My BFF and I staggered out of the movie, wandering aimlessly up and down a few streets before we found ourselves walking into a lingerie shop. Well, we thought it was a lingerie shop.
Andrew Niccol's film of The Host starts so well that, when it suddenly slows to a crawl 20 minutes later, your impulse is to give it some slack -- to let it find its feet and get back on track. Unfortunately, it never does.
Perhaps by domesticating the zombie, the creators of The Walking Dead have inadvertently stumbled upon the new cutting edge of horror. It's no longer a supernatural or extra-terrestrial invasion or any sort of "evil other."
Teen romance, supernatural powers, a love between a human and a witch -- it is all present in the new film Beautiful Creatures. Still there is something lacking that makes this cast an unlikely successor to the fans of the Twilight series.
Just as we thought that we'd finally stuck a fork in it, a calculating, middle-aged gal named Erika Leonard, that's E. L. James to you and me, became the UK's bestselling author ever, making an estimated $1.34 million a week from Fifty Shades of Gray. And that was back in June.
Based on the first in a series of books by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, Beautiful Creatures (opening Thursday) hopes the "Twihards" can shift their focus from the undead to the magically endowed.
It's not that I didn't like vampires; it's just that I didn't get why a woman would want her life's blood drained away to spend her eternal life with a dead man. Too much like some of my own relationships. Not my idea of romance.
While Sky's obsession with how good-looking Holder is might draw some comparisons to Bella's yearning for Edward in the Twilight series, Hoover moves her book along at a much faster clip and with a surer pen.
Recently, I have been interested in the evolution of certain things through the course of history. One example I found was the evolution of the vampire novel, beginning with Bram Stoker's "Dracula."
I have a confession to make: I am not a popular reader. But this year, I read several best-sellers that I thoroughly enjoyed. From this, an idea was born: What if I spent a whole year only reading best-sellers? Would I be constantly reading things I hated or would I mostly be reading gems?
Known for playing Jasper Hale in The Twilight Saga, actor, songwriter, producer and aspiring director Jackson Rathbone takes fan questions about his online web series, Aim High, and the future of entertainment on YouTube.
If you have read or seen any of the Twilight series (don't worry I won't tell anyone) you probably noticed that the story takes some dark and twisted ...
I still have a magnet on my refrigerator that my daughter gave me which says, "My husband has my heart, but my neck belongs to Edward." I wouldn't want to become a vampire -- who wants to spend eternity as a menopausal bloodsucker? It's too violent to even consider.
We've all heard that old axiom about life imitating art, but one specific part of our lives has come to imitate a singular type of art. Our vacations are now an occasion to follow the paths laid out in our favorite movies.
Reading is supposed to expand one's horizons. It's supposed to enable people to experience lives and cultures and people they would otherwise never get to -- and maybe even discover that the people who live those lives aren't so very different.
Moviegoers flock to the theaters during the holiday season, and Hollywood always celebrates with blockbuster releases. This year is no exception.