February 1, 2013
Comedy, Horror, Movie Reviews, Romance
John Malkovich, Jonathan Levine, Nicholas Hoult, Resident Evil, rob corddry, romeo and juliet, Teresa Palmer, The Walking Dead, Twilight, Warm Bodies
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R (Nicholas Hoult) and Julie (Teresa Palmer) in “Warm Bodies.”
I’ve reviewed movies for almost two decades now, but this will be a first for me as I’ll conditionally endorse a movie I didn’t like.
It’s unusual, but “Warm Bodies” easily fits that category as it’s about a zombie falling for a human teen girl. For those who gleefully go along with the premise, the film is surprisingly touching and hilariously funny. Those reared on a steady entertainment diet of playing “Resident Evil” video games and watching “The Walking Dead,” like me, probably can’t buy into a zombie romantic comedy. Especially when the zombie kills his crush’s boyfriend and eats his brains. That was when the film, based off Isaac Marion’s novel, with a healthy dose of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” lost me. More
November 18, 2012
Box office roundup
At World's End, Bella, Casino Royale, Daniel Craig, Denzel Washington, DreamWorks Animation, Edward, Flight, Jacob, James Bond, Kristen Stewart, Lincoln, Matt Damon, Quantum of Solace, Robert Pattinson, Skyfall, Star Wars, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, Taylor Lautner, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Legacy, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Twilight, Wreck-It Ralph
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Bella (Kristen Stewart) bonds with Renesmee (MacKenzie Foy) as Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) look on.
1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 – $141 million [debut week] – There should have been no shock that the final installment of the episodes of Bella, Edward and Jacob was this week’s #1, but surprisingly this wasn’t the best opening for the franchise. “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” ended the last Star Wars trilogy easily ahead of “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones’” $80 million opening and far outpaced “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace’s” $64 million haul. More
November 16, 2012
Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Aro, Bella, Bill Condon, cooper summit, Dakota Fanning, Edward, Jacob, Kristen Stewart, Michael Sheen, Renesmee, Robert Pattinson, Snow White and the Huntsman, Stephenie Meyer, Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Twilight
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Edward (Robert Pattinson) shows Bella (Kristen Stewart) the tricks of being a vampire.
The “Twilight” movie franchise has always followed a simple formula. Go heavy on the hottie factor, dramatic declarations of love and a brief fight that hints at some potentially epic action if the filmmakers ever let us see the vampire vs. vampire vs. werewolf battle we’ve only been teased with since the beginning.
And while “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” gets off to a slow start and seems to be treading along the same acceptable, if not terribly exciting ground of the four films before it, the franchise finally shakes the shackles of being just a teen love story and ramps the action up for a finale that both rewards longtime fans with the most satisfying conclusion possible while providing a spectacular main event style brawl for action junkies. More
November 13, 2012
Film Flashbacks, Movie Reviews
Ashley Greene, Catherine Hardwicke, Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz, Kristen Stewart, Nikki Reed, Robert Pattinson, Stephenie Meyer, summit entertainment, Twilight
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ROBERT PATTINSON (left) and KRISTEN STEWART (right) star in the thriller “TWILIGHT,” a Summit Entertainment release.
Fully realizing I risk credibility and docking of several points on my man card, I’m fine saying I’ve enjoyed the “Twilight” film franchise. It’s not as deep as the Harry Potter films, but the filmmakers have done an excellent job of not dumbing down Stephenie Meyer’s novels. This FF looks at the film that started the phenomenon that sparked careers and brought the vampire craze to a new generation. More
May 30, 2012
Drama, Movie Reviews, Romance
Bella, Catherine Hardwicke, Cullens, Edward, Jacob, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Twilight
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KRISTEN STEWART stars as Bella Swan and ROBERT PATTINSON stars as Edward Cullen in “THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON.”
The sequel to the greatest modern day film soap opera, “Twilight,” returns with “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” packed with teen angst, unrequited love, vampires, werewolves and sculpted abs the likes of which have not been seen since “300.” [2012 Flash Forward: Seriously, these guys do a tremendous job of inspiring me not to take my shirt off - ever] More
March 21, 2012
Elizabeth Banks, Gary Ross, Harry Potter, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Katniss Everdeen, Lenny Kravitz, Liam Hemsworth, Rampart, The Hunger Games, Twilight, Wes Bentley, Woody Harrelson
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Photo credit: Murray Close
Jennifer Lawrence stars as ‘Katniss Everdeen’ in THE HUNGER GAMES.
“The Hunger Games” is the latest ambitious beloved book series turned feature film hoping to follow in the footsteps of “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” to become an acclaimed movie franchise. Fortunately, it exceeds those lofty expectations to become the first genuine can’t miss film of the year that you’ll want to go back to the theater to see over and over again. More
February 10, 2012
Channing Tatum, G.I. Joe, Haywire, Leonardo DiCaprio, Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, The Vow, Twilight, Underworld
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For female moviegoers a little too mature to get swept away with Bella and Edward’s “Twilight” romance or boyfriends looking for an easy Valentine’s Day outing comes “The Vow,” an enjoyable romance drama featuring two of Hollywood’s prettiest proving powerful performances in a soon to be another cinematic classic love story. More