Posts Tagged ‘twilight’

Reviewed: Red Riding Hood

Send Twilight back a couple of centuries and make Edward Cullen poor instead of vampiric and you've got Red Riding Hood, Catherine Hardwicke's update of the classic fairy tale and/or attempt to redeem herself to millions of Stephenie Meyer fans. With a proactive heroine this time, she nearly succeeds, even if you spend the [...]

Arts Roundup: Ghost of the Navigator Edition

No doomsleet or killer winds overnight, but still, so very cold this morning.
Monica Hesse leads WaPo style today with some VERY IMPORTANT NEWS from London: Kate Middleton is the new Rachel Green. If you're a young British woman with spare time and cash, you too can look like the future queen consort. Hesse writes the [...]

Reviewed: I Am Number Four

Producer Michael Bay's douchebag fingerprints are all over I Am Number Four, a Twilight-meets-Transformers mash-up that will leave you alternately bored and confused. John (Alex Pettyfer) is an "extraordinary teen," which means he's an alien who's trying to blend in on Earth by pouting a lot and talking in a monotone. (He can also throw [...]

Interview with a Vampire Author: The Paid Review Guy Speaks

Last week, I wrote a post on local author John F. Ferrer, who had placed a Craigslist ad offering to pay people to review his vampire book The Immortal Ones. I was opposed to the idea of compensating people for such work, because that might impel them to offer false praise that could mislead consumers. [...]

The Twilight Saga: On the Nomination of Elena Kagan

In a new low for American jurisprudence, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., asked Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan to weigh on this week's most burning question. Amid a raft of questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on matters like detainee rights, campaign finance regulation, financial oversight, civil rights, and abortion, the senior senator from Minnesota—herself a [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Smell Like A Comic Book Fan’ Edition

Morning, readers.
*MGMT releases its "Flash Delirium" music video. There's old ladies playing wooden instruments, talking throat-slits filled with eels, and puppets. The usual.

*Diesel is releasing a special Iron Man 2 cologne in anticipation of the film's May 7 release. The bottle is shaped like a red fist, but nerds will notice one particular problem: the [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Can Jennifer Love Hewitt Even Read?’ Edition

Morning, readers.
*L.A. Police are looking for Suge Knight, who stands accused of robbing a rapper named Yukmouth. It's hard to believe that the chief of Death Row Records could be a suspect in such a crime. After all, he has such a clean record with no accusations of dangling people over buildings, [...]

Pre-Pretension Pasts: A Look at Oscar Noms before the Big Nod

With the Academy Awards coming up in the next few weeks, the entertainment world is abuzz with who deserves what. And because of this year's expanded best-picture category, there are even more actors and films to fawn over.
Unfortunately, along with Oscar nominations comes the usual pretentiousness—"If you haven't seen An Education, then you're missing out [...]

2009’s Most Popular Items on Arts Desk: John Waters, Clark Sabine, Twilight, and More

For the last two weeks, you've read a lot about what we loved in 2009. But what about you? After the jump, you can get a sense of what our readers dug in 2009, or at least what they clicked on the most at Black Plastic Bag and the revamped Arts Desk—from John Waters and Twilight [...]

Reviewed: The Twilight Saga: New Moon

The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Directed by Chris Weitz
Twilight backlash has proved a force as fierce as Twilight love. Except unlike the adoration, with its Teams This vs. That, the hate has been more equal-opportunity: Bella's boring! Stephenie Meyer is a terrible writer! Kristen Stewart acts with her hair, Taylor Lautner isn't tall or buff enough, [...]