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Eclipse: The Decline and Fall of the Twilight Empire
Last night was the release of Eclipse, the third movie in the Twilight franchise. Theaters were packed; Team Edward/Jacob loyalties ran high; anticipatory squeals filled the air. The movie that unfolded wasn’t worth any of it. This has gone beyond cinematic “worth” in the context of inscrutable teen tastes, or a shift in the zeitgeist, or any of the other trends that set their intended audience alight while mystifying everyone outside their demographic. This is about a two-hour movie that has to pull its bookend voiceover into the film to… Read more »
New Moon
There’s a moment early in New Moon where Edward walks up to Bella in painfully-extended slow motion for their morning “No, I love you more”s. Proto-werewolf Jacob Black materializes to wish Bella a happy birthday. As Bella and Jacob talk, Edward stands a few feet away, glowering; when Bella hugs Jacob goodbye, Jacob makes a face at Edward over Bella’s utterly oblivious head, as music pounds behind them all. This pretty much sets the tone for New Moon, a sequel to last year’s angsty steamroller, Twilight. Twilight was unevenly acted,… Read more »
Twilight: True Woemance
Every teenager hits that phase when life becomes Tragic. In my day, girls packed the theatre to see Romeo + Juliet . Most of those same girls do reach a point where they realize that it doesn’t hold up the way it once did; Romeo and Juliet, at the end of the day, are two bored and horny teens with nothing to say to each other. Did I mention I saw Twilight last night? When it’s not posing as a travelogue for the Pacific Northwest (“Come for the scenery, stay… Read more »

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    "Don’t Kill Our Wild Life," Park Service Poster, 1940. (x)

    10/25/14

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    This week on Reign, Reign totally shocked me twice in five minutes by having Castleroy get incredibly pissy with Greer about her “mistakes” (nooooo!) and then having Greer decide to solve this problem head-on with some sex (yay! Wait, what? Uh. Yay? I literally don’t know where we’re going with this). Anyway, congratulations to Michael Therriaulton going from a pepper-obsessed muttonchop punch line to a sexy pirate king. (x)

    10/25/14