective and was totally turned off.  Sparkeling vampires in the light... wtf.

Twilight is based on the book Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1).  I tried to read the book and could not even make it past the beginning part it was horrible.  Not very promising for the movie.

This is not even a renter for me.

Let me know what you think.  Will you go to see Twilight in the theater or rent it?  If you have seen it in the theater should I go see it and why?

Twilight Final Trailer

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Family Picture

Some early pictures were leaked online for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. *******Warning Spoilers Ahead for those who have not read the books******

For those who have read here is a fun set picture showing that they will include in some of the books epilogue.   I found it touching to get to see how the kids ended up and it's nice to know they will do the same in the movie.

It's kind of sweet to see an older Ginny and Harry Potter with the young Potter.

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(via /Film)

Which Mass Effect Story To Tell In Movie?

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Legendary Pictures has picked up the rights to the BioWare game series Mass Effect. I Am Legend and Thor screenwriter Mark Protosevich has been assigned to write.

THR says that Avi and Ari Arad will produce with Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni from Legendary. The project is early in development; Warner Bros. would co-finance and distribute worldwide.

The Mass Effect setting has the potential for several great movies.  The game unfolded an interesting interstellar setting.  A setting that inspired not only a second game but also many books.

If you were to write a Mass Effect Movie what storyline would you tell?

Would the movie be a disservice to the fans if they were to just pick a storyline from the games and tell that in the movies?

Should they pick one of the novels and turn it into a move?

Or would you continue the setting and tell a new story from within the setting Mass Effect games?

Check out some of the Mass Effect books here.

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Cool Guys Don't Look At Explosions

I missed the original airing of Cool Guys Don't Look At Explosions but I"m glad to have watched it. This hilarious song really captures some of the absurdity in the explosion scene in movies where the lead character walks away from the explosion and not looking back.  This song is from The Lonely Island, the same talent that brought us I'm On a Boat,  Jizz in My Pants and Dick in a Box.

Catch an appearance of JJ Abrams in it. I only wished he sung "Lens Flair" during the song. Watch the Video below.