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December 7, 2008

Business Mirror

Reeling: Kiss of Fire, or Why Love Bites



Open Captioned Movies @ Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Bella (Kristen Stewart) has always been a little bit different. When her mother remarried and sent her to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, WA, she didn’t expect much to be different. But things change when she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). He’s nothing like anyone she’s ever met…intelligent and witty, and he seems to see straight into her soul. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE


The Weekly Albertan

Twilight is based on the bestselling novels by Stephanie Meyer, there are a total of four books in the series, and others include New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Down.The story line follows the life of a 17 year old teenage girl who moves from Phoenix Arizona to a town called Forks Washington to live with her father.
Enrolls into a new high school, meets new people and unexpectedly falls in love with a vampire.Jan Chen that has read all four books said, “Book was better than the movie, book was more in depth with the personality of the main and supporting characters. Furthermore the book is more about moral implications, right vs., wrong and good vs., evil. The movie made it out to be a chick flick.”

Black carpet for Twilight premiere

Thousands of screaming teenage girls braved the freezing cold for the premiere of vampire love story Twilight.

The stars of the film Robert Pattinson, 22, and Kristen Stewart, 18, walked a black carpet blasted with dry ice for atmosphere in London’s Leicester Square


Catholic Media Review
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“TWILIGHT”: Director Catherine Hardwicke’s adaptation of the first book in Stephenie Meyer’s series of novels about a teenage girl (Kristen Stewart) in love with a vampire (Robert Pattinson) is clearly aimed at tween audiences and will likely leave adults cold. Overinflated, lacks finesse and polish. — R. Myers. (PG-13) 2 hrs., 1 min. C-



TWILIGHT—Setting aside the juvie frenzy associated with Stephanie Meyer’s bestselling Twilight series, fact is every couple of years another incarnation of the vampire myth rises from the grave and sinks its teeth into pop culture. Unfortunately, director Catherine Hardwicke’s turgid adaptation of a tale of forbidden teen love more closely resembles the pilot for a midseason replacement on The CW. When angst-ridden Bella Swann (Kristen Stewart) relocates to the Pacific Northwest, hunky yet aloof “teen” vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) takes a liking to her and hopes his love overcomes his desire to drink her blood. Little happens in this dalliance besides mediocre acting and even worse dialogue spoken by actors who look as though they prepared for their roles by watching a One Tree Hill marathon interspersed with Abercrombie & Fitch ads. Rated PG-13. —NM


EXTRA – Television Show

View Video Of Rob from the Red Carpet

Another Video from Extra with Terri Seymour Interviewing Rob


From Towson Times Logo

“Twilight” (PG-13). Teen girls will love director Catherine Hardwicke’s screen version of a young adult novel about a vampire romance. Grade: B Valley Center 9, Owings Mills 17, Towson Commons 8, Hunt Valley 12, AMC White Marsh, Senator Theatre


The official student newspaper of Villanova University since 1916

A supernatural twist on the classic boy-meets-girl love story, “Twilight” is an entertaining adaptation of the Stephenie Meyer novel.

While characterized by a frivolous and predictable plot, fans of the novel will not be disappointed with director Catherine Hardwicke’s film.



The Augusta Chronicle

twilight (PG-13): The wait is finally over for the legions of fans who have been anticipating director Catherine Hardwicke’s adaptation of the first book in Stephenie Meyer’s series of novels about a teenage girl (Kristen Stewart) in love with a vampire (Robert Pattinson). Sort of like Wuthering Heights, with fangs. Augusta Exchange, Evans, Aiken



Twilight is all romance; filled with teen angst, longing, Eros (emotionally felt, but never physically consummated), and salvation. Bella (Kristin Stewart), the beautiful, edgy new girl in town, lives with her divorced dad, who is the local sheriff. On her first day at school she locks eyes with the dreamy Edward (Robert Pattinson). Sparks fly. It is love at first sight, but, like all adolescent love stories since Romeo and Juliet, this one is complicated.






