Twilight from 1 to 10, Larger is Better

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thank you for this valuable resource by dr k (4.00 / 1) #1 Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 08:35:55 AM EST
When this movie is available on demand in about 3 months I'll be able to fast-forward to the stupid moments.

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my near-Twilight encounter ... by BlueOregon (4.00 / 1) #2 Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 10:11:02 AM EST

A colleague of mine in the department is reading one of the books in that series. I don't know which. Another colleague informed that it was indeed his, not one that she loaned to him (she's on the waiting list at the Madison Public Library for it ... go figure).

2nd colleague -- D -- and I went to Quantum of Solace Friday afternoon. Both really enjoyed it.

Anyway.

As we arrived a gaggle of preteen and teen girls showed up. We knew what they were there for -- before heading inside they flocked straight to the Twilight poster outside the cinema. The place was busy for a Friday afternoon, with 80-90% of the people there young-ish girls and their guardians/custodians/whatever lining up for that movie.

QoS had a decent crowd, too -- the theater was perhaps 5% full. We got shown the Will Smith "7 Pounds" trailer twice. The rest of the trailers were underwhelming. We got one for 2012 ... we weren't the only ones in the audience who laughed. Not a good sign for such a movie.

And when the movie was over and we walked out an even larger crowd of preteen and early-teen girls were there for the next showing. They're everywhere.

Then Saturday afternoon during the football games I found myself switching back and forth to Fox for an utter guilty pleasure -- they were showing the 1998 version of The Parent Trap. Not quite the 1961 version, mind you, but I still found it hard to click away.

My wife by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #5 Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 10:33:23 AM EST
My wife has a Masters in Creative Writing told me that the writing in the books is terrible, yet totally mesmerizing due to characterization.  I have not read them myself.

I am going to wait for video for Quantum of Solace.  I like Bond movies, but not enough to pay the theater price.


Gedvondur

"I love my brain. It's the only organ I can afford to lose." --frijolito
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I've got to say by dark nowhere (4.00 / 1) #12 Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 12:21:20 PM EST
characterization is appealing. As a reader: If the writing is bad just in terms of content, then it can be forgiven, to an extent. If it's something else... well, it's awful hard to abide.

Also, it has to be said: you paid see this in the theater but somehow won't do it for Bond?

Chill out, snowflake.

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Heh by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #15 Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 01:21:20 PM EST
I paid to see this in the theater to indulge my wife.  I almost never go and see the movies she wants to see.  And I won't force her to see something I want to see like Bond.

She had a hard week, and I wanted to do something nice for her. 

I agree about characterization.  The chick that wrote all of this Twilight stuff has like three or four books on the NYT best sellers list.  My wife's problems with the story have to do with plot, pacing and the like.  Being a professional writer and highly trained in the craft, she sees problems I wouldn't even think of.


Gedvondur

"I love my brain. It's the only organ I can afford to lose." --frijolito
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Great writing about un-engaging people by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #16 Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 02:13:08 PM EST
is awfully boring.

I forget what writer said it (James Blish? Updike? who knows) but when he was asked what makes a great novel his answer was "story. story. story." - and I would say that great characters are the most important part of a great story.


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That's not a review. by ObviousTroll (4.00 / 2) #3 Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 10:13:55 AM EST
It's a Cliff Notes study guide.

I took my tween daughter to see it, Friday, Lamb laughed, cried, was totally mesmerized. The only point that was vaguely interesting to me was watching the vampire chick pitch.


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I have to agree by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #7 Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 10:46:22 AM EST
The pitching thing was pretty cool.  But since most major league games happen out in the bright sun-shine, probably not a career for the budding vampire.


Gedvondur

"I love my brain. It's the only organ I can afford to lose." --frijolito
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more night games these days by gzt (4.00 / 1) #10 Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 11:53:47 AM EST
still, quite a few day games, but there are more night games.

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Oh, it wasn't the game I found interesting. by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #17 Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 02:14:26 PM EST
I just thought she looked completely... edible... in her uniform.


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WIPO: by ObviousTroll (4.00 / 2) #4 Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 10:19:03 AM EST
Better than watching yet another version of Pride and Prejudice with SWHTL. Again.


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VD always wins HIV on the other hand by cam (4.00 / 1) #6 Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 10:33:34 AM EST
apparently the woman that writes it lives in Cave Creek just north of Phoenix.

cam 
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hehe by LilFlightTest (4.00 / 3) #8 Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 10:55:28 AM EST
the phrase "dream lustily about VD" made me giggle.

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But about the beer. by ni (4.00 / 1) #9 Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 11:14:56 AM EST
More about the beer, please.


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Beers by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #11 Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 11:59:43 AM EST
Rogue Mocha Porter, a Young's Luxury Double Chocolate Stout, and a Magic Hat Jinx. 

All good beers, I like the Young's a lot, but it is a bit of a "treat" beer.  The Magic Hat Jinx is very good, but I can hardly ever get it. 


The Rogue Mocha Porter is a good beer....but I'm very so-so about porters.  Some of them are truly horrible.

For homebrew:

On tap right now:  Belgian Saison, and Oktoberfest Lager

In fermentation:  Christmas Spice beer, Prestidigitation (beer made from leftover hops, malt and yeast we had laying around) and a Belgian Triple.

Planned:  A strong ale and I think perhaps a stout.


Gedvondur

"I love my brain. It's the only organ I can afford to lose." --frijolito
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One good thing about Twilight by lm (4.00 / 1) #13 Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 12:21:40 PM EST
It gives me a great reason to mock my teenaged daughter.

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I got out of seeing Twilight by yankeehack (4.00 / 1) #14 Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 12:58:49 PM EST
as my daughter's best friend had already seen it on Friday and so they weren't going to see it again on Saturday.

But, yeah, LO isn't into "older" guys... yet.
"...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB

The place is called Forks. by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #18 Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 04:11:26 PM EST
Yes, it is shrouded in perpetual fog and gloomy all the time. I'll go next weekend and post a pic of me at the city limits so you can see how gloomy we are collectively.

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It was full of FROMAGE!! by me0w (4.00 / 1) #19 Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 04:19:08 PM EST
That made it great! Cheesy vampire movies are the best movie genre EVAR!


If it isn't Monster: The Adjective or Near Dark... by atreides (4.00 / 1) #20 Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 05:07:40 PM EST