Parents of morose teenagers be warned: the next big trend in films for young adults could make the mood at home even darker. Vampires, werewolves and boy wizards are out; dystopia is in.
I used to tell my daughter stories about a family of mer-cats–kitties with fish tails–who lived in the East River and how they were persecuted by a mean purple octopus. I spent considerable time and effort coming up with nonviolent ways for the mer-cats to defeat the octopus at the end of each story
Friday night it was Jimmy Kimmel’s turn to host the young stars of The Twilight Saga: New Moon: Kristen Stewart , Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson The Kimmel audience must have been among the few Twilight Saga fans who didn’t give the shirts off their backs to see the second installment in the planned quartet of movies based on the Stephenie Meyer novels about a teen girl’s love with the proper vampire. With its $72.7 million Friday take more than its predecessor, last year’s Twilight, earned in its first full weekend New Moon set a one-day record for the North American box office.