The Twilight Saga

Twads – Twilight Dads Anonymous

As the Twilight craze continues to sweep the nation. 

Twilight Moms are free to express their love for the beloved Saga.

Twilight Dads gather in secret to enjoy all that the series has to offer.

That’s the YouTube description for the Twads – Twilight Dads Anonymous video put together by Mangokale of Safety Scissors Productions. You might remember the Star Wars video they did last year.  I must say that I was a little worried when I got the email with this video attached. It’s not much of a secret how I feel about sparkling vampires and werewolves that can’t keep their shirts on. The video did not disappoint.

Variety reports that multiple Eisner Award-winning writer Ed Brubaker has just signed to adapt the first arc in his Criminal comic series, Coward, into a live action film. David Slade, director of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and upcoming Daredevil reboot, is attached to direct.

The trade describes the book as follows: “The first in a series of six interconnected stories, Coward centers on Leo, a master thief and heist planner who lives in a world of hustlers, crooked cops, pickpockets and lowlifes.”

Here is what Slade had to say about the project:

“‘Coward’ was just a great modern story,” Slade said. “It harkens back to an era of crime stories where there’s really a gritty reality to it, but there’s a kind of underworld haze of noir. It’s not like we have to reinvent the material, to figure it out, because it already works.”

The Criminal series is another, supposedly brilliant, non-superhero comic that I have yet to read (don’t judge me). So, I dunno how well it lends itself to being brought to the big screen. Ed Brubaker adaptating his own series however, ensures the spirit and style of the book will be captured. David Slade is a nice catch too. Yes, he gets pegged as the “Twilight Guy”, which he’ll never live down, but what people forget is that he did the amazingly uncomfortable and suspenseful Hard Candy. With these two involved, I think it’s fair to shout a “FUCK YES.”

Now… I gots to to read me some Criminal.

Here’s some more on the graphic novel (via amazon):

From Harvey Award-Winning Best Writer Ed Brubaker, and Scream Award-Winning Best Artist Sean Phillips comes the first collection of Criminal, one of the best reviewed comics of 2006. Coward is the story of Leo, a professional pickpocket who is also a legendary heist-planner and thief. But there’s a catch with Leo, he won’t work any job that he doesn’t call all the shots on, he won’t allow guns, and the minute things turn south, he’s looking for any exit that won’t land him in prison. But when he’s lured into a risky heist, all his rules go out the window, and he ends up on the run from the cops and the bad men who double-crossed him. Now Leo must come face-to-face with the violence he’s kept bottled up inside for 20 years, and nothing will ever be the same for him again.

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Here’s a fun, Nintendo-esque homage to the Twilight Saga movie, Eclipse, which opened yesterday. Just save yourself the 2 hours of agony and $10 by checking out the more satisfying 8-Bit Interactive YouTube game instead.

I haven’t seen latest installment of The Twilight Saga yet, but if it’s anything like the route I wound up on while playing game, it ends with Victoria killing Jacob and then Bella.

Watch the video, and choose which action the character should take by clicking on the option you want. Then, a new video loads with the next step in the interactive narrative. It’s pretty cool.

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(This article was submitted by NB Ghostwriter and Twilight fan Crystal Halcott)

Today on Oprah, the full trailer of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse debuted. Unlike its predecessors, this one may spark your curiosity (or not), but so far it looks better then Twilight and New Moon. Here’s the run down for those of you who do not read the books: In this part of the series the Cullens (Edward and his family), and their friends, go to war against the Volturi and Newborn Vamps that Victoria (Bryce Dallas Howard)  has so graciously created to try and take out the “good” vampires…and that’s all I’m going to say on the matter. I’m a huge fan of the books but have been extreemly disappointed in the movies thus far. But honestly, I must say that this trailer has been by far the most exciting. Now, I’m not putting all my faith into the movie yet and there is no way in hell I will be seeing the movie opening night this time around, but I am looking forward to it and hope this movie is just as exciting as the book. Let me know your thoughts on the trailer…Does it look better then Twilight and New Moon? Will it step up to the standards the book has set?