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Wednesday, November 19, 2008
12:00AM - The First Trickle... Twilight reviews (non-pro)
Hope this is okay, but someone on my LJ f-list won tickets to a Twilight advance screening, and here are some choice bits of her review of the movie that really rather amused me. (Don't want to flood her LJ)
Well, I did like the movie. It was a good movie. The book was way better, without a doubt better.
Well, I'm afraid already.
ETA 1: Thanks to shallow_kid for pointing out the lion_lamb review thread.
ETA 1.5: Thanks to sistercoyote for reminding me that Rotten Tomatoes should be getting their reviews in soon.
ETA: 2: Reviews just keep pouring in. Will continue adding as time allows.
Chicago-Tribune says fwoopy!
Ebert thinks it's a metaphor.
Variety lays the smackdown.
The V247 thinks KStew's face was stuck on "sulk".
Defamer thinks it'd appeal to fans of cheesy Sci-fi. (Oh Sci-Fi network, why didn't you sign the deal first?)
Village Voice swoons, then falls asleep
MetroMix Chicago says "meh".
Even Twihards aren't loving it?! Inconceivable!
Entertainment Weekly tries to gush. Fails.
The San Francisco Chronicle thinks watching the movie will help you understand the hype. (except not)
Nolan's Pop Culture Review confuses the Cullens with beer.
The Naperville Sun wants to laugh at inopportune moments.
Fangst calls a duck a duck.
Gawker introduces us to the mental image of Twihards' groin tingles. (DO NOT WANT)
Slant wishes Edward and Bella would drop dead.
The Examiner wants to sic PETA on the Cullens.
A TwiMom takes issue with RPattz. World implodes.
Montreal Movies is disgusted
sortofbeautiful (homebase of Team Jacob) also has a review thread.
Jam snarks about Edward's Volvo.
The New York Times: Doing its damnest to legitimize OMG.
The AV Club thinks Twilight suffers from an identity crisis.
Montreal Gazette disagrees with Montreal Movies.
The Arizona Republic proves that Phoenix has taste. (And that's why SMeyer moved away)
FlickFilosopher sez: AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING MOVIE.
Eric Snider doesn't think Twlight is a vampire movie.
ScreenIt decides to count the use of "boobs" instead of pay attention.
Salon thinks Edward Cullen's possessed RPattz.
Oregon Live is split on the subject.
Houston Chronicle tries to convert fangirls to the light. Fails.
Montreal Mirror says it out loud: Twilight is terrible.
Wank has already started in (surprise!) Twilight Lexicon
And ilya brings us a clip of SPARKLE MOTION.
ETA n+1: Thanks to everyone for
ETA n+2: I'll update links one last time on Friday, then collapse in a post-Twilight heap. Someone send my inbox some first aid? (Dear Gmail, I love you)
ETA the last: If anyone else wants to compile the monumental amounts of wank in the reviews' comments (there's some good stuff at RT), please do.
I had to share this. I regret nothing.
You remember that article about Twilight in the New York Times? There was an entry about it posted here on Monday?
Well, I have a paper for my writing class due tomorrow and we pretty much have to find an article in the New York times and write our reaction to it or an analysis or something.
You probably guessed which article I'm using. <3
My thesis? Twilight fans are crazy.
I hope my writing teacher doesn't fail me, ahaha.
9:04PM - Really, Anne?
"We have to love the person in the New York Times who says mean things about our book. We have to love him. We have to have an attitude of love and not one of competitiveness, or vengeance, or anger, or spite." -- Anne Rice, speaking of her return to Catholicism (From her interview on Interfaith Voices).
Apparently, you're free game as long as you're not in the NYT! Oh, it's good to know that even though the hot new kids like Twilight have sought to dazzle us, the oldies-but-goodies are still kicking.
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