Diary

Saturday Movie Review

Yes, I know this has nothing to do with politics, but it’s rare these days that a movie hits the theaters that I actually feel deserves my support. Anyway, it’s Saturday and the occasional distraction is a good thing now & then.

Nikke Fenke recognizes something many of us have been trying to say for some time. Your movie doesn’t need famous stars, nor does it need gratuitous sex and violence to be successful.

NO SEX, VIOLENCE OR STARS, YET #1: ‘Twilight’ Takes Biggest $35.7M Bite Out Of Box Office Friday.

I took my 15-year-old daughter to the midnight showing on Thursday night (actually 12:01am Friday). She just had to see the first showing. The movie is based on Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling series of Romeo & Juliet-style vampire romance books. My daughter has read all four of them.

The critics didn’t particularly like it, but that’s no surprise. I thought the effects were good and the character development was better than average. I especially liked the baseball scene. A good family movie overall. Too bad Hollywood can’t do more of these. They might actually get people back into the theaters.

Night Twister