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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 04:43 PM
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I am not a Twilight fan, but this review of the movie makes me glad it exists...
Edited on Thu Nov-20-08 04:44 PM by primate1
http://www.slantmagazine.com/film/film_review.asp?ID=39...

"Parents need not freak, as Meyer's tale is by and large chaste, its backbone Edward's repression of his thirst for blood, which serves as a blunt metaphor for carnal impulses and, consequently, establishes the entire affair as a saga of self-inflicted vampiric blue balls."

"If Edward, despite his youthful body, is in reality a 108-year-old man, then his lustful wooing of an actual high-school junior makes him, for all intents and purposes, a borderline statutory rapist and all around dirty old perv. Your move, Anne Rice!"

Gold.
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 04:59 PM
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1. Love Pevs!!
:woohoo: :hi:
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 05:02 PM
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2. "Go away, dirty old man!" is the new "no means yes".
:thumbsup:
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Debbi801 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 05:57 PM
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3. My 13 yr old daughter is obsessed with this series...
She owns all 4 books and we're going to see the movie Saturday morning (we bought tickets weeks ago because she was afraid they'd be sold out).

The woman who wrote the series is actually Mormon, but from the little I've read about her, she doesn't totally fit that mold.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 05:59 PM
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4. So is my 12yo. Absolutely adores it.
Had to get her the t-shirt. :eyes:

I'm sure we'll be hitting the movie this weekend.
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Debbi801 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 06:07 PM
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6. Where'd you get the t-shirt?
Other than the books, we've managed to miss all the stuff. That might make a decent chanukah gift.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 06:18 PM
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7. Hot Topics.
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 06:40 PM
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8. Did anyone catch the South Park "Hot Topic & Twilight" episode last night?
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 06:03 PM
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5. The only good vampire is a dead one
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 10:30 PM
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15. Doesn't that make them *all* good?
Being dead, and all.
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 06:48 PM
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9. Don't know about the movie, BUT
Edward does not try to lustfully woo Bella. He tries to get her to forget him and go on with her human life, but it's Bella that will not give up on the idea of Edward. So, regardless of him being a 108-year old in a 17 year old's body, it's more about the girl being obsessed with this boy and his family.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 06:53 PM
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10. Whatever, the comment is funny is all I'm saying.
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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 08:39 PM
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11. i like vampires, but twilight is not on my "must see list"
instead my "must avoid" list. it looks like another typical teeny bopper movie except with a vampire twist.

i'll skip it
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 08:45 PM
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12. that review is funny though. My daughter has read all the books but the last one
she forced herself to finish, she tells me she doesn't think it was very well written, anyhow after all that she has no interest in the movie. Go figure.
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elshiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 09:03 PM
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13. They are hundreds of years older than me,
but I'd still do Spike and Angel together.



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kaiden Donating Member (811 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 09:55 PM
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14. We're taking our 14 year old granddaughter to see this on Saturday.
We've read the first book (just so we could commune with the kid) and we are already dreading the screaming hormonal audience.
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