Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Props to Kristen Stewart, 18, and Robert Pattinson, 22, for playing this uncool-girl-meets-undead-boy story with genuine romantic ardor. They’re both terrific. Even when the movie gets really silly, they never do. Stewart (Panic Room, Into the Wild) brings just the right blend of ferocity and feeling to the role of Bella Swan, the loner from Phoenix who leaves her mom to live with her police-chief dad in rarely sunny (hint! hint!) Washington state.

In biology class, Bella is partnered with standoffish hunk Edward Cullen (Pattinson). Edward hangs only with his four siblings, who share his pallor. Bella picks up on it quick. For Edward, it’s love at first sniff. He wants Bella’s blood; it’s only later that his interests go deeper. For Bella, Edward’s beauty is just window dressing for a guy who taps into her isolation and need for connection. He comes in handy when rapists attack and a runaway car shows up to crush her.

Pattinson, a British actor best known as Cedric Diggory in two Harry Potter films, has already attracted a swooning teen fan base unequaled since Leonardo DiCaprio sailed on the Titanic. But what’s with the tacky FX that show Edward flying Bella through the trees? I admit a $37 million budget is modest these days, but it should buy more than blurry camera moves and a lame game of vampire baseball.

As for sex, there’s a quick flash of Edward in bed with Bella, his fangs dripping blood, but she’s dreaming it. Otherwise, Edward’s choppers are frustratingly normal. He’s afraid he’ll kill her if they go all the way. Cullen family members, including M.D. father Carlisle (Peter Facinelli), try hard to feed on animal blood instead of the human kind. But there are slip-ups. You buy the fantasy because Pattinson goes beyond dreamboat duty to create a character you believe in.

Readers of Meyer’s young-adult novel know that the tale continues through three more books (New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn). And, damn, it helps if you read them. Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg (Step Up) struggles hard to stay faithful to Meyer, resulting in a script that rolls out like a Cliffs Notes outline, with each character popping up for a cameo and a brief résumé: James (Cam Gigandet) is a vamp who won’t settle for Carlisle’s tofu and wants to snack on Bella. Bella’s pal Jacob (Taylor Lautner) is a werewolf. You’ll need a score card. My advice: Focus on Pattinson and Stewart. They make you understand why the books sold 17 million copies. Love makes the world go round. Even if you’re dead.




be their ya!


Monday, November 24, 2008

ben folds

such great heights

i uncock my shit im heart broken

Thursday, November 20, 2008

got milk?

The CEO of Cinemark, Alan Stock,
donated $9999 to the Yes on 8 Campaign, but
will now profit from showing MILK in his theaters.


good for growing bones
get it in ya.


cause me pain heidi slimane

When I was in 7th grade, many classmates always laughed about one of the benches on our campus, it was bench number 69. My classmates always wanted to sit there with their crushes. So when I got home, I asked my mom what 69 meant. She was honest about it.


met a gingerbread man in a dream, its gone on from there.


Before he was recruited into StormWatch, Jack Hawksmoor was a solitary urban hero, misanthropic and alone. While preventing a massive robot attack on the Golden Gate Bridge, Hawksmoor gets unexpected assistance from a woman he has more in common with than he realizes, then later stumbles upon a locked-room murder mystery. On top of all this, his city-born powers have been acting up - and he has a gumshoe's suspicion that all this may be connected.

basically we've got beef


poeple smuggled in suitcases (refugees struggling)


shrappers is a spanner in the dealers works!

which one of these is not like the other?? which one of these is dead.


a truck with tassles on it and wheels.

Pinkie shuddered. He was a little bit frightened, but he didn’t want to disappoint Miranda. But then he realised that they weren’t heading to the shallow edge of the pool. They were heading straight for the diving board!

the eye of the storm

horizontal lightning in the vertical storm
we are the riders of the storm



Wednesday, November 19, 2008

take of your fucking shirt

The first time you had your shoes taken off - how surprised were you to see that you still had


we're into the wild

emile hirsch! ripping it in the wild.
possibly the best of the year


A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

peaceNiks x