Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Twilight Fans Rebelling; Ben Barnes & Colin Firth in "Dorian Gray"
AUTHORS & BOOKS
My contest for copies of Carolyn Jewel's My Wicked Enemy runs through Friday evening!
Angry readers of Stephanie Meyer's Breaking Dawn are hacking Twilight fan website. "On Friday, that battle went technological, as the most prominent 'Twilight' fan site on the Web, the Twilight Lexicon blog, was hacked by a malicious computer criminal, shutting down the site for more than 48 hours." (MTV)
Five page preview of comic Dracula Meets the Wolfman. "Prepare yourself for the battle of the year as vampire faces lycanthrope in a battle to the death!" (Shock Till You Drop)
Interview with paranormal romance editor Paul Guran. "Three years ago, however, I thought the definition of 'paranormal romance' might be broadened to use as an umbrella term for a lot of the cross-genre—fantasy, romance, sf, horror, mystery, action-adventure—fiction that was becoming so popular; I was wrong." (Circlet)
Review of Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione. "If there was such a thing as gonzo paranormal romance this would be it."
MOVIES & DVDS
Interview with Robert Pattinson and Rachelle LeFevre, who play Edward and Victoria"Twilight" movie. in the upcoming "My dad makes German techno music. My character is Edward Cullen, he’s a kind of semi-reluctant vampire who doesn’t really know why he even exists." (Fear.net)
MTV wants suggestions for making a "Twilight" quiz. "No one knows more about Cullen universe than you guys, of course, so the folks at MTV Arcade want your help creating the ultimate Readers’ Challenge: 'Twilight' Quiz."
"Narnia's" Ben Barnes will play lead in "Dorian Gray." "A beautiful, naïve young man is introduced to the hedonist pleasures of London by a charismatic mentor (played by Colin Firth). When an artist paints a portrait of Dorian, capturing the power of his youth and beauty, Dorian makes a flippant oath: He swears to give anything - even his immortal soul - to always looks as young and handsome as he does in the picture." (LA Times)
Colin Firth plays corrupt aristocrat in "Dorian Gray." "It has the potential to be deliciously dark and twisted onscreen." (Cinematical)
GRATUITOUS VIDEO OF THE DAY
Since Colin Firth has been cast in a gothic film, today's GVD is dedicated to him. Here's an entertaining interview with Firth being interviewed with, uhm, Bridget Jones. (You'll have to crank up the sound.)
I was going to post a slide show with bad falsetto disco, but I am feeling kindly toward you, so instead enjoy this GVD.
Posted by Marta at 7:26 PM