“Twilight” ***

A loyal version of the hit book about a human in love with a vampire. Director Catherine Hardwicke’s biggest change is to sprinkle some of the book’s late action through the early part of the film. Purists may beat their chests, but her decision improves the pacing and makes “Twilight” more appealing to the male dates who have agreed to sit through it. Rated PG-13; adult situations, violence. 1 hour, 58 minutes. By Rick Bentley, McClatchy Newspapers.



Twilight Premiere Video – CLICK HERE

The 22-year-old English actor plays vampire Edward Cullen in the film, which has been touted as the “girl’s answer to Harry Potter”.

He was joined on the red carpet by co-star Kristen Stewart, who plays his teenage love interest Isabella Swan. Stewart, 18, arrived at the West End Vue Cinema in London’s Leicester Square wearing a single-strap blue dress, apparently unconcerned about the bitter temperatures.



The Daily Orange

There’s no question about it. “Twilight” is a pop culture sensation.

In its opening weekend, the film grossed nearly $70 million, making it the third best box-office opener of the year. It has been unusually successful for a teenage romance, and the strides it made otherwise make it more than just a twisted chick flick.

Director Catherine Hardwicke broke the opening weekend record for a female director. Hardwicke jumped onto the film scene as a director with 2003’s “Thirteen,” so she clearly knows her way around conveying teenage angst.



DAILY NEXUS – University of Santa Barbara, CA

Female Fantasy ***

“Twilight,” Based on the Popular Young Adult Novels, Isn’t Quite As Satisfying on the Big Screen


Some people think it’s weird that I can happily go to the movies by myself. (In return, I think it’s strange that these people need a small crowd around them in order to silently sit in a dark theater. It’s not like it’s the time to talk about your feelings.) Even I felt a flicker of unease yesterday when I went to see “Twilight” sans friend or date. After all, I’m about 10 years past the desired demographic.

Still, nothing could stop me from going. Not that I’m a huge fan of the books. I only recently picked up the first two. I had a hard time getting through the first one, which is what this movie is based on. However, I’m a huge supporter of anything vampire. I was mildly* obsessed when I was a teenager — to the extent that it’s kind of surprising that I never dyed my hair black or invested in fake fangs. Today, the only signs of my love for the undead, besides my DVD collection, can be found in my proclivity for black tank tops and the occasional overdose of eyeliner.

I admit that I’m really not the person to turn to for pop culture opinions (in fact, the last two TV shows I recommended were cancelled right after. Oops) — when it comes to judging anything fang-related, I’m your girl.



The Prague Post

I was a teenage vampire

A film that’s better than the book, and definitely not for adults


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Dangerous liaisons

As most teenage girls in Britain will already know, Twilight – a tale of love between a young woman and a vampire – has now been made into a movie. It will no doubt be a huge hit. But what a shame it’s not more like Buffy, writes Lucy Mangan



‘Twilight’ Premieres In The UK

Now it’s the Brits’ turn to sink their teeth into the movie

December 4th, 2008

After enjoying a record-breaking stellar opening here in US theaters, Twilight is about to take the UK by storm. The film’s protagonist star Kristen Stewart and Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke were among the guests on hand at the Vue Cinema in Leicester Square in London, England last night for the UK premiere of their film:



PHILLY BURBS – Movie Capsule Reviews

TWILIGHT: (B) In this $37 million adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s first book in her wildly popular teen vampire series, a 17-year-old girl (Kristen Stewart of “Jumper”) moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest and falls in love with a handsome bloodsucker (Robert Pattinson of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”). Meyer wisely smoothed the sharp edges off the fangs of handsome creatures of the night to make them more appealing and less threatening to young female readers. Catherine Hardwicke (“Thirteen”) directed the dark teen romance, which seems designed strictly to delight fans of the book. (122 minutes) Some violence, a scene of sensuality. (PG-13)


The Daily Snitch – Interview with Catherine Hardwick at Black Carpet in UK – The Daily Snitcher

SnitchSeeker (SS): Hello Catherine, how are you?

Catherine Hardwicke (CH): I’m good, I’m good.

SS: You must be excited to see the movie come this far.

CH: It’s pretty crazy to see all this, yes.

SS: It has been reported that Twilight has had the biggest opening weekend for a female director. How does that feel?

CH: It feels awesome. It feels like we are breaking down boundaries. Obama got elected; females are getting more powerful so hopefully all minorities will break through.

SS: You must be quite worried as the film was originally a book and you were asked to depict how you think it should look. Were you concerned that you might upset Stephenie Meyer?

CH: Well I worked with the writer, so she definitely was very involved with it and she is even in the movie, so she was supportive of it. I want everyone out there to like it, too.

SS: So what made you choose a British actor, Robert Pattinson, to be the main character, a vampire?

CH: I’ve seen quite a few vampires around here tonight … We couldn’t find the perfect person that had that other worldly quality that looked like he had been alive for 109 years, and all that intensity and torture. And really when Robert came in to audition with Kristen on my bed, the kissing scene, you could just feel the magic, the sexual tension – it came alive.

SS: The last Harry Potter book – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – is being split into two films due to the book’s large size; do you think that the last book in the Twilight series – Breaking Dawn – should be split into two films as well?

CH: Well that’s all getting figured out as we speak.


Kristen Stewart and “Twilight” Premier, Leicester Square, London

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were in town last night for the UK Premiere of “Twilight” held at Leicester Square, London and there was a big turnout. This wasn’t a red carpet event, it was a black carpet one, and a nice and different touch for this vampire love story premiere.


Valadosta Daily News

‘Twilight’: Dawn of a new vampire era


Entering the Twilight zone

The $69m box office success of Catherine Hardwicke’s sexy teenage vampire film bodes well for the stream of blood-soaked movies that are set to follow in its wake, writes James Mottram


Female directors challenge status quo
Women embraced by critics, rewarded at box office


Twilight lacks the right ‘bite’


Dallas News – Capsule Review

C+TWILIGHT: This adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s international best-seller about a teen girl who falls for a vampire wallows in camp but should please book fans yearning to see their favorite characters played by appealing actors on the big screen. Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke and Peter Facinelli. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke. PG-13 (some violence and a scene of sensuality). 121 mins. In wide release. – N.C.


Catherine Hardwicke: After Twilight


Never Think was not just Rob’s song

Sam Bradley says he’s not trying to become famous, but a song he wrote about a year ago with Twilight star Robert Pattinson just might change things.

The Londoner turned North Vancouverite is a longtime school-friend of Pattinson, who plays the vampire Edward Cullen in the Catherine Hardwicke film, and although they wrote the soulful folk song Never Think together, it’s mainly Bradley who’s been performing it — until now.

“Basically he did nothing with it, I played the song lots and lots, it was one of my favourites to play and then the soundtrack came about he wanted to perform on it,” says Bradley, explaining his rendition of the track is called Too Far Gone.



Reel Movie News

Catherine Hardwicke: New Moon is Up My Alley

Twilight director Catherine Hardwick has not officially signed on for the upcoming movie version of New Moon.

But her thoughts about the project, given in a new interview, make it as close to a done deal as possible that the director will be on board:

New Moon’s really taking a whole other leap with this new story and there’s really a lot of new characters in it. There’s the werewolves which is pretty crazy. All the wolves. Then there’s also going to Italy in the second book and there’s motorcycle riding and cliff-jumping and diving.

I love jumping off of cliffs. So it’s kind of up my alley – into water, yeah.


Mo Ghràidh Ban-phriunnsa.

Twilight’s Catherine Hardwicke haunted by Heath Ledger

THERE is a scene in the new Hollywood blockbuster Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke finds impossible to watch without shedding a tear.



‘Twilight’ movie good, but no match for books


The Windsor Star

Star takes working out to a new extreme



FOR millions of teenage girls around the world, the sight of Robert Pattinson on the big screen is an emotion-charging experience.



BC Video

I cannot say for the wildly popular novel written by Stephenie Meyer, which I have not read, but I think there is an interesting angle in the teenage vampire romance in Catherine Hardwicke’s movie version of Twilight. It is probably apt that only a teenager like the story’s main character Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), who is a very antisocial 17-year-old and more than just a little fascinated with death, would fall for a vampire in the first place. The problem with the movie is the so-called romance is not really much of a romance.



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  1. December 17, 2009 5:20 pm

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