With its theme of forbidden love and witches, “Beautiful Creatures” is practically the illegitimate offspring of “Harry Potter” and “Twilight.” The adaptation of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s “Castor Chronicles” is well-suited to be the next big franchise. It’s got all the ingredients, but there’s not enough magic to put you under its spell. Continue Reading
In 2012, vampires were clearly the featured movie monster of choice. There was a little bit of everything for fans of the bloodsuckers from straight-up action films like “Underworld Awakening” featuring Kate Beckinsale; nostalgia with Johnny Depp’s “Dark Shadows,” a throwback of the cult 1966 TV show.
Even families got to get in on the vampire craze with last year’s animated hit, “Hotel Transylvania,” and of course the last chapter of the franchise that kicked off this whole vampire craze, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.”
Fearing a little vampire fatigue, studios have their 2013 slate filled with another scary/action movie staple – the witch. Harry Potter and crew may have used magic and casted a few spells, but did anyone really consider them witches? So now, here’s a look at 2013’s potential breakout witch-theme films: Continue Reading
“The Twilight Saga” has come and gone, but fans of teen romance can quickly find a new love with the Feb. 14 release of “Beautiful Creatures,” a similar star-crossed teen drama saga that hopes to make just as successful a transition to the big screen. And if you squint just right, it kinda looks like Jacob and Bella kissing, or is that just me? Will this be the franchise that will make us forget Team Edward and Team Jacob?
Here’s a few pictures and the official synopsis: Continue Reading