And a pox on Breaking Dawn, the movie, for its contented complicity with Stephenie Meyer’s ultimately awful message to millions of readers. What we learn in this all-pain/no-pleasure episode is that marriage feels like a life sentence, weddings are miserable events, honeymoon sex is dangerous and leaves a bride covered in bruises, and pregnancy is a torment that leads to death in exchange for birth. Also, during pregnancy, families fight like werewolves and vampires. Way to go, YA message. At least Bella’s wedding gown is pretty. Ooh!
--Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly critic (via halfrememberedream)
I fear for the state of cinema if Peter Travers actually wants to see a Twilight film.
“Twi-hards, I’m with you this time,” Travers writes of Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which he included in his annual Fall Movie Preview. (Outside of Twilight, quite a solid list.)
Come back to us Travers! Come back…
Why has Hollywood been so cavalier with Anna Kendrick? You might have expected the young actress to score a significant career boost from her work in Up in the Air, but the only high-profile part she’s gotten since is her (terrific) role in the upcoming 50/50, and she booked that before she got her Oscar nomination for Air. (Yes, she’s also in the ensemble comedy What to Expect When You’re Expecting, but she’s paired with Chace Crawford, okay? Let’s just not.) While we wait in vain for Kendrick to be added to those same casting short lists that perpetually include Olivia Wilde and Blake Lively, let’s at least celebrate the fact that she’s negotiating for the lead in Pitch Perfect, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The trade says that Kendrick will play a goth college student who is recruited by a campus a cappella group to serve as their unlikely secret weapon. Kendrick herself is a secret weapon, too; let’s hope more movies start recognizing that.
Great news for one of the most underrated (and stellar) actresses out there.
